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Lauren Walton
Lauren Walton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palmetto, Fla.

High School:
Palmetto High School

Height:
5-6

Position:
OF

Bats/Throws:
L/R

2006 ... Played in 53 games, starting 33 ... Batted .311 with one double, one triple and two RBI ... Was 9 of 12 in stolen base attempts ... Batted .333 in 24 home games and .281 in 28 SEC contests ... Finished with a .952 fielding percentage ... Opened the season with a .417 average in 12 games in the month of February and was 5 for 5 in stolen base attempts ... Was 3 for 5 in a doubleheader against Alabama April 25 ... Was the only Tiger with a multiple-hit effort at the NFCA Leadoff Classic, going 2 for 2 with a bunt single against Missouri ... Had consecutive multiple-hit efforts against Jacksonville State and Mercer, finishing with two hits apiece ... Set a career-high with three runs scored against Evansville Feb. 11.

2005 ... Played in all 68 of the team's games, starting 67 ... Batted .223 with 20 runs scored and seven runs batted in ... Tied for second on the team with three triples ... Posted a .958 fielding percentage, committing three errors in 68 chances ... Was named the Most Valuable Player of the War Eagle Classic after going 9-for-17 with four RBI in six-game stretch ... Posted a career-high four hits against Birmingham-Southern on Feb. 19 ... Had seven multi-hit games, and posted a three-game hit streak from Feb. 19-20.

2004 ... Played in 59 games, starting 58 ... Crossed the plate 12 times but failed to drive in a run ... Was 12 of 15 in stolen base attempts, including 6 for 7 in SEC play ... Went 1-for-2 against Florida A&M on Jan. 30, her first collegiate game ... Went 2-for-4 against Wichita State on Feb. 7.

High School ... Named first-team All-State as a junior and senior after leading team to a pair of district titles ... Earned Second-Team All-America honors each year as well ... Was a three time first-team All-County member and was a four-time Academic All-American ... Was named Gatorade Athlete of the Year in 2003 ... Batted .545 as a senior and stole 43 bases while setting a school record with 60 hits ... Hit .537 the previous year with 40 stolen bases ... Also played volleyball for two years and was the team MVP as a senior.

Personal ... Born Sept. 14, 1984 in Bradenton, Fla., to Larry and Cathy Walton ... Has one sister, Christen, 25 ... Majoring in elementary education.