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- Cara Goodwin
Cara  Goodwin

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Cullman, Ala.

High School:
Good Hope HS

Position:
P

Experience:
2L



AS A SOPHOMORE (2015)
- 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 biology