177 Western Carolina Student-Athletes Honored
Catamounts win second straight SoCon series
Pitching staff combines for 25 strikeouts in pair of games
Garrett and Chastain play final games for Catamounts
Will face UNCG in elimination game later today
Softball vs. Furman Day 1 SoCon Tourney
Softball vs. Furman (Senior Day)
Catamount Softball vs. Samford
Catamount Softball at Georgia Southern
2017 (Senior): Played and started in all 48 games … In six of those games she spent time behind the plate catching but the majority of the season she guarded third base … She had a .237 batting average with 28 hits, six doubles, 14 RBI and 17 runs … She broke two school records to close out her career now owning the hit by a pitch record (44) and the walks record (73) … She ranks tied for second in the WCU record books for doubles in a career with 32, fifth in runs scored (91), seventh in hits (156) and 11th in RBI (76).
2016 (Junior):Played and started in all 57 games splitting time between third base and catcher ... Had a .264 batting average with 46 hits, 40 runs, Played and started in all 57 games splitting time between third base and catcher ... Had a .264 batting average with 46 hits, 40 runs, 10 doubles, two doubles, one triple, two homeruns and 18 RBI ... Broke the school record for being hit by a pitch in a season getting plunked 15 times ... Hit the first triple of her career against Austin Peay on March 6 ... Reached base safely in 16 straight games before having it snapped ... Had 10 multiple hit games and four multiple RBI games.
2015 (Sophomore): Played and started in 49 games with 48 of the games at third base and one behind the plate ... Had a .252 batting average with 35 hits, 19 runs, a team-leading 10 doubles, two homeruns and 19 RBI ... Third on the team with a .972 fielding percentage ... Had eight multiple hit games and six multiple RBI games ... Had a streak during the season of reaching base safely in seven straight games and also had a season-best four-game hitting streak.
2014 (Freshman):2014 SoCon All-Conference Second team and SoCon All-Freshman Team ... Earned Player of the Week honor ... Led the team in batting average (.311), hits (47), RBI (25), homeruns (7) and walks (23) ... Third on the team in doubles (6) and fifth on the team in runs scored (15) ... Led the team in multiple hit games with 14 and five times having three hits ... Tied with teammate Courtney Price for most games reaching base safely with 14 ... Longest hitting streak of the season was five straight games.
High School: Four-year letter-winner at Cuthbertson High School ... As a senior was named all-district, all-conference all-state, Union County MVP and Hot Stove Gamer of the Year ... Also as a senior had a .461 batting average and 45 RBI ... As a junior had a .458 batting average with 23 RBI and named all-district, all-conference and First Team UCPS ... Her sophomore year had a .481 batting average and 28 RBI and all-district, all-conference and all-state selection ... As a freshman, who had a .292 batting average and 18 RBI, she was the only freshman to make the state team.
Personal:Kara Marie Salvo ... Daughter of Dan and Donna Salvo ... Father Dan played football at United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point and mother played softball at County College of Morris in Randolph ... Has one sister, Amanda.