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Hunter

Gibbons

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Infielder
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Woodleaf, N.C.
High School: West Rowan HS

Bio

2019 (Senior): All-Southern Conference First Team … Ended her career as the home run (35) and RBI (129) in the Western Carolina record books … Also tied for second for most doubles in a career with 35 … She ranks second for most runs scored in a career with 109 … For the season, she led the team with a .321 batting average – the highest average of her career … She started in played all 53 games topping the team with 50 hits which were also a season-best … She paced the team with 13 multiple hit games and had six multiple-RBI games … She recorded the longest hit streak of the team, for the season with 10-straight games and had the longest on-base streak at 13.

2018 (Junior): 2018 Southern Conference All-Conference Second Team … Played and started in 49 games … Had a .263 batting average with 36 hits, 31 runs scored, six doubles, one triple, 11 homeruns, and 27 RBI … Her 11 homeruns is a season-high for Gibbons which ties for sixth place in the WCU record books for homeruns in a season and becomes the ninth Catamount in program history to have double-digit homeruns in a season … Her 28 career homeruns in just one shy of tying the career record at WCU for longballs in a season and two from breaking it … She also has 101 career RBI ranking second in the WCU record books and six shy of breaking that record as well … For 2018 had eight multiple hit games on the season and nine multiple RBI games … Longest reached base streak of the season as it was halted at 17 straight.

2017 (Sophomore): Named to SoCon All-Conference Second Team ... Tabbed SoCon Player of the Week ... Broke the school record for doubles in a season-ending 2017 with 16 which also ranked second in the Southern Conference for the season ... Played and started in in all 48 games ... Led the team with a .318 batting average which was good for the 10th best batting average in the SoCon ... Her 47 hits led the team ... She had nine homeruns on the season to lead the team and tied for fourth in the SoCon ... She also paced the team with 40 RBI which ranked third in the SoCon ... She also scored 26 runs ... Hit the walk-off single RBI to lift WCU to a 6-5 win against Virginia Tech ... Had 10 multiple hit games and 11 multiple RBI games ... Her longest hit streak for the season was six and her longest reach base safely streak was eight.

2016 (Freshman): Named Southern Conference Player of the Week (May 9) ... Played in 45 games and started 34 ... Had a .191 batting average with 21 hits, 21 runs, three doubles, eight homeruns, and 34 RBI ... In the month of May, Gibbons burnt up the diamond with a .308 batting average with three of her eight homeruns in the final five games of the year ... Hit the first home run of her Catamount career against Charleston Southern on Feb. 19 ... Had a day in the 8-0 win over Southeast Missouri State hitting a career-high three hits and also knocking in five RBI with a two-run home run picking up RBI in all three at-bats ... Accounted for five of Western Carolina's 10 runs in the 10-1 win over Charlotte including hitting her fourth home run of the season - a three-run shot ... Twice had five RBI in a game (vs. Southeast Missouri and ETSU) ranking tied for second in the WCU record books for RBI in a game ... The four runs scored against ETSU (Mar. 25) is tied for first in the WCU record books for runs in a game ... Had four multiple-hit games and nine multiple RBI games.

High School: Three-time all-conference, all-county at West Rowan High School ... Named SPC Player of the Year her junior year ... Also, her junior year, helped leads team to SPC champions and SPC tournament championship.

Personal: Daughter of Jeff and Sharon Gibbons ... Has three sisters, Brittany, Jessica, and Madison.

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