Blazers to face Washington, Hawaii, Ole Miss and St. Mary's during three day tournament
Blazers begin preparations for 2013 season with team building exercises
Blazers to begin the season in Hawaii
Blazer student-athletes recognized for having 3.0 GPA or better
AS A JUNIOR (2012)
Played in 28 games with 17 starts at second base ... notched a .240 batting average and a .360 slugging percentage ... tallied 12 hits, seven runs and four doubles ... went 4-for-6 with two runs, one RBI and three doubles in a doubleheader at Kennesaw State (2/28) ... hit her first career triple against UMKC (3/17) ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
REDSHIRT YEAR (2011)
Redshirted ... selected to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010)
Saw action in 27 games for the Blazers ... registered a .176 batting average and .353 slugging percentage ... went 2-for-4 with one run and four RBI at Lipscomb (4/20) ... Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009)
Started 18 games in the infield at second base ... hit first career home run in 9-4 win over UTEP (3/28) ... finished the season with a 1.82 batting average ... earned the Conference USA Academic Medal for the 2008-09 academic year ... listed on the 2009 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... 2008-09 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete ... named to UAB's Dean's List for fall 2008 semester.
Attended Hoover High School in Hoover, Ala. ... was named to The Birmingham News All-State Honorable Mention Team in 2006 and 2007 ... also named to the Birmingham News All-Metro Honorable Mention Team three times (2005-07) ... was selected to participate in the North/South All Star game in 2007 ... led team in home runs and runs scored her sophomore season ... helped Hoover place third at the Class 6A state tournament in 2006 ... named to the Class 6A Area 11 All-Tournament Team in 2007 and the Class 6A Area 11 All-Tournament Team in 2005 ... is a member of the National Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars ... recipient of the golden glove award in 2006, 2007 and 2008 at her high school.
Full name is Melissa Maegan Hornsby ... born Dec. 11, 1989 in Birmingham, Ala. ... daughter of Brock and Fran Hornsby ... majoring in psychology.