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61 Autumn Bishop

Class: Sophomore Position: C Height: 5-8 Previous School: Murrieta, Calif. Hometown: Murrieta, Calif.

2017 (Fr.)
• Played in 50 games, starting 49 times (20 – C, 12 – 1B, 9 – DP, 7 – RF, 1 – LF)
• NFCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region first team utility player, the first freshman in program history to be named first team all-region
• VaSID All-State first team utility player
• Big South All-Conference first team utility player
• Big South All-Freshman team
• Three-time Big South Freshman of the Week (Feb. 27, March 6, May 1)
• Batted .381 with 15 doubles, three triples, two homers, 23 RBI, 41 runs scored, 19 walks, a .473 on-base percentage and 8-for-11 on stolen bases
• Ranked second in the Big South in on-base percentage, fourth in batting average, tied for fourth in both doubles and triples and tied for fifth in slugging percentage
• Hit .481 in 10 conference games played, despite missing a month due to injury
• Registered 16 multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI contests
• Recorded first career hit, a double, in first career game against Chattanooga (Feb. 10)
• Went 2-for-3 with three RBI against Fairleigh Dickinson (Feb. 11)
• Tied program record with two triples versus Morgan State (Feb. 12), going 3-for-4 with three runs scored
• Posted three-hit game against Texas State (March 4)
• Hit first career home run versus Rhode Island (March 10)
• Batted .519 (14-for-27) with three doubles, one homer, four RBI and 10 runs scored during 10-game hitting streak, from March 14 through April 26
• Led Liberty with a .387 batting average during the NISC, going 12-for-31 with three doubles and a .457 on-base percentage in the event
• Hit 3-for-4 with a double and one run scored in win over Lamar (May 24), forcing a winner-take-all NISC final game
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll

Prep
• Graduated from Murrieta Valley High School
• A four-year starter, she batted .434 for her career with 24 homers and 96 RBI
• Four-time All-Southwestern League selection
• 2014 Southwestern League MVP
• Hit .526 with nine homers and 21 RBI as a senior
• As a junior, batted .505 with seven home runs, 28 RBI and 44 runs scored
• Also played high school volleyball

Personal
• Daughter of James and Elizabeth Haney
• Plans to major in exercise science, with the career goal of becoming an occupational therapist for military veterans
• Twin sister, Amber Bishop, is a sophomore on the Liberty softball team
• Birthday is Feb. 14

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  • Bishop, Engler Earn Big South Weekly Honors

    First baseman Autumn Bishop was named Big South Player of the Week, while classmate Elizabeth Engler was voted Big South Pitcher of the Week, announced Monday. Read More

    Mar 26

  • Autumn Bishop Earns 2nd Straight Big South Player of the Week Honor

    Liberty sophomore first baseman Autumn Bishop has been named Big South Softball Player of the Week for the second week in a row, after her dominant performance versus Gardner-Webb. Read More

    Apr 2

  • DiMartino, Richardson Repeat as Big South Softball Major Award Winners

    On the day prior to the 2018 Big South Softball Championship, the Liberty softball team received 13 Big South postseason honors. Read More

    May 8

  • Bishop Twins, DiMartino Named to NFCA All-Region Team

    The Liberty softball team received three honors on the 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) NCAA Division I All-Mid-Atlantic Softball Team. Read More

    May 17

  • DiMartino, Richardson Earn VaSID All-State Major Awards

    Liberty junior pitcher Julia DiMartino and Head Coach Dot Richardson received major awards today, as the VaSID University Division All-State Softball Team was announced. Read More

    Jul 3

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