Ten student-athletes garner NFCA Scholar-Athlete accolades
South Carolina ranks second among SEC on this list
The Greenville, S.C., native led the team in community service hours in 2011-12
Gamecocks Samie Garcia and Lauren Lackey both get two hits in the loss
Senior third baseman Evan Childs went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the setback
South Carolina Wins 9-1
South Carolina vs. Western Kentucky 2/11/12
Photos from the Gamecocks' 11-3 win over Providence in the Blue & Gold Feisberg Memorial at FIU
Photos from the Gamecocks' win over the Eagles
CAREER: Finished her career after three years to concentrate on academic studies ... Ended it tied for 12th on South Carolina's charts with 28 career stolen bases ... Ranked ninth on career stolen bases per game listing (0.19) and tied for 13th in career stolen base percentage (.875).
2012 (JUNIOR): Appeared in 48 games, starting 14 times, all in right field ... Used as a pinch runner and defensive replacement most of the other appearances ... Stole nine bases, third on the team ... Hit .163 with a double on the year ... Went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBI against Winthrop (2/11) ... Also had two hits in the second game against the Eagles (2/22) ... Picked up her lone pinch hit of the year against Maine (3/2) ... Scored twice in the win at Winthrop (3/28) ... Picked up a hit as she started the final game of 2012 at Mississippi (5/6) ... Garnered recognition on the Southeastern Conference Softball Community Service Team ... Also a member of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete listings.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Drew 49 starts, all in the outfield, and came off the bench one additional time ... Led the Gamecocks with 16 stolen bases and 10 sacrifice bunts ... Swiped those 16 bases without being caught once ... Also tallied a team-best 10 bunt hits ... Posted four outfield assists, where she spent most of the time in right ... Went 1-for-4 in the season-opening win over Charleston Southern (2/11) ... Had back-to-back 3-for-4 outings against Michigan State (2/20) and Charlotte (2/23) ... Scored a season-best three times and hit her first career homer vs. Michigan State (3/6) ... Went 5-for-11 in the series sweep against Ole Miss (3/11-13), scoring in all three games ... Her second home run came at No. 11 Tennessee (3/27) and was the first grand slam for South Carolina since 2008 ... Had a 3-for-4 outing that included a home run at Arkansas (4/17)...Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Started 39 games while playing in 46 ... Third base was her primary position, starting 28 times at the hot corner ... Finished second on the team with a .234 batting average and .322 on-base percentage ... Also finished second on the team with three stolen bases ... Drew her first start against Villanova (2/20), going 1-for-2 from the designated player spot ... Went 2-for-2 with a run scored against Loyola (2/27) ... Scored a pair of runs in the second game at Mississippi (3/10) ... Had a two-RBI double in the second game of the Kentucky series (4/10) ... Went 3-for-3 with three runs scored in the win over Mississippi State (4/17) ... Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors on April 19 for her efforts against the Bulldogs ... Had a double and an RBI in the final game at No. 12/10 Georgia (4/25) ... Earned a spot on the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned five letters in softball at Wade Hampton High School ... A four-time all-state pick while earning all-region honors all five years on the diamond ... Continually improved in high school, finishing with a .646 batting average, scoring 16 runs in just 48 at bats as a senior ... Stole 84 bases and hit 27 triples in her five-year high-school career ... Named the female athlete of the year as a senior at Wade Hampton ... Also lettered in basketball three times and in golf four ... Earned all-region honors in all three sports as a senior ... Graduated with high honors ... Played travel ball with the Carolina Elite, captaining the squad in its first two years of existence ... Led the group to a 79-15 mark.
PERSONAL: Hannah Elizabeth Milks was born to parents Dani Milk and Lisa Koncikowski ... Has three brothers: Zack, Ian and Andrew ... Chose South Carolina over Campbell, Presbyterian and USC Upstate ... Enjoys watching movies, drawing and playing other sports ... Loves all kinds of music, listing artists like Bob Marley, Norah Jones, Mozart and Notorious B.I.G. among her favorites ... Her greatest athletic thrill came as a sophomore, when she hit the game-winning shot against T.L. Hanna ... Lists Carolina Elite coach Bryan Pack as her greatest influence in softball ... Majoring in psychology.