2017 Season (Freshman): Earned SoCon Commissioner’s Medal and named to SoCon Honor Roll … Named Second Team All-SoCon, while earning two SoCon Player of the Week and one SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week honors … Tied the ETSU single-season record with 18 doubles … Led the SoCon in doubles (18), ranked second in on-base percentage (.479), third in slugging percentage (.576) and walks (28), fourth in batting average (.373), and fifth in hits (59) … Reached base in all nine plate appearances in the doubleheader at UNCG on May 6 as went 5-for-5 with one double, home run, three RBI and four walks … Tied a career-high with a four-hit game in game two of the doubleheader against the Spartans … Also, had a four-hit game in the game one win over Tennessee Tech on March 18 … Belted the game-winning two-run home run to cap off the series win over Mercer on April 2 … Totaled 16 multi-hit and 11 multi-RBI games … Reached base in nine straight games from 3/21-4/8 … Hit .500 for the first 10 games of the season, including a .750 mark (12-for-16) with four doubles, five runs and three RBI.
2016 Season (Freshman): Named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team...Hit .257 in 74 at-bats in her first season as a Buc...Laughren also saw some time in the circle as a freshman as she appeared in seven games and posted a record of 2-2 with an ERA of 2.02...Laughren launched her first career home run in a March 26 contest vs. Western Carolina...Picked up her first collegiate victory Feb. 19 vs. Butler.
Prior to ETSU: Earned eight athletic letters while at Unicoi County High School (four in softball and four in basketball)...Was the starting point guard for the Blue Devils and played all over the diamond as she pitched and saw time in the infield as well as in the outfield...A member of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 All-State teams...Broke the state of Tennessee's home run record in a single season and ranked fourth nationally...Named the Female Athlete of the Year at Unicoi County in 2013 and 2015...Teammate of fellow freshman Taylor Wright in high school.
Personal: Born June 23, 1997... daughter of James and Tanya Laughren... Plans to major in marketing.
Career Highs Hitting: Hits: 2, 4x last vs. Mercer (April 17, 2016), Runs: 1, 6x last vs. UNCG (April 23, 2016), Home Runs: 1 vs. Western Carolina (March 26, 2016), RBI: 2 vs. Siena (March 5, 2016), SBs: NA.
Career Highs Pitching: Innings Pitched: 5 vs. UNCG (April 23, 2016), Wins: 2, last vs. Chattanooga (May 7, 2016), Strikeouts: 1, 6x last vs. Samford (April 30, 2016), Complete Games: NA, Shutouts: NA.