|HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
Hendersonville, Tenn. (Beech HS)
2012: Started 55 games at third base, hitting .200 with 16 RBI and 20 runs scored... Led the Atlantic Sun with 19 sacrifice bunts, and was sixth in the nation at 0.35 sac hits per game... Tied for second-longest hitting streak on the team, hitting in seven straight games from Feb. 24 (Wagner) through March 3 (Ball State)... Scored the game-winning run three times and drove in the game-winner on two other occasions... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI, two steals and three runs scored, including the game-winner, against LIU-Brooklyn (March 2)... Drove in two runs in back-to-back games against Eastern Michigan (March 10) and Alabama State (March 11)... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI against FGCU (April 6)... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and scored the game-winner in Lipscomb's A-Sun Tournament victory over USC Upstate (May 10).
2011: Made 42 starts at third base in her first season as a Lady Bison... Singled for her first career against East Carolina, also breaking up All-American Toni Paisley's no-hitter in the process (Feb. 11)... Had first of three multi-hit games in 2011 against Georgia State (Feb. 20)... Picked up first career RBI, against Coastal Carolina (Mar. 20)... Went 2-for-4 with a double against Mercer (Apr. 22)... In her first season, hit .169 with the second-fewest strike outs of a Lipscomb regular field player.
High School: Led Beech High School to three straight state runner-up finishes (2008, 2009, 2010) ... Played on two District and Region Championship teams (’09 and ’10) … Four-year letterwinner in softball while also lettering in basketball and soccer … Coached by David Woods and Wayne Smith.
Personal: Rena' Nicole Cothron … Born December 11, 1991 … Daughter of Mike and Cindi Cothron … Has one sister (Amber) and one brother (the late Joseph) … Marketing major … Nickname is “Reno” … High School teammates of Kat Banks (plays for Virginia Tech), Ginny Carrol (plays for Kentucky) and Kayla Toney (plays for MTSU).