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Paris Townsend
Player Profile:
Paris Townsend 1373446
Position: Outfield/Catcher
Height: 5'11"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
High School: Holland Hall Prep
Season AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG BB HBP SO OBP SB SBA FLD%
2013 .091 20 5 22 4 2 1 0 0 1 .136 8 2 8 .375 0 0 1.000
2014 .128 44 9 47 8 6 0 0 2 6 .255 8 3 15 .283 0 0 .857
2015 .263 24 4 19 9 5 1 0 2 11 .632 6 1 5 .462 1 1 .889
2016 .250 39 1 40 5 10 0 0 1 8 .325 4 3 11 .362 0 0 1.000
TOTAL .180 127 19 128 26 23 2 0 5 26 .313 26 9 39 .352 1 1 .967

Career
2016 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honoree

2016 (Senior)
Played in 39 games with one start at 1B ... had a pinch-hit RBI single at Iowa State (5/1)  ... walked and recorded a single in game two of a doubleheader at Iowa State (4/29) ... singled against Wichita State (4/6) ... recorded a pinch-hit RBI single against UMKC (3/26) ... started at 1B and was 2-3 with season-high two runs scored and four RBI, including a walk-off grand slam, to tie career high in hits and RBI against Maryland (3/13) ... scored a run against BYU (3/11) ... hit a two-run single against Utah (2/25) ... went 1-2 against Western Michigan (2/20) ... scored a run at New Mexico State (2/19) ... collected first hit of the year against Creighton (2/19)

2015 (Junior)
Played in 24 games with four starts (2 in LF, 1 at DP, 1 at 1B) ... recorded a pinch-hit grand slam against Utah Valley (5/3) ... hit a three-run, pinch-hit homer against East Carolina (3/15) ... drove in two runs and walked against Iowa (3/14) ... hit an RBI double and scored a run against Samford (3/7) ... walked twice to tie career high in game two of a DH against IPFW (2/28) ... drove in a run and scored a run against Loyola Marymount (2/21) ... went 1-2 with two runs scored and a stolen base against Saint Mary’s (2/6)

2014 (Sophomore)
Played in 44 games with nine starts (4 in RF, 3 at DP, 2 in LF) ... career-best day at the plate going 2-2 with a walk, run scored and RBI at Oklahoma State (5/10) ... hit a solo home run and added a sacrifice fly against Texas (4/19) ... drove in a run on a sacrifice fly at Baylor (4/13) ... hit the first home run of her career, a two-run shot, against Liberty (3/7) ... drew two walks and scored a career-high three runs against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/28) ... singled and drew a walk vs. Kentucky (2/7)

2013 (Freshman)
Played in 26 games with 4 starts as the designated player ... recorded base hit at Texas Tech (4/12) ... first hit of career was a double against Arizona (3/16) ... first start of career came against Houston (3/3) ... made Sooners debut against Houston (3/1)

High School
Has earned three varsity softball letters under head coach Dave Bach ... two-time offensive player of the year (2009, 2010) ... three-time All-SPC (2009, 2010, 2011) ... two-time All-SPC North Zone (2009, 2010) ... has helped lead team to a three-year record of 50-3 which included 2009 and 2010 SPC Division One Championships and a 2011 SPC Division One runner-up finish ... hit for an average of .613 with eight home runs as a junior with a fielding percentage of .981 ... also lettered three years in varsity basketball ... helped lead basketball team to three straight Southwest Prepatory Conference Championships and a three-year record of 57-16 ... two-time team captain and lead team in scoring and rebounding all three years of action ... three-time All-SPC and All-SPC North Zone ... Fox 23 Player of the Week ... Channel 8 Elite 8 nominee ... two-time Tulsa World Player of the Week.

Travel Ball
Played two years for the Oklahoma Diamond Girls Gold under coaches Jeff Allen and Randy Miller ... helped lead team to a 2011 summer record of 49-5 ... squad placed 17th at the 2011 ASA Gold Nationals ... played with fellow signee Erin Miller and Taylor Dewbery.

Personal
Full name is Paris Nicole Townsend ... daughter of Billy and Heidi Townsend ... twin sister, Jules, was a member of the 2013 Oklahoma roster ... chose OU over Texas, Washington and Arkansas ... majoring in health and exercise science

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