One of the spotlight players for this edition is Natalie Hamilton from Arkansas High School. Natalie is a multi talented athlete that has amassed a tremendous amount of success. Natalie started four years for the Lady Backs in softball, three years in tennis, earning the MVP distinction in 2014 in tennis and 2015 in softball. She was also awarded MVP in her 2015 Competitive Cheer competition. Natalie was the recipient of the Janice Pope award for most dedicated female athlete in the 2015 season. Along with these wonderful awards Natalie was a 6A all conference selection in 2015 as well as 6A all state and all tournament team. She played on Arkansas’ softball junior all star team at Hendrix University in 2014.
Natalie was the 2014 Arkansas High homecoming queen which shows that she is more than just an athlete. She also received the merit graduate award.
Examining Natalie’s softball stats you find a career batting average of .389 and a career fielding average of .849. She hammered out 32 doubles along with 5 home runs. Her senior stats showed a strong .401 batting average with 1 home run.
Natalie’s tennis stats found her in 4th place in conference girls doubles with Amanda Fincher and reaching the quarterfinals in girls doubles with the same partner.
Natalie was coached by Elizabeth Tankersley in softball and Mason McCloud in tennis. TCEM would like to also thank Amber Fenix for the wonderful pictures.