#23 Laura Dukes
|HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)||New Market, Tenn. (Middle Tennessee)|
|MAJOR||Conflict Management (Masters)|
2014: Named All-Conference USA as a junior at MTSU. …Earned Conference USA Spirit of Service Award. … Conference USA All-Academic Team. …CoSIDA Academic All-District III First Team. …Led MTSU in batting average (.362), hits (55), doubles (17), RBI (33), slugging percentage (.592), walks (34) and on-bases percentage (.505). …Set MTSU single season records for walks and on-base percentage. …In Conference USA games only she batted .431 with 10 doubles, 17 RBI and 15 walks, finishing third in the conference in walks per game, second in doubles per game and third in on-base percentage. …One of four players to play in all 55 games. …Did not miss a pitch as the starting catcher. …Second on team in home runs with six.
2013: Led the team with a .281 batting average, 19 RBI, 10 runs scored, 36 hits, seven home runs. ,408 on base percentage, .477 slugging percentage and 24 walks. …Third best team fielding percentage (.982) with 39 assists and four errors.
2012: Played in 37 games, 34 as a starter. …Played both catcher and designated player. …First home run of her career was a game-winner in a 2-1 decision over Drake (3/10). …Five multi-hit games. …Hit by a pitch six times, tying for the team lead. …Perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.
High School: All-Northeast Tennessee selection three times. …Four time All-Conference pick. …Conference All-Tournament Team three times. …Conference All-Academic Team four times. …Was active in both softball and swimming for Jefferson County High School. …Also was an athletic trainer for football and basketball.
Personal: Parents are Valerie and Monte Dukes. …Has one sister, Shelby. …Active in several organizations including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Rutherford County Special Olympics, Diabetes Walkathon and the Discovery Center. …Named to Conference USA Commissioner’s List for Academics for three years. …Has a 3.81 GPA in organizational communication. …A native of New Market, Tennessee. …Transferred to Lipscomb for the 2015 season, her final year of eligibility.