Tigers update record books in a plethora of categories following the 2016 season
First weekly SEC award in Rhodes' career
Tigers have four players earn SEC postseason honors
Tigers close out home schedule with two wins
South Carolina scores in seventh to take series
6-8-2016 Oklahoma vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series Final Game
6-7-2016 Oklahoma vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series Championship Game Two
6-5-2016 FSU vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series
6-4-2016 UGA vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series
6-1-2016 Auburn Softball at ASA Field and team meet and greet
WCWS All-Tournament Team (2016)
NFCA Third Team All-American (2016)
NFCA All-Region Second Team (2016)
All-SEC Second Team (2016)
SEC All-Defensive Team (2016)
SEC Player of the Weak (April 18, 2016)
NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team (2015)
All-SEC Second Team (2015)
SENIOR SEASON (2016): Was a key cog in a lineup that set four single-season program records offensively… drilled the second-most home runs ever in a season by a Tiger with 20… tallied the second-highest RBI total at 74, averaging more than one per game… started 67 of 69 games played, with a majority at first base… netted 66 hits, including 11 doubles… crossed the plate 54 times and added a pair of stolen bases… slugged a scorching .703 and reached base at a .429 clip… drew 31 walks… touted a .994 fielding percentage and led the team with 526 putouts… tabbed an NFCA Third Team All-American and NFCA All-Region Second Team member… secured a spot on the All-SEC Second Team and the SEC All-Defensive Team… earned Women’s College World Series All-Tournament Team recognition. Game Highlights: Reached base safely in all three plate appearances in season opener against Appalachian State (2/11)… belted first homer of the season to highlight a 2-for-3 performance at the dish with two RBI and two runs scored in a rematch with Appalachian State (2/14)… hit a double and had two RBI versus USF (2/19)… went 2-for-2 with a double and run scored against Fordham (2/21)… totaled five RBI and two hits, including a double, in back-to-back contests with Boston College (2/26) and St. John’s (2/27)… drilled a pair of home runs scored three runs combined against Western Illinois (2/27) and Indiana State (2/28)… blasted two home runs and contributed five RBI versus Bryant (3/5)… went 2-for-3 with three RBI against Georgia State (3/6)… held a consecutive three-game stretch of 6-for-12 with 11 RBI, four runs and three roundtrippers in contests with Florida (3/14), Samford (3/16) and Mississippi State (3/18)… after another game, had a three-game rally of five hits, including three home runs, and six RBI with games against Georgia State (3/23) and South Carolina (3/25-3/26)… named SEC Player of the Week (3/28)… blasted a home run and had four RBI to go along with two runs at Kentucky (4/1)… went 2-for-2 with three RBI and a double versus Troy (4/6)… flared a dinger to highlight 2-for-4 showing at the dish with two RBI and two runs at UAB (4/13)… went 8-for-11 with seven runs, six RBI and two home runs at Arkansas (4/15-4/17)… named SEC Player of the Week for second time during campaign (4/18)… hit 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI in series finale against Texas A&M (5/8)… collected three RBI on two hits in the SEC Tournament (5/13-5/14)… crossed the plate three times in the NCAA Regional finale versus Jacksonville State (5/22)… smacked a solo home run against Arizona (5/28)… went 3-for-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI in the Women’s College World Series opener versus UCLA (6/2)… drilled a homer and had three RBI against Florida State (6/5)… tallied three hits, including two home runs and three RBI in the Championship Series versus Oklahoma (6/6-6/8).
JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Hit a career-high .284 while starting all 67 games at first base for the Tigers...notched 52 hits with 28 for extra-bases, the hit total also a career-high...slugged 19 home runs, setting a new Auburn single-season record...also tallied 58 RBI and slugged .650, the RBI total another career-high...named to NFCA First Team All-Southeast Region and Second Team All-SEC, her first all-region and all-conference selections of her career...of her 19 home runs, had one grand slam vs. Ball State (2/13)...had a .989 fielding percentage, committing only five errors...in conference play, Rhodes batted .315 over 24 games with 23 hits, 21 runs scored, four doubles, one triple, nine home runs and 21 RBI...triples came at Ole Miss (3/16) and vs. South Alabama (5/17) in the NCAA Regional final, the first triples of her career...in both performances, the triples were her only hit in each game, but against the Jaguars, the three-bagger scored two in a 7-4 victory sending Auburn to the NCAA Super Regional...totaled 11 multi-hit games in 2015, highest total of her career...Set four new single-game personal records in 2015 in runs, hits, RBI and home runs. Game Highlights: Against Ole Miss (3/14), Rhodes went 3-for-3 with three home runs and seven RBI with three runs scored...had five games of three RBI or more vs. Ball State (4) (2/13), Winthrop (3) (2/15), Ohio State (5) (2/27), Ole Miss (7), Kentucky (3) (3/21) and Florida State (3) (3/25)...scored one of Auburn's two runs in its 3-2 nine-inning loss to Florida in the Women's College World Series semifinal...had another hit in the series vs. Tennessee (5/30), part of a 1-for-2 performance with one RBI, helping Auburn to its first win ever in the Women's College World Series.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Appeared in 56 games, while starting 54 as the primary first baseman...batted .218 with 21 runs scored, 34 hits, eight doubles, seven home runs and 45 RBI...her RBI total was good for third-highest on the team behind Branndi Melero (78) and Kasey Cooper (77)...hit .364 (24-for-66) with runners in scoring position...her RBI total also marks for a tie for the fifth-highest total in a single seson in Auburn history...slugged .404 and walked 10 times with a .272 on-base percentage...hit three grand slams, one each vs. IPFW (3/14), Georgia State (3/26) and Kentucky (3/30)...marked a .989 fielding percentage at first base, comitting only four errors with 27 double-plays...in conference play, Rhodes batted .130 in 19 games...in 54 at-bats, she had seven hits with three home runs and one double along with eight RBI. Game Highlights: Hit her first double of her collegiate career as part of a 2-for-3 game vs. Morehead State (2/8)...hit her first home run of her Auburn career vs. Jacksonville State (2/22), a three-run home run...totaled seven multi-hit games in 2014...longest hitting streak of nine games during the season occurring with a 1-for-2 game vs. Troy (3/12) through a 1-for-3 game vs. Mississippi State (3/23)...had only one hit in the NCAA Minneapolis Regional after going 1-for-3 with one double and one RBI vs. Green Bay (5/17) in the first elimination game...had a great SEC Tournament performance, going 3-for-7 over two games vs. South Carolina (5/7) and Alabama (5/8) with one RBI in each game.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Appeared in 25 games with six starts ... hit .083 with two RBI ... appeared in 16 SEC games with five starts. Game Highlights: Singled and stole a base against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... delivered RBI single in game two vs. Appalachian State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Kelly Risley ... helped lead Sarasota to two regional championships and one district championship ... lettered three years in softball and one year in basketball.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Kerry and Arthur Rhodes ... has one brother, Trey, and one sister, Fa ... Father, Arthur, played professionally for 21 years spending 20 seasons in Major League Baseball and winning the 2011 World Series as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals ... major: Public Administration.