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First in Memphis history with nine career triples...Ranked second in school history for (25) career home runs and third all-time career slugging percentage (.502) in her 496 at bats...Second in Memphis' career hits (135) and second in most runs batted in (86)...Her 2011 season on base percentage (.443) is the program's highest career record...Her three triples in 2008 ranks highest season total in school history and her 101 assists in 2008 ranks tied for the third highest in season total...In 2008, recorded the most assists in program history with eight against Central Arkansas.
Started all 50 games and was the only player to start every game of the 2011 season...Had a 14-game hitting streak tying the school record with Lindsay Kelso from 2007...Named to the C-USA All-Conference First Team, C-USA Spirit of Service Award, C-USA All-Academic Team and 2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Region Second Team honor...Led the team with the highest batting average, (.353), on base percentage (.443) and stolen base percentage (.993)...Fifth overall highest in program home runs in one season with 10...Had 15 multi-hit games and had the longest reach base streak with 19...Went 2-for-4 with a home run against DePaul...Scored two runs, including the game-winner, in the 7-3 win over No. 22/24 Ohio State...Scored a run in a 3-2 victory over Kentucky...Hit a home run against Lipscomb to score the game-winning run in a 1-0 victory over 2010 All-American Whitney Kiinhl...Had four hits in six at-bats, including a triple and a home run, in the Tigers' doubleheader sweep of Alabama A&M...Scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth against Colorado State off a Jessica Phillips sac fly...Drove in the winning RBI via walk in game three against UTEP and led off the game with a home run...Scored the game-winning run in game one against Alabama State on a wild pitch...Knocked in a career-high five runs in the second game with ASU and hit Memphis' first inside the park home run in school history along with two doubles...Went 3-for-3 in the first game against Marshall with an RBI and reached base in all five plate appearances...Batted 5-for-6 with four RBI and two runs scored in a doubleheader sweep against Tennessee State...Knocked in the game-winning run in a 7-2 victory in game one against TSU and went 3-for-4 in the game with three RBI...Went 3-for-4 against Arkansas with a homer, two RBI and three runs scored...Scored the game-winning run in the opener against UCF...Pushed her career-best hitting streak to 14 games against UAB...Went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in game three against Southern Miss and knocked in and scored the game winning run...Went 2-for-4 in a victory over Chattanooga in the NCAA Regionals...Walked twice against Regional host Alabama.
Played in 46 of 51 games with 41 starts at shortstop...Had an 11-game hitting streak, which is the second-highest in school history and longest since Lindsay Kelso had a 14-game streak in 2007...Scored two runs in a doubleheader with Wichita State and had a double and sac hit in game two...Knocked in the game-winning run with an RBI double in the fifth inning against Appalachian State...Stole home on a double steal...Had her third stolen base of the season against IPFW...Doubled for the third time in the season against McNeese State...Went 3-for-7 with three RBI and three runs scored in a doubleheader with Belmont...Hit a long solo home run in game one and had a two-run triple in game two...Scored the only run for Memphis against Rutgers in the eighth inning...Went 1-for-3 against Loyola and scored the game-winning run in the fifth inning...Received a concussion against Fordham and missed the next five games...Returned to the lineup against UTEP and had two hits, three runs scored, three stolen bases and two walks in the three-game series...Scored the game-winning run in the first inning of game two...Had two stolen bases and scored the only Memphis run in game three...Had a single and a walk in game two of a doubleheader with Saint Louis...Walked twice and stole a base in the first game of a three-game series at Tulsa...Went 1-for-3 with a walk in game two...Went 1-for-2 with a walk in game two of a doubleheader with Mississippi Valley State...Had two stolen bases in a three game series with Marshall...Went 1-for-2 in game one against Houston...Scored the game-winning runs in both games of a doubleheader with Alabama State and hit a double in game two...Had two stolen bases in game one...Had two hits, a run scored and two stolen bases in a doubleheader with Middle Tennessee...Went 1-for-2 with a stolen base in game one against Southern Miss...Hit a three-run home run in game two...Went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a steal in game three...Went 1-for-3 and scored the only Tiger run in the 6-1 loss to Arkansas...Was 1-for-2 with an RBI in the top of third in game one against UAB...Was caught stealing for the first time out of 15 attempts in game two against UAB...Went 1-for-3 in games two and three vs. UAB...Went 1-for-3 in a 3-0 loss to ECU in game one of the series...Recorded nine assists and six putouts in the series...Went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI against Tulsa in the C-USA Tournament.
Started the first 16 games of the season before having season-ending shoulder surgery in March...All 16 starts came at shortstop...Despite only playing in 16 of the Tigers' 52 games, finished fifth on the team in RBI (15), tied for first in triples (2) and tied for second in home runs (3)...Hit .264 with 11 runs scored and three doubles...Had five multiple hit games and was third on the team with five multiple RBI games...Had a season-long hitting streak of three games...Had one game-winning RBI...Went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the season opener against Jacksonville State...Went 2-for-4 against South Alabama with two RBI, including a solo home run...Singled in the game winner against the Jags...Had a single and a stolen base against Northwestern State...Tripled twice in the same inning against Alcorn State and drove in four runs with the two hits and scored twice...Tied a C-USA record for most triples in a game with two...The four RBI tied her career high...Went 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored in the first game of a doubleheader with Middle Tennessee...Had a career high two doubles in the game...Also had two RBI in game two for a total of five in the doubleheader...Collected the only Tiger hit against Iowa...Went 2-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and a home run against Kennesaw State...Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a RBI, a double and two walks in game one of a doubleheader at Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Played in 48 games with 46 starts at shortstop...Did not start the final seven games of the season due to a fractured hand suffered after being hit by a pitch against UCF...Came in as a pinch runner twice after the injury...Served on the team as one of three co-captains...Had a season best five-game hitting streak in March...Tied for fourth in the conference with three triples...Had six multiple-hit games and tied for second on the team with six multi-RBI contests...Knocked in three game-winning RBI...Set a Memphis single game record with eight assists against Central Arkansas...Set a Memphis season record with three triples...Led the team in assists, which ties for third in the school season record book...Third on the team in runs (25), RBI (25) and total bases (56)...Fifth in hits (32) and home runs (5)...Had 13 two-out RBI...Was 6-for-11 with runners on third and less than two outs...Hit .302 with two outs...Went 2-for-4 against Bethune Cookman and had an RBI triple...Had a career high three hits and an RBI with two home runs against Idaho State...It is her second career multi-homer game...Went 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored against Arkansas-Pine Bluff...Had five RBI with two runs scored in a doubleheader with Central Arkansas...Had the game-winning RBI in game one in the first inning with a two-run triple...Hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning in game two to tie the game in an eventual Memphis win...Scored three runs and had two hits, including her third triple, in a doubleheader against Alabama A&M...Went 2-for-4 against Vermont and knocked in the game-winning run in the third inning...Had a two-run first inning homer against Furman...Went 1-for-2 and knocked in the winning run on a double in a 1-0 victory against UTEP...Went 3-for-7 with three RBI and two runs scored in a doubleheader with UT Martin...Hit a two-run homer and went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in game one.
Named the Tigers' Most Inspirational Player in 2007...Started the first 10 games of the season at shortstop before tearing her ACL in practice and missing the remainder of the year...Knocked in two game-winning runs and scored one game-winner...Selected to the Easton Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team hosted by LSU after having seven hits in the six games with six runs scored, eight RBI and four home runs...Broke up a no-hitter by No. 7 LSU with a home run in the sixth inning and helped send the game in to extra innings...Belted two home runs against Missouri and finished with three RBI and three runs scored...Drove in the only run in the fifth inning of a 1-0 no-hitter against Middle Tennessee and had six assists in the game...Hit in the game-winning run on a two-run homer against Missouri (2/10)...Knocked in the only Memphis run in a 3-1 loss to No. 7 LSU...Went 2-for-4 and scored the game winner in her first collegiate game against Centenary.
Played under Coach Mike Davis at Escambia High School and lettered all four years...A four-time Florida Sportswriters Association All-State selection and a four-time Pensacola News Journal All-Area first team member...A three-time Pensacola News Journal Player of the Year...Led Escambia to three-consecutive district championships and back-to-back regional championships and state semifinal appearances...Compiled a record of 25-6 with 255 strikeouts and a .091 ERA...Had a high school career batting average of .461 with 28 home runs, and 155 RBI...Spent time on the mound as well as in the infield at third base, second base and shortstop...Also lettered two years in volleyball as a setter...Voted "Most Athletic" by her senior class...High school activities included Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Latin Club and National Honor Society...Featured in Who's Who Among High School Athletes...A 2005 and 2006 Fellowship of Christian Athletes award winner...Member of the 2006 Escambia High School Hall of Fame.
Was a member of the High Intensity Gold traveling team...Led the team to the 2006 ASA Gold Nationals in Oklahoma City where the team placed 13th...Also played for the Diamond Aces Gold team and helped the team win a state championship in 2004 and two national championship appearances.
Full name is Heather Ashley Mott...Daughter of Doug and Maria Mott...Graduated from the U of M with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science in August 2010.