24  Brittany Gooch
Brittany Gooch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nashville, Tenn.

High School:
Wilson Central HS

Height:
5-4

Position:
OF

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/L


HONORS

  • Three-time C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • Tiger Academic 30 (Fall 2007)
  • Four-time Tiger 3.0 Club
  • Career Highlights: Her .870 career stolen base percentage ranks second all-time at Memphis...Ranks second all-time in the program's history with 20 stolen bases...Her three stolen bases against Mississippi Valley State in 2007 is tied for the single-game steals record at Memphis...Has seven career multiple hit games and one multi-RBI game...Has four career game-winning runs and two game-winning RBI.

    Academic Highlights: Made the 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll awarded to student-athletes who carry a 3.0 GPA or higher for the school year...A fall 2007 Tiger Academic 30 member recognizing the 30 student-athletes with the best grade-point average on each team and then the next best group of student-athletes, totaling 30...Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2005, fall 2006, spring 2007 and fall 2007 semesters given to the Memphis student-athletes who have at least a 3.0 GPA for the semester...Majoring in exercise and sport science at Memphis.


    2008 (Junior): Started 36 of 44 games played...Made 24 starts in right field and 12 in center...Had a season high four-game hitting streak three times during the season and ended the year hitting safely in the final two games at the C-USA Championship...Had two multiple hit games and one multi-RBI game...Knocked in one game-winning RBI and tied for second on the team with three game-winning runs...Made two assists from the outfield...Had a .362 success rate in advancing runners with at bat...Third on the team with five sac bunts...Second on the squad with nine stolen bases...Went 2-for-7 as a pinch hitter...Scored the winning run in extra innings against Bethune-Cookman (2/10)...Hit her first career double against Alabama A&M (2/23)...Scored two runs against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/24)...Scored two runs and had three stolen bases in a doubleheader with Central Arkansas (3/5)...Had a career high three hits and three RBI in the second game of a doubleheader with Alabama A&M (3/12)...Scored the game-winning run in the seventh inning against Gardner-Webb (3/14) on a two-out passed ball...Went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases against Alcorn State (4/15) and knocked in the winning run in game two with a RBI bases loaded walk...Scored the game-winning run in the fourth inning against UAB in the C-USA Championship Tournament.


    2007 (Sophomore): Started 33 of 43 games played...Made 31 starts at right field and two in center...Hit .293 with runners in scoring position and reached base 38 percent of the time when leading off an inning...Went 3-for-4 with runners on third and less than two outs...Second on the team with six stolen bases and was a perfect 6-for-6 in steal attempts...Had five multi-hit games...Had a career best six-game hitting streak, the team's third longest of the season...Suffered a leg injury on April 18 and missed three weeks before returning against Tulsa as a pinch runner in the C-USA Championship...Scored the tying run in the C-USA Championship against Tulsa (5/10) in the seventh inning on a wild pitch...Went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored against East Carolina (4/14)...Hit in a run against Alcorn State (4/12)...Made a career high two outfield assists against Tulsa (4/6)...Had a season high four at bats against Middle Tennessee (4/4) and had two hits in the doubleheader...Went 3-for-6 in a two-game series against Southern Miss...Knocked in the game-winning run against UT Martin (3/28) in the third inning...Went 2-for-3 against Belmont with two runs scored...Made a career high four putouts against Cal State Northridge...Knocked in a RBI against Lipscomb (3/14)...Tied a school record with three stolen bases against Mississippi Valley State (2/23) and had a career high three runs scored with an RBI in a 2-for-2 performance.

    2006 (Freshman): Started 12 of 40 games played...Hit .154 in 26 at bats with nine runs...Stole five bases in six attempts...Played 11 games in the outfield and eight as the designated hitter...Came in to pinch run 25 times...Scored five runs as a pinch runner and had three stolen bases in four attempts...Entered the game as a pinch hitter twice...Scored two runs and was 1-for-2 with a stolen base and two walks in a 10-1 victory over Grambling State (2/12)...Went 1-for-2 and scored a run in the second game of a doubleheader with UTEP (3/18)...Scored a run in both games of a doubleheader against Grambling State (3/22) and went 2-for-4 in the two games...Scored the Tigers' only run in a 3-1 loss to Marshall (4/30).

    Prep: A four-year letterwinner and starter in the outfield at Wilson Central High School for Coach Ashley Putman-Serbian...Was an All-District 9-AAA honoree as a senior...Served as the lead-off hitter for the team as a freshman...Selected as the team captain as a junior...Led the team in batting average as a freshman...Presented the Lady Wildcat Award in 2003-04...Was a member of the National Honor Society and the BETA Club...Was also a Tennessee Scholar and listed among Who's Who Among American High School Students...Also a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and tutored students in math.

    Personal: Full name is Brittany LaShell Gooch...Daughter of Rodney and Felicia Gooch...Born Aug. 15, 1987 in Nashville, Tenn.

    Career Hitting Statistics

    Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG%BB HBP SO OB%SF SH SB-ATT
    2006 .154 40-12 26 9 4 0 0 0 0 4 .154 3 0 12 .241 0 0 5-6
    2007 .275 43-33 80 15 22 0 0 0 5 22 .275 1 1 20 .293 0 3 6-6
    2008 .247 44-36 89 12 22 1 0 0 5 23 .258 3 0 27 .272 0 5 9-11
    Total .246 127-81 195 36 48 1 0 0 10 49 .251 7 1 59 .276 0 8 20-23
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