Former Golden Eagle pitcher Courtney Ramos begins his first season as the team's graduate assistant following a stellar four-year career with the team.
As a player at Southern Miss:
As a Junior in 2011: Made 23 appearances with 13 starts ... Threw one complete game and finished with a 3-9 overall record ... Had a 4.95 ERA with 43 strikeouts ... Credited with one save ... Had a season-high seven strikeouts against Alcorn State (4/20) in relief ... Also did not allow a hit in 4.1 innings of work in that game ... Recorded seven games with three or more strikeouts ... Posted her wins against Central Arkansas (2/13), Nicholls State (4/13) and Alcorn State
As a Sophomore in 2010: Made 30 appearances with 22 starts ... Had 12 complete games ... Finished with a 3.74 ERA ... Pitched 134.2 innings ... Struck out 80 batters ... Earned a 2-1 victory over nationally ranked Florida State to open the season ... Recorded her first shutout against Belmont (2/28) ... Tallied a season-high 10 strikeouts against Drake (3/5) ... Worked 3.2 innings against Nicholls State with three strikeouts ... Posted a win against Marshall, pitching 7.0 innings and allowing only one run ... Pitched 6.1 innings of shutout ball against East Caroline (5/1) before losing 1-0 ... Picked up a win against Northwestern State in a three-hit shutout ... Recorded her first save in the second game of the doubleheader against Northwestern State (5/5) ... Pitched a three-hit shutout victory against UAB and struck out seven batters
As a Freshman in 2009: Had 31 appearances ... Started 22 games ... Finished with 15 complete games ... Recorded four shutouts, including a no-hit shutout against Jackson State-2 (2/18) ... Had a team-low 2.61 ERA ... Finished with a 12-12 record ... Pitched 155.1 innings ... Recorded 117 strikeouts ... Tallied a season-high nine strikeouts against UNLV (2/13) ... Earned her first win in her collegiate debut against Arkansas (2/7) ... Won her first three games to start her Southern Miss career ... One of seven freshmen to see substantial playing time
High School: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Paul Willis at Hilmar High School ... Earned her team's MVP three times ... Named Lady Jacket of the Year as a senior ... Received Western Athletic Conference C-Defensive Player ... First-team all-league honors ... Modesto Bee all-district selection ... Posted a 17-6 record with a 0.49 ERA ... Struck out 332 batters in 174 innings pitched ... Recorded 11 shutouts ... Ranked eighth in California in strikeouts ... Helped her team advance to the state section semifinals ... Garnered California High School Small School all-State accolades
Travel Ball: Played travel ball with the California Grapettes for Coach Todd Clark
Personal: Daughter of Kelly Amaral and Steve Ramos ... A management major.