Abby Child | #8 | INF
Hometown: LaGrange, Ga.
Previous School: LaGrange Academy
Started all 55 games … Ranked second in the nation in walks per game, recording 47 on the season … Fifth on the squad and ranked 15th in the league with a .329 batting average … Finished third in the conference with 45 RBI … Finished fifth in the league with nine home runs and fifth in the conference with 43 runs scored … Tied for 11th in the SAC with 52 hits on the season … Tied for 17th in the league with nine doubles … 10th in the league with a .557 slugging percentage … Posted a six-game hitting streak … Drove in at least two runs on 11 occasions … Currently ranks third in school record books with 118 career runs scored and second in the school record books with 32 home runs.
Named Daktronics Second-Team All-Region … Named SAC Player of the Year … Earned First-Team All-Conference honors … Started all 51 games … Led the league with 61 RBI … Second on the team and third in the league with a .410 batting average … Fourth in the conference with 66 hits and 47 runs scored … Ranked 10th nationally in RBI per game … Tied for second in the SAC with 14 home runs … Opened the season with a 13-game hitting streak … Had 15 multi-hit games … Scored three runs on four occasions … Notched a season-high five RBI vs. Newberry (4/11/12).
Started all 43 games in her first season as a Trojan … Finished the season with a .319 batting average … Led Anderson with nine home runs and 28 walks … Takes a five game hitting streak into the 2012 season … Was second on the team with 29 RBI … Led the team with 63 assists … Batted .298 with runners in scoring position … Finished in the top 10 in the South Athletic Conference with a .449 on base percentage … Went 4-for-4 with two RBI and a home run against Lander (2/16) … Went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a home run against Belmont-Abbey (3/1).
Five-time All-State honoree … Helped lead the Lady Warriors to back-to-back GISA Class AA State Championships in 2005 and 2006, including a perfect 24-0 mark in 2006 … Named one of the top 100 recruits in the nation in 2008 by adidas … Holds three GISA career records – Home Runs per at-bat (8.65), RBI (178) and Walks (139) and ranks second in total Home Runs (34) … Played Summer club softball with Georgia Impact Gold.
Born on Feb. 12, 1992 … Daughter of Tim and Mary Child … Majoring in Education.