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Olivia Gibson
Olivia Gibson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tuscaloosa, Ala.

High School:
Tuscaloosa Academy

Height:
5-9

Position:
Catcher

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R



05/25/2012

Comeback Win Lifts Alabama to Eighth Women's College World Series

Alabama claims its sixth NCAA Super Regional title

05/12/2012

Top Seed Alabama Claims SEC Softball Tournament Title

Alabama wins its fifth SEC Tournament Championship

04/05/2012

No. 2 Softball Welcomes No. 21 LSU in Pivotal SEC Matchup

SEC's top two teams face off in Tuscaloosa this weekend

03/07/2012

No. 1 Softball Downs Samford, 7-3

Alabama improves to a perfect 18-0 on the season

02/24/2012

No. 2 Softball Sweeps Day One of the Easton Bama Bash

Tide opens home schedule with two wins

2012 (SENIOR)
Played in 18 games, with 11 starts at catcher...Mardi Gras Invitational: Collected first hit of the season against Lipscomb (2.11).

2011 (JUNIOR)
Was named to the SEC All-Academic team ... saw action in 18 games, earning four starts ... batted .222 with a .556 slugging percentage ... went 2-for-5 with a run batted in and a run scored against Alabama A&M, earning the start at first base (Feb. 12) ... went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs against Troy (Feb. 13) ... hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run against Mississippi (May 7) ... was limited most of the season due to a hand injury ... played in eight league games, only recording four at-bats.

2010 (SOPHOMORE)
Played in 29 games and earned the start 18 times ... finished the season with a .306 average, four home runs and 12 RBI ... batted 2-for-2 against Rhode Island at the Hatter Invitational with a double and a home run in her first start of the season (Feb. 19) ... smacked a RBI double and walked twice to open the NFCA Leadoff Classic against Iowa (Feb. 26) ... hit a two-run double against DePaul at the Easton Challenge (March 7) ... hit a solo home run in game two at Georgia (March 13) ... batted 2-for-4 with a RBI in the series finale at Georgia (March 14) ... hit a solo home run and scored a run in the series finale against South Carolina (March 21) ... batted a perfect 2-for-2 with a RBI in a start behind the dish at Auburn (April 3) ... hit a pinch-hit home run against Northwestern (April 11).

2009 (FRESHMAN)
Played in 23 games and made two starts as a true freshman ... batted .118 (2-for-17) with a RBI ... appeared in nine SEC games ... collected a hit in her first plate appearance in a Crimson Tide uniform on opening day as a pinch-hitter against Northwestern State on Feb. 7 ... drove in a run against No. 19 ranked Southern Illinois on Feb. 27.

HIGH SCHOOL
Gibson played for Coach Billy White at Tuscaloosa Academy ... a second-team EA Sports High School All-American ... a four-time Alabama Independent Schools Association All-State honoree ... a member of the 2008 Alabama Sports Writers Association's Super All-State team ... 2007 and 2008 AISA All-Star team ... Super 10 for Tuscaloosa County in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... 2006 University of Alabama "Catcher of the Camp" and 2007 University of Alabama MVP ... four-time AISA State All-Tournament team and the 2008 MVP ... played for the Alabama Pride club team ... hit .567 as a senior in 2008 with 60 hits in 106 at bats and just six strikeouts ... posted a .496 average as a junior with a .618 on-base percentage and a .785 slugging mark ... has 59 hits in 118 at bats in 2007, collecting 12 doubles, six triples and three home runs with 43 RBI and 47 runs scored ... connected for a career-best 11 home runs with 70 RBI and 61 runs scored as a sophomore in 2006 when she hit .467 ... reached base at a .545 clip while slugging .768 ... had a career-best 69 hits in 148 at bats with 17 doubles and five triples.

PERSONAL
Olivia is the daughter of Rick and Linda Gibson ... has one brother, Grant, and one sister, Natalie ... was active outside of softball as a member of the Beta Club, the Civinettes Service Club and has been a three-time president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... began playing softball at age nine ... earned three letters in volleyball at Tuscaloosa Academy ... Gibson's first cousin, Eric Dubose, pitched for Mississippi State and was selected in the first round of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft by the Oakland Athletics ... another first cousin, Meghan Lee, played softball at Jefferson State Community College.

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