Jim Castañeda Scholarships Awarded to 15 Outstanding Student-Athletes
C-USA Spirit of Service Honorees Recognized
For the second consecutive year, Southern Miss' Mackenzie Sher has been named Academic All-C-USA.
Southern Miss dropped a 5-0 decision to FIU, ending the 2014 campaign.
FIU jumped out to early leads in both games of the doubleheader and Southern Miss was unable to recover.
Softball vs FIU
Southern Miss fell 3-0 to rival UAB on Sunday afternoon.
Southern Miss fell 7-4 in game 1 before being edged 4-3 in eight innings in the night cap.
Southern Miss will play in Sunday's consolation game on Sunday against Appalachian State.
2014 (Senior): Named Conference USA Player of the Week (March 31) ... One of two players to play in and start all 53 games on the season ... Finished the season with a .284 batting average, going 42-for-148 with 11 doubles, a triple, eight home runs, 20 runs scored, 27 RBI and 12 walks ... Boasted a .534 slugging percentage and a .348 on-base percentage ... Notched 11 multiple hit games with a team-best eight multi-RBI games ... Led the team in slugging percentage, runs batted in, home runs, total bases, games played and games started, while finishing in the team's top five in batting average, on-base percentage, runs scored, hits, doubles, triples, walks, hit by pitch, sacrifice flies, total plate appearances, at bats, total chances, putouts and assists ... Had a season-high three hits against UTSA, adding two hits versus North Dakota State, Detroit, UTEP, Alcorn State (2x), Middle Tennessee (2x), Arkansas-Pine Bluff and UTSA ... Drove in a season-high four runs against UAPB, while notching three RBI against Detroit and Alcorn State and two RBI versus Texas Southern, Alcorn State, Middle Tennessee, Troy and FIU ... Blasted home runs against North Dakota State, Detroit, Alcorn State (2x), Middle Tennessee, UABP, UTSA and ECU ... Had a triple against Alcorn State and a season-best two doubles against Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... Scored a season-high two runs against Detroit, ULM, Alcorn State, UAPB and UTSA ... Earned C-USA Player of the Week accolades, helping Southern Miss to a 4-1 record, including a C-USA series win against UTSA; Led the team a .714 batting average, going 10-for-14 with two doubles, two home runs, five runs scored and six RBI, boasting a team-best 1.286 slugging percentage and a team-high .706 on-base percentage to lead the team in hits, runs scored, doubles, home runs and total bases on the week with hits in all five games on the week, including multiple hits in four games.
2013 (Junior): Played and started in all 55 games on the season ... Recorded a .219 batting average, going 34-for-155 with seven doubles, nine home runs, 19 runs scored and 30 runs batted in ... Led the team in slugging percentage (.439), runs batted in (30), home runs (9) and total bases (68) ... Notched six multiple hit games and a team-high eight multi-RBI games ... Had a season-high three hits against UC Riverside and Sam Houston State ... Also had multiple hits against Louisiana Tech, UTEP, East Carolina and Tulsa ... Posted a team-best five RBI against Sam Houston State, finishing the game 3-for-4 with a home run, a run scored and five runs batted in ... Followed that performance with four RBI against Jacksonville State with another home run ... Hit home runs against Cal State Fullerton, Fresno State, Sam Houston State, Jacksonville State, Louisiana Tech, Troy, Houston, UCF and Tulsa ... Doubled against UC Davis, UC Riverside, Jacksonville State, Louisiana Tech, Appalachian State, UTEP and Tulsa.
2012 (Sophomore): Played in 44 games, making 41 starts ... Finished the season with a .217 batting average, going 28-for-129 with four doubles, a triple, four home runs, 12 runs scored and 22 runs batted in ... Led the team in home runs and runs batted in ... Boasted a .357 slugging percentage ... Had a pair of three-hit performances to set new career bests, going 3-for-5 at UTEP with two RBI and 3-for-3 at Alcorn State ... Defensively, recorded 166 putouts with 20 assists, fielding a team-best .984 behind the plate with just three errors, throwing out 12 runners attempting to steal.
2011 (Freshman): Played in 48 games with 47 starts at catcher ... Recorded 10 hits in rookie campaign, including two doubles and a home run, driving in five runs, while scoring another eight ... Posted first collegiate multi-hit game against LSU, finishing 2-for-3 at the plate ... Recorded 197 putouts and 31 assists for a .987 fielding percentage ... Had season-high nine putouts in two games.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas ... Earned First Team All-District honors four times ... Batted .470 during her senior season with 38 RBI ... Named the Newcomer of the Year in 2007 ... Helped the Cardinals capture the District Championship in 2009 and 2010 ... Played in the Texas Girls Coaches' Association (TGCA) All-State All-Star Game ... Named to the All-Greater Houston Area team ... Played travel ball with the Texas Eclipse Gold, participating in the 2009 ASA gold National Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Honor student.
Personal: Full name is Mackenzie Lynn Sher ... Daughter of Janet and Michael Sher ... Has an older brother, Zac, and a younger sister, Kendyll ... Born on Nov. 17 in Houston, Texas ... Majoring in psychology.
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