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8   BillieAnne Gay
BillieAnne Gay

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tallahassee, Fla.

High School:
Lincoln

Position:
C


2006 Season Highlights: • Played in 32 games, making 21 starts at catcher. • Missed 22 games during the middle of the season after sustaining a hand injury against Cal State Northridge. • Raised her average 20 points during the last month of the season. • Picked hits in each of her last three games, including a single in the last bat of her collegiate career. • Fifth on the team with a .308 batting average during the NCAA Tournament.

2006 Game Highlights: • Scored the game-winning run three times, including a pair of ACC games - North Carolina & Virginia Tech. • Drove in run with an RBI double then came around to score against the Hokies (4/22). • Also had an RBI double in game two at Jacksonville (2/22).

2006 NCAA Tournament Highlights: • Tied for the team lead with three hits during the NCAA Tournament Super Regional. • Got the start in both of the Super Regional games against Arizona State. • Equaled her career-best with two hits versus Arizona State (5/26) during the first game of the Super Regional. • Started both regional championship games against Georgia, throwing out a runner in each contest. • Had a single in game two -- her first in the NCAA Tournament -- as FSU beat the Bulldogs to advance to the Super Regional.

2005 Season Highlights: • Set career-highs with 39 games played and 34 starts behind the plate. • Had her best season at the plate, resetting all of her offensive career highs. • Threw out double-digit runners for the third year in a row, upping her career total to 40. • Third on the team with nine multi-hit games. • Ranked in the top five in four offensive categories, including third with 12 sacrifice bunts.

2005 Game Highlights: • Posted her first career multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 against SE Louisiana (2/19) during the Sunshine State Tournament. • Second game of a doubleheader with North Carolina (3/4) saw her cross the plate twice for the first time in her tenure. • Lone hit against St. Joseph's (3/11) at the FSU Invitational was her first career triple. • Cranked her first collegiate home run with a solo shot against Troy (5/1). • Went to the plate a career-high five times versus Virginia Tech (5/12) at the ACC Tournament.

2004 Season Highlights: • Perfect behind the plate with a 1.000 fielding percentage in 330 chances. • Led FSU with a .583 stolen base allowed (SBA) percentage as she pegged 10 of the 24 runners that tested her arm. • Also had all three of Florida State's pickoffs in 2004. • Of FSU's two starting catcher's, Gay had the fewest passed balls, the lowest SBA, the most assists, chances and putouts. • Member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll and the Dean's List for the fall of 2003.

2004 WCWS Highlights: • Replaced Elisa Vasquez at catcher and made an appearance against LSU (5/30).

2004 Game Highlights: • Threw out a pair of runners against So. Mississippi (3/15). • Gunned down opposing base runners in eight games. • Made five appearances at the plate, catching most of the time for USA Softball Player of the Year Jessica van der Linden.

2003 Season Highlights: • Second amongst all freshmen in starts and third in appearances. • Second on the team in chances and putouts. • Allowed the fewest stolen bases and threw out the most base stealers on the team. • Gunned down almost 60 percent of would-be stealers. • Second amongst all freshmen in slugging percentage, third in at bats, hits, doubles and on base percentage. • Strong performance in the classroom earned her a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2003 Game Highlights: • Recorded her first career hit and scored her first career run against Florida A&M (2/7). • Collected another hit in her next start, getting her first-ever RBI versus Iowa State (2/14). • Against ranked UMass (2/23) in the NFCA Classic she recorded the first double of her career going 1-for-2. • Registered a season-high three assists against Iowa State and Troy State (3/5). • Had a career-high 18 putouts in a 10-inning win over Boston University (3/22) • Appeared in two games during the 2003 ACC Tournament, the Seminoles' victory over Georgia Tech and their championship- game victory over Virginia.

High School: • Named Class 5A First-Team All-State in 2002 and Class 6A First-Team All-State in 2000. • Wendy's High School Heisman candidate in 2002. • Two-time Lincoln MVP and four-time Offensive Player of the Year. • First-Team All-Big Bend three straight years. Named Athlete of the Year and Most Athletic as a senior. • Set the single season record for putouts as a sophomore and the single season hit record as a senior. • Holds Lincoln's career record for doubles, RBIs and putouts. • Named First-Team All-Big Bend for golf as a junior and was Lincoln's golf MVP for the regional finalists as a senior. • Lincoln High Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2002.

Personal: • Born February 16, 1984 • Graduated on April 29 with a degree in psychology • Daughter of Bill and Karen Gay.

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