Batted .189 over 132 at-bats in 48 games ... Started 46 games, all at third base ... Led team with three sacrifice flys ... Ranked second on squad with 131 defensive assists ... Had four-game hit streak from April 5-9 ... Collected first career hit, RBI and double against Tennessee Tech at the Kennesaw State Tournament on February 9 ... Later that day, hit first career homerun against hosts Kennesaw State ... Went 1-for-1 with three RBIs and a walk against UT Martin at the Middle Tennessee Classic on February 23 ... Went 1-for-2 with a RBI and two walks in the second game of a twinbill against Troy on March 4 ... Went 1-for-2 with a run scored and her first career triple against Evansville on March 13 ... Went 1-for-3 with a homerun, a run scored and three RBI in the second game of a doubleheader against Austin Peay on March 26 ... Went a combined 4-for-6 with a homerun, four runs scored, two RBIs, a double and a walk in the doubleheader finale the series against Louisiana-Monroe on March 30 ...Went 1-for-2 with a RBI and a double against North Texas on April 5 ... Went 2-for-3 with RBI and a double against Southeast Missouri on April 9 ... Went 1-for-3 with a RBI against Chattanooga on April 10 ... Collected a season high three hits in the first game of a twinbill at Florida Atlantic on April 26.
BEFORE MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Played two seasons at Motlow State CC, earning TJCCAA All-Conference honors both seasons and Region VII All-Tournament accolades as sophomore ... Ranked 23rd nationally in home runs and 20th in RBIs as freshman and 21st in home runs and 45th in RBIs as sophomore.
Four-year letterwinner in softball and basketball at Murray County HS ... Named Honorable Mention All-Area as freshman ... Voted Area Player of the Year, Region 6-5A All-Region Tournament and All-Sectional Tournament as junior ... Earned Region 7-4A All-Area as senior ... Holds school record for career pitching wins with 51, once tossing 23 consecutive scoreless innings as junior ... Batted .333 as freshman, .387 with 0.84 ERA as junior and .328 with .484 slugging percentage as senior ... Played in Tennessee-Georgia All-Star game following senior season ... Named All-Area, AllTel Hoopfest All-Tournament, Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Player of the Month and played in Tennessee-Georgia All-Star game as senior in basketball.
Whittney Michale Padgett ... Daughter of Mike and Susan Padgett ... Born February 3, 1987 ... Father played baseball at Lincoln-Memorial University from 1981-84 ... Majoring in Animal Science.