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1   Veronica Wootson
Veronica Wootson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fontana, Calif.

High School:
A.B. Miller High School

Position:
IF

B/T:
R/R


03/31/2014

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.

03/22/2014

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.

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

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