17 - Heather Lowry Position: Pitcher
Class: Junior
Height: 5' 5"
High School: Jonesboro
Hometown: Riverdale, Ga.

2008: Was second on the team in victories, posting a 7-2 mark ... Appeared in 17 games, starting eight ... Lowered her ERA to 1.82, allowing just 13 earned runs in 50.0 innings pitched ... Had one save ... Struck out 30 and walked 11 ... Recorded one shutout, coming against Presbyterian ... Struck out six against Rider, a season high ... Threw five shutout innings against Longwood, allowing just one hit while striking out five ... Bothered by an elbow injury late in the season which kept her out of the circle, but was still used as a pinch runner ... Scored three runs in that role, including one against Maryland at the ACC Tournament and one at Tennessee in the NCAA Regionals ... Had five at bats on the year ... Had “Tommy John” surgery in August and will miss the 2009 season.

2007: Appeared in 22 games, starting 16 ... Posted a 9-7 record with a pair of saves ... Threw 96.1 innings, allowing 34 earned runs and 109 hits while walking 36 and striking out 69 ... Had an ERA of 2.47 ... Tossed a complete-game shutout against Virginia ... Combined on a shutout against Western Michigan ... Picked up the win against No. 24 South Carolina.

High School: Lettered four times for Coach Genine Conkle at Jonesboro High ... Won 22 games her final season, striking out 400 and walking just 22 in 167 innings pitched with an ERA of 0.46 ... Earned first-team GACA Class 5-AAAA all-state honors, as well Southern Crescent and all-region first-team honors her senior year ... As a junior, was named second-team GACA Class 5-AAAA all-state after going 19-5 with 354 strikeouts, an ERA of 0.23 and just 16 walks ... Was also named the Southern Crescent Player of the Year and earned all-region first-team honors that year ... Was named honorable mention all-state as a sophomore ... Pitched virtually every game for Jonesboro in her four years ... Led them to the state sectionals for the first and only four times in school history, placing fourth in 2002 and 2003, and first in 2004 and 2005 at the regional tournament ... Played summer ball for Xtreme-Mavericks out of Atlanta, a team that finished in the top 20 at ASA Nationals each of her last three years ... Earned an NFCA Academic award for her work in the classroom ... Also lettered in swimming, earning MVP honors for her team her senior year.

Personal: Heather Ann Lowry ... Born March 2, 1988, in Atlanta, GA ... Daughter of Scott and Paula Lowry ... Has three siblings, Chris, Megan and Tiffani ... Majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise.