Earned First-Team All-Sun Belt Honors ... One of the greatest all-around hitters in program history, Abel finished her career holding the school records for most hits (238), singles (186), and total bases (314) ... She has the second most runs scored (105) and walks worked (64), while also holding the third most doubles (37) and triples (6) ... Her 78 career RBIs and batting average (.364) are fourth-highest for a Blue Raider ... Started 51 of 51 games in 2011 at the designated player or outfield position ... Lead the squad in six season offensive categories, including batting average (.387), slugging percentage (.587), on-base percentage (.461), hits (60), doubles (17), RBIs (29) and total bases (91) ... Tied for the most doubles a per game in the Sun Belt Conference with an average of .333 ... Was third in the league with an average of 1.18 hits per game ... Had 15 extra-hit games ... Opened the season on February 13 against Murray State, going 3-4 with two RBIs, a double and a walk ... Posted a career-high five RBIs in a 4-6 outing against Georgia Southern on February 20 ... Broke the Middle Tennessee program record on March 4 against Louisville, blasting a two-run home run ... Knocked a single-game high two doubles on March 15 against FIU, also had a home run in the game ... Went 2-3 with a double and two RBIs on March 19 verses North Texas ... Combined to go 7-12 in a conference-set at ULM on March 26-27 with four RBIs and two doubles ... Record a triple and an RBI in a 2-2 effort against Lipscomb on April 6 ... Tallied four hits in eight at bats in a series with Troy on April 22-23 ... Was a perfect 3-3 with a double, two runs scored, two walks, and an RBI on May 7 against WKU ... In her last game as a Blue Raider, Abel went 3-4 with an RBI and a double ... Was voted 2011 team MVP.
Led the Blue Raiders with 60 hits and a .347 batting average in 54 games with 11 RBIs and eight doubles ... Her average was the ninth highest in the Sun Belt Conference ... Went on a 14 game hitting streak from April 10 to May 1 ... Went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and a RBI against Minnesota on March 5 ... Stole one base and went two for four against Ball State on March 14 ... Posted a season high three RBIs and went three for four in the second game against South Alabama on March 27 ... Went three for four with a double and two runs scored in a win over Louisiana on April 6 ... Totaled five hits and three runs in a doubleheader with TSU ... Scored four RBIs with three hits and a double on a May 8 douleheader against WKU.
Batted .310 in 15 games, including 13 starts, before season-ending injury ... Hit .375 against left-handed pitchers ... Went 1-for-2 with RBI, two runs scored, two stolen bases and two walks against Memphis on February 17 ... Went 2-for-4 with season-high two RBIs against Winthrop at Florida State Invitational on February 21 ... Tied season-high in hits by going 2-for-4 at No. 6 Tennessee on March 18.
Played in and started all 53 games, batting .381, with five doubles, three triples, four home runs, 26 RBIs and 31 runs scored ... Sun Belt Conference All-Second Team selection... Led squad in batting average, hits, total bases, slugging percentage, least strikeouts, least errors and outfield assists ... Named Sun Belt Player of the Week on April 7 after leading the Blue Raiders to a series victory against conference-foe North Texas ... For week, batted .364, including two game-winning hits, in three games and led team in homeruns , RBIs , total bases and slugging percentage ... Had career-high eight game hitting streak between March 16 and March 29 ... Tied for team lead for multi-hit games with 19 ... Led team with.408 batting average versus right-handed pitchers ... Hit first career grand slam, a game-winner, in Middle Tennessee's 8-4 win over North Texas on April 5 ... Ended season on a seven-game hitting streak, her second such streak of the season ... Scored hits in six straight games from February 23-28 ... Collected three or more hits a team-high four times, the last being against Florida Atlantic on April 27 ... Collected 13 hits in final seven games of the year ... Hit RBI triple in first at-bat of season against Georgetown ... Went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, two runs scored, a double, a triple and a walk against Belmont on February 23 ... Went 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in the second game of a twinbill at Troy on March 4 ... Went 1-for-3 with a homerun, run scored and a RBI against #19 Louisiana-Lafayette on March 16 ... Collected four hits, two RBIs and a double in the South Alabama series from March 21-22 ... Collected two hits and a RBI in consecutive games against Austin Peay on March 26 ... Went 2-for-3 with a homerun, run scored and RBI against Louisiana-Monroe on March 29 ... The next day, collected two hits and two RBI in series finale against the Warhawks ... Went 2-for-5 with first career grand slam and four RBIs at North Texas on April 5 ... Picked up a season-high two walks at Chattanooga on April 10 ... Went 3-for-4 against Florida International on April 13 ... Collected three hits and a RBI at Tennessee Tech on April 23 ... Collected three hits, including final homerun of season, and three RBI in final game of series at Florida Atlantic on April 27 ... Batted .500 with two runs scored and a triple in the Sun Belt Championships ... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored, a triple and a walk against Florida International ... Had two hits and one run scored in the season finale against Western Kentucky.
Batted team-leading .357 in 42 contests, starting 35, with six doubles, 22 runs scored and eight RBIs ... Also posted 11 walks and 13 stolen bases ... Walked, stole a base and scored a run in first career game, versus Wright State at Buzz Classic ... Singled, walked and scored in first career start, against San Jose State at Buzz Classic ... Doubled, drove in a run and scored once versus Troy ... Became a fixture in the lineup starting March 14 versus Jacksonville State ... Singled in opener versus JSU and went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI in second game of doubleheader ... Had two hits versus Bradley and went 5-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in second game of twinbill against South Alabama ... Collected two hits and scored once in first game of doubleheader versus Memphis ... Posted six-game hitting streak from April 7-18, including a three RBI performance in second game of doubleheader at Florida International and 3-for-4 effort with two runs scored at Louisville ... Registered two hits in second game of twinbill at Austin Peay and in second game of doubleheader at Lipscomb ... Also scored twice at LU ... Posted two hits with two walks and only home run of the season in second game of twinbill at Florida Atlantic ... Collected nine hits in four games in Sun Belt Tournament ... Went 2-for-3 with a triple and three runs scored versus FIU ... Had two hits in final game of the year, against FAU.
First Team All-Area by Herald-News, All-Southwest Suburban Conference and varsity captain as junior and senior.
Corrie Lynn Abel ... Daughter of John and Debi Abel ... Born August 25, 1988 ... Majoring in Exercise Science.