Softball's Andrews Earns Degree Early

by Chelsey Chamberlain | Assistant Communications Director
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Softball's Andrews Earns Degree Early

BATON ROUGE – LSU softball senior Aliyah Andrews graduates early with a degree in sports administration as a part of the College of Human Sciences and Education. She walked across the stage on Friday afternoon as the school held its Winter Commencement on campus.

Andrews has played vital role on the LSU softball team in her three seasons and will again be a key contributor for the Tigers in 2020.  

Last season, Andrews broke the program record for most stolen bases in a single season, finishing the year with a total of 47. She now has 100 stolen bases in her career, passing her sister A.J. Andrews, who finished her four-year career with 97. The all-time record for stolen bases in a career is 155. She led the SEC in stolen bases and was sixth in the country.

The 2019 First Team All-South Region selection hit .358 in 2019, which was second best on the team. She led the SEC and was ranked 15th in the nation in runs scored. One of her most memorable runs scored came against Florida on March 18 when she scored from second off a walk-off double to left-center by Amanda Sanchez.

She is a two-time SEC All-Defensive honoree and a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection. She has started in 176 games for the Tigers and currently has a career batting average of .342.

LSU softball team scored a perfect score of 100 in the most recent Graduation Success Rate released by the NCAA. Softball is one of six LSU teams team record a perfect score of 100.

Former Tiger Jennifer Schuelke also graduated this fall with a master of science in leadership and human resource development. She was a four-year catcher from 1998-2001. She earned SEC Academic honors as a junior and had a crucial double in the 13th inning of the NCAA Regional semifinal that put a pinch runner Jennie Reeves in scoring position to defeat Southern Miss. 

The Tigers open up the 2020 season on February 6, taking on Central Arkansas in Tiger Park. The 2020 schedule features 54 games with 35 contest in Tiger Park. The Tigers will have six games against three teams from the 2019 Women’s College World Series and will have a total of 34 games against NCAA Tournament Teams.

Fans interested in 2020 season ticket information can sign up for the season ticket request list that is available online at LSUtix.net. There is no charge to register for the season ticket request list. For more information or questions, contact the LSU Ticket Office by phone (225-578-2184) or in-person at the LSU Ticket Office (located on the first floor of the Athletic Administration Building).