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  Heidi Gibbs

Heidi Gibbs

Player Profile

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Florence, S.C.

High School:
West Florence

Height:
5-1

Position:
OF

Bats/Throws:
L/R


A three-time all-conference selection... was also named the Peach Belt's Freshman of the Year in 2005... one of three senior captains on the Spartans this season... ranks among the Upstate career leaders in 12 statistical categories... is expected to again man the starting spot in right field.

2008: Earned her third-straight all-conference nod, garnering A-Sun Second Team All-Conference honors... ranked second on the team in hitting with a .357 batting average... also ranked third with 34 runs... topped the Spartans with 56 hits and nine doubles... had 14 stolen bases... did not commit an error in 63 chances... had two outfield assists... ranked ninth in the A-Sun in hitting... led Upstate with 17 multi-hit games... also topped the club with a season-high nine-game hitting streak... turned in the second-most multi-RBI games with six... had two hits each in five-straight games early in the season... would have been ranked as the 22nd-toughest player to strikeout in the nation, but the NCAA does not officially recognize players on reclassifying schools to be listed statistically... played in and started all 49 games... had four hits and three runs in the split with Winthrop, Upstate's first game against a DI team in its first season on the DI level (Feb. 20)... had four hits, including a 3-for-4 effort with two RBIs in game two, in the doubleheader sweep of Charleston Southern (Feb. 27)... was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and run in the 11-2 win over UNC Wilmington (March 11)... was 2-for3 with an RBI in the 2-1 win over Kennesaw State (March 21)... was 2-for-3 with two runs in the 9-0 win over Jacksonville to help give the Spartans a sweep of the Dolphins (April 4)... scored three runs in the sweep of Stetson (April 11)... had a pair of RBIs and two runs in the sweep of Florida Gulf Coast (April 12)... was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run in the 8-7 extra-inning game win at Lipscomb (April 19)... was 5-for-7 with four RBIs and two runs in the sweep at Furman (April 23).

2007: Had her second-straight standout season... earned Second Team All-America honors... a First Team All-Region selection... named All-Conference for the second consecutive year... played in and started all 62 games... finished second on the team and Peach Belt Conference with a .423 batting average... led the team with 201 at bats... led the team and the Peach Belt with a .504 on-base percentage... led the Spartans with 27 walks... ranked second on the Spartans and the league with 85 hits and 34 stolen bases... also ranked in the Top 10 in the league in runs (6th, 54) and total bases (8th, 113)... led the Spartans in hitting during conference play with a .458 batting average... tied for first on the Spartans with 26 multi-hit games... hit a school record-tying five hits in the thrilling extra inning victory over Francis Marion in the second game of the doubleheader (Mar. 14)... ranked second with 12 multi-RBI outings... posted an eight-game hitting streak during the season... started the season going 6-for-6 with five RBIs and four runs in the season-opening sweep of Anderson (Feb. 7)... had four hits with three runs and three RBIs in the sweep of North Greenville (Feb. 14)... was 3-for-3 with a run and RBI in the win over Augusta State (Feb. 24) in the first game of the doubleheader... had six hits in the doubleheader split at Francis Marion (Mar. 14)... tied a single-game school record with five hits in the thrilling 12-10 victory over the Patriots in the second game of the doubleheader... finished 2-for-3 with a run and RBI in the win over Mansfield (mar. 24) at West Virginia Wesleyan's tournament in Salem, Va... followed that performance with a 2-for-3, three-run performance in the win over nationally-ranked Shippensburg Mar. 24)... finished the tournament going 2-for-4 with a run and RBI in the win over East Stroudsburg (Mar. 25)... had three hits and a pair of runs in the win over Lander (Mar. 29) in the second game of the doubleheader sweep... had a pair of hits, runs and RBIs to help the Spartans complete the sweep of Belmont Abbey (Apr. 2)... had three hits in the first-game win at North Georgia (Apr. 3)... had seven hits, five RBIs and four runs in the doubleheader sweep at UNC Pembroke (Apr. 14).

2006: Had a spectacular freshman season... played in and started all 60 games for the Spartans... led Upstate in nearly every offensive category... topped the club with a .412 batting average, 87 hits, 48 runs, 38 RBIs, 23 doubles, four triples, a .588 slugging percentage, and a .451 on-base percentage... also led the Spartans with 28 multi-hit and 12 multi-RBI games... had a team-high 11-game hitting streak... led the Peach Belt in batting average, hits, and doubles... also ranked among the league leaders in triples, runs, RBIs, stolen bases, total bases, and on-base percentage... was the fifth-toughest batter to strikeout in the nation... ranked 16th in the nation in doubles per game and 22nd in stolen bases per game... recorded her first collegiate hit in the 3-1 win over Mars Hill (Feb. 8)... finished the second game of the doubleheader 2-for-3 with two runs to complete the sweep... went 4-for-4 with an RBI and a run in the 7-4 win at Lander (Feb. 23)... had two hits and two runs in the 8-0 victory over West Virginia Wesleyan (Mar. 3)... went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs in the 7-1 win over Georgian Court (Mar. 8)... was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run in the 9-3 win over Mount Olive (Mar. 12)... went 2-for-3 with a triple and her first collegiate home run, and finished with two RBIs and two runs scored in the 5-2 victory over Georgia College & State University (Mar. 14)... had three hits in the 6-2 win over Fairmont State (Mar. 15)... had nine hits and five RBIs in the South Carolina Fastpitch Classic (Mar. 17-19)... was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run against Augusta State (Mar. 21)... went 6-for-7 with two RBIs and two runs to lead Upstate to a doubleheader sweep of North Georgia (Mar. 22)... had four hits and four runs in the doubleheader sweep of Pfeiffer (Mar. 27)... had two hits, three RBIs, and two runs to lead the Spartans to an 8-7 victory at Mars Hill (Apr. 6)... was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a run in the 10-6 victory at Armstrong Atlantic State (Apr. 9)... went 5-for-5 with five runs and four RBIs in the doubleheader sweep of Montreat (Apr. 17)... had two RBIs to lead Upstate to a 4-2 win over Francis Marion in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament (Apr. 22)... had three hits with an RBI and a run in the two games in the NCAA Tournament (May 11-12).

High School: A three-time All-State selection at West Florence High School... also a member of the state All-Star Team... a four-time All-Region selection... hit .519 with 32 RBIs and 17 stolen bases as a junior en route to being named the Region VI 3A Player of the Year... a standout on the South Carolina Flames summer travel team that won the 2004 NSA World Series Championship... earned All-Tournament honors in the tournament... also lettered in basketball.

 
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