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Megan Bush

SS

Height
5' 5"
CLASS
Fr.
Hometown
Anaheim Hills, Calif.
School
Canyon
#12 Megan Bush

Career Honors: A 2010 All-SEC First Team honoree…Also named to the 2010 SEC All-Tournament Team ... A National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Southeast Region in 2009 and 2010 … Two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Second Team (2009, 2010) … Additionally a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection (2009, 2010) … All-Southeastern Conference Second Team in 2009 … Women’s College World Series All-Tournament Team in 2009 … All-SEC Freshmen Team in 2008 …SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll in 2008.

 

Career Highlights: Shattered UF’s career sacrifice flies record (12) in 2010 … Tied for first in the record book for sacrifice flies in a single season (6) in 2010 …Currently ranks second in Florida record books for a .639 career slugging percentage and 44 career home runs … Her .736 slugging percentage in 2010 ranks third on the single-season list, and her .712 in 2009 is good for seventh all-time at UF… Ranks eighth in the single-season books for 2009 on-base percentage (.447) … Graces UF’s single-season home run list three times in sixth (2009; 16), ninth (2010; 15) and 11th (2008; 13).

 

As a Junior (2010): A 2010 All-SEC First Team selection for her work at first base and shortstop…Additionally named to the NFCA/Louisville Slugger All-Southeast Region First Team and the SEC All-Tournament Team …A 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Second Team selection to accompany SEC Academic Honor Roll accolades…Played in 59 games and started 58 for the Gators, splitting her time between first base and shortstop … Tallied an 11-game hit streak from March 7-28, marking a career long, which was also the fifth-longest in UF history … Tied for first in the SEC and in the UF record book for sac flies (6) in a single season … Also tied for first in the league with 17 fielded double plays … Broke UF’s career sacrifice flies record (12) and ranks second on the career list in home runs (44) …Tied for first for the Gators in 2010 in game-winning RBI (9) and game-winning runs (2) …Ranked second for the Gators in doubles (14), while checking in at third on the team in batting average (.362), slugging percentage (.736), hits (59), RBI (50), total bases (120), multi-hit games (15) and multi-RBI games (13) her junior campaign …Helped lead the Gators at the 2010 Women’s College World Series … Hit a solo shot while going 1-for-3 in the final Super Regional game against 13th-seed Arizona State on May 30…Batted .556 (5-for-9) with two runs, two doubles and a .600 on-base percentage in the Gainesville Regional… Went 3-for-4 with two runs and a season-high two doubles in the Regional finals game against FIU on May 23… Hit a solo shot against LSU in the tournament semifinals on May 14 ... Went 2-for-3 with a two-run jack against Auburn in the first round of the SEC Tournament on May 13 ... Hit an RBI double while going 2-for-3 in the final game against the Gamecocks on May 9 ... Tallied a two RBI double while going 3-for-4 with two runs in the first game of a doubleheader against South Carolina on May 8 ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs, an RBI single, a double and walk in the first game of a doubleheader against North Florida on May 5 ... Went 1-for-2 with a solo shot and two RBIs in the same game ... Broke UF’s career sacrifice flies record and tied the single-season record by recording  her 12th on May 1 in the second game of a doubleheader at Mississippi State ... Batted .500 (4-for-8) in the series against Kentucky with four RBIs and eight total bases ... Hit a grand slam in the victory over Kentucky on April 17, while also hitting a double... Nailed a three-run homer in the first game of a doubleheader on April 14 against No. 19/16 Florida State while going 2-for-4 with two runs ... In the three-game series against Arkansas on April 10-11, went 3-for-8  with three runs, a double, a solo shot and seven total bases ... Tallied a two-run shot, a sacrifice fly and a walk in the win over USF on March 25… Hit a .667 (4-for-6) clip in the doubleheader versus the Tigers with a .667 on-base percentage ... Went a perfect 3-for-3 with one run, two doubles and one RBI in the first game against Auburn on March 17 … Batted .667 (4-for-6) with two runs, five RBIs, two sacrifice flies and six total bases in series against Ole Miss ... Hit first career triple while batting 2-for-2 with one run and three RBIs on March 14 against Ole Miss... Batted .500 (6-for-12) with four home runs, six RBI, 18 total bases and a team-high 1.500 slugging percentage at the DeMarini Invitational in Fullerton, Calif. ... Hit two homers in the same inning and went 3-for-3 with three runs scored against Loyola Marymount the same day ... Went 2-for-2 with an two-run home run in the win against UC Davis on March 7 ... Tallied a .429 batting average (6-for-15), three home runs and 15 total bases at the Lipton Invitational ...  Belted another homer in the same day against Kansas while going 2-for-3 with two runs ... Hit two solo home runs in two at-bats against Campbell on Feb. 19 ... Recorded a sacrifice fly against USF on Feb. 14, while drawing two walks, scoring a run and stealing a base in the game.

 

As a Sophomore (2009): Earned NFCA All-Southeast Region and All-SEC second-team honors … Started at shortstop in 66 games, playing in 67 total … Second on the team with eight sacrifice hits … Tied for second with 16 home runs and 11 doubles … Third on the team with a .712 slugging percentage and a .447 on-base percentage … Fourth on the team with 32 walks and tied for fourth 37 runs … Tallied five game-winning RBIs and five game-winning runs … Recorded 12 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games … Named to the WCWS All-Tournament Team for performance, which included two home runs, including a solo shot in the 1-0 victory over No. 7 Michigan on May 29 … Had one hit and scored a run in the 2-0 win against No. 14 California on May 24 in game one of the NCAA Super Regional … Batted 3-for-6 in the Gainesville Regional, including a 2-for-3 performance with two doubles in the win over Texas A&M on May 16 … Went 1-for-3 in the SEC Tournament Championship win over No. 3 Alabama on May 9, hitting second career grand slam on the 16th pitch of an at bat in the first inning to give the Gators a 4-3 lead, which they did not concede … Batted .600 with three hits, two runs scored, a double, a sac hit and an RBI in the three-games series with Longwood … Turned in a .429 clip with three hits, two runs scored, a double, a homer and two sacrifice hits in the series with LSU … Hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game against No. 21 Florida State and send it into extra innings on April 8 … Was a perfect 3-for-3 with a three-run homer in game one against Mississippi State on April 4 … Went 3-for-5 in the doubleheader against No. 4 Alabama on March 28 with two RBIs, a home run, two runs scored and two walks … Batted .375 in series against No. 6 Tennessee with three hits, including a solo home run … Batted a team-high .500 (4-for-8) with a double, two home runs and five RBIs in the three-game series at Ole Miss … Went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored in the doubleheader against No. 7 Georgia on March 11 … Was 2-for-3 with four RBIs and a double in win over USF on March 1 … Batted 2-for-2 with two RBI and a homer to break the tie in the fifth inning versus Pacific on Feb. 27 … Hit two home runs, including first career grand slam, in the same inning against No. 3 Arizona State on Feb. 19, also recording a career-high five RBIs.

 

As a Freshman (2008): Started and played in 74 games, primarily at shortstop … Second on the team with 13 home runs … Nine homers came after the halfway point in the season …  Tallied a .260 batting average, 51 hits, 41 RBIs, a .500 slugging percentage and eight doubles … Recorded 11 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games, including two games of three RBIs … Nailed 21 extra-base hits … Knocked in the winning run five times and scored the gamewinner twice … Chalked up an eight-game hitting streak from April 16 to April 26 … Hit the game-winning home run in the NCAA Super Regional Championship game against California on May 24 … Recorded first multi-home run game, going 2-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored, at Georgia on April 12 … Hit .500 (5-for-10) in the series against Mississippi State … Hit fifth home run of the season and first inside-the-park homer on March 29 … Finished Feb. 29’s Pacific game 3-for-4 with two RBIs … Went 3-for-3 with a run and two RBIs against Mercer on Feb. 13 … Hit a home run in first collegiate at bat against Bethune-Cookman on Feb. 8.

 

High School: A 2007 graduate of Canyon High School in Anaheim, Calif. … Coached by Lance Eddy and Dan Hay … Second-team All-American in 2007 … Named the Century League Player of the Year and the Canyon High School Female Athlete of the Year in 2007 … Earned first-team all-state and All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) in 2007, also earned second-team All-CIF honors in 2006 … A three-time member of the All-Century League ... Canyon High School team qualified for the CIF tournament all four years and reached the semifinals in 2007 ... Set Canyon High records for career batting average (.425) and season batting average (.528) … Played with the Southern California Explosion Gold travel team … Coached by Joe Weddle and Mike Gerritse … Team placed ninth in the 14-and-Under Amateur Softball Association of American (ASA) Nationals and claimed the 16-and-Under National Title in 2004 … Played for the Firecrackers at ASA Gold Nationals in 2006 and took second … A four-year scholar athlete with a 3.5+ GPA and three years Top of the Tribe with a 4.0+ GPA … Also played volleyball and soccer … A member of the Fellowship for Christian Athletes and was a 2005-06 nominee for the Congressional Youth Leadership Council Conference.

 

Bush’s Career Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

FLD%

2008

.260

74-74

196

22

51

8

0

13

41

28

48

3-3

.934

2009

.327

67-66

153

37

50

11

0

16

46

32

35

1-1

.941

2010

.362

59-58

163

39

59

14

1

15

50

17

20

3-5

.963

CAREER

.313

200-198

512

98

160

33

1

44

137

77

103

7-9

.948

 

Bush’s Career Bests

AB

5, two times, last at UCF (3/31/10)

R

3 vs. Loyola Marymount (3/7/10)

H

3, seven times, FIU (5/23/10)

Streak

11 games (3/7/10-3/28/10)

RBI

5 vs. Arizona State (2/19/09)

2B

2, three times, last vs. FIU (5/22/10)

HR

2, four times, last vs. Loyola Marymount (3/7/10)

BB

2, 16 times, last at Mississippi State (5/11/10)

SB

2, two times, last vs. USF (2/14/10)

PO

5, twice; last vs. Florida State (4/16/08)

A

5, three times, last vs. FIU (5/22/10)

 

 

 

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