#5 Caroline Mason
|HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)||Mount Juliet, Tenn. (Mount Juliet)|
2011: All-Conference First-Teamer started 48 games, leading the Lady Bisons with a .307 average, nine home runs, 10 doubles and a .586 slugging percentage... Finished ninth in the Atlantic Sun in home runs, seventh in slugging percentage and 10th in total bases (82)... Had 10 multi-hit games, including three games with three hits... Had two multi-home run games, against USC Upstate (Mar. 27) and North Florida (April 9)... Earned her first career A-Sun Player of the Week honor on Mar. 28 after hitting .500 with three home runs, three doubles and seven runs batted in against ETSU (Mar. 25) and Upstate (Mar. 27)... Just against Upstate, went 5-for-9 with two doubles, two home runs, three runs and five runs batted in... Hit .377 with eight home runs and 22 RBI in 20 Atlantic Sun games... Led the conference in home runs, RBI, total bases (53) and doubles (6), was fifth in batting average, second in runs (17), tied for fifth in hits (20) and second in slugging (.869) in A-Sun games... Had third-fewest strike outs among Lipscomb regulars with 19... Against Campbell (Apr. 1), went 4-for-7 with a run scored, a double, a home run and three RBI... In the first game of the Lady Bisons doubleheader with Belmont (Apr. 30), went 2-for-3 with a run scored, a double, a home run and four runs batted in... Member of the Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.
2010: Played in 38 games, started 36 … Hit .274 with two home runs, 17 RBI and eight runs scored in 95 at-bats … Registered six multi-hit (four 2-hit, two 3-hit) games … Played in six Atlantic Sun Conference games, starting five of them … Hit .500 (7-for-14) with a home run and five RBI in six conference games … Posted a .714 slugging percentage and .500 on-base percentage in league play … Hit .333 (5-for-15) with four RBI in five games of Eagle Classic (Feb. 19-21) … Went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI vs. Georgia Southern in Eagle Classic (Feb. 20) … Connected on a two-run double vs. Oakland in Eagle Classic (Feb. 20) … Posted first multi-hit game of the season with 2-for-3 effort against Georgia Southern in final game of Eagle Classic (Feb. 21) … Went 2-for-3 with an RBI in win over Murray State (Mar. 5) … Went 1-for-3, with a two-run home run vs. Evansville (Mar. 7) … Drove in a season-high four runs in three-hit effort, including second home run of the season in game one of doubleheader vs. Belmont (Apr. 28) … Went 2-for-2 with an RBI-double and run scored against USC-Upstate (May 15) … Went 3-for-3 with an RBI in NCAA Regional elimination game against UAB (May 22) … Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.
2009: Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team. …Eight multi-hit games, all with two hits. …Five multi-RBI games. …Seven-game hitting streak (4/18-5/2). …Season-high three RBI vs Virginia Tech (3/11). …Third on team in doubles (10). …Tied for third on team in triples (1). …Fourth on team in slugging percentage (.448). …Fourth on team in home runs (5). …Fifth on team in RBI (21). …Tied for first in sac flies (2). …Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.
High School: Four- year starter at Mt. Juliet High School for coach Kacey Pedigo. …Two-time TSWA All-State selection. …Two-time All-Midstate First Team. … Two-time All-District Team. …High school team finished as State Runner-Up in 2006 and 2007. …As a junior, led the state of Tennessee with 19 home runs (all as a leadoff hitter) and hit .398 with 27 stolen bases. … Mt. Juliet finished the 2007 season with a 46-11 record and ranked No. 41 nationally by Rivals.com. …As a senior, hit .378 with seven homeruns and 22 RBI. …Also a four-year starter in volleyball.
Personal: Played club softball for Tennessee Xplosion Gold coached by Ken Crook. …Finished third in USFA Nationals in 2008. …Won USFA National Championship in Panama City Beach, Fla., in 2007. …Parents are Cheri and Jimmy Mason. …Has one brother, James (21), and one sister, Ashlee (24). …Plans to major in Elementary Education.