Catamount Softball Opens Play in SoCon Tourney Wednesday
Notes: Recorded WCU's first-ever stolen base, swiping second in the bottom of the third inning in game one of the home-opening series with South Carolina State (2/19/06) ... Transferred to Western Carolina University from Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tenn., after completing her eligibility with WSCC ... Is joined on the Catamounts' roster by former Walters State teammates, Ashley Adams and Jamie Swank ... Her high school coach, Monte Sherrill, also coached her Catamount teammates Swank and Stephanie Beatty at Central Cabarrus HS.
2007 (Senior): 2007 Southern Conference Second Team selection (outfield) ... Started 61 games ... Had the second-longest hitting streak of the season, hitting safely in 10 consecutive games ... Overall, had a batting average of .302 ... Ranked third on the team in runs scored with 33 ... Second on the team in walks, drawing 27.
2006 (Junior): One of just three returning players that started all 61 of Western's games in 2006, 60 of which came in center field and once in left field ... Ranked third on the team and tied for eighth in the SoCon in walks (27) and is the third-best returning player from a year ago ... Posted the team's fourth-best on-base percentage, reaching base on 39-percent of her at bats.
Prior to Western: Ranked in the Top 15 in batting average in the National Junior College Athletic Association's (NJCAA) Region VII / Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletics Association (TJCCAA) statistics, hitting .386 last season with 54 hits including nine doubles, three triples, and three homeruns ... Finished last season with 35 runs scored, 33 RBI and 21 stolen bases, which ranked sixth in the region ... As a freshman, hit .269 with 28 hits, 21 runs scored and 14 RBI ... Ranked in the Top 13 in the region with 10 stolen bases (12th) and three triples (13th).
High School: Played three sports at Alexander Central High School - four years of volleyball, four years of softball, and one season of basketball ... Earned the team's "top hitter" award in volleyball, in addition to All-Northwestern Conference accolades.
Personal: Full name is Nicole Elizabeth Bost ... Daughter of Tim and Donna Bost ... Has two younger siblings; Jessica and Anna ... Majoring in Physical Education.