This week, GoTigersGo.com previews the Tigers infielders on the 2014 team as we move closer to opening day on Feb. 7.
Memphis ends three-game losing skid
Tigers sweep Murray State to end regular season
2013 Memphis Softball Portraits. Photos by Lindsey Lissau
Memphis softball at CBU on October 9, 2012 in a 8-2 victory.
Memphis vs East Carolina on May 5, 2012 at the Tiger Softball Complex. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis softball vs Alcorn State on April 10, 2012 at the Tiger Softball Complex. All photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis vs. Team NPF on September 30, 2011.
Earned All-Conference USA Second Team honors at third base in her first year at Memphis to become the seventh player in program history to earn All-C-USA accolades ... Started 46 of the 51 games she appeared in ... Led the team in slugging percentage (.422) ... Had the second-highest batting average on the team (.289) and the third-best on base percentage (.366) ... Hit .667 when the bases were loaded ... Was second on the team in walks with 16 ... Was sixth in the conference in sac bunts with 10 ... Finished the season tied for fourth in the program's single-season record book with triples (2), while also ranking fourth with the most sac hits (10) ... Had 37 hits, 15 RBI, 19 runs scored and 10 multiple-hit games during the season ... Recorded four doubles and three home runs ... Had a season-best three hits against Southern Miss twice (3/31, 4/1), going 3-for-4 and 3-for-3 against the Golden Eagles ... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored against No. 8 Tennessee (4/17) ... Hit her first home run as a Tiger in a 3-1 win over UT Martin (3/14) ... Drove in three runs in a 4-0 win over UTEP (4/14) ... Hit a three-run home run against UCF (4/20) ... Recorded her fourth double of the season in the C-USA Tournament against UAB (5/10).
Lettered two seasons at Chattanooga State for Coach Beth Keylon-Randolph ... Spent time at both shortstop and center field ... An all-region second team selection in 2011 ... Helped the Tigers become Region VII champions in 2010 and finish 53-14 ... Chattanooga State finished 46-14 in 2011 ... As a sophomore, hit .381 with 38 runs scored, 11 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 48 RBI ... Boasted a .597 slugging percentage and a .447 on base percentage ... As a freshman in 2010, hit .347 with seven home runs, 48 RBI, 25 runs scored and a .480 slugging percentage.
A four-year letterwinner at Chattanooga Christian School in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... Coached by Emily Pensinger ... Played both softball and volleyball in high school ... Named all-state in 2009 and all-district in 2008 and 2009 ... A Chattanooga Times Free PressBest of Preps all-city selection from 2007-09 and the team's offensive player of the year from 2006-09.
Played travel ball with the Chattanooga Fillys from 1997-2007 and the Georgia Heat in 2008 ... Earned a NSA National Championship with the Fillys.
Full name is Laura Katherine Curtis ... Born on February 25 in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... Daughter of Emily Thibodeau and Craig Curtis ... Also enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, tennis and basketball ... Major is health and human performance.