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- Cara Goodwin
Cara  Goodwin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cullman, Ala.

High School:
Good Hope HS

Height:
5-6

Position:
P

Birthdate:
05/23/1995



AS A JUNIOR (2016)
Named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll ... Earned Conference USA Pitcher of the Week after tossing 16.1 innings, picking up two victories and save with a 0.86 ERA. The junior allowed just six hits, two runs and struck out 14 batters ... Racked up All-Tournament Team honors posted a 2.38 ERA with two, complete-game victories and eight strikeouts over the Blazers’ four contests ... Posted a 17-12 record, the third-most wins in a single season, with a save and a 3.15 ERA, while striking out 137 batters ... Posted team lows in ERA and opposing batting average with a .226 clip ... Led the team in wins, strikeouts, inning pitched (188.2), starts (26) and complete games (17) ... Set UAB single-season appearance record with 43 appearances in the circle, topping Leigh Streetman’s mark of 42 in 2011 ... Ranked 12th in the league in ERA and fifth in opposing batting average, while ranking sixth in batters struck out ... Posted the fourth-best hits allowed per seven innings average in the conference with a 5.79 mark ... Ranks in the Top 10 in career opponent batting average, wins, saves, appearances, starts, complete games, shutouts, innings pitched and strikeouts heading into her senior season ... Earned her first victory of the season tossing four innings of relief allowing just one hit and striking out three against College of Charleston on Feb. 20 ... Took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and struck out a career-high 13 batters in UAB’s 5-1 victory over Green Bay (March 5) ... Tossed two complete-game victories in the Blazers series win over Marshall (April 2-3) ... Earned a save in UAB’s 3-2 road victory over (RV) Mississippi State, allowing just one walk and striking out two ... Earned both Blazer victories in a doubleheader sweep over FIU on April 16 ... Pitched a complete-game shutout at Jacksonville State on March 16, allowing five hits while striking out seven ... Held Southern Miss to just two hits in UAB’s shutout victory in the Blazers’ first contest of the Conference USA Championship (May 12)

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015)
Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Recorded the longest undefeated start by any pitcher in UAB history after starting 2015 with a 10-0 record ... Was named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week on March 2 after earning wins in four outings and holding opposing batters to two runs in 21.2 innings pitched for a 0.65 ERA over the course of the week ... Went 13-6 with a pair of saves, a 3.19 ERA and 108 strikeouts ... Posted the staff’s lowest ERA and batting average against (.259), while pacing the team in strikeouts and total appearances (30) ... Tied for the team lead in innings pitched (133.2) ... Held Marshall (May 7) to a run on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in complete-game outing at the C-USA Championship ... Tossed a pair of complete games against UTEP (March 14-15), including a shutout to propel UAB past UTEP in the series finale ... Earned the win in both games of the doubleheader against North Texas (March 7) ... Held the Mean Green to one run on four hits with five strikeouts in a complete-game outing in game one ... Blanked the Mean Green for the final 1.2 extra innings in game two to set up the walk-off win ... Dealt a complete-game shutout to lift the Blazers to a 1-0 win over No. 13/11 Minnesota (March 1) ... Entered in relief against Western Illinois (March 1), holding the Leathernecks to one run on four hits with no walks and four strikeouts ... Allowed only one run on four hits with five strikeouts in a complete-game outing against Northern Iowa (Feb. 27) ... Struck out three Mississippi State batters over the 2.2 final scoreless innings to set up the comeback win in UAB’s home opener (Feb. 24)

AS A FRESHMAN (2014)
Appeared in seven games in the circle as a freshman ... Tossed 10.1 innings of work, allowing 15 hits, 11 runs with seven strikeouts ... Made her collegiate debut in UAB's loss to South Alabama on Feb. 6 ... Picked up her first collegiate strikeouts against Western Carolina at the Bulldog Invitational ... Made her home debut in UAB's home win over Kennesaw State ... Combined for a four-hit shutout with Leigh Streetman in UAB's win over the Catamounts on Feb. 28.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Good Hope High School ... Two-time NFCA All-American ... Five-time all-area, all-region and all-state ... Named to Alabama Sports Writers Super All-State Team ... Recorded a state-record seven perfect games and near-state best 13 no-hitters ... Tossed 29 shutouts with 15 of those during a 19-game winning streak ... Struck out 514 batters and allowed only 23 runs in 49 starts ... Recorded 41-8 record with 0.54 earned run average ... 4A Pitcher of the Year in 2012 ... Cullman Times Pitcher of the Year ... Member of the National Honor Society

PERSONAL
Full name is Cara Rose Goodwin ... Born on May 23, 1995 ... Daughter of Tracie and Shane Mitchell, and Shawn Goodwin ... Majoring in accounting