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Amber Donovan

Class: Sophomore
Position: UTL
Height: 5-8

Previous School: Mercy

Hometown: Guilford, Conn.

2012 (Fr.)
• Appeared in 41 games, with 35 starts (23 – DP, 6 – C, 6 – LF)
• Led team with 10 doubles and five HBP, tying for team lead with 17 walks
• Batted .202 with .344 on base percentage, three home runs, 15 RBIs and 13 runs scored
• Liberty's opening-day starting catcher, hitting a sacrifice fly at Elon (Feb. 10)
• Recorded first career hit on Feb. 11 versus Georgetown, spurring five-game hitting streak
• Named to all-tournament team at USC Upstate Tournament
• Tied NCAA Division I record with three doubles, going 4-for-4 against Savannah State (Feb. 24) in first game of a doubleheader
• Hit first career home run in game two against Savannah State (Feb. 24)
• Reached base four times against East Tennessee State (March 6), with two hits and two walks
• Hit game-winning three-run homer in seventh inning at Gardner-Webb (March 25)
• Earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete mention
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll

Prep
• Graduated from Mercy High School
• Competed in softball for two seasons before focusing on track and field
• Batted .430 as a freshman, earning All-Southern Connecticut Conference honors as a catcher
• Named to all-area teams by Middletown Press and New Haven Register
• Hit .438 during her sophomore year, repeating as an all-conference selection
• Lettered in track and field as a junior and senior, and was all-conference in the indoor 4X200 relay
• Played on ASA state champion club team in 2008
• Placed third at Pony nationals in 2009
• Received first honors all four years of high school
• National Honor Society member

Personal
• Daughter of Kevin and Lauri Donovan
• First Liberty softball player to hail from Connecticut in NCAA Division I era
• Majoring in exercise science
• Birthday is Feb. 4