25 - Dawn Grass
Dawn Grass
Height: 5-11
Year: Junior (R)
Hometown: Ballwin, Mo.
High School: Parkway South HS
Position: Infielder
Bats/Throws: R/R

In 2013: Playing in 49 games with 48 starts at first base as a junior for the Lions, Grass hit .279 from the plate on the year. Collected 41 hits in 147 at-bats scoring 19 runs in the clean-up role. Smacked six home runs on the year giving her 22 for her career, good for second-highest in Southern softball history as she enters her senior year four shy of tying the most in a career. Drove in 26 runs while also recording seven doubles. Totaled 66 bases on the year while ranking third on the team in slugging percentage (.449). Recorded a team-high 302 put-outs at first base. Went 4-for-4 in the Lions' 9-8 win at #14 Fort Hays State driving in a pair of runs while scoring a run. Drove in a season-high four runs going 2-for-3 against Upper Iowa at the MSSU Border Battle hitting a RBI double and a three-run home run against the Peacocks. Scored a season-high three runs going 2-for-3 hitting a solo home run and driving in a pair of runs in the Lions' 11-3 win in five innings over #8 Central Oklahoma.

In 2012: Received a medical redshirt after suffering an ankle injury in the pre-season.

In 2011: Played in 53 of 54 games for Southern, starting 51...earned All-MIAA Honorable Mention honors while leading the Lions in home runs with nine, tying a single season record...finished with 42 hits and 30 RBIs while walking a team high 21 times.

In 2010: As a freshman, spent a majority (57 starts out of 59 games) of the season in the clean up spot. Hit .256 with a team leading seven home runs and 33 RBI.

In High School: A four-year starter at Parkway South HS for Coach Stephanie Villigram at first base, earned All-District honors all four years and was voted to the All-Region team as a senior. Finished her career with 98 hits, 82 RBI, and once hit 3 home runs in a single game. Led the Patriots to a second place finish at state in 2008 with a .356 batting average and 23 RBI... Also played basketball and soccer for the Patriots.

Personal: a Kinesiology major at Southern...born in St. Louis, MO on January 9, 1991... daughter of Fred and Susan Grass...has one sister Dianna.