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3   Stephanie Hartness
Stephanie Hartness

RS Freshman

Niceville, Fla.

High School:




O'Brien's Career Day Carries Seminoles To Sweep Of Pitt

Redshirt junior Maddie O'Brien reaches base in all nine plate appearances as Florida State takes both games of a doubleheader against Pitt on April 16.


Seminoles Drop Close Game To Florida

Florida's two-run home run in the top of the seventh carries the Gators to a 4-2 victory on JoAnne Graf Field.


O'Brien Hits 16th HR As FSU Outlasts Maryland

The No. 8 Seminoles held off the Terrapins' comeback to complete the sweep of Maryland.


Florida State Grabs Two Wins On Paint It Pink Day

The No. 8 Seminoles posted two run-rule victories over Maryland on April 5 at JoAnne Graf Field.


Seminoles Use Long Ball To Sweep UNC

No. 9/11 Florida State had two home runs in a 5-1 victory over North Carolina on March 31.

Freshman Season:
Got off to a great start but her first season was cut short by an ankle injury ... received a medical redshirt ... started all four of her games played in right field ... was perfect from the plate against Bethune-Cookman going 4-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and five RBIs ... finished the game against Jacksonville batting 2-for-3 with a double and registered her first stolen base as a Seminole ... recorded two RBIs in the season opener against Florida A&M on Feb. 8 ... through four games batted .462 (6-for-13) with two doubles and eight RBIs ... batted second in the order in every game played.

High School:
Phenomenal softball player at Niceville High School ... becomes the first National Fastpitch Coaches Association High School All-American to sign at FSU since Brittany Joseph in 2007 ... named an NFCA First-Team High School All-American ... batted .518 with four home runs, five triples and 36 RBIs from the leadoff spot as a senior ... earned NFCA second-team All-America honors as a junior ... batted .550 while leading her high school to its first-ever state title ... managed not to strike out at all as a junior ... earned all-county and all-regional honors in all four seasons of high school ball ... 5A state second team player as a sophomore ... 5A player of the year in junior season ... won gold for the 18U nationals team in the same year ... earned Northwest Florida Player of the Year and 6A state player of the year honors following senior year ... named the All Sports Association/Daily News Big School Softball Player of the Year as she led Niceville to the 6A runner-up spot in senior season ... member of the National Honor Society and an honor roll student.

Born on Aug. 23, 1994 .... majoring in exercise science ... daughter of Yvonne and Bob Hartness ... favorite movie is "Grease" ... favorite song is "More than a feeling" by Elvis ... favorite ice cream is moose tracks .... considers herself to be like celebrity Robert Downey Jr. because of their similar sarcasm and sense of humor ... cannot live without her phone ... loves watching "Criminal Minds" ... most played song on her iPod is "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis ... wears the number three because of Babe Ruth ... favorite home-cooked meal is chicken and dumplings ... names work ethic, honesty and faith as qualities that make a team leader ... has learned team commitment from playing sports ... sport idol as a child and person she would most like to meet is former softball standout Natasha Watley ... has ambitions of being a physical therapist.

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