44 - Laura Bowen
Laura Bowen
Height: 5-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Hudson, Mass.
High School: Hudson
Position: 2B
Major: Management & Marketing
Bats/Throws: R/R

As a senior: Completed a memorable four-year career with the Bulldogs by posting strong numbers once again as the team's primary second baseman while also establishing herself among the all-time greats in the program record book ... Leaves Bryant ranking tied for sixth in career games played (174), sixth in at-bats (503), tied for 11th in hits (129), 11th in RBIs (64), tied for fifth in runs scored (90) and doubles (31) and tied for second in home runs (18) ... Her 218 total bases in her career rank tied for fifth in the record books, and her 77 career walks ranks second ... Posted a career slugging percentage of .433, which stands at 10th in the all-time standings ... Batted .248 in her senior season with 34 hits in 129 at-bats, scoring 24 times while drilling four doubles and five home runs ... Drove in 18 runs and drew 18 walks ... Went 1-for-3 on the base paths and recorded a fielding percentage of .951, committing only 10 errors in nearly 200 fielding chances (122 putouts, 74 assists) ... Set a new career high with four hits in a game against Mount St. Mary's on March 31, going 4-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs in a win over the Mountaineers ... Also raised her own bench mark with a career-high seven putouts at Wagner on April 7 ... Enjoyed a five-game hitting streak from April 19 to April 28.

As a junior: Started in all 44 games at the second base spot, posting a .937 fielding percentage with 82 putouts ... Produced the second-most home runs in a single season (8), third-most walks in a single season (24) and led the team with 122 at bats ... Finished the 2011 campaign with a .262 batting average, including eight doubles, one triple and 20 RBIs ... Bowen generated a .541 slugging percentage and posted a .412 on-base percentage ... The second baseman had four multi-hit games and pieced together her best performance in a doubleheader against Central Conn. with a combined 4-for-8 showing at the plate, including four runs and two home runs ... After three seasons, she ranks eighth all-time in doubles (27), tied third all-time in home runs (12), second all-time in walks (59).

As a sophomore: Started all 45 games, including 44 at second base in her sophomore campaign … As a staple in the leadoff spot, Bowen led the team in batting average (.344), runs (20), hits (45), doubles (17), homeruns (3), RBIs (18), total bases (71), slugging percentage (.542), on base percentage (.442) and walks (19) … Her 17 doubles were good enough for second all-time in the Bryant record books … Hit leadoff homeruns against both Maine and Monmouth ... Also finished tied for first in at-bats (131) and stolen bases (3) … Led the Bulldogs with 12 multi-hit games … Held a 10-game hitting streak, the longest of the season for the Black and Gold.

As a freshman: Played in all 42 games and started in 41 at second base as a freshman ... Hit .162 with 19 hits on the year with two doubles, one triple and home run against Dartmouth ... Enjoyed a season-best three hits against Dartmouth where she went 3-for-4 with 2 runs scored and one RBI ... Had pair of hits against Harvard, Wagner, Rhode Island and Fairleigh Dickinson ... Recorded a .958 fielding percentage with 75 putouts, 85 assists and just seven errors ... Successful on all five stolen base attempts.

Before Bryant: A 2008 graduate of Hudson High School ... Four-year member of both the varsity softball and basketball teams ... Helped lead softball team to a State Championship in 2007 and to the State Finals in 2006 and 2008 ...  Team won League Champions all four years ...  Named League All-Star all four years and was named the League MVP her senior year ... Honor roll student and served as senior class treasurer.

Personal: Daughter of Leonard and Susan Bowen, Laura Elizabeth Bowen was born Oct. 3, 1989 ... Sister Katie played softball at Sacred Heart and sister Melissa played softball at Salve Regina.

Career Highs

Hits: 4 vs. Mount St. Mary's (March 31, 2012)
Runs scored: 4, vs. Wagner (March 27, 2011)
RBI: 2, 12 times
Home runs: 1, 10 times
Stolen bases: 2, vs. Rhode Island (March 18, 2010)
Walks: 4, vs. Wagner (March 27, 2011)

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