Seniors Kuzma, Weseman, and Bear earned the honor for the third time in their career
Head Coach Sharon Perkins, Shannon Bear and Hope Rush talked to the media
Tech will face the loser of the UT-Martin/Alabama game Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
After a 9-1 thrashing of No. 19 Florida State in the ACC Semis the Jackets got a sweet treat
Seniors spark Georgia Tech's third ACC Tournament title in four years.
Georgia Tech Softball senior utility player Shannon Bear sat down with junior teammate Kelly Delashmit to discuss the upcoming senior weekend
2009 All-ACC Academic Team
2010 All-ACC Academic Team
2011 All-ACC Academic Team
2011 - March 8 Player of the Week
2011 Capital One Academic All-District First Team
As a Junior (2011): Appeared in 44 games on the year starting in 37 of them ... Finished the year with a .301 batting average notching 34 hits in 113 plate appearances ... Knocked out eight doubles, two triples and nine home runs for a .646 slugging percentage ... Brought in 31 RBIs ... Drew 11 walks and was a perfect 2-for-2 in stolen bases ... Went 3-for-4 against Fordham (Feb. 12) with a double and a run scored ... Netted yet another 3-for-4 effort against Evansville (March 4) blasting three doubles, scoring two runs and driving in four ... Was a perfect 2-for-2 (March 11) against Bowling Green scoring two runs and driving in two while notching a homerun ... Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBIs against Georgia Southern (March 15) blasting two home runs ... Drove in another four runs on a 2-for-4 effort against Coastal Carolina (March 18) notching a triple and scoring two runs of her own ... Went 2-for-3 at Winthrop (March 22) scoring two runs and hitting two doubles.
As a Sophomore (2010): Started 16 games and made 57 appearances... Batted .180 with 16 runs scored, two home runs and four RBI... Compiled a .923 fielding percentage on the season for the Jackets...Scored three runs against Seton Hall (March 5) while registering two hits in three at bats with a walk... Hit her first home run of the season against Dartmouth (March 7) and added two RBI... Went 2-for-2 with a walk and scored three runs against Boston College in the first round of the ACC Tournament (May 14).
As a Freshman (2009): Saw action in 45 games while making eight starts ... Batted .350 with seven runs scored, two home runs and five RBI ... Drew four walks, was hit by a pitch and recorded three stolen bases ... Had a RBI single in her first career at bat against Kennesaw State (Feb. 25) ... Blasted pinch hit home runs against Toledo (March 7) and Tennessee Martin (March 10) giving her two round-trippers in her first four at bats ... Had a .650 slugging percentage and a .480 on-base percentage.
High School: Four-year letterwinner for coach Troy Pirkle ... Helped lead team to region championships in 2006 as well as 2007 while also making an elite eight appearance in 2007 ... Two-time all-county and 2007 second-team all-state selection ... Participated in the North-South All-Star Game ... Holds high school career records for home runs, RBI and walks while also setting single-season marks in home runs, RBI, walks and runs scored as a senior ... Ranked fifth in class of 665 and was also involved with the Beta Club, Top Scholar Athlete and the Ideals Leadership Foundation ... Was secretary of the Student Ambassador Team.
Personal: Born Shannon Flanley Bear on May 29, 1990, in Allentown, Pa. ... Parents are Bryan and Kathy Bear ... Has an older sister, Brittany, as well as a younger brother, Patrick ... A Biochemistry major.
Bear's Career Hitting Statistics
Single Game Highs:
Hits: 3, vs Fordham, Feb 12, 2011; vs Evansville, Mar 04, 2011; Georgia Southern, Mar 15, 2011
Doubles: 3, vs Evansville, Mar 04, 2011
Triples: 1, vs Penn State, Mar 08, 2011; at Coastal Carolina, Mar 18, 2011
RBI: 4, 4 times
Home runs: 2, Georgia Southern, Mar 15, 2011
Total bases: 9, Georgia Southern, Mar 15, 2011RBI: 4, vs Evansville, Mar 04, 2011; Georgia Southern, Mar 15, 2011; at Coastal Carolina, Mar 18, 2011
Runs scored: 3, vs Seton Hall, Mar 05, 2010; Georgia Southern, Mar 15, 2011; vs Boston College, May 14, 2010
Walks: 2, NC State, Mar 26, 2011
Struck out: 3, vs Arkansas, Feb 27, 2010
At bats: 4, 15 times
Stolen bases: 1, 5 times