Tigers play host to eight fall games in the next month, starting tomorrow
2013: Fagan will sit out the 2013 season due to Southeastern Conference transfer rules.
2012 (Florida - Freshman): Hit .378 in her first year of collegiate softball, the second-best mark on the Gators and fifth-highest average in the SEC. She tied for third overall in the SEC in hits (71) while legging out five triples, tied for most in the conference and 14th-most in the entire NCAA. She also appeared in 57 games and reached base safely in 52 of them, which included a string of 16-consecutive games running from Feb. 10 to March 2. She started her collegiate career with eight hits in her first nine at bats, including a pair of 3-for-3 performances. Fagan hit safely in seven straight games from Feb. 12-23, recording five multi-hit games during that span. In the series finale with South Carolina, Fagan went 2-for-3 with a double, triple, walk, an RBI and three runs scored. She hit her first career home run at Florida State on April 4, giving her a career-best three RBI. She drove in two RBI in four consecutive games ranging from April 15-21, batting 7-for-13 during the stretch. Fagan finished the season on a 10 game hitting streak, which included a 4-for-4 performance against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament. In SEC play, Fagan hit .295 with 190 runs, four doubles, two triples and 11 RBI. When bunting, Fagan hit an incredible .643, recording 18 bunt singles in 28 at bats. She averaged more hits per game (1.25) than anyone on the Florida team and was second on the Florida squad with 23 multi-hit games on the season. Honors: Freshman All-SEC Team, SEC All-Tournament Team, Two-time SEC Freshman of the Week (Feb. 13, April 9)
Dunnellon: The 2011 Gatorade Florida Softball Player of the Year, Fagan was an All-State selection in 2009-10 and an NFCA First Team High School All-American in both 2009 and 2011. She was also a Third Team NFCA All-American as a junior in 2010. Fagan tallied a .693 batting clip with four triples, 51 runs, 17 RBI and 28 stolen bases as a senior at Dunnellon High School. A 2010 ESPN Rise All-American, Fagan posted a state record 63-game hit streak during her sophomore and junior seasons and batted .629 with 234 runs scored and 141 stolen bases during her tenure at Dunnellon. Her 63-game hit streak was the best in the state of Florida at the time, which also ranked second in the nation. She helped lead Dunnellon to the 2010 Class 4A Florida State Championship title and led Team North Florida to the 2011 ASA National Championship last summer and a runner-up finish at the 2010 ASA Gold Nationals. Fagan graduated high school with a perfect 4.0 GPA while also playing soccer, volleyball and running track.
Personal: Sami Fagan was born to Kevin and Nancy Fagan. She is one of six children and is the second oldest in the family. Her older sister, Kasey, plays softball at Arkansas, while younger sister Haley will be a freshman on South Alabama's softball team this coming season. Her other siblings are Cole, Cameron and Jack.