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Seniors Weekend was extra special for Jessica Sinclair.
The Yellow Jacket seniors will be honored on Saturday prior to game one
2008 All-ACC Academic Team
2009 All-ACC Academic Team
2010 All-ACC Academic Team
2011 All-ACC Academic Team
As a Redshirt Junior (2011): Appeared in 15 games starting one ... Notched a .188 batting average tallying three hits on the year while walking twice ... Went 2-for-3 vs. Pittsburgh (Feb. 19) ... Went 1-for-1 on a pinch hit against Belmont (March 13).
As a Junior (2010): Hit by a pitch in her first game of the season against Northwestern (Feb. 19) breaking her arm and missed the remainder of the season...Granted a medical redshirt.
As a Sophomore (2009): Saw action in 41 games, making 10 starts ... One of the main pinch hitting threats off the bench ... Hit .204 with six runs scored, two home runs and 11 RBI ... Drew seven walks and was also hit by a pitch eight times ... Recorded a .391 on-base percentage ... Tallied her first career hit with a single at Furman (Feb. 8) ... First career home run was a pinch-hit grand slam against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 13) ... Had a pinch-hit, two-run single at Virginia Tech (March 22) ... Went 1-for-2 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI at Virginia (April 18) ... Delivered a walk-off, RBI single in an extra-inning win over North Carolina (April 25) ... Had a pinch-hit, RBI single against Virginia in the first round of the ACC Tournament (May 8) ... Started both games of the Super Regional against Washington (May 23-24) and had a single.
As a Freshman (2008): Appeared in 12 games, making one start ... Was 0-for-9 with a RBI and a walk ... Had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage ... Made first collegiate appearance as a pinch hitter against New Mexico (Feb. 16) ... Made first career start as the designated player in the second game of the Tennessee Tech doubleheader (March 18) ... Tallied first collegiate RBI with a bases loaded walk against Boston College (April 19).
High School: Four-year letterwinner in softball under Coach Brad Thompson ... Finished senior season batting .493 with a .605 on-base percentage and a .667 slugging percentage ... Had 10 doubles and 24 RBI ... Three-time first-team all-region and first-team all-state as a senior ... Also named a state finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman award as a senior ... Other senior year accolades included GACA South All-Star team, Coca-Cola Athlete Award (the senior athlete with the most varsity letters), Salutatorian, Georgia Tech President's Scholarship and voted the Most Athletic by her classmates ... Also lettered in swimming and soccer ... School activities included Beta Club, National Honor Society, FCA, Student Government, Class President and editor in chief of the school yearbook.
Personal: Born Laura Caroline Hilton on March 4, 1989, in Vidalia, Ga. ... Parents are Rob and Karen Hilton ... Has one older sister, Sarah and one younger sister, Bekah ... Sarah graduated from Georgia Tech in 2008 with a degree in industrial engineering ... father also graduated from Georgia Tech with a Nuclear Engineering degree in 1980 ... Aerospace Engineering major.
Hilton's Career Hitting Statistics
Single Game Highs:
Hits: 2, vs Alabama, Feb 17, 2012; vs Pittsburgh, Feb 19, 2011
Home runs: 1, 3 times
Total bases: 4, 3 times
RBI: 4, vs Florida Atlantic, Feb 13, 2009
Runs scored: 2, at Virginia, Apr 18, 2009
Walks: 1, 11 times
Hit by pitch: 2, Boston University, May 15, 2009
Struck out: 3, vs Oklahoma, Feb 17, 2012
At bats: 4, North Carolina, Apr 25, 2009; at Auburn, Feb 19, 2012