The outfielder is the Gamecocks' initial first-team all-region selection under Beverly Smith
Semento's Career Statistics
Semento's 2008 Game-by-Game Statistics
Semento's 2009 Game-by-Game Statistics
- 2009 NFCA All-Region First Team
- 2009 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
- 2008 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
2009 (SOPHOMORE): Started 35 games and played in 37 overall for the Gamecocks as a sophomore...Drew 16 starts at shortstop, 12 at third base, five at designated player and two at first base...Led the team with a .313 batting average, a .469 slugging percentage and a .409 on-base percentage...Drove in a team-high 24 runs while posting six doubles and three homers, both ranking second...Her 14 walks and two sacrifice flies also paced the team...Laid down four sacrifice bunts, tying for fourth on the team...Kicked off the year right with a 2-for-3 day with a run and an RBI in the win over College of Charleston (2/7)...Posted a 2-for-3 day against Texas-Arlington (2/15)...Had a career day with a 3-for-3 outing against Coastal Carolina (4/7), knocking a three-run homer to push her to five RBI in a win over the Chanticleers...Collected one hit in five-straight games (4/15-22)...Ended her Gamecock career with a three-game hitting streak, going 6-for-10 with three runs and three RBI against Kentucky (5/2-3)...Earned a spot on the NFCA All-Southeast Region team...Gained placement on the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Played in 44 games, starting 25 at designated player and 17 at third base...Led the team as a true freshman in on-base percentage (.397), slugging percentage (.487), home runs (5), runs batted in (18), walks (14) and hit-by-pitches (7)...Stood second in doubles (6) and triples (1)...Ranked third on the squad with a .287 batting average, 10 runs scored and 33 hits...Committed just two errors in 55 chances at the hot corner...Started off the season by getting a hit in seven of her first eight games...Singled in a pinch-hitting appearance against Florida Atlantic (2/8)...Went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Western Carolina (2/13)...Had a big game against Cal Poly (2/15), scoring two runs and doubling while going 2-for-4 at the plate...Started a season-best eight-game hitting streak against Georgia Tech (2/22)...The streak started with three-consecutive games with a double in the USF Louisville Slugger Tournament against Georgia Tech, Hofstra and Wright State (2/22-24)...Had a 3-for-4 day at the plate against Wright State with a double, her first career home run, two runs scored and four RBI...Went 3-for-3 with a triple and a homer along with two runs scored and driven in against Gardner-Webb (3/1) in the Carolina Classic...Doubled in her first SEC game against Arkansas (3/8), going 2-for-3 with two RBI in the win...Hit a two-run home run to clinch the sweep against Kentucky (3/30)...Smacked the first grand slam for Carolina in three seasons in a 3-for-3 day at Coastal Carolina (4/9)...Blasted her fifth home run of the year in a 2-for-3 day against Mississippi State (4/12)...Earned a place on the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in four sports at Umatilla High School...Played for her father, Don, in softball...Reached base safely in 21-consecutive plate appearances during her senior campaign...Also had a hitting streak of 31 games that extended over two seasons...Named the Orlando Sentinel's Girls' Athlete of the Week on March 29, 2007...Twice, Semento earned a spot on the Florida Sports Writers Association 3A All-State first team...A third-team FSWA All-State selection as a sophomore...Hit .609 with 10 doubles, six home runs and 27 RBI as a senior...That followed her junior campaign, where she compiled a .650 batting average with four home runs and 43 RBI...Made the all-area first team on four occasions...Chosen to All-Central Florida first team twice...Named Umatilla's Athlete of the Year as a senior...Picked as a U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete...Played travel ball with the Florida Ultimate Gold squad coached by Tom Stager...The group ranked as one of the top-five 18U teams in 2006-07.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jill Michelle Semento...Parents are Don and Laura...Has two older siblings: brother Jason and sister Ana...Nickname is "Jillay"...Chose the Gamecocks over Auburn, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Rutgers and Stetson...Uncle, Larry, attended South Carolina.