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1   Veronica Wootson
Veronica Wootson


Fontana, Calif.

High School:
A.B. Miller High School




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.


O'Brien Rewrites Record Books As FSU Takes Two

The junior shortstop now owns the marks for most career home runs (30) and most RBI in a single season (57).

2007 Record Watch:
• Twelve triples shy of the ACC and FSU record held by FSU Hall of Famer Shamalene Wilson.
• Needs eight home runs to set the Seminole career home record. Also on track to break the all-time at-bats mark.
• Can break into the ACC career top ten with seven home runs, 17 doubles, 28 RBIs and 47 hits.
• On pace to rank in the FSU top five of virtually every career offensive category.
• Third All-America award would tie her with Wilson as the only Seminole to win the honor three times.
• Named to USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List.

2006 Season Highlights:
• Named NFCA First-Team All-America. Second All-America honor of her career.
• Also named First-Team All-American by Easton-Bell Sports.
• Picked up her second First-Team NFCA All-Southeast Region award.
• Earned second All-ACC selection with First-Team accolades in 2006.
• Tied for eighth in ACC history with 18 triples, while rating fourth on the FSU career charts.
• Moved up to fourth in school history with 18 home runs.
• Sixth with 27 doubles and slugging percentage (.494), ninth at 104 RBIs and 138 runs scored.
• ACC leader and second nationally with nine triples.
• Ranked in the top 10 in nine other offensive categories, including fifth with a career-best .360 batting average.
• Among league leaders in seven offensive categories during ACC games.
• Started all 70 games she played in at second base.

2006 Game Highlights:
• Tied for second on the team with 21 multi-hit games. Third with eight multi-RBI contests.
• Scored the game-winning run six times, including the lone run in the 10th inning versus No. 10 Arizona State (3/16) at the Judi Garman Classic.
• Drove in the game-winning run four times.
• Drove in a run and came around to score the game winner as FSU rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Maryland (3/4) in the Sunshine State Tournament.
• Set a career-high with a pair of home runs in game one at Jacksonville (2/22). Also tied a career-high with three runs while driving in a season-best four runs.
• Went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI as FSU beat Georgia Tech (5/13) to get into the ACC Tournament title game.
• Hit .333 (5-of-15) during the ACC Tournament with four RBIs and three runs scored.
• Tied a career-high as she went 4-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs against Florida A&M (4/12).
• Went 2-for-2 with three runs scored and two RBIs in game two versus No. 24 Florida (4/5).

2006 NCAA Tournament Highlights:
• FSU's top hitter with a .438 average during the NCAA Tournament. Also led the way with three RBIs and a trio of runs scored.
• Went 3-for-3 with a solo home run in game one of the Super Regional at Arizona State (5/26).
• Opened the Athens Regional with a 3-for-3 performance against Coastal Carolina (5/19).

2005 Season Highlights:
• Named to the Sunshine State All-Tournament team.
• Started all 62 games at second base.
• Led the team with 81 assists.
• Top five on the team in 13 different offensive categories.
• Rated second in at-bats (195), hits (47), doubles (8), steals (11) and total bases (68).

2005 NCAA Tournament Highlights
• Had the second-highest average on the team, hitting .429 with two home runs and a triple.
• Drove in two runs during the opener against Auburn (5/20) on a two-run home run.
• Produced three hits, a run scored and an RBI in the first contests versus Baylor (5/21).
• Knocked home a run and crossed the plate once as part of a 2-for-3 performance over Auburn (5/21).

2005 Game Highlights:
• Collected a season-high three hits for the first time with a trio of singles, to go along with two RBIs and a run scored, versus Syracuse (2/18) during the Sunshine State Tournament.
• First contest at NC State (3/7) saw her tie a career-high with three runs scored and a pair of stolen bases.
• Touched them all for the first time against St. Joseph's with a two-run homer.
• Virginia Tech game (5/12) during the ACC Tournament saw her tie a personal best with five at-bats.
• Scored the winning run against Florida A&M (2/9), Iowa State (3/11) and Virginia (4/23), while platting the game-winner versus Syracuse (2/18).
• Ended the year with a hit in seven of her last eight games.

2004 Season Highlights:
• Named Second-Team NFCA All-American, becoming the first Seminole rookie All-American.
• Selected as a 2004 Easton Second-Team All-American and NFCA All-Southeastern Region.
• Just the fourth Seminole to win ACC Rookie of the Year.
• 12th in the nation in runs scored and 15th in triples.
• Named ACC Player of the Week (4/12/04).
• Selected to the all-tournament team at the Seminole Challenge and FSU Invitational.
• Set new rookie records for runs, total bases and home runs.
• Led FSU in hits, runs, home runs (tied), triples and total bases.
• Had seven multi-RBI and a team-best 23 multi-hit games.

2004 WCWS Highlights:
• Started three games at second base and made nine at bats.
• Tallied a homerun and RBI while recording a .444 slugging percentage.
• Scored the only run in a 2-1 loss to LSU.

2004 NCAA Regional Highlights:
• One of three Seminoles named to the all-regional team.
• Scored a team and regional-high six runs.
• Had three hits and scored three runs vs. Long Island.
• Scored the only run in the 1-0 win over Cal State Northridge.
• Drove in three runs, including the game-winner in FSU's 5-4 come-from-behind win against Oregon.

2004 Game Highlights:
• First extra-base hit was a triple, as part of a two-hit and two-run game against Louisville (2/7).
• Florida A&M contest (2/8) produced her first career RBI.
• Hit 2-for-3 with two runs scored and brought in the winning run on a sac fly in the first game at Jacksonville (2/20). Scored the winning run on a passed ball in the second game.
• Hit her first career home run, a solo shot, vs. South Carolina (2/29) in the NFCA Leadoff Classic.
• Had a career-best four hits, including a double and triple, and scored the winning run vs. Rhode Island (3/5) during the Seminole Challenge.
• Collected nine hits and scored the winning run twice in six games during the Florida State Invitational.
• Set a career-high with five RBIs while crossing the plate twice versus St. Joe's (3/13).
• Ended the FSU Invitational by stealing home to score the only run in a 1-0 win over Michigan (3/14).
• Had a career-high two stolen bases in the first game vs. Florida International (3/25).
• Ended the regular season on a five-game hitting streak including hits vs. No. 12 Auburn (5/3) and No. 6 Michigan (5/8).

High School:
• Four-time All-CIF selection.
• Had her #2 jersey retired by A.B. Miller.
• All-CIF First Team from 2000-2002 and Second-Team All- CIF in 2003.
• Three-time league MVP (2000-2002).
• Named All-County by L.A.Times, San Bernardino Sun, Riverside Press Enterprise and Inland Times Empire.
• All-Division First Team 2000-2002. Offensive MVP 2000-2002. Rookie of the Year in 2000.

• Born January 20, 1985.
• Majoring in health education.
• Daughter of Tonie Johnson.
• Full name is Shandriell Veronica Wootson.

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