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.