PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• First team all-state by the Georgia Softball Coaches Association and the 2015 Georgia Dugout Club 6A Player of the Year.
• Gwinnett Daily Post Pitcher of the Year and Georgia Softball Coaches Association 7A Co-Player of the Year as a senior in 2016. Also selected as the GSCA Pitcher of the Year.
• Four year letterwinner.
• Led Mill Creek to a state championship as a junior in 2015 and runner-up finish in 2016.
• Was the winning pitcher in a 1-0 shutout of North Gwinnett to win the school’s first regional title in 10 years.
• Pitched 14 shutout innings in a pair of complete games, including a nine-strikeout, two-hit performance in the series-opening 2-0 win.
• Gwinnett County Super 6 honoree.
• Received the Hawk Scholar-Athlete award.
• Went 18-4 with a 1.04 ERA and 134 strikeouts as a junior.
• Member of Flo Softball's Hot 100 list for the Class of 2017.
• First team all-county and honorable mention all-state as a sophomore.
• Member of the Junior Olympic Cup champion EC Bullets summer ball team.
• Won a 16U state championship last summer with the Georgia Impact.
• The Impact were fifth at ASA Nationals.
• Daughter of Brad and Gretchen Hayward.
• Has one younger brother, Nathan.
• Her mother, Gretchen, played tennis at Kennesaw State.
• Would like to become an oncologist, radiologist or optometrist following graduation.