8  Leigh Rowan
Leigh Rowan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Lassiter HS

Height:
5-8

Position:
OF

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R


Awards

  • All-Conference USA Freshman Team (2007)


Career Highlights


Ranks fourth all-time in school history in highest career slugging percentage (.440) and most times hit by a pitch (9)...Is tied for fourth in Memphis history in most career sacrifice hits (12) and is fifth in highest batting average (.278)...Is one of seven Tigers to have multiple home run games and has accomplished the feat twice.

Academic Highlights


Made the 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll awarded to student-athletes who carry a 3.0 GPA or higher for the school year...A member of the fall 2006, fall 2007, fall 2008 and spring 2009 Tiger 3.0 Club given to the Memphis student-athletes who have at least a 3.0 GPA for the semester...Majoring in sport and leisure management while at Memphis.

2010 (Senior)


Has started all 51 games in right field...Went 2-for-3 with a career best five RBI in the season opener against Wichita State...Knocked in the eventual game-winning run with a three-run homer and also had a two-run double...The five RBI ranks tied for fourth in school history...Had six RBI in the doubleheader and hit in the only run in game two....Went 1-for-3 with an RBI double against Appalachian State...Had a hit and a walk against IPFW...Went 2-for-5 with three runs scored in a doubleheader against Belmont...Went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored against Drexel...Hit a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning...Singled against North Dakota State...Went 2-for-4 with a runs scored against Jacksonville...Went 2-for-3 with a stolen base against Loyola...Hit a solo home run against Fordham...Knocked in the only two runs with a two-run homer in the first inning against Virginia Tech in a 2-0 win...Had her third game-winning RBI of the season in the game...Had two hits, two runs scored and three walks in a doubleheader with North Florida...Scored the game-winning run in the third inning of game two...Went 2-for-3 in game one of a doubleheader with UCF...Had RBI doubles in the each of the first two games in a three-game series with UTEP...Had a run scored in the second game of a doubleheader with Saint Louis...Had two hits and a run scored in a three game series with Tulsa...Went 5-for-7 with four RBI and two runs scored in a doubleheader wtih Mississippi Valley State...Went 2-for-4 with a RBI in game one...Went 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored in game two and had a double and a home run...Knocked in the game winning run in game two with a double in the third inning...Went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and two walks in game one of the three-game series with Marshall...Scored the winning run from third in the bottom of the seventh inning in the 5-4 victory over the Thundering Herd...Went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in game two against Middle Tennessee...Went 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in game two against Southern Miss...Went 2-for-4 and scored two runs in game one against UAB...First run proved to be the game-winning run...Went 3-for-9 in three-game series with East Carolina...Had 11th multi-hit game of the season and 25th of career after going 2-for-3 in game three.

2009 (Junior)


Played in 38 games with 22 starts...Made 20 starts as the designated player and one start at both right field and left field...Hit .263 with two home runs, four doubles, three runs scored and four sac hits...Tied for third on the team in RBI (17) and fourth in slugging percentage (.421)...Hit .257 with six RBI in C-USA play...Had three multiple hit games and four multiple RBI games...Had a season long hitting streak of five games...Led the team with 16 pinch hit appearances and hit .500 (7-for-14) as a pinch hitter with seven RBI, two doubles and a triple...Went 1-for-3 in the season opener against Jacksonville State...Doubled in a pinch hit appearance against Northwestern State...Knocked in a run with a pinch hit sacrifice fly in the second game of a doubleheader with Middle Tennessee...Had a pinch hit single against Drexel...Had a pinch hit triple against Miami (OH)...Went 2-for-4 with four RBI, a double, a stolen base and a SAC in game one of a doubleheader against Arkansas-Pine Bluff...Knocked in the game-winning RBI in the third inning...Had a RBI single against UMKC...Had a pinch hit single in game two of a doubleheader against Central Arkansas...Had an RBI double in a pinch hit appearance against Utah...Knocked in a run against Radford...Went 2-for-2 in the final game of a three-game series with Tulsa...Both hits were solo home runs, marking her second career two-homer game, which ties a Memphis record...Recorded a hit in all three games against Southern Miss...Doubled and scored in game two of a doubleheader with the Golden Eagles...Knocked in a RBI in game two of a doubleheader with UT Martin...Went 2-for-4 in game two of a doubleheader with Marshall...Cleared the bases with a three-run single in a pinch hit opportunity in game two against Houston...Had a pinch hit RBI single in game two of a doubleheader with UCF...Went 1-for-4 with two RBI against UAB in the C-USA Championship Tournament.

2008 (Sophomore)


Played in 48 games with 40 starts...Started 14 games in right field and 26 as the designated player...Had six multiple-hit games and tied for second on the team with six multi-RBI contests...Scored two game-winning runs...Tied for second on the team in hit by pitch (4), and third in home runs (6)...Fourth on the team in batting average (.259), slugging percentage (.463), RBI (21), doubles (4) and sac bunts (4)...Fifth on the team in on base percentage (.344) and total bases (50)...Had 10 two-out RBI...Led the team with five hits in the USF Wilson Invitational and had a .385 batting average with four RBI and two runs scored...Went 3-for-4 with two two-run homers against Florida Gulf Coast...Hit a two-run homer and scored two runs against Nebraska...Scored the game-winning runs against Texas Tech and Nebraska...Went 2-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and her fourth home run of the season against Alabama A&M...Went 1-for-2 against Oklahoma...Went 1-for-2 against Vermont with a run scored and a double...Went 2-for-3 against UAB...Had an RBI in a pinch hit appearance against UTEP...Had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI in a doubleheader with Alcorn State (4/15)...Recorded the Tigers' only hit against UCF...Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a two-run homer against East Carolina...Went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored against Tulsa...Had a bases clearing double in the game...Went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer against UAB in the C-USA Championship Tournament.

2007 (Freshman)


Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team...Played in 46 games with 20 starts...Started the final 17 games of the season in right field after an injury to Brittany Gooch...Led the team with a .317 batting average and had six doubles...Hit .423 against left handed pitchers...Led the team with seven pinch hits and hit .350 coming off the bench...Hit .333 with runners in scoring position...Had a five-game hitting streak in April...Had five multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games...Knocked in two game-winning runs...Had four-straight hits against UAB...Stole her first career base against UAB...Hit two doubles in the second game of a DH with Austin Peay...Belted the first home run of her career to lead off the fifth inning against Marshall...Had her first career multi-hit game against Marshall with a home run and single...Hit a two-run pinch hit single in game one of a doubleheader with Tennessee State...Drove in the winning run in the sixth inning against San Diego on a pinch hit two run double...Knocked in the game-winning run in the third inning against Alabama A&M and had two RBI in the game...Had her first collegiate hit come against Missouri on an RBI single.

Prep


Prepped at Lassiter High School for Coach Scott Kelley in Marietta, Ga....Team's defensive player of the year as a junior and freshman and the offensive player of the year as a sophomore...Member of the Canada Cup All-Tournament Team in 2005. Club


Played with the Georgia Fire Gold...Tied for sixth at the 2006 ASA Gold Nationals...Team competed in the ASA Gold Nationals in Salinas, Calif., in 2005 and in Marietta, Ga., in 2004...2004 team won the Elite Fastpitch National Championship...Played in the ASA 16A Nationals in 2003.

Personal


Full name is Leigh Rowan...Daughter of Bob and Martha Rowan...Father lettered in football at Texas (1975)...Granddaughter of Bob Patterson, a former Memphis athletic director and assistant Tiger football coach who still resides in Southaven...Born on March 8, 1988 in Atlanta, Ga.

Career Hitting Statistics

YEAR AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%
2007 .317 47-20 82 8 26 6 0 1 12 35 .427 4 2 16 0 .364 0 4 1-1 12 0 1 .923
2008 .259 48-40 108 15 28 4 0 6 21 50 .463 10 4 25 2 .344 0 4 2-2 10 0 2 .833
2009 .263 38-22 76 3 20 4 1 2 17 32 .421 6 3 12 0 .337 1 4 2-2 1 0 0 1.000
2010 .270 51-51 159 19 43 6 0 5 21 64 .403 14 1 32 2 .333 0 1 2-2 34 0 1 .971
TOTAL .275 183-133 425 45 117 20 1 14 71 181 .426 34 10 85 4 .343 1 13 7-7 57 0 4 .934

Career Highs
At Bats 5 (vs. UAB, 4-28-07)
Runs 2, five times (last vs. Tulsa, 3-22-09)
Hits 4 (vs. UAB, 4-28-07)
RBI 4, two times (last vs. UAPB, 2-26-09)
Doubles 2 (vs. Austin Peay, 4-25-07)
Triples 1 (vs. Miami (OH), 2-22-09)
Home Runs 2, two times (last vs. Tulsa, 3-22-09)
Total Bases 9 (vs. Florida Gulf Coast, 2-9-08)
Walks 2 (vs. St. John's, 3-12-09)
Strikeouts 2, 10 times (last vs. Marshall, 4-4-09)
Sacrifice Hits 1, 12 times (last vs. UT Martin, 4-1-09)
Sacrifice Flys 1 (vs. Middle Tennessee, 2-17-09)
Stolen Bases 1, five times (last vs. Central Arkansas, 3-4-09)
Hit By Pitch 1, nine times (last vs. Samford, 4-15-09)
Caught Stealing N/A
Put Outs 2, four times (last vs. Tulsa, 5-3-08)
Assists N/A
Errors 1, three times (last vs. East Carolina, 4-26-08)
Multi-Hit Games 14
Multi-RBI Games

12

Long Hitting Streak

5

Game-Winning RBI 3
Game-Winning Run 2

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