#4 - Courtney Billington
|HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
Mount Juliet, Tenn. (Wilson Central)
2010:First Team All-Atlantic Sun selection … Captured A-Sun batting title with a .373 average … Played in all 63 games, starting 62 at shortstop … Hit .373 with five home runs, 33 RBI and 42 runs scored … Led the team in hits (75, ranked 1st in A-Sun) and doubles (18, ranked 2nd in A-Sun) … Hit safely in 48 of the team’s 63 games … Posted a team-high 20 multi-hit games, including a streak of five multi-hit games in a row from (Apr. 3 - 9) … Ranked second on the team in stolen bases (10-of-11) … .557 slugging percentage and .403 on-base percentage ranked third on the team … Scored two runs or more in nine games … Recorded at least three hits or more in five games … Hit a team-best .438 while starting all 20 conference games … Registered seven extra-base hits in conference (2 hr, 2 3b, 3 2b) … Finished the year with a .945 fielding percentage, recording 106 assists and 84 putouts … Went a season-best 5-for-5 with 3 RBI in win over UAB in elimination game of NCAA Tournament (5/22) … Recorded back-to-back two-hit games on Feb. 26, (vs. Oakland and Austin Peay) … Drove in a season-high four runs with a double and home run vs. Austin Peay (Feb. 26) … Went 2-for-4 with 2 doubles a RBI, and a run scored vs. Evansville (Mar. 7) … Went 2-for-4 with 2 runs in first game against Tennessee Tech (Mar. 9) … Connected on two-RBI double against California in Hawaii Spring Fling (Mar. 19) … Went 4-for-4 with 2-RBI and a triple in game town of Jacksonville doubleheader (Apr. 2) … Finished 5-for-8 with 3-RBI four runs scored and a home run (Apr. 2) in doubleheader against JU (Apr. 2) … Raised batting average 40-points during a five-game stretch in conference play, going a combined 11-of-16 in games against North Florida (Apr. 3), Tennessee State (Apr. 7), and Mercer (Apr. 9) … Went a combined 4-for-6 with a stolenbase in doubleheader vs. Florida Gulf Coast (Apr. 17) … Went 3-for-4 with a double and run scored in game two of doubleheader vs. UAB (Apr. 20) … Scored a season-high four runs in second game against Belmont, going 3-for-4 at the plate (Apr. 28) … Collected a career-high five hits in five at-bats, to go along with three RBI in elimination game against UAB in the NCAA Tournament (May 22) … Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.
2009:Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team. …Ranked 13th in NCAA Division I in sacrifice hits per game (.35). …First overall in the A-Sun in sacrifice bunts (18). …Tied for eighth in the A-Sun overall in at bats (171). …First overall in A-Sun in runners advanced (30). …Sixth overall in A-Sun in percentage of runners advanced (.591). …Tied for eighth overall in A-Sun in two-out RBI (17). ….Tied for first in sacrifice bunts in A-Sun games only (8). …Second in A-Sun games only in total plate appearances (79). …Tied for fourth in at bats in A-Sun games only (68). ...Tied for second on team in total plate appearances (196). ...Second on team in at bats (171). ...Second on team in steal attempts (10). …Third on team in runs scored (33). ...Third on team in stolen bases (7). …Fourth on team in hits (50). …Tied for third on team in runs batted in (26). …Fourth on team in doubles (7). …Second on team in triples (2). …Fifth on team in total bases (70). …Tied for third on team with 12 multiple-hit games. …Season-high four hits at Western Carolina (3/24). …Six multiple RBI games. …Tied for team high for RBI in a game with five at Western Carolina (3/24) in game two of a doubleheader. …Recorded four RBI in first game of doubleheader at Western Carolina (3/24). …Longest hitting streak of the season was seven games (3/4-3/10). …Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.
High School: Four-year starter at Wilson Central High School for coach Ashley Putman-Serbin. ...2007 and 2008 Team Captain. ...Three-time All-District Team. ...Twice named to District 9AAA All-Tournament Team. ...Three-time All-Midstate Team. ...TSWA All-State as a senior. ...Named to Tennessee All-Star Team to play vs. Kentucky All-Stars. ...Wendy’s High School Heisman Nominee. ...U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award. ... Four-time Golden Glove winner for team. ...2005 Rookie of the Year. ...2007-08 Best Offensive Player Award and Wildcat Award. ...2008 Co-MVP Award for team. ...Voted Most Athletic by her senior class. ...Graduated third in her senior class of 325.
Personal: Played for the Nashville Cruisers coached by Mike Pruitt, 2007 ASA 16U National Champions in Sioux Falls, S.D. ...Parents are Cathy and Steve Billington. ...Plans to major in Biology.
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