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Hope Rush
Hope Rush

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stockbridge, Ga.

High School:
Eagle Landing Christian Academy

Height:
5-6

Position:
P/DP

B/T:
R/R



04/22/2013

Georgia Tech Falls In Back-And-Forth Battle At North Carolina, 11-6

The Jackets tallied double-digit hits in the loss

04/21/2013

Georgia Tech Splits Doubleheader With No. 25 North Carolina

Jackets dropped game one 7-1; won game two, 8-5

04/20/2013

Tech Softball Begins Key Two-Week Stretch At No. 25 North Carolina

The Jackets face No. 25 North Carolina and No. 23 Florida State in back-to-back weekends

04/18/2013

Georgia Tech Sweeps Doubleheader Against Southern Miss, 4-0 and 7-1

Hayley Downs went 4-for-6 with two runs to lead Tech

04/13/2013

Georgia Tech Softball Splits Doubleheader Against Maryland

Jackets fell 8-6 in game one and won game two, 5-4

• 2010 ACC Freshman of the Year
• 2010 First Team All-ACC
• 2010 ACC All Tournament Team
• 2010 Third Team Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-American
• 2010 All-Southeast Region (Second Team)
• 2010 February 16 ACC Pitcher of the Week
• 2010 March 23 ACC Pitcher of the Week
• 2010 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Semifinalist
• 2012 First Team All-ACC
• 2012 ACC Tournament MVP
• 2012 ACC All Tournament Team
• 2012 NFCA All-Region Second Team
• 2013 Second Team All-ACC

As a Senior (2013): Named to the All-ACC Second Team ... Batted .303, the fifth-best batting average on the team ... Led the team with 17 home runs and 52 RBI ... Slugged .665 and had a .441 on-base percentage ... Drew a team-high 38 walks ... Accumulated 60 career home runs, one shy of tying the all-time Georgia Tech record ... Led Tech in the circle with a 4.04 ERA and 178.1 innings pitched ... Finished her career in the top-five of several pitching categories, including second in career wins (79), appearances (139), starts (117), shutouts (22) and innings pitched (752.2), and third in saves (6) and strikeouts (471) ... Named the College Sports Madness ACC Softball Player of the Week twice, Preseason All-American Second Team and the website's ACC Preseason Field Player of the Year.

As a Junior (2012): Compiled a 26-12 record in 42 appearances, including 40 starts in the circle ... Ranked no. 17 nationally with 10 shutouts ... Threw 31 complete games ... Struck out 146 battings and allowed just 71 earned runs in 248 innings pitched for a 2.58 ERA ... Recorded the third-best batting average on the team (.309) ... Tallied 46 hits and 18 runs in 149 at bats ... Second on the team and tied for sixth in the league with 11 home runs ... Led the team and tied for third in the ACC with 43 RBI ... Drew the second-most walks on the team with 32 base on balls ... Went 2-for-4 with one run, four RBI, one double and one home run ... Earned MVP honors in the ACC Tournament after posting a 3-0 record in the circle with a 1.56 ERA, allowing just four earned runs in 18 innings pitched, but she was 5-for-9 from the plate (.556) with a home run, three RBI and two runs.

As a Sophomore (2011): Finished the year with a 12-4 record and a 3.10 ERA in 22 appearances, 18 starts ... Notched six complete games and struck out 80 in 104.0 innings of work ... At the plate, notched a .306 batting average rallying off 34 hits ... Had two doubles and 12 home runs no the year driving in 28 and scoring 18 runs of her own ... Notched a .649 slugging percentage ... Recorded nine multi-hit games on the year including an outstanding 3-for-4 effort against Belmont (March 13) registering four RBIs, three runs scored and two homeruns ... On the mound, tallied at least one strikeout in every appearance except against North Carolina (April 16) ... Had a season high nine strikeouts against Lipscomb (March 19) in seven innings of work ... Allowed no earned runs in seven appearances on the season including five straight from March 6 to March 15.

As a Freshman (2010): Enjoyed a phenomenal freshman year for the Jackets as one of the best performers in the country ... As a pitcher she finished 22nd in the country and 1st in the ACC in wins with a record of 28-8 ... Tossed eight shutouts to rank 28th in the nation and seconnd in the conference ... Had the 6th-best ERA in the conference at 2.01 while opposing hitters only averaged .223, the 9th best total in the ACC ... Pitched 222.1 innings on the year, the second most in the conference, while making 32 starts and 40 appearances, the fourth and fifth most in the ACC, respectively ... Ranked ninth in the conference with 170 strikeouts, including 45 batters struck out looking, finishing eighth in the ACC ... Also finished the year with a conference second-best total of two saves ... At the plate, she finished the season with a .302 batting average .. .Had a .659 slugging percentage, fourth in the ACC, and .415 on base percentag e... Ranked 21st in the country and second in the conferencewith 20 home runs ... Finished 34th in the nation and second in the ACC with 60 RBI ... Posted 54 hits on the year, the ninth highest total in the conference, while also adding 35 walks, the third most in the ACC ... Ended the season with 118 total bases, third most in the conference ... Named ACC Pitcher of the Week for postingtwo complete shutouts against Florida and East Carolina (Feb. 13-14), including 13 total strikeouts ... Gave up only one run in seven innings of work as the Jackets won 7-1 against Louisiana Lafayette (Feb. 27) ... Pitched a complete shutout against Mississippi (March 7) in a 1-0 win that included five strikeouts and only two hits allowed ... Named ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week for her performance at North Carolina (March 20-21) where she gave up only one run in five innings of work in the first game while pitching her first career no-hitter in the second game ...Threw another shutout while striking out seven batters against Texas A&M (March 24) ... Had a career-high 10 strikeouts in another shutout 1-0 win over Maryland (March 28) ... She hit her first career home run in her first at bat in Tech's season opener against Canisius (Feb. 13) ... Hit a home run and had three RBI while going 2-for-3 against James Madison (March 6)... Posted her first career grand slam against Kennesaw State (April 14) ... Had a career high six RBI with a pair of three-run home runs at NC State (May 1).

High School: Four-year letterwinner for coach Stan Burton ... Helped lead team to three state championships (2006-08) ... Named the No. 23 best high school senior in the nation by ESPN.com ... As a senior, named the Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year ... Went 123-18-2 in her career in the circle with a 0.19 ERA and 1,523 strikeouts ... Threw 95 shutouts and 56 no-hitters ... At the plate, batted .455 for her career with 41 home runs and 153 RBI ... As a senior allowed only two earned runs in 240 innings for a 0.06 ERA while going 39-4 with 457 strikeouts ... Set state records for career home runs, walks (122), wins and ERA, while her 39 wins as a senior set a season record ... Holds 12 school career and single-season records ... Three-time GHSA Player of the Year and state championship pitcher ... Four-time all-region, all-state and region player of the year ... Three-time Henry County Softball Athlete of the Year, first-team All-Southern Crescent and Henry County Southern Crescent MVP ... Other senior year accolades included Atlanta's Neighbor Female Athlete of the Year and North-South All-Star Game participant ... Atlanta Journal Constitution Hitter of the Year in 2005 and two-time Dugout Single A Player of the Year ... Played travel ball with the East Cobb Bulletts Gold team which finished ninth in the nation at gold nationals in 2008 and 17th in 2009.

Personal: Born Brittany Hope Rush on Dec. 11, 1990, in Atlanta, Ga. ... Parents are Bo and Angie Rush ... Sister of Cody, Bryce, Brayden and Faith ... Father graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Engineering ... Wants to be a coach ... Chose Georgia Tech because of the great academics, athletics and its close to home ... Enjoys reading ... Lists most memorable athletics accomplishment as winning three state championships ... A science, technology and culture major.

Rush's Career Statistics

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Single Game Highs:
Hits: 3, 4 times
Doubles: 1, 7 times
Home runs: 2, 5 times
Total bases: 9, at Belmont, Mar 13, 2011
RBI: 6, at NC State, May 01, 2010
Runs scored: 3, vs Long Beach State, Feb 20, 2010; at Belmont, Mar 13, 2011
Walks: 2, 7 times
Hit by pitch: 1, 5 times
Struck out: 4, at Florida State, Apr 25, 2010
At bats: 5, at Florida State, Apr 24, 2010; vs BYU, Feb 19, 2010; at NC State, May 01, 2010
Innings pitched: 8.0, vs Iowa, Feb 28, 2010; Oregon, May 23, 2010
Walks allowed: 6, vs Nebraska, Feb 12, 2012; at Fla. International, Feb 20, 2011; vs. Nebraska, Feb 26, 2010
Strikeouts: 10, Maryland, Mar 28, 2010
Batters faced: 45, vs Iowa, Feb 28, 2010

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