Ten student-athletes garner NFCA Scholar-Athlete accolades
South Carolina ranks second among SEC on this list
Three of South Carolina's four hits come from seniors
Senior Lauren Lackey and sophomore Dana Hathorn both collect two hits for the Gamecocks
Photos from the Senior Day ceremony and the final game at the current setup of Beckham Field.
Some shots from the Gamecocks' SEC opener against the Razorbacks
Photos from the Gamecocks' 13-7 win over the 49ers at D.L. Phillips Complex
Photos of the Gamecocks' 5-0 shutout of defending Horizon League champion Illinois-Chicago
CAREER: Ranked 12th on the career appearances chart (92) and second in career relief appearances (60) when she graduated ... Also tied for ninth in saves (3) and third in career wild pitches (33).
2012 (SENIOR): Appeared in 29 games, starting 17...Went 6-9 on the year, finishing with a 5.56 ERA ... Got the win with a five-inning starting appearance against Cleveland State (2/12), striking out two and walking one while scattering seven hits and four runs, three earned ... Pitched the only shutout of the year for the Gamecocks against Illinois-Chicago (2/18), fanning one while walking two and giving up two hits in the contest ... Got the complete-game win over Villanova (2/29), striking out one without issuing a walk in the five-inning appearance ... Tallied two wins in the Gamecock Invitational, beating Appalachian State and George Washington ... Her final win came over Maine (3/2) ... In a relief appearance at Kentucky (4/8), gave up one unearned run in her inning of work...Garnered recognition on the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Also honored as a National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete.
2011 (JUNIOR): Pitched in 13 games, starting four ... Posted a 2-3 record and a 4.30 ERA ... Started the season opener against Charleston Southern (2/11), striking out four and walking one in three innings of work ... Got her first win in relief with a scoreless inning of relief against Villanova (2/19) ... Went the distance in a victory over Seton Hall (3/5), giving up two unearned runs on six hits, striking out a season-best six as well ... Came out of the pen in both ends of the doubleheader against No. 1 Georgia, tossing a combined 1.2 innings of spotless relief ... After three outings where she allowed three runs each, suffered an injury that kept her out of action for a spell ... Had a big return with 1.2 innings of scoreless relief at No. 21 LSU (5/7) ... .Earned a spot on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Saw time in 18 games, starting twice in the circle ... Tossed one complete game while going 0-2 with an 8.32 ERA ... Tossed a scoreless inning of relief against Loyola (2/27) and two shutout innings against No. 14 LSU (3/13) ... Never got great control on the season, walking 28 batters while fanning 19 in 37.0 innings of work.
2009 (FRESHMAN): Earned placement on the 2008-09 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll ... Pitched in 32 games, including a team-high 23 in relief ... Compiled a 2.69 ERA and a 9-4 record, adding three saves ... Part of three Gamecock shutouts ... Threw 86 innings on the year, allowing a .271 opponent batting average ... That average dropped to .184 with runners in scoring position ... Had a team-best 3.79 ERA in SEC action ... Won her debut appearance out of the pen, throwing two shutout innings against College of Charleston (2/7) ... Picked up the win in relief against No. 25 Kansas (2/13), striking out four in four hitless innings of work ... Went two innings in her first career start against Bradley that same day, giving up three hits and a walk ... Got another relief win against North Florida (2/14) with two scoreless innings ... Beat the Ospreys again in the Gamecock Invitational (2/20) in her first home start ... Moved to 5-0 after going 5.2 innings in relief in the 11-inning marathon win over Eastern Illinois (2/21) ... Picked up three saves in a row, with two coming in the final two games of the Gamecock Invitational ... The third was a three-inning save against Houston in the NFCA Leadoff Classic (2/27) ... Tossed six innings of shutout relief in three appearances against No. 2 Florida (3/7-8) ... Picked up the series-clinching win against No. 4 Alabama (4/11) with three innings of one-run relief in the Strike Out Cancer game at Beckham Field ... Started and got the road win at Mississippi State (4/18), scattering six hits over 4.1 innings of work ... Her final victory came at Coastal Carolina (4/22), combining to go 5.2 innings in the nine-inning affair.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned six softball letters at Irmo H.S ... .Played for coaches Dawn Rister, Bobby Henderson and Pete White for the Yellow Jackets ... Compiled 1,287 strikeouts with a 0.47 ERA during her high school career ... A six-time all-region team member, White earned regional Player of the Year accolades on four occasions ... Led her team to district and region titles in 2008 as a senior and as an eighth-grader in 2004 ... Also named AAAA All-Area on four occasions ... Honored five times on the All-South Carolina AAAA team ... Twice chosen to the HSSR All-State team ... Named AAAA Area Player of the Year after her senior season ... Also lettered four times in volleyball for coach Sandra Dickert ... Played travel ball for April Farr and Mona Sawyer with the S.C. Jets ... Off the field, was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Beta Club, National Honor Society and Student Council ... Earned the academic excellence award her final three years of high school ... Chosen as the recipient of the Life Scholarship.
PERSONAL: Born in San Antonio, Texas, Kierstyn M. White is the daughter of Peter and Kimberly White ... Has two siblings: brother Christopher and sister Kaitlyn ... Kaitlyn plays softball at the College of Charleston ... Lists Brad Paisley as her favorite singer and Jennie Finch as her favorite athlete ... Majored in civil engineering.