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#29 Lauren Roussell
  • Junior, 6-1, S/R
  • Shortstop
  • Cerritos, Calif. (Gahr)
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Career Honors: SEC All-Freshman team (2004), SEC Freshman Honor Roll (2004).

Career Highlights: Recorded the second most walks and assists by a freshman in school history in 2004 ... Set the single season and career records for being hit by pitches in her sophosmore season ... 13 HBP on the season in 2005 was just one away from the previous career record, she holds the new career record with 19.

As a Sophomore (2005): Led the team in being hit by pitches with 13 ... Scored game-winning runs over Notre Dame, Coastal Carolina, Arkansas (two games) and recorded the game winning RBI against Indiana, Georgia and South Carolina ... Recorded two RBI against Appalachian State at the Clearwater Invitational ... Went 2-for-3 from the plate against USF at the USF Louisville Slugger Invitational ... Recorded one home run, three RBI, two walks and one run scored against Jacksonville at the USF Louisville Slugger Invitational ... Tallied a season-high six assists against Michigan at the USF Louisville Slugger Invitational ... Hit the first triple of her career against Indiana ... Final stats for the weekend series with Arkansas were four runs scored, seven hits, two doubles, one home run, four RBI and 12 total bases ... Scored a run in six consecutive games from the beginning of the Arkansas series to the end of the Ole Miss series ... Reached base safely in nine consecutive games from 3/11 to 3/26 ... Hit a solo home run in game two of a three game set against Alabama in Gainesville ... Went 2-for-3 with one home run, one double, one RBI and two runs scored in the first of a three game set against Georgia in Athens ... Went 2-for-3 from the plate in the second of a three game series against Tennessee ... Went 2-for2 with a career-high three runs scored in the second game of the series with Mississippi State ... Recorded a season-high four putouts and tied a career-high six assists in the final game of the series against LSU ... Went 2-for-3 and recorded an RBI in the first game of the series with FSU ... Hit her fifth homerun of the season in the final game of the series at Kentucky.

As a Freshman (2004): The only player to start and play in all 61 games Led the team in walks (35), hit by pitches (6) and on base percentage (.388) Recorded only three errors as a short stop in SEC games Recorded 15 games hitting .500 or better Drew two or more walks in eight games Went 5-for-9 with a double and two RBI in the Kentucky series Set school record for most walks in a game when she drew four bases on balls at Ole Miss Started her career as a Gator with a three-game hit streak ... Went 1-for-2 with two RBI, a game-winning double and a sacrifice vs. Chattanooga ... Started a season-high six-game hit streak with a 1-for-2 performance with two sacrifices, a run scored and a RBI against Seton Hall ... Was a perfect 2-for-2 vs. Indiana with two walks and a the winning run ... During streak went 7-for-15 (.467) with five walks, three runs scored a RBI and a double ... Had home runs in back-to-back games against Winthrop and UConn ... Had a season-high four RBI vs. Winthrop on only one hit and a walk ... Went 5-for-9 with two RBI in the Kentucky series ... Went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a double against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament.

High School: A graduate of Gahr High School Honor Roll student ... Honored as the team MVP in 2002 ... Four-year starter on the softball team and three-time team captin ... league MVP nominee in 2003 ... four-time all San Gabriel Valley League honoree ... named defensive player-of-the-year in 2003 and offensive player-of-the-year in 2001 ... Voted Most Athletic by her senior class ... Also played volleyball and was a two-time all-league selection ... Played travel ball for the South California Rebels coached by Amie Stewart ... Team was ranked as high as No. 5 in the country ... Team took second at the national qualifier in 2000 ... Won the Worth Firecracker Tournament in 2003.

Roussell Career Bests
AB - 5 vs. Arkansas, 3/19/05
R - 3 vs. Mississippi State, 4/23/05
H - 3, two times; last vs. Arkansas, 3/20/05
Streak - 6 games, 2/15-2/21/04 (.467, 7-for-15, 5 BB, 3 R, 1RBI, 1 2B)
RBI - 4. two times; last vs. Arkansas, 3/19/05
2B - 1, 18 times; last vs. Tennessee, 4/16/05
3B - 1 vs. Indiana, 3/11/05
HR - 1, seven times; last vs. Kentucky, 5/8/05
BB - 4 vs Ole Miss, 3/28/04
SB - 1, seven times; last vs. Tennessee, 4/16/05
PO - 6 vs. Tennessee, 5/14/04
A - 6, four times; last vs. LSU, 5/1/05

Roussell Career Stats
2004 .234 61-61 158 13 37 11 0 2 21 54 .342
2005 .234 60-59 154 23 36 7 1 5 18 60 .390
TOTAL .234 121-120 312 36 73 18 1 7 39 114 .365
2004 35 6 32 .388 2 8 3-6 95 105 14 .935
2005 28 13 33 .391 2 2 4-7 79 124 13 .940
TOTAL 63 19 65 .389 4 10 7-13 174 229 27 .937
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