Megan Lombard #4 Bats/Throws: R/R
Position: SS Ht.: 5-5
Hometown: Roanoke, Va.
Previous School: Hidden Valley HS
Eligibility: Sr. Major: Criminal Justice
2012: Ended career as all-time CSU leader in home runs (27), hits (225), RBI (113), slugging percentage (.524), and total bases (369), and is 2nd in doubles (45) and 3rd in on-base percentage (.396)…finished season among Big South leaders in runs scored (4th), doubles (T-7th) and total bases (10th)…went 1-for-3 and scored season-high three runs in CSU’s win over Furman on 2/11…went 2-for-4 with 1st home run of the season, two runs scored and 3 RBI in CSU’s win over Longwood on 3/19…went 2-for-2 and drew a pair of walks as she homered for a second straight game in CSU’s win over Savannah State on 3/21…cracked a three-run game-winning home run with CSU down a run and down to its final out in second game of DH sweep of Winthrop on 3/24…went 2-for-3 with a 2-run homer and two runs scored in CSU’s series-clinching win over Presbyterian on 3/31…went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and launched a two-run homer in CSU’s win over Liberty on 4/6…went 1-for-4 with RBI double which set CSU record for career RBI in 3-0 win at College of Charleston on 5/2…went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double, 3 runs scored and a RBI in CSU’s 14-3 blowout of Liberty to open the Big South Tournament on 5/10…went deep again and finished 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI as CSU topped Coastal Carolina to move into Big South Tournament Semifinals on 5/11…finished Big South Tournament 8-for-17 with two homers, six runs scored, two doubles and 3 RBI as CSU earned spot in championship game for first time since 1988.
2011: Started all 58 games at shortstop, only CSU player to appear in all of team’s games… has started 176 consecutive games at shortstop to start career… named Big South All-Conference First Team and Team MVP… led team with .330 average, 13 doubles, eight home runs, 30 runs scored, 33 RBI, 102 total bases, nine times hit by pitch, 105 assists, .410 on base percentage and .534 slugging percentage…led Big South with 63 hits and nine times hit by pitch, finishing in top five in nine categories… hit CSU-career-record-tying 20th home run May 7 vs. Radford… paced team with 22 extra-base hits and 21 multiple-hit games… posted 10-game hitting streak, the eighth CSU player to do so… reached base safely in each of final 25 games of season, starting April 1 vs. PC… homered in first game of season, at South Carolina… hit leadoff homer at Longwood April 10 and hit walk-off shot March 5 vs. UNC Wilmington… posted four RBI April 1 vs. Presbyterian and April 4 vs. Coastal Carolina… posted three-hit games at College of Charleston and against Radford… scored three runs Feb. 12 vs. Winthrop… recorded four straight two-hit games From March 5 through March 11… went 2-for-3 in Big South Tournament vs. Radford… her 2011 numbers rank in the top five in program history, in doubles (t-4th), homers (t-3rd), total bases (t-4th) and hitting streak (t-5th)… rated first all-time in career home runs (20), second in doubles (36), runs (115) and total bases (294), fourth in RBI (90), and fifth in hits (182).
2010: Competed in and started all 59 games during season, one of three players on team to do so… named Big South Player of the Week Feb. 15 after a .538 performance which included a game-tying RBI single vs. Furman… placed second on team with .340 batting average, good for ninth in the Big South… finished 2nd in conference with five triples, third in runs scored (49) and hits (65)… tied for fourth in BSC with CSU-record 108 total bases… set single-season program record with 49 runs… hit seven home runs and placed second on team with 12 doubles and 37 RBI… drew 14 walks and was hit by pitch five times… posted .398 OBP and .565 slugging percentage… posted 13 multiple-RBI games and 18 multiple-hit games… recorded two six-game hitting streaks… went 3-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored April 25 at Gardner-Webb… posted back-to-back three-hit games on two occasions… scored season-high four runs March 16 at SC State… held .404 average midway through the season.
2009: One of two players on the team to start in all 59 games of the season… played every game, starting at short stop in her freshman campaign… led the team in at bats, tallying 54 hits and a .295 batting average… second on the team in stolen bases with 11 on 17 attempts… also was second in runs scored with 36… recorded a team best five home runs and had 18 extra base hits… posted 20 RBIs and 84 total bases… had three separate hit streaks of four games or more… had a .459 slugging percentage and a .374 on base percent… had 67 put outs and 141 assists en route to a .929 fielding percent… led the conference in total plate appearances and at bats… started her college career with 10 hits in her first five games, including a hit in all five games… had 19 multihit games and five games with multiple RBIs… had two hits, two walks and two RBIs to help take the Lowcountry Championship with a win over Lipscomb on Mar. 7.
High School: Played at Hidden Valley High School under Coach Katrina Kish… set all-time school records for homeruns, batting average, doubles, triples, and put outs on defense… had 11 defensive put outs in one game… first to hit a homerun in high school history as a freshman… four time All-District selection… also named to 1st Team All-State once, 2nd Team All-State once, 1st Team All-Region twice and 2nd Team All-Region twice… played volleyball as a freshman and basketball as a freshman and sophomore.
Personal: Daughter of Lorie McCollum and Kelly Lombard… born April 28, 1990, in Hartford, Conn.… majoring in criminal justice and hopes to be a crime scene investigator or forensic scientist... her mom Lorie McCollum played field hockey at the University of Connecticut... her dad Kelly Lombard played baseball and basketball at VMI.