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Lauren Gibson


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Height: 5' 6"
Position: Infield
B/T: L/R
Hometown: Pasadena, Md.
Graduation Year: 2013
School: University of Tennessee 

Member of ASA GOLD Teams Wagners Gold, and Team New Jersey
Three-time NFCA First Team All-American (2011, 2012, 2013)
2013 SEC Player of the Year

2014 USA Women's National Team Member
- World Cup Gold Medalist
- Hit .400 with five HR, 12 RBI and a 1.400 slugging percentage
- ISF World Championship Silver Medalist
- Had a .250 average with three RBI and six runs scored
2013 USA Women's National Team Member
- World Cup of Softball Runner-Up
- Hit .500 with two HR and five RBI
- Mayor's Cup and Pan American Games Qualifier Gold Medal
- Hit .433 with seven RBI
2012 USA Women's National Team Member
- World Cup of Softball Gold Medalist
- Hit .455
- ISF World Championship silver medal
- Hit .500 with five HR and 18 RBI
2011 USA Women's National Team Member
- World Cup of Softball Gold Medalist
- Hit .250 (2-for-8)
- Pan American Games Champion
- Hit .529 (9-for-17) with two home runs and eight RBI
- Canadian Open Fast Pitch Silver Medalist

2013 NFCA First Team All-American
2013 SEC Player of the Year
2013 NCAA WCWS All-Tournament Team
2013 First Team All-SEC
2013 SEC All-Tournament Team
2013 Top 10 Finalist for USA Softball Player of the Year
2012 NFCA First Team All-American
2012 Top 50 Watchlist for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year
2012 SEC All-Defensive Team (2B)
2012 Second Team All-SEC
2011 NFCA First Team All-Southeast Region
2011 SEC All-Defensive Team (2B)
2011 SEC Batting Average Champion (counting SEC games only) at .451
2010 SEC All-Freshman Team
2010 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

Parents: Lorrie and Steve Gibson
Siblings:  Danielle Gibson
Pets: Family dogs: Bentley, Khloe, Ralph, Bella and Lilly. Goats: Jelly and Napoleon. My own dog: Winston.
On what it means to represent the United States: It means absolutely everything to me. I just feel so honored to wear USA across my chest.  There's not a single day I take that for granted.  It's just amazing to say I play for Team USA.
What she enjoys the most about softball: I enjoy meeting people from all across the world and I just love playing softball.  There's just this overwhelming feeling I get when I step on the field and all my worries just disappear.
Who have been the biggest supporters in your career: My family.  My entire family has been there for me since day one.  They are my biggest fans and my main supporters and can't thank them enough for all they've done.
On why she chose to attend Tennessee: I choose the University of Tennessee because I fell in love with everything about it.  The colors, the fans, the campus, the team, and the coaches.  I went on my first college visit there and never visited another school after.

Three things I hate doing: Running, reading and driving
Three things I love doing:  Shopping, swimming and spending time with my family
Three TV characters I wish were real so I could hang out with them: House, Joey and Ross from Friends
Three favorite movies: Teen Witch, The Replacements and Law Abiding Citizen
Three favorite TV shows: House, Everybody Loves Raymond and Friends

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