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#22 Tricia Awald

Tricia Awald - Softball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 5-8
Hometown Marietta, Ga.
Last School Kennesaw State
Tricia Awald - Softball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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Awards and Honors

  • 2022 NFCA Southeast Second Team All-Region
  • 2022 First Team All-ACC
  • 2022 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2021-22 ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2021 Justin’s World of Softball Third Team All-American
  • 2021 NFCA Southeast First Team All-Region
  • 2021 All-ACC First Team
  • ACC Player of the Week (5/4/21)
  • 2020-21 ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2019 NFCA All-Region Team

As a Graduate (2022): 2022 NFCA Southeast Second Team All-Region … 2022 First Team All-ACC … Ranked No. 79 in D1Softball D150 … Finished second in program history in career doubles (47) and career walks (136) …  Finished tied for second in program history in walks in a season with 52 on the year … Finished the season ranked fourth in the country and leading the conference in on-base percentage (.568), good for third in program history surpassing her .555 mark a season ago … Led the nation in walks per game (.93) … Was dinged the third most times in the ACC (.21) … Of players with at least 50 at-bats, led the team and top five in the ACC in batting average (.393) … Topped the squad and sixth in the ACC in slugging percentage (.703) to rank 10th in program history … Led the Jackets with nine home runs and 43 RBI … Second on the squad with 57 hits and 16 doubles, as the latter ranks 10th all-time for the Yellow Jackets … Led the team with a 12-game hitting streak to open the season and 22 consecutive games reaching base … Also went on a 10-game hitting streak (April 15-29) … Got a hit in 41 games and reached base in 51 of the Jackets’ 56 games on the year … Led the team with 10 multi RBI games … Hit a grand slam in an 11-0 mercy-rule victory over Villanova (Feb. 12) … Started all 56 games for the Yellow Jackets, including 54 at first base and two as designated player … One of four Jackets to start all 56 games … 13 multi-hit games … Batted 1.000 in six games on the season … Drew a career-high tying four walks against Louisville (March 18) … Picked up three hits in three separate games … Went 3-for-3 with a home run, a double, an RBI and two runs scored in a 5-2 win over Southern Illinois (Feb. 18) … Went 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI, two walks and three runs scored in an 8-5 win over Saint Joseph’s (Feb. 12) … Went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in a 12-inning marathon against No. 3 Florida State (March 11) … All time in Yellow Jacket history, finished fifth in career batting average (.360), third in on-base percentage (.513), fourth in slugging percentage (.648) and fourth in fielding percentage (.989) during her time on The Flats … Finished tied for eighth in program history in career home runs (31) and took possession of 10th in career RBI (123).

As a Senior (2021): Appeared and started in all 46 games at first … One of two Jackets to start all 46 games … Selected Justin’s World of Softball Third Team All-American, NFCA Southeast First Team All-Region and All-ACC First Team … Led the team batting .411 with 51 hits and 11 homeruns … Also hit six doubles tallying 31 RBI and 26 runs scored … Posted team-highs in slugging percentage (.726) and on-base percentage (0.555) … Amongst the nation, her on-base percentage ranked 13th and led the ACC … Also ranked among the ACC’s best in multiple categories – third in batting average and slugging percentage, ninth in homeruns, second in walks per game (0.74) … In Georgia Tech history, became the first Jacket to bat over .400 in a season since Ashley Thomas batted .417 in 2013 … The .411 batting average is the eighth highest in program history, and 0.555 on-base percentage is good for third all-time for the Jackets in a season … Named ACC Player of the Week (5/4) for the first time after batting .714 (5-for-7) with two homers (grand slam and two-run dinger), five RBI and three runs scored in Tech’s sweep of Virginia to close out the regular season … Also drew four walks, batted .500 or better in each contest and went a perfect 1.000 at the plate in the final two games of the series for an .833 on-base percentage and a 1.571 slugging percentage … 12 multi-hit games … Tied a career-high two doubles in a 3-for-4 outing at the dish for an RBI and a run scored in a 10-2 win over Boise State (Feb. 12) … Smashed a pair of grand slams on the year, one in the Virginia series and the first in the top of the seventh to set up a 12-10 win over NC State (March 6) … Went 3-for-4 against Florida State (Feb. 18) … Put forth a perfect 2-for2 day with a double and a run scored in a 12-2 win over Louisville (April 11) … Also went 2-for-2 with a solo shot in a 6-3 win over Virginia (May 2) … Went on a nine-game hitting streak up to the final game of the season (April 21-May 12) … Also went on an eight-game hitting streak (Feb. 26-March 12).

As a Junior (2020):  (Season shortened due to COVID-19 pandemic) Started all 23 games at first base … ranked fourth in the ACC and led the team with eight doubles … team leader with a .410 OBP … reached base in 10 straight games, best on the team this season … hit her first home run of the season Feb. 22 in Tech’s 7-1 win over then-No. 11 Kentucky, after hitting  two doubles and driving in three runs against the Wildcats the day before … stole three bases this season after not stealing any in 2019 … 1.000 fielding percentage at first base.

As a Sophomore (2019): Named to the NFCA all-region team … Started all 58 games at first base … Ranked second in the ACC for doubles with 17, behind fellow Jackets Breanna Roper … Ranked third on the squad for RBI with 38 … Tallied four hits at Virginia Tech (March 9) … Hit two doubles in a game three times at Georgia State (April 3), against Michigan State (Feb. 15) and against Georgia (March 6).

2018 (Kennesaw State): Made 54 starts, primarily in the infield … Led the Owls in batting average (.380), slugging (.727), on-base percentage (.489), runs (41), home runs (14) and RBI (42) … An ASUN all-tournament selection after hitting a leadoff homerun in the ASUN Championship game to help the Owls to their first ASUN Tournament title … Also named the ASUN Freshman of the Year … A top-25 finalist for National Freshman of the Year.

High School: A four-year letter winner at Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga. . . . Earned Marietta Daily Journal All-Cobb County honors as a senior after batting .606 with three doubles, five home runs, 19 RBIs, and 25 runs scored . . . Also named to the Georgia Dugout All-State team and Region 2 7A All-Region team . . . Selected recipient of Wheeler’s Jim Mau Award that is given to an individual who shows hard work on the field, in the classroom and in the community . . . Helped Wheeler advance to the Georgia state playoffs for first time in program history . . . Named team Most Valuable Player and earned all-region honors as a junior.

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