Finally earned the recognition she has deserved since her freshman season after turning in a record-breaking year as a junior... earned All-America, All-Region and All-Conference honors... was one of three Spartans to play in and start all 62 games... led the team and the Peach Belt Conference with a .454 batting average, 89 hits, 70 runs scored and 35 stolen bases... also topped the Spartans with six triples and six sacrifice flies... had a team-high tying 26 multi-hit games... collected three or more hits 10 times... had 12 multiple RBI games... had a 10-game hitting streak during the season... struck out just 13 times... drew 21 walks... also collected 10 doubles... belted six home runs... collected 49 RBIs on the year... broke the single-season Peach Belt Conference runs record with 70... finished the year ranked among the Peach Belt leaders in nine statistical categories... finished the season ranked among the national leaders in batting average (21st), triples (24th), stolen bases (29th) and runs (32nd)... collected seven game-winning hits... scored the game-winning run on eight occasions... had three hits with three RBIs and three runs to lead Upstate to a season-opening sweep of Anderson (Feb. 7)... was 7-for-8 with five runs and two triples in the sweep of Limestone (Feb. 11)... hit a game-tying home run and scored the eventual winning run in the 4-2 come-from-behind victory over USC Aiken (Feb. 15)... was 3-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs in the 9-3 win over Carson-Newman (Feb. 26)... had two hits with a run and an RBI in the 5-4 win over Columbus State (Mar. 3), one of just two regular season losses suffered by the Cougars on the year... finished 3-for-3 with a run and an RBI in the 3-0 win over nationally-ranked Bloomsburg (Mar. 10)... had two hits with three RBIs and a run in the 6-4 victory over Barton (Mar. 11)... scored three runs in the 12-10 win over Francis Marion (Mar. 14)... had seven hits with five runs and three RBIs in the rain-shortened South Carolina Fastpitch Classic (Mar. 16-17), leading the Spartans to wins over Tusculum, Lincoln Memorial and West Virginia State... had four hits with three runs and three RBIs in the sweep of Georgia Southwestern (Mar. 21)... turned in a strong tournament at the West Virginia Wesleyan Invitational in Salem, Va... went 11-for-18 with nine runs and six RBIs... finished 4-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in the 9-1 victory over Ashland (Mar. 23)... had two hits with three runs in the 9-0 win over Mansfield (Mar. 24)... followed that performance later that day with a 3-for-4 outing, collecting four RBIs and two runs in the 8-6 victory over nationally-ranked Shippensburg... had two hits, two runs and an RBI in the 8-0 win over East Stroudsburg (Mar. 25)... had three hits and three runs in the sweep of Armstrong Atlantic State (Mar. 31)... recorded four hits with four runs and three RBIs in the sweep of North Greenville (Apr. 7)... collected three hits with four runs in the 8-3 victory over Queens (Apr. 9)... had four hits with five RBIs and three runs in the sweep of Brevard (Apr. 17)... was 3-for-3 with tow RBIs and two runs in the 12-2 victory over Carson-Newman in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (May 10).
Played in and started all 60 games for the Spartans... broke the single-season school record with 44 stolen bases... ranked third on the team with a .333 batting average... had a .470 slugging percentage... ranked third on the team with 29 RBIs... had 21 multi-hit games... recorded 10 multi-RBI games... ranked among the Peach Belt Conference leaders in hits, runs, doubles, and stolen bases... ranked 17th in the nation in stolen bases per game... had two hits and two runs in the 5-2 win over Newberry (Feb. 15)... had three hits and a pair of runs in the 7-4 victory over Lander (Feb. 23)... had three RBIs in the 8-0 win over West Virginia Wesleyan (Mar. 3)... was 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI in the 8-0 win over West Virginia Wesleyan (Mar. 4)... had two hits and two RBIs in the 7-2 win over Belmont Abbey (Mar. 10)... had four hits, four RBIs, and two runs in the doubleheader sweep of North Georgia (Mar. 22)... had five hits, five runs, four RBIs, and five stolen bases in the doubleheader sweep at Pfeiffer (Mar. 27)... had two hits and two RBIs in the 3-2 win over USC Aiken (Mar. 30)... was 3-for-4 with two RBIs in the 7-3 win over UNC Pembroke (Apr. 14)... had three hits in the two NCAA Tournament games (May 11-12).
Had a tremendous freshman season for the Spartans... played in 60 games, 59 as a starter... finished second with a .353 batting average as the starting left fielder... led the team and the Peach Belt with seven triples... ranked third in the Peach Belt and topped the Spartans with 27 stolen bases... finished sixth in the Peach Belt with 48 runs scored... scored two runs in her first collegiate action in the doubleheader sweep of Mars Hill (Feb. 15)... was 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in the 8-2 victory over Newberry (Mar. 6)... went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the second game of the doubleheader with the Indians... was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored in the 12-5 win at UNC Pembroke (Mar. 9)... went 4-for-6 with a single-game school record five runs scored in the 30-3 victory over Fayetteville State (Mar. 12)... was 12-for-19 with seven RBIs and six runs scored to lead USC Upstate to the championship of the South Carolina Fastpitch Classic (Mar. 18-20)... was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the 5-2 victory over GCSU in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament (Apr. 16)... was 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored in the 7-3 victory over Columbus State in the NCAA Tournament South Atlantic Regional (May 13).
Had a tremendous career at Westside High School... was a multiple All-Region selection playing both second base and outfield... also played summer travel ball for the Carolina Lightning... had her best summer season in 2004, hitting .611 with nine doubles, five triples, and two home runs.
Born on July 14, 1986 in Anderson, S.C... her father is Michael Slater.