2003 -- Played in 40 games and started in 28 ... Hit .238 for the season ... Saw action as designated player mostly ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI against Mississippi State on 3/9 ... Hit home runs against Georgia Tech and LSU ... Has five career home runs ... Enters season with a career batting average of .250.
2002 -- Used primarily in the designated player position ... Is a power hitter and can hit the ball ... Recorded three home runs in 64 at-bats ... Saw action in 43 games including 17 starts ... Prior to the SEC Tournament, she drove in a run in four of her last five regular season games ... In the series against Ole Miss, she went 3-for-3, scored two runs and had three RBIs ... At the Columbia Regional, she hit .250 (3-for-12) ... In Game 10 win against Georgia she went 2-for-4, including an RBI fielder's choice which gave Carolina the lead.
HIGH SCHOOL -- A 2001 high school all-state selection ... Lettered in softball six years, basketball four years and volleyball three times ... A five time softball all region selection ... Led team to the state playoffs all six years of her career.
PERSONAL -- Full name is Tia Camille Rogers ... Enjoys hanging out with friends, riding horses and singing in her spare time ... Majoring in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management ... Born on May 10, 1982 ...Has an older brother and an older sister ... Lists "signing with USC" as her greatest athletic thrill ... Parents are Tommy and Marsha Rogers.
Get To Know Tia
What makes Carolina softball special?
Being around all the girls on the team and all of us being so close. Also, just being able to play for the South Carolina softball team is one of the most special things in my life.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be a lawyer, because my Mom said I would argue with a fence post.
Who on the team would make a good
coach and why?
Liz (Sandel) would make a great coach, because she is patient and works very well with others.
What is the best concert you have ever
I saw the Dixie Chicks and the Indigo Girls in Charlotte, N.C.
What is your best non-athletic talent?
I would have to say singing. I love to sing.
Who was your favorite teacher growing up?
Mrs. Waits, who was one of my sixth grade teachers. She was always willing to help me when she could and she never let me get away with anything. I really needed that..