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NC A&T Softball BIO
9 Ashira Dobison

Dobison enters into her senior season...Dobison spent two years at Spartanburg Methodist...Served as the Aggies No. 1 pitcher last season, and will compete for that same status in 2013...Will be the lone senior on the team this season...Jones says she wants to see Dobison dominate as a senior with her vast experience as a collegiate pitcher.

2012 Season:  Made 41 appearances with 36 starts...Tossed 28 complete games, and had a 4.79 ERA with a 15-21 record...Struck out a team-best 117 batters...Ranked second in the MEAC in innings pitched (238.0), games started (36) and fourth in the MEAC in wins (15)...She posted two shutouts, holding Hampton scoreless on March 9 and blanking N.C. Central on May 6 ... Had effective debut on Feb. 21 at Gardner-Webb, allowing just one unearned run on five hits in the first five frames...Tossed 7.0 frames, allowing just one unearned run and two hits, and striking out seven against S.C. State on March 31...Allowed one earned run on five hits in 7.0 innings in a victory against S.C. State on April 1...Allowed one run on four hits with six strikeouts in 7.0 innings in Game 1 against N.C. Central on May 5... Struck out a season-best eight batters against Savannah State on May 11

2011 Season (Spartanburg Methodist):  Led the team to the Region X Tournament Championship game...Named second-team all-conference.   

2010 Season (Spartanburg Methodist):  Made 15 appearances and posted a 1.71 ERA...Allowed 17 earned runs on 53 hits with 15 walks and 39 strikeouts in 69.2 innings...Tossed a season-high 7.0 innings on Feb. 21 against Georgia Military College...Did not allow an earned run in two consecutive appearances (5.2 innings)...Named second-team all-conference...Named Region X All-Tournament Pitcher and was named to the Region X all-tournament team...Also named Conference Pitcher of the Year.

High School: Played four varsity seasons at Colleton County High School...Was named to the All-Region team her sophomore and junior seasons, and to the All-State team as a senior.

Personal: Full name is Ashira Dobison...She is the daughter of Willis and Tarah Dobison...Has one sibling, Willis...She was born on Aug. 29, 1991, and majors in psychology... Serves as a member of the Tau Sigma Honor Society and the Psi Chi Honor Society... Her other interests include dancing...Chose to attend A&T for its academics and softball program... Says the best part of being an A&T student-athlete is the unity as a whole and the chance to make long term friends.

Position: Pitcher
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Waterboro, S.C.
High School: Spartanburg Methodist
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