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#10 Laura Templeton
  • Senior
  • 5-10, R/R 1B/DP
  • Odessa, Fla./Walter Sickles
  • Chemistry

Career Honors: NFCA Scholar-Athlete (2003), SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll (2003), SEC Academic Honor Roll (2004-05)

As a Junior (2005): Recorded a season-high four put outs against Appalachian State at the Clearwater Invitational ... Hit a three-run homerun for her first hit in two seasons in the first game of the series at Kentucky, giving her a career-high three RBIs ... Hit a double and registered two RBIs in the second game at Kentucky ... Had a hit in the final game of the series at Kentucky

As a Sophomore (2004): Played in 12 games and started two Both starts were at designated player Mainly came in games as a pinch hitter.

As a Freshman (2003): Started 15 of the 32 games she played, with 12 at first base and three as the designated player ... Finished with a .167 batting average and a .964 fielding percentage ... Played in first career game against UCF at first base ... At UCF in the nightcap drove in the lone Gator run to shutout the Golden Knights 1-0 ... In that same outing finished with a 1-2 performance at the plate, including Florida's only hit ... Recorded a perfect 2-2 performance at the plate versus Centenary Feb. 2, including her first double of the season ... Saw action at first base against Illinois-Chicago Feb. 7 during the 2003 GRU Classic ... Went 1-1 as a pinch hitter against Illinois-Chicago Feb. 8 ... Went 1-for-1 with a RBI against Southern Miss Feb. 15 during the 2003 Gator Invitational ... Started as the designated player during the nightcap of the doubleheader against in-state rival No. 13 Florida State and hit her second career double.

High School: A graduate of Walter Sickles High School ... Coached by Tammy Overcash ... A four year letterwinner and starter ... Team was 2001 Florida 6A Champions and the runner up in 2000 ... Team never lost more than seven games in her high school career ... Two-time NFCA All-American ... 6A All-State in 2001 ... Three-time All-Western Conference and all-county honoree ... An inaugural member of the Senior All-Star Softball team ... Was named a National Student-Athlete ... Earned the U.S. Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete Award and the President's Education Award in 2002 ... Was a national nominee for the High School Heisman ... Earned several additional academic awards including the Princeton Book Award, Athena Women of Promise Award and the Physical Science and Spanish Awards ... Was a member of the Exchangettes Service Club, Mu Alpha Theta and Student Council ... Was the secretary of the National Honor Society ... Listed in the 1998-99 and 2001-02 Who's Who Among American High School Students ... Was the valedictorian of her class of 592 ... Played travel ball with the Tampa Mustangs ... Coached by Ray Seymour ... Team was a seven-time National Champion in NSA, AAU and ISA competition from 1995-2001 ... 1999 14 and under ASA National runner up.


Templeton Career Bests
AB - 3, three times; last vs. Manhattan College, 2/20/04
H - 2 vs. Centenary, 2/2/03
Streak - 2 games (2/8-2/15/03, 1.000, 2-for-2, 1 BB, 1 RBI)
RBI - 1, three times; last vs. Illinois, 2/21/03
2B - 1, two times; last vs. No. 13 Florida State, 4/23/03
BB - 1, seven times; last at Cal State Fullerton, 3/11/04
PO - 8 at Baylor, 2/2/03
A - 2, two times; last at Baylor, 2/1/03

Templeton Career Stats
Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG%
2003 .167 32-15 42 0 7 2 0 0 3 9 .214
2004 .000 12-2 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 .176 16-0 17 1 3 1 9 1 5 7 .412
TOTAL .139 60-17 72 1 10 3 0 1 8 16 .222
Avg BB HBP SO OB% SF SH SB-A PO A E FLD%
2003 5 2 19 .280 1 0 0-0 47 6 2 .964
2004 2 0 3 .000 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 .000
2005 0 0 9 .176 0 0 0-0 4 0 0 1.000
TOTAL 7 2 31 .232 1 0 0-0 51 6 2 .966
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