24
- Cara Goodwin
Cara  Goodwin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cullman, Ala.

High School:
Good Hope HS

Position:
P

Experience:
2L



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