8 April Jowers
8 April Jowers
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Columbus, Ga.
Previous College: Columbus State
Position: 2B

2011: Started all 45 games for the Pirates as a junior ... Named consensus first-team All-American second baseman by the NFCA and Daktronics/CoSIDA ... First first-team NFCA All-American for Armstrong since 2002 ... 2011 Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year ... Hit a school-record .497, leading the PBC and ranking third in the nation, while also bettering her own single-season stolen base record with a PBC-leading 28 ... Earned PBC All-Tournament honors and was the PBC Player of the Week on March 1 ... Ranked second in the PBC in hits (81) and on-base percentage (.512) while ranking sixth in runs scored (45) ... Tied her own school record with five hits against Newberry on Feb. 13 ... Opened the season on a 12-game hitting streak and had at least one hit in 40 of 45 games played ... 25 multi-hit games ... PBC Presidential Honor Roll honoree.

2010: Started all 53 games for the Pirates as a sophomore ... Earned first-team All-PBC and second-team NFCA All-Southeast Region honors as a second baseman ... Hit .421, second-highest single-season batting average in Armstrong softball history, ranking third in the Peach Belt Conference ... Went 26-for-30 in stolen bases, setting the single-season stolen base record for the Pirates ... Set an Armstrong single-game record with five hits in the 16-12 win over East Stroudsburg on Feb. 27 ... Had 24 multi-hit games in 2010 ... PBC Player of the Week on April 12 ... Ranked 55th in NCAA Division II in batting and 39th in stolen bases ... Led the PBC in hits with 75, second-most in a single season at Armstrong.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL: Played in 58 games, starting 54, for Columbus State as a freshman in 2009 ... Hit a team-leading .390 with a team-high 26 stolen bases ... Ranked third in the Peach Belt Conference in batting average, 7th in on-base percentage (.433) and led the league in hits (73) and stolen bases ... Earned PBC First-Team All-Conference honors ... Ranked 49th in NCAA Division II in steals.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for four seasons at Hardaway HS in Columbus, Ga. ... Three-time All Bi-city honoree for the Hawks ... Named Player of the Year as a sophomore.

PERSONAL: Born April Rena Jowers on January 2, 1990, in Columbus, Ga., her hometown ... Daughter of Cindy and Ray Jowers ... Majoring in physical education ... Enjoys fishing and riding four-wheelers ... Lists Cal Ripken, Jr., as her favorite sports personality.