Erika Leonard

RS Senior

Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Mother Of Mercy

Last College:
Florida State



Erika  Leonard


Fast-starting Gray Tops Scarlet, 8-5

Prantl goes 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBI


WATCH: Buckeyes Talk Charity Classic

Event has become of the largest fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness month in central Ohio


O’Reilly, Fehrenbach, Leonard Are Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Trio had a 3.7 or better GPA during the 2014-15 academic year


Leonard, Conrad Named NFCA All-Region

Duo is now eligible for selection to one of three NFCA Division I All-American teams


Three Buckeyes Named All-Big Ten

Erika Leonard, Caitlin Conrad, Maddy McIntyre all first-time honorees

2015 (Redshirt Junior Season): First team All-Big Ten ... second team NFCA All-Midwest Region ... hit .414 with 60 RBI, 15 home runs and a .782 slugging percentage ... set a Big Ten record with 37 RBI in 23 conference games ... over the final 24 games of the season, hit .512 with 53 RBI, 15 home runs, 43 hits and a 1.083 slugging percentage ... in Big Ten-only games, hit 420 with 11 home runs and a .913 slugging percentage, finishing first in RBI and home runs, 12th in batting average, third in slugging percentage and 13th in hits ... in a win over Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, set a single-game school record with 10 RBI, going 4-for-4 while hitting two grand slams ... Big Ten All-Tournament team selection ... ranks second in single-season RBI, fifth in single-season batting average and fourth in single-season home runs ... 14 of her 15 home runs came with runners on base ... was 25-for-50 with runners in scoring position and added 30 two-out RBI ... hit .412 in 16 games against teams that made the NCAA Tournament ... 17 multiple-hit games and 15 multiple-RBI contests ... .983 fielding percentage, playing the majority of her 48 games at first base.

2014 (Redshirt Sophomore Season):
Started 37 games, primarily at catcher or designated player ... hit .257 with 20 RBI, 11 runs scored, seven doubles and one home run ... connected on a two-run home run that gave Ohio State the lead in a 6-4 victory over Northern Illinois (2/8) ... hit .429 with four RBI in the season-opening FAU Kick-Off Classic ... drove in three runs and had four hits in Big Ten-opening series vs. Michigan State (3/21-3/22).

While at Florida State University: Seminole catcher from 2011-2013 ... established the single-season school record for walks with 52 ... batted .262 with four homeruns, 24 RBIs, nine doubles and 20 runs scored ... highest on-base percentage on the team at .484 ... batted .325 against ACC competition ... started 54 games as a freshman.

While at Mother of Mercy: four-year starting catcher ... broke fielding percentage as a freshman at .992 ... first team All-Conference and All-Ohio 2008-2011 ... placed first in the National High School Softball Championship Homerun Derby ... broke homerun record with nine homeruns in 2009 ... Greater Cincinnati and NKY Women's Sports Association High School Player of the Year in softball in 2010 and 2011 ... Mother of Mercy High School Player of the Year 2010 and 2011.

Personal: Daughter of Jayme, who played basketball at Bellarmine University and Sherri ... sister of Tyler, Brooke and Kellie ... sociology major hoping to still be involved in softball upon graduation ... hobbies include camping and boating on the lake with her family.


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