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Hively and Williamson Earn a Spot on C-USA All-Academic Team
On the field, Hively and Williamson have been key players for the Thundering Herd. In conference-play, Hively has started in all 23 games, while Williamson owned the circle in 18 starts and 20 appearances, posting a 13-7 conference record. In the 23 conference games played, Hively posted a .290 batting average, while connecting for 18 hits. She has four homers in conference action, 30 total bases and 13 RBIs. Williamson held opponents to a .230 batting average, while posting a 2.59 conference ERA in 121.2 innings pitched. She is responsible for two shutouts victories and striking out 120 conference batters.
Williamson, who is 29-16 on the season, is nationally ranked – holding third place in strikeouts and tying third place in wins. She leads the conference in innings pitched (275.0), batters struck out (331), wins (29) and games started (39). She ended the regular season with a 2.16 ERA, holding her opponents to a .194 batting average.
Hively is on the conference leader board as well, tying for fifth place in home runs (9) and placing sixth in putouts (313). Overall she hit .270 on the season in 52 games started. She connected for 37 total hits, crossed the dish 19 times and touched 68 total bases. She ends the regular season with the second-highest slugging percentage (.496) and tied for the longest reach-base streak this season (18).
Off the field the two excel in the classroom. Hively earned a 3.89 GPA and will graduate with two degrees in exercise physiology and psychology. Williamson produced a 3.69 GPA, while attaining a physical education and health education degree. Most recently, both were selected as First Team in District 2 for the Capital One Academic All-America Team, along with senior Ashley Gue.