Big Ten/ACC Challenge action continues Saturday
Rapid fire questions with the team
Emily Anderson, Maddie Lionberger and Samantha Pierannunzi earned the honor
Six Yellow Jackets earned better than a 3.5 GPA in 2015-16
Jackets win 5-3 in game one, before falling 7-1 in game two
As a Junior (2017): Made 27 starts in the circle and threw 14 complete games for a 10-14 record … Recorded a 3.91 ERA in 159.1 innings pitched with 111 strike outs … Pitched five complete extra-inning games … Finished the regular season eighth in the ACC in batters struck out … Struck out nine against Penn State (Feb. 17), and fanned eight batters three times … Did not allow a walk in 12 innings pitched at Kennesaw State (April 25).As a Sophomore (2016): Made 29 appearances with 23 starts and 20 complete games … Pitched 160 innings with a 3.02 ERA and a record of 10-13 … Struck out a career-best 14 batters against NC Central (March 14) … Pitched a one-hit complete game shutout against Tennessee State (March 16).
As a Freshman (2015): Made 19 appearances with eight starts and four complete games ... Threw 55.1 innings with 46 strikeouts ... Fanned a season-high eight batters in the season opener against Kansas (Feb. 6).
High School: A four-year letterwinner for head coach Jan Jones at LaGrange High School, serving one year as captain ... Selected to play in the 2013 Georgia Dugout Club all-state game ...Went 17-6 with a 1.16 earned run average, and she achieved a milestone when she recorded her 1,000th career strikeout against Northwest Whitfield in the opening round of the state playoffs in her senior year ...Among the team leaders at the plate with a .310 batting average, and she was second on the team with 24 RBI as a senior ... A2010 first-team all-state selection and a two-time second team all-state honoree (2011, 2012) by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) ... Helped LaGrange to become 2010region 6-AAA champions ... Played club softball for the Atlanta Vipers and in 2012 compiled a record of 37-3 with 10 saves in the circle ... Led the 2012 Viper squad to first-place finishes at the Georgia ASA 16A State Championships, the Open Invitational, the King of the Mountain tournament and the 16A season opener.
Personal: Born Emily Carter Anderson on Sept.26, 1995 in LaGrange, Ga. ... Parents are Jay and Ashley Anderson ... Sister to Ben and Matthew... Both of her parents are Georgia Tech alumni and graduated in 1990 ... Majoring in biology.