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Megan Pearson
Megan Pearson

#23 Megan Pearson

Infield | Senior | 5-8 | Centerville, Ohio / Centerville HS

2015 | Senior

Appeared in 19 games with 18 starts at first base … Recorded a career-high three hits against LIU-Brooklyn (Feb. 7) … Season-high 14 putouts at South Carolina (April 11) … Arkansas’ female recipient of the 2015 Burlsworth Award

2014 | Junior

Appeared in 14 games with three starts at first base…collected first RBI of her career with bases-loaded double in 12-0 win over Villanova (Feb. 22) at FGCU Round Robin…established season high with five putouts against the Wildcats…equaled defensive mark in consecutive games against Mississippi Valley State in Fayetteville…2014 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll…2014 SEC Community Service Team.

2013 | Sophomore

Pearson appeared in eight games last season and started one contest. She knocked a hit against Jacksonville State on March 3. She also pinch-hit against Fordham and Oklahoma in the NCAA Regional and put in two quality at-bats. Pearson is known for being a great teammate and her ability to get the bench fired up.

High School

A standout hitter for Centerville High School, Megan Pearson earned second-team all-state honors from the Ohio High School Fast Pitch Softball Coaches Association in 2011 after batting .456 with 41 hits and 16 RBI. She helped the Elks and head coach Paul Martin to a 20-8 record and the second round of the Ohio State Tournament Playoffs district bracket. The squad was also co-champions of the central division of the Greater Western Ohio Conference. Pearson was named co-divisional athlete of the year and was an all-division and all-conference first-team performer at first base. As a junior in 2010, she batted .434 with 43 hits and 31 RBI and was on the first team of her all-division and all-conference squads. Pearson held a batting average of .400 and had 34 hits and 23 RBI as a sophomore in 2009 to earn all-division first-team accolades.

Personal

Born May 28, 1993, she is the daughter of Bruce and Mary Sue Pearson. She has an older brother, Andrew. Pearson is majoring in kinesiology.