Started all 49 games for the Blue Raiders at first base ... Tied career-high with four RBIs while going 3-4 at the plate against Virginia Tech on Feb. 26 ... Scored career-high three runs in 2-3 effort at the plate on March 11 against Lipscomb ... Equaled that mark on March 27 against Jacksonville State while tallying two knocks in three at-bats ... Posted 15 multi-hit games including recording three hits on five occasions ... Went 7-10 at the dish in three-game series against UL-Monroe on March 24-25 ... Smashed two home runs on the same day in games against Alabama State and Lipscomb at the Lipscomb Lady Bison Classic ... Wrapped up 2012 season as team leader in numerous offensive categories including home runs (10), RBIs (27), hits (50) and runs scored (27) ... Completed career first in school history with 1,284 career putouts ... Ranks among top-10 on school’s career list in home runs (19), total bases (219), RBIs (77) and hit-by-pitches (23) ... Finished season tied for second on Middle Tennessee’s single-season home run list with 10 long balls in 2012 ... Also among top-10 in single-season school history with .570 slugging percentage and 353 putouts during 2012 season.
Started 49 games at the first base position, posting a .246 average off 35 hits, while slugging .423 to help total 27 RBIs ... Went 4-7 with three RBIs and a home run in a season-opening doubleheader with Murray State on Feb. 13 ... Set career-highs with four hits, four RBIs, three runs scored and two doubles on Feb. 25 versus Murray State ... Hit a two-RBI double on March 11 against Hofstra ... Went a combined 4-9 with three RBIs and a home run on March 18-19 in a doubleheader with North Texas ... Tallied 14 RBIs in 13 games between March 11 and March 29 ... Hit a combined two doubles and two RBIs in a conference-doubleheader on April 22 against Troy ... Stroked a two-RBI double on May 7 versus WKU.
Started 53 of 54 games and posted a .265 average with three doubles, a triple, three home runs and 18 RBIs ... Hit a solo home run on Feb. 20 against Western Illinois ... Went 2-3 with a run and an RBI against Mercer on Feb. 21 ... Was a perfect 2-2 with a sacrifice and an RBI on March 14 against Central Michigan ... Combined for four hits in a March 27-28 conference series with South Alabama ... Tallied three hits with two home runs, five RBIs and two runs scored at North Texas ... Hit a double for an RBI on April 17 in a matchup with FIU ... Totaled eight hits, five RBIs and a double in three games with WKU.
Batted .157 in 43 games, including 38 starts ... Recored a team-high 290 putouts ... Collected first-career hit against Virginia at the East Carolina Invitational on Feb. 7 ... Went 1-for-3 against the host Seminoles at the Florida State Invitational on March 7 ... Recorded season-high two defensive assists against Troy on March 10 ... Stole first career base against Tennessee Tech on March 24 ... Went 1-for-3 at Louisiana-Monroe on March 28 ... Went 1-for-2 with a run scored at No. 20 Louisiana-Lafayette on March 31 ... Collected two hits and a stolen base against North Texas on April 4 ... Recorded first career RBI and double against the Mean Green ... Went 2-for-5 with an RBI, double and season-high 15 putouts at Evansville on April 21 ... Posted season-high four-game hitting streak from April 25-28 ... Also recorded three RBIs during the same stretch ... Hit first career home run against Jacksonville State on April 28 ... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored and double at Western Kentucky on May 2.
Four-year letterwinner for Steve Luke at Rockmart High School ... Named all-area player of the year and honorable mention all-state as senior ... Named to all-area team as freshman, junior and senior ... Batted .478 with 38 RBIs and 18 doubles while striking out just twice in 137 at-bats as a senior ... Named Honor Graduate as senior.
Kaycee Jo Popham ... Daughter of Kurt and Heidi Popham ... Born April 30, 1990 ... Majoring in nursing.