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#1 Hayley Downs

Hayley Downs - Softball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 5-5
Hometown Grayson, Ga.
Last School Grayson HS
Year Senior
Hayley Downs - Softball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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• 2012 All-ACC Academic Team
• 2012 ACC Academic Honor Roll
• 2013 All-ACC Academic Team
• 2013 ACC Academic Honor Roll

As a Senior (2014):Hit .331 and started all 47 games in center field, tallying 25 runs and 46 hits … Tied for the ACC lead in sacrifice bunts with 15 – seventh-most per game in the NCAA … Helped Tech lead the ACC in stolen bases per game, swiping 20 on 21 attempts … Stolen bases tied for fourth-highest in the ACC … Went 3-for-3 with a run and an RBI against Missouri State (Feb. 9) … Went 2-for-3 with three runs, a walk and a triple against Syracuse (March 22) … Tied for fourth in the ACC with three triples on the season.

As a Junior (2013): Recorded a .339 batting average – 10th in the ACC – with 24 runs and 43 hits … Led the ACC with 12 sacrifice hits … Stole 17 bases on 18 attempts … Went 2-for-4 with three runs and an RBI against Temple (March 3) … Was 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBI against Fordham (March 1) … Registered 11 multiple-hit games.

As a Sophomore (2012): Started all 60 games … Tallied a .228 batting average … Scored 13 runs on 25 hits and struck out just six times in 114 at bats … Laid down a team-high 11 sacrifice hits … Swiped 17 bases on 19 attempts … Recorded a career-high two RBI at NC State (March 31) … Went 2-for-4 with one run and a double against Florida State (April 15).

As a Freshman (2011): Appeared in 51 games on the year starting in 25 of them … Notched a .311 batting average going 19-for-61 at the plate … Recorded two doubles and a triplewith two RBI and19 runs … Went 7-for-9 in stolen bases … Notched multiple hits twice on the year … Went 2-for-3 with two runs against Evansville (March 4) … Had a 2-for-2 effort with an RBI and a triple against Georgia Southern (March 15) … Was 1-for-3 with an RBI, a run and a double at Boston College (May 1).

High School: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Jennifer Edwards at Grayson High School … As a senior, was named all-state, all-county by the Gwinnett Diamond Club, Grayson High School Outstanding Senior, high school Heisman winner, an adidas Top 100 Athlete, Preseason Gwinnett County [quote]Super Six[quote] and selected to the 2009 Gwinnett County Senior All-Star Game … Missed all of her junior year with an injury but returned to hit .425 as a senior and led Grayson to the state play-offs for the first time since 2007 … As a sophomore in 2007, she set seven Grayson records including batting average (.444), on-base percentage (.549), hits (56) and runs (38) … The 56 hits also tied a county record … Led Grayson to a regional championship and fourth place finish in the 2007 state Elite Eight … Was first-team all-state, all-county and all-region as well as being named a scholar athlete and the Gwinnett County Defensive Player of the Year … As a freshman, she led Grayson to a region championship and trip to the North Georgia State sectionals … Earned first-team all-county and all-region honors for Grayson who finished ranked ninth in the state … Also lettered for a season on the basketball and track teams … Five-time Honor Roll recipient, member of the National Honor Society and Vice President of the Future Educator[apos]s of America … Helped lead the East Cobb Bullets travel ball team to a 2010 ASA Gold National Championship.

Personal: Born Hayley Catherine Downs on Jan. 11, 1992 in Snellville, Ga. … Parents are Tommie and Heidi Downs … Sister of Taylor and Shelby … Great grandfather, Stanley Nelson, is in the ASA Fastpitch Hall of Fame … Uncle, Eric Kivi, is a 1984 graduate of Georgia Tech … Says she chose Georgia Tech because of the softball team, academic excellence and the Atlanta location … Graduated in May 2014 with a degree in business administration.

Down[apos]s Career Hitting Statistics


Single Game Highs:
Hits: 2, vs Evansville, Mar 04, 2011; Georgia Southern, Mar 15, 2011
Doubles: 1, at Georgia State, Mar 01, 2011; vs SE Louisiana, Mar 04, 2012; at Boston College, May 01, 2011
Triples: 1, Georgia Southern, Mar 15, 2011
Total bases: 4, Georgia Southern, Mar 15, 2011
RBI: 1, at Tennessee-Martin, Mar 03, 2012; Georgia Southern, Mar 15, 2011; at Boston College, May 01, 2011
Runs scored: 2, vs Alabama, Feb 17, 2012; vs Evansville, Mar 04, 2011
Walks: 2, vs SE Louisiana, Mar 04, 2012
Struck out: 2, vs Massachusetts, Feb 25, 2012; vs Lipscomb, Mar 19, 2011
At bats: 4, 3 times
Stolen bases: 1, 12 times
Caught stealing: 1, vs Jacksonville State, Mar 04, 2011; Penn State, Mar 12, 2011

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