2016 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 33 games, making six starts in right field ... Hit .212 in 33 at-bats ... Her first hit was a triple in the win over Virginia Tech (2/13), scoring a run as well ... Had hits in her next two appearances as well, a start against Illinois State (2/14) and as a pinch-hitter against North Carolina (2/17) ... Drove in a run in the Ohio win (2/20) ... Went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run in the Winthrop win (2/21) ... Tallied a crucial sacrifice bunt off the bench against SIUE (3/8), setting up the game-winning RBI in the eighth ... Named to the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll and to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete list.
2015 (FRESHMAN): Started 11 games and played in 35 ... Earned Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team honors in the DP/Utility spot ... Hit .310 on the year for the Gamecocks in 42 at-bats ... Picked up her first hit off the bench in the Appalachian State win (2/13) ... Posted consecutive two-hit games in starts against No. 21/20 Missouri (3/9) and vs. Western Kentucky (3/11) ... Started all three games of the No. 9/15 Tennessee series (3/13-15), posting a double in Saturday's win while also getting a hit in Friday's first game ... Started and drove in a run, the first of her career, in the first game of the doubleheader against North Florida (3/26) ... Stole her first career base in the first win vs. Arkansas (4/10) ... Posted a hit off the bench and stole a base in the win vs. Dartmouth in the Tallahassee Regional (5/16) ... A member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as well as earning NFCA Scholar-Athlete accolades.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letter-winner in softball at Cape Henlopen H.S. ... Named first-team all-state three times in softball ... Also played field hockey, earning three-all-state nods there ... Delaware's Field Hockey Player of the Year while garnering second-team All-America status on the turf as well ... Helped her team win three-consecutive state titles in field hockey ... Also ran track for two years ... In travel ball, played for East Coast X-plosion ... Won the USSSA Fastpitch World Series in 2013 and 2014 ... The 2013 World Series Offensive MVP in that event ... Graduated summa cum laude, receiving the women's award for excellence in math and science.
PERSONAL: Tiara Renee Duffy is the daughter of Tenesha ... Has one sibling, Tykia ... Chose the Gamecocks over North Carolina and Coastal Carolina, among others ... Majoring in public health.