8 - Alex Garris
Alex Garris
Height: 5-4
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Sickles HS
Position: OF
Major: Biology
Bats/Throws: S/R

AS A JUNIOR (2012)
All-Sunshine State Conference Second Team honoree…Appeared in 52 games…Made 49 starts…Second on team in hitting with .346 batting average...Second in runs scored with 27…Second in total hits with 53…Compiled 15 RBI…Stole 13 bases…Collected career-best three hits on three occasions…Compiled five, two-RBI games…Scored career-best four runs against Kentucky State (02/25/12)…Stole season-high two bases on three occurrences… Assembled a career-best four-hit day against Kentucky State (02/25/12).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2011)
Competed in 32 games…Started 15 contests…Second on the team in batting with a .377 average…Collected 20 hits…Scored 13 runs…Amassed eight RBI…Went six-for-six in stolen bases...Posted six multiple-hit games…Had three multiple run-scoring contests…Pulled together one multiple RBI game…Posted a season-best three hits, two runs scored, and two RBI in an SSC contest with Eckerd (04/27/11)…Assembled an on-base percentage of .431…Slugged .377 for the season.

AS A FRESHMAN (2010)
Garris played in 21 games during her freshman season, collecting 10 hits in 57 at-bats…She scored five runs and had one RBI…She had one multiple-hit game and secured her first collegiate hit against Francis Marion (3/17/10)…In her top performance of the season, Garris went 2-for-4 in a Sunshine State Conference contest with Barry.

PERSONAL
Garris was born June 7 in Tampa, Fla….Biology major…Hobbies include softball and singing…Her career goal is to become a pediatrician…Believes her speed is her best asset to the team…Names Matt Garza as her favorite athlete...Names the Tampa Bay Rays as her favorite team…Chose Saint Leo because it is a small school and presents the best opportunity for her to grow as a person…Daughter of  Paul and Gwen Garris…Has three sisters, Sallina, Lauren, and Erika.