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Claire Nicholson
Claire  Nicholson

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Mt. Gilead, Ohio

High School:
River Valley

Height:
5-6

Position:
C

09/30/2017

Stellar Pitching, Hot Bats Drive Ohio State's 10-0 Triumph

Buckeyes tallied 11 hits and eight RBI

09/24/2017

Ohio State Sweeps Doubleheader with Wright State

Six Buckeyes batted at least .400 against the Raiders

09/24/2017

Ohio State Sweeps Doubleheader with Wright State

Six Buckeyes batted at least .400 against the Raiders

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Three-time first team all-district and four-time first team all-conference selection while in high school.
• Second team All-Ohio selection as a junior in 2016 when she hit .596 with 42 RBI, 32 runs scored and 15 doubles.
• Went 18-for-27 (.667) with 23 RBI, 12 runs scored and seven doubles in a six-game season-opening span during her senior year.
• All-Star Player of the Year by the Marion Star and Fahey Bank Female Athlete of the Month for April.
• Led her team in batting in each of her four years at River Valley High School.
• Team captain.
• River Valley advanced to the district finals in 2016.
• Hit .447 and drove in 40 runs as a freshman in 2014.
• In the summer of 2016, played club ball for the Lasers and took second as ASA nationals.
• A year earlier, was a member of the Bandits team that was second at PGF nationals.

PERSONAL
• Daughter of Todd and Heather Nicholson.
• Has two siblings: Emma and Caden.
• Was active in 4-H activities growing up, including showing animals at the county and state fair.
• Lists her greatest sports thrill as making it to two separate national championship games while playing summer ball.