2013-14 Softball
Meagan Balding
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Meagan Balding
No.: 34
Pos.: IF/OF
Cl.: Sr.
Ht.: 5-7
B/T: R/R
Hometown (Last School): Niceville, Fla./Niceville H.S.
Rosters: 2013-14 Softball
2012-13 Softball
2011-12 Softball

2013:

  • Started 31 of 40 games played as a junior
  • Finished fourth on the Fins in fielding percentage (.983)
  • Went 18-for-94 to finish .191
  • Tallied eight runs on the season with a season-high two against Cornell (3/20 G1), where she also made two hits, two RBI, one triple and hit .172
  • Recorded 11 RBI
  • Had four multi-hit games

2012:

  • Started in 36 of 41 games as a sophomore
  • Hit. 291 (30-103) with five doubles, three home runs and nine RBI
  • Had six multi-hit games
  • Had an RBI hit against ETSU (4/14, G2)
  • Went 2-for-3 with a homer against Florida Atlantic (3/16)
  • After going hitless in the opener, recorded a hit in the next 10 games
  • Batted 2-for-4 with two RBI and a home run against Seton Hall (2/25)
  • Named to the A-Sun Scholar-Athlete team
  • Earned A-Sun all-academic honors and was named to the Dean’s List

2011:

  • Started 47 of 51 games as a freshman
  • Finished with six doubles and 15 RBI
  • Had three hits and an RBI in NCAA Tourney win vs. B-CU (5-21)
  • Went 2-for-3 in each game in doubleheaders against UNF (5/4) and Stetson (5/6)
  • Tallied season-high four hits at FAMU (4/13)
  • Recorded RBI hit at ETSU (4/1, G1)
  • Had two RBI hits vs. Toledo (3/6)
  • Recorded game-winning double vs. Villanova (3/5) and game-winning home run vs. Saint Joseph’s (3/4) in consecutive days at the USF/Under Armour Invitational in Clearwater, Fla
  • Had RBI double vs. UCONN (2/27) and FAMU (2/19)
  • Recorded first collegiate hit vs. B-CU (2/11)
  • Earned A-Sun all-academic honors and was named to the Dean’s List

High School:

  • Four-year starter at Niceville High School under Danny Hensley
  • Helped the Eagles record 20-plus wins each year
  • Earned the outstanding offensive player award during her first three seasons
  • As a senior, batted .404 with three home runs, six doubles and 22 RBI to lead Eagles to the state championship final
  • Earned all-state and defensive MVP honors for her efforts
  • As a junior, recorded 30 RBI and 20 doubles for a .385 average
  • As a sophomore, received all-area honors and broke the school record for home runs in a game with three
  • Played traveling softball for High Intensity
  • Earned Wendy’s Heisman Award honors in recognition for outstanding achievements in scholarship, athletics and citizenship
  • Also received the President’s Education Award from the White House and U.S. Secretary of Education

Personal:

  • Born March 4, 1992 in Paduach, Ky.
  • Daughter of Andrew and Brenda
  • Has two brothers, David and Danny
  • Grandmother, Shirley, played basketball at Mt. Carmel College of Nursing
  • Grandfather, David, played lacrosse and soccer at the Naval Academy
  • Father, Andrew, competed in swimming, fencing and pistol at VMI
  • Major is pharmacology