Olivia Gore, a native of Cookeville, Tenn., wrapped up her senior year on a strong note en route to claiming the honor of Bryan College Softball's all-time hits (223) and doubles (48) leader. She has been a constant leader on the team over the past four seasons and showed remarkable versatility by serving in a variety of positions depending on where the team needed her. She saw action at first base, third base, and as a designated hitter.
Even though Bryan's time was cut short in Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament play this year, first-year Head Coach, Kayla Watkins, Gore, and the rest of the Lions were able to finish 23-24 overall and 15-5 against conference opponents in the regular-season despite a slow 4-8 start to the season. After stringing together big wins, including an extra-inning upset of then 14th ranked Martin Methodist College (Tenn.) and a victory over currently 2nd ranked Brenau University (Ga.), the Lions were able to claw their way to a share of the AAC Regular-Season crown with now-14th ranked Reinhardt University (Ga.).
Gore swatted the second highest batting average on the team at .331 and slugged a team-best .463 to secure her second straight year making the All-Conference First Team. In the AAC, her batting average ranked 30th and slugging percentage ranked 25th. She showed success in the classroom as well as the ballfield and was recognized for her efforts by landing on the Academic All-Conference Team by maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher.