CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Finished her career with the 10th-most hit-by-pitches in program history (14) … The Gamecocks’ best second baseman by fielding percentage in the Southeastern Conference era (since 1997) at .975, she ranks third on the keystone’s assists-per-games chart (1.69) … A three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member and once named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete.
2016 (SENIOR): Played in 35 games, starting 15 at second base … Posted at .349 on-base percentage and a .972 fielding percentage … Had hits in her next three starts, including a 2-for-3 day against Illinois State (2/14) … Posted an RBI double in the North Carolina win (2/17) … Scored three times, walked twice, drove in two, doubled and was hit by a pitch in the first Southern Utah win (2/26) … Had RBI and hits in consecutive games at Charlotte (3/30) and against Troy (4/2) … Went 1-for-3 with an RBI in a start, helping the Gamecocks down Mississippi (4/17) … Had hits in consecutive games at No. 14/15 LSU (4/24) and against Furman (4/26), adding a walk as well against the Paladins … Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll and gained recognition as a National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete.
2015 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Started all 60 games at second base ... Hit .235 with a .360 on-base percentage ... Her nine hit-by-pitches rank fourth in a single season at South Carolina ... Tallied the second-most assists for a Gamecock second baseman in the SEC era (125) while also ranking second on the assists-per-game charts (2.08) ... Posted consecutive two-hit games in the Pirate Classic vs. East Carolina (2/7) and Longwood (2/8), driving in three and two runs in those outings ... Homered and walked twice in the win vs. the host Pirates ... Drove in two and walked twice vs. Northwestern (2/22) ... Went 2-for-3 and posted the game-tying RBI in the win over Western Kentucky (3/11) ... Doubled and drove in a run in the Saturday win vs. No. 9/15 Tennessee (3/14) ... Hit a home run in the first game of the doubleheader at No. 23/23 Texas A&M (3/22) ... Posted her first 3-for-3 day in the Furman win (3/25) ... Went 2-for-4 and drove in two in the UNC Wilmington victory (3/31) ... Also went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the game-one win vs. Arkansas (4/10-11) ... Doubled and drove in a run during a 2-for-3 day in Friday's win at No. 14/16 Kentucky (4/17) ... Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2014 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Started 33 games, all at third base, while playing in 41 ... Did not make an appearance until the third weekend with two pinch-hitting appearances ... In the Arizona State Louisville Slugger Tournament, had two hits off the bench, including a three-run home run against Ball State (2/28) ... Also had a pinch-hit RBI single earlier in the day against No. 19/20 Minnesota ... Drove in a pair in the final game at No. 4/3 Tennessee (3/23) ... Went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the second game against Mississippi (3/29), starting a streak of four multi-RBI games ... Drew two walks, including the one that forced in the only run in the win at No. 15/17 Georgia (4/5), the first win in Athens for the Gamecocks since 2001 ... Had a double and two hits in the finale at Arkansas (4/13) ... A member of the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2013 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 14 games, starting four times at third base, before a wrist injury ended her year ... Went 4-for-14 at the plate while posting a .500 on-base percentage ... Posted a hit as a pinch hitter against Michigan State (2/10) ... Walked twice and drove in a run in her first career start against Buffalo (2/16) ... Scored runs in three-straight appearances (3/2-8).
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered one year at Greenbrier High School ... Played travel ball on coach Tara Glasco-Archibald's Southern Force team ... Helped her team to a third-place 16U finish in 2011 and fourth-place 16U finish at ASA Nationals in 2010.
PERSONAL: Lauren René Masters is the daughter of Charles and Cyd Masters ... Played her first two years at Carolina with her older sister, Ashlyn ... Lists Alex Rodriguez as her favorite athlete ... Majoring in retail management with a minor in biology.