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

In 2014: Cementing her place in the upper echolon of Missouri Southern softball program history, Grass started 52 games as a senior earning All-MIAA honorable mention honors as she hit .346 from the dish collecting a team-best 55 hits in 159 at-bats scoring 20 runs and driving in a team-high 33 runs and totaled a team-best 84 bases...Also led Southern with 20 walks, a .528 slugging percentage and a .414 on-base percentage...Finished second on the team in 11 doubles and hit six home runs...Started 47 games at first base finishing 7th in the MIAA with 343 putouts...Started 24 MIAA games, where she hit .347 with 25 hits and 20 RBI's...Had a pair of three hit games against Washburn and Pittsburg State going 6-for-9 with two home runs, a double, nine RBI's and scored four runs in the two games...Totaled four three-hit games...Finished her career at Southern as the all-time leader in program history in home runs (28), second in at-bats (630) and walks (87), third in games played (212) and putouts (1,258), fourth in RBI's (122) and tied for sixth in hits (183)...Earned MIAA Scholar-Athlete Award and named to MIAA Academic Honor Roll.

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