CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Posted three marks in South Carolina’s career top-15 … Stands 10th in home runs per game (0.09) and 15th in career home runs (13) … Also tied for 10th on the career charts in hit-by-pitches (12) … Finished her career ranking fourth on the catchers’ fielding percentage charts during the Southeastern Conference era (.985).
2015 (SENIOR): Started 22 games and appeared in 41 for the Gamecocks … Of those starts, 20 came as catcher and two as the designated player … Hit .286 with six home runs and 14 RBI in 63 at-bats … Twice hit two home runs in a game, tying the school record … Her two round-trippers helped the team tie the single-game mark of six in the Liberty win (3/5) … Also tallied two in the 10-7 win at Mississippi (4/26) … Drove in five runs in each two homer games … Doubled in the game before Liberty, vs. Charlotte (3/3) … Also doubled in the win at UNC Wilmington (3/31) … Singled and had an RBI in the first win vs. Arkansas (4/10-11) … Posted two hits in three-straight games, the middle of which was the two-HR game at Mississippi … Went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in the SEC Tournament First Round win vs. No. 22/25 Texas A&M (5/6) … Also went 2-for-3 in her final collegiate game vs. No. 13/14 UCF (5/16) … A member of the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2014 (JUNIOR): Started 13 games and played in 40 ... Drew nine starts behind the plate, three at first and one as the designated player ... South Carolina posted an 11-2 mark in her starts, including a 6-1 record in SEC play ... Hit a pinch-hit grand slam to help the Gamecocks down Western Carolina in game one of the doubleheader (2/25) ... Doubled and drove in a run in the second game of the twinbill ... Went 2-for-3 with a double in the win at No. 15/17 Georgia (4/5) ... Walked twice and drove in two with a hit in the victory over No. --/24 LSU (4/20) ... Hit a homer in the South Carolina State win before posting a two-run doubled in the triumph over Longwood (4/23-25) ... Hit a solo home run off the bench in the SEC Tournament contest against No. 22/21 Auburn (5/7) ... Missed the NCAA Tournament with an injury.
2013 (SOPHOMORE): Made 27 appearances, drawing nine starts ... Started three games behind the plate, four at first and two as the designated player ... The Gamecocks went 8-1 in her starts, including winning her only start in SEC play at Auburn (4/21) ... Posted a .596 on-base percentage and hit .387 in 31 at-bats ... Tallied three homers and 11 RBI while drawing 11 walks and five HBPs ... Went 3-for-9 as a pinch hitter but reached in six other chances (5 BB, 1 HBP) in the role ... Drove in six runs while going 2-for-2 in four plate appearances with the bases loaded ... In her second plate appearance of the year, knocked a homer at Stetson (2/9) ... Set a program record by scoring five runs in the Alabama State win (3/2) ... Had a homer in both games on March 2, including one against Kennesaw State ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored against Florida International (3/3) ... Capped the Gamecocks' scoring in the game-one win at Auburn (4/19) with her two-RBI single in the seventh ... Doubled in her Sunday start against the Tigers (4/21), a Gamecock win to clinch the series ... Drove in two runs with a hit in the second game against Charlotte (4/24).
2012 (FRESHMAN): Played in 32 games, starting 17 ... Ten of those starts came behind the plate, while the other seven came at first base ... Hit .157 with two doubles and an RBI ... Moved up batters at a .536 clip, third best on the team ... In her first career start, went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI against Winthrop (2/11) ... Scored twice in the win over Villanova (2/19) ... Her homer was a two-run shot in the seventh in game two at Coastal Carolina (3/7) ... Had a hit and an RBI in the final game of the Arkansas series (3/11) ... Tied the home game against Charlotte (3/14) with a sixth-inning RBI double.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three softball letters under coach Tom Sullivan at Gloucester Catholic ... Helped the Rams to consecutive New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Non-Public B titles in 2010 and 2011 ... A 2011 all-south Jersey and all-non-public first-team selection by the Newark Star-Ledger ... Twice named to the Philadelphia Inquirer All-South Jersey first team ... An all-county and all-conference player as well, she hit 19 home runs in her final two years ... Earned All-Salem County accolades as a freshman at Woodstown High School ... Also played two years of field hockey, where she earned first-team all-conference honors ... Played travel ball with the New Jersey Mystics Gold team led by Stacey Jackson ... Off the diamond, she was a honor roll member and volunteered with the Special Olympics and the Miracle baseball league.
PERSONAL: Olivia Alexandra Lawrence is the daughter of Dave and Ursula and has two brothers, David and Andrew ... Brother Andrew played baseball at North Greenville ... Enjoys snowboarding and going to the beach ... Says her favorite athlete is Chase Utley ... Majoring in broadcast journalism.