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#45 Hope Rush

Hope Rush - Softball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 5-6
Hometown Stockbridge, Ga.
Last School Eagle Landing Christian Academy
Year Senior
Hope Rush - Softball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

• 2010 ACC Freshman of the Year
• 2010 First Team All-ACC
• 2010 ACC All Tournament Team
• 2010 Third Team Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-American
• 2010 All-Southeast Region (Second Team)
• 2010 February 16 ACC Pitcher of the Week
• 2010 March 23 ACC Pitcher of the Week
• 2010 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Semifinalist
• 2012 First Team All-ACC
• 2012 ACC Tournament MVP
• 2012 ACC All Tournament Team
• 2012 NFCA All-Region Second Team
• 2013 Second Team All-ACC

As a Senior (2013): Named to the All-ACC Second Team … Batted .303, the fifth-best batting average on the team … Led the team with 17 home runs and 52 RBI … Slugged .665 and had a .441 on-base percentage … Drew a team-high 38 walks … Accumulated 60 career home runs, one shy of tying the all-time Georgia Tech record … Led Tech in the circle with a 4.04 ERA and 178.1 innings pitched … Finished her career in the top-five of several pitching categories, including second in career wins (79), appearances (139), starts (117), shutouts (22) and innings pitched (752.2), and third in saves (6) and strikeouts (471) … Named the College Sports Madness ACC Softball Player of the Week twice, Preseason All-American Second Team and the website[apos]s ACC Preseason Field Player of the Year.

As a Junior (2012): Compiled a 26-12 record in 42 appearances, including 40 starts in the circle … Ranked no. 17 nationally with 10 shutouts … Threw 31 complete games … Struck out 146 battings and allowed just 71 earned runs in 248 innings pitched for a 2.58 ERA … Recorded the third-best batting average on the team (.309) … Tallied 46 hits and 18 runs in 149 at bats … Second on the team and tied for sixth in the league with 11 home runs … Led the team and tied for third in the ACC with 43 RBI … Drew the second-most walks on the team with 32 base on balls … Went 2-for-4 with one run, four RBI, one double and one home run … Earned MVP honors in the ACC Tournament after posting a 3-0 record in the circle with a 1.56 ERA, allowing just four earned runs in 18 innings pitched, but she was 5-for-9 from the plate (.556) with a home run, three RBI and two runs.

As a Sophomore (2011): Finished the year with a 12-4 record and a 3.10 ERA in 22 appearances, 18 starts … Notched six complete games and struck out 80 in 104.0 innings of work … At the plate, notched a .306 batting average rallying off 34 hits … Had two doubles and 12 home runs no the year driving in 28 and scoring 18 runs of her own … Notched a .649 slugging percentage … Recorded nine multi-hit games on the year including an outstanding 3-for-4 effort against Belmont (March 13) registering four RBIs, three runs scored and two homeruns … On the mound, tallied at least one strikeout in every appearance except against North Carolina (April 16) … Had a season high nine strikeouts against Lipscomb (March 19) in seven innings of work … Allowed no earned runs in seven appearances on the season including five straight from March 6 to March 15.

As a Freshman (2010): Enjoyed a phenomenal freshman year for the Jackets as one of the best performers in the country … As a pitcher she finished 22nd in the country and 1st in the ACC in wins with a record of 28-8 … Tossed eight shutouts to rank 28th in the nation and seconnd in the conference … Had the 6th-best ERA in the conference at 2.01 while opposing hitters only averaged .223, the 9th best total in the ACC … Pitched 222.1 innings on the year, the second most in the conference, while making 32 starts and 40 appearances, the fourth and fifth most in the ACC, respectively … Ranked ninth in the conference with 170 strikeouts, including 45 batters struck out looking, finishing eighth in the ACC … Also finished the year with a conference second-best total of two saves … At the plate, she finished the season with a .302 batting average .. .Had a .659 slugging percentage, fourth in the ACC, and .415 on base percentag e… Ranked 21st in the country and second in the conferencewith 20 home runs … Finished 34th in the nation and second in the ACC with 60 RBI … Posted 54 hits on the year, the ninth highest total in the conference, while also adding 35 walks, the third most in the ACC … Ended the season with 118 total bases, third most in the conference … Named ACC Pitcher of the Week for postingtwo complete shutouts against Florida and East Carolina (Feb. 13-14), including 13 total strikeouts … Gave up only one run in seven innings of work as the Jackets won 7-1 against Louisiana Lafayette (Feb. 27) … Pitched a complete shutout against Mississippi (March 7) in a 1-0 win that included five strikeouts and only two hits allowed … Named ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week for her performance at North Carolina (March 20-21) where she gave up only one run in five innings of work in the first game while pitching her first career no-hitter in the second game …Threw another shutout while striking out seven batters against Texas A&M (March 24) … Had a career-high 10 strikeouts in another shutout 1-0 win over Maryland (March 28) … She hit her first career home run in her first at bat in Tech[apos]s season opener against Canisius (Feb. 13) … Hit a home run and had three RBI while going 2-for-3 against James Madison (March 6)… Posted her first career grand slam against Kennesaw State (April 14) … Had a career high six RBI with a pair of three-run home runs at NC State (May 1).

High School: Four-year letterwinner for coach Stan Burton … Helped lead team to three state championships (2006-08) … Named the No. 23 best high school senior in the nation by … As a senior, named the Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year … Went 123-18-2 in her career in the circle with a 0.19 ERA and 1,523 strikeouts … Threw 95 shutouts and 56 no-hitters … At the plate, batted .455 for her career with 41 home runs and 153 RBI … As a senior allowed only two earned runs in 240 innings for a 0.06 ERA while going 39-4 with 457 strikeouts … Set state records for career home runs, walks (122), wins and ERA, while her 39 wins as a senior set a season record … Holds 12 school career and single-season records … Three-time GHSA Player of the Year and state championship pitcher … Four-time all-region, all-state and region player of the year … Three-time Henry County Softball Athlete of the Year, first-team All-Southern Crescent and Henry County Southern Crescent MVP … Other senior year accolades included Atlanta[apos]s Neighbor Female Athlete of the Year and North-South All-Star Game participant … Atlanta Journal Constitution Hitter of the Year in 2005 and two-time Dugout Single A Player of the Year … Played travel ball with the East Cobb Bulletts Gold team which finished ninth in the nation at gold nationals in 2008 and 17th in 2009.

Personal: Born Brittany Hope Rush on Dec. 11, 1990, in Atlanta, Ga. … Parents are Bo and Angie Rush … Sister of Cody, Bryce, Brayden and Faith … Father graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Engineering … Wants to be a coach … Chose Georgia Tech because of the great academics, athletics and its close to home … Enjoys reading … Lists most memorable athletics accomplishment as winning three state championships … A science, technology and culture major.

Rush[apos]s Career Statistics


Single Game Highs:
Hits: 3, 4 times
Doubles: 1, 7 times
Home runs: 2, 5 times
Total bases: 9, at Belmont, Mar 13, 2011
RBI: 6, at NC State, May 01, 2010
Runs scored: 3, vs Long Beach State, Feb 20, 2010; at Belmont, Mar 13, 2011
Walks: 2, 7 times
Hit by pitch: 1, 5 times
Struck out: 4, at Florida State, Apr 25, 2010
At bats: 5, at Florida State, Apr 24, 2010; vs BYU, Feb 19, 2010; at NC State, May 01, 2010
Innings pitched: 8.0, vs Iowa, Feb 28, 2010; Oregon, May 23, 2010
Walks allowed: 6, vs Nebraska, Feb 12, 2012; at Fla. International, Feb 20, 2011; vs. Nebraska, Feb 26, 2010
Strikeouts: 10, Maryland, Mar 28, 2010
Batters faced: 45, vs Iowa, Feb 28, 2010

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