Kat  Dotson

33Kat Dotson


Savannah, Ga.

High School:
Savannah Country Day




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At Bats: 5 (12x), last vs. Oklahoma (6/3/13)
Runs: 4 at Ole Miss (4/20/13)
Hits: 4 (2x), last vs. Furman (3/5/11)
Hit Streak: 14 games (3/24/13 - 4/20/13)
RBIs: 9 at Tennessee State (3/15/11)
Doubles: 2 vs. Cleveland State (2/21/10)
Triples: 2 vs. No. 12/12 USF (2/16/13) (
Home Runs: 2 at Tennessee State (3/15/11)
Walks: 3 (3x), last vs. Texas A&M (3/23/13)
Stolen Bases: 3 vs. Ohio (3/5/10)
* As of 6/13/13

  • 2013 NFCA All-Southeast Region (1st Team)
  • 2013 All-SEC (1st Team)
  • 2013 SEC All-Defensive Team
  • 2013 Preseason All-SEC
  • Games Played/Started: 63/63
  • Started 61 games in right field and two games at DP
  • Hit .333 (60-for-180) with five homers, 11 doubles, five triples, 45 RBIs, 49 runs, 28 walks and 20 stolen bases
  • Had 14 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games
  • Set a new career best with a 14-game hitting streak that stretched from March 24 - April 20, totaling four multi-hit and four multi-RBI games during that period
  • Helped UT defeat Florida (5/30) in WCWS Game 2 with a 3-for-4 performances with one double, one triple, three RBIs and two runs scored (5/30)
  • Went 2-for-2 with a solo homer in SEC Tournament win over South Carolina (5/9)
  • Had a monster day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with one double and a career-high four runs scored at Ole Miss (4/20)
  • Hit a triple and scored a run at Ole Miss (4/19)
  • Went 3-for-4 with one double and two runs scored in win over Auburn (4/16)
  • Had four RBIs, a double and two hits vs. TTU (4/10)
  • Drove in three runs vs. Tennessee State (4/2)
  • Drove in three runs and scored twice in win at No. 21/20 Kentucky (3/29)
  • Had two RBIs in win over Eastern Kentucky (3/27)
  • Hit 2-for-4 and one run vs. No. 5/4 Texas A&M (3/24)
  • Three walks, two runs and a stolen base against No. 5/4 Texas A&M (3/23)
  • 2-for-3 batting with two RBIs in win over No. 5/4 Texas A&M (3/22)
  • Hit an RBI double in the eighth in 3-1 win at No. 3/3 Florida (3/16)
  • Went 3-for-4 with one run scored at No. 3/3 Florida (3/15)
  • 2-for-3 with one run and one stolen base vs. Bama (3/9)
  • Hit a three-run homer vs. Valparaiso (3/2)
  • Knocked a two-run homer vs. UNC-Wilmington (3/2)
  • Went 2-for-2 with two RBIs, two runs and two walks vs. Long Beach State (2/21)
  • Against NC State (2/17) hit 3-for-4 with a triple and a double in 4-0 victory
  • Scored three runs in win over Costal Carolina (2/16)
  • Was 3-for-4 with two triples, three RBIs and two scored runs against No.12/12 USF (2/16)
  • 2-for-3 batting including a grand slam in 14-2 victory over Idaho State (2/8)
AS A JUNIOR (2012)
  • 2012 All-SEC (1st Team)
  • 2012 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012 Preseason All-SEC
  • Games/Starts: 62/61
  • Made 46 starts in right field, 12 starts at DP, three start in center field
  • Hit .350 (64-for-183) with five doubles, one triple, 19 RBIs and 28 runs scored. Stole 15 bases and was hit by a pitch a team-high 13 times.
  • Ranked 12th in the SEC with a .350 batting average. Also ranked eighth in the league with a .348 batting average in conference games.
  • Had 16 multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games
  • In 2012 NCAA Tournament: Led team with .375 batting average (12-for-32) with on double, five RBIs, and three runs
  • Had one hit and one stolen base vs. Oregon in WCWS (6/2)
  • In NCAA Regionals, had a big day vs. Viginia Tech (5/20), going a combined 4-of-8 with two RBIs in doubleheader sweep of the Hokies
  • Went 3-for 5 with one RBI and one run scored in 10-2 win over Virginia Tech (5/20) to win Knoxville Regional
  • In 8-0, six-inning win over Miami (Ohio) (5/19) tallied two hits, two runs and one stolen base
  • Enjoyed a strong series vs. Ole Miss (4/27-4/29), going a combined 5-for-8 with four runs scored and two stolen bases against the Rebels
  • Was a perfect 3-for-3 with one run in 3-2 win over Memphis (4/17) in second game of twinbill
  • Recorded three hits and one run scored in 10-2, six-inning win over LSU (4/15)
  • Was dominant at the plate in series sweep at Mississippi State (3/23 - 3/25), going 5-for-8 with one double, two RBIs and five runs scored against the Bulldogs.
  • Drove in two runs in 6-3 win over MTSU (3/4)
  • Had two RBIs in 10-7 victory over Illinois (2/17)
  • Top 25 Finalist for 2011 USA Softball Player of the Year
  • 2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Southeast Region (2nd Team)
  • 2011 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • Games/Starts: 59/59
  • Started 56 games in right field and three games at DP
  • Hit .401 (73-for-182) and led the team and tied for fifth in the SEC 64 RBIs. Batting average and 26 stolen bases ranked fifth in the SEC as well. Also tallied 10 HRs, eight doubles, four triples and 54 runs scored.
  • Ranked 20th in NCAA Division I with 1.08 RBIs per game
  • Led the team with 17 multi-RBI games and also posted 21 multi-hit games.
  • Established longest hitting streak of career at 13 games (3/3 - 3/22)
  • In 2011 NCAA Tournament: Led the team with a .500 batting average (8-for-16) with one double, four RBIs, five runs and three stolen bases.
  • Drove in two runs and tallied two hits in 6-5 loss to Oklahoma State (5/22)
  • Went 2-for-5 with two stolen bases and two runs scored in 7-0 win over Georgia Tech (5/21)
  • Hit a double and went 2-for-4 with one RBI in 6-1 loss to OSU (5/21)
  • Went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs in 8-0, five-frame win over Liberty (5/20)
  • Knocked a double and triple and drove in three runs in 7-0 win over Appalachian State (4/13)
  • Blasted a solo home run in the first inning in 2-0 win over Iowa (3/18)
  • Broke a 15-year-old single-game Lady Vol record with nine RBIs at Tennessee State (3/15) and tallied her first-career two-HR effort, going 3-for-4 with a three-run HR and a grand slam during a 16-2 (6 inn.) rout
  • Enjoyed a strong series vs. Kentucky (3/11 - 3/13), driving in six runs. Went 2-for-2 with a triple, a homer and two runs in 9-6 loss to Kentucky on 3/11
  • Hit a home run and drove in four in 10-2, five-inning win over Georgia Southern (3/6)
  • Went 2-for-3 with a homer, a double, two RBIs and two runs vs. Georgia Southern (3/5)
  • Went 4-for-4 with a homer, a triple, three RBIs and two runs scored vs. Furman (3/5)
  • Hit a double, and drove in three runs vs. Evansville (3/3)
  • Connected for a solo homer vs. BYU (2/25)
  • Enjoyed a 3-for-4 outing with a triple, a double, four RBIs and three runs scored vs. San Diego State (2/24)
  • Perfect 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs vs. Boise State (2/18)
  • Hit a home run and totaled three RBIs and three runs vs. ETSU (2/15)
  • Plated three runs and hit a double vs Michigan State (2/13)
  • Blasted a home run and brought in four runs in victory at Stetson (2/12)
  • 2010 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American (3rd Team)
  • 2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Southeast Region (1st Team)
  • 2010 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Southeast Region (2nd Team)
  • 2010 All-SEC (1st Team)
  • 2010 SEC Co-Freshman of the Year
  • 2010 SEC All-Freshman (1st Team)
  • 2010 SEC All-Defensive Team
  • Games/Starts: 62/62
  • Started all 62 games in right field
  • Burst onto the collegiate scene hitting .391 (66-for-169) with three homers, three triples, five doubles, 37 RBIs, 54 runs scored and 29 stolen bases
  • Her .455 batting average led the team, shattered the UT freshman record and ranked seventh in NCAA Division I
  • Ranked second on the team and eigth in the SEC with a .391 batting average
  • Also ranked ninth in the SEC with 54 runs and 10th in the league with a .495 on-base percentage
  • Tallied 19 mulit-hit games and 10 multi-RBI games
  • In 2010 NCAA Tournament: hit .321 (9-for-28) with one RBI, four runs and three walks
  • In WCWS, went 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run in 7-5 win over Georgia (6/4)
  • Scored two runs in 9-0 win over Arizona (6/3) in WCWS
  • Went 5-for-11 in Knoxville Regional, enjoying a three-hit game in 3-1, nine-inning win over Louisville (5/23) to advance to Super Reigonals.
  • Enjoyed a 3-for-4 outing with one RBI and one run in 3-1 win at Arkansas (4/14) in front half of doubleheader
  • Hit a homer and drove in two runs to lead UT to 2-1 win at Auburn (4/10) in second game of twinbill
  • Hit a solo homer and scored twice in 14-0, five-inning rout of Western Carolina (4/8)
  • Had a strong doubleheader showing vs. Ole Miss (3/27), going a combined 3-for-5 with on RBI and three runs
  • Went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and a double to lead UT past Kentucky (3/23), 7-1, in second game of doubleheader
  • Was 3-for-4 with two RBIs to lead team to 4-3, 10-inning win over Kentucky (3/23) in first game of twinbill
  • Hit first collegiate home run in a 2-for-2, three-RBI effort in 10-0, five-frame rout of Liberty (3/14)
  • Enjoyed a strong series at Mississippi State, going 6-for-10 with seven RBIs. Drove in three runs and went 3-for-4 with a triple in 8-4 win in first game vs. MSU (3/9)
  • Went 2-for-3 with three RBIs in 11-2, five-inning win vs. Saint Mary's (Calif.)
  • Recorded three hits, two doubles, one triple and three RBIs to lead team to 12-8 victory over Cleveland State (2/21)
  • Hit a triple and plated three runs in 12-2, five-frame rout of Bradley (2/20)
  • Scored three runs and had one RBI as team crushed Weber State (2/20), 21-2 in five innings

  • Was a four-sport star (softball, basketball, soccer, track) at Savannah Country Day in Savannah, Ga.
  • Was a four-time All-State first team selection an Region 3A Player of the Year
  • Was named Greater Savannah Softball Athlete of the Year in 2006 and 2007
  • Helped lead Savannah Country Day to three consecutive Region 3A titles and three top-eight finishes in the state playoffs. Team finished third and 26-8 in 2007
  • Set Georgia state records in 2007 with .716 batting average to go along with 68 hits, 60 runs scored, 23 RBIs and a .916 on-base percentage
  • In 2006, set Georgia single-season records for stolen bases (63), hits (68), triples (10)
  • Holds Georgia career records for stolen baes (181), batting average (.638) and triples (29)
  • From 2006-08, put up staggering batting averages of .667, .539 and .716
  • As a senior, played in Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) All-Star Senior Softball and Basketball Games
  • For basketball, was also a two-time All-State first team pick and was the Region 3A Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009
  • Was a two-year captain who wrapped up her basketball career as her school's record holder for career scoring (1,709 points), steals (370) and rebounds (790)
  • Was a two-time first-team all-area pick for soccer and was on Region 3A/2A title team sin 2007 and 2008
  • Broke a 31-year old Savannah Country Day record on the track in the 200m with a 25.6 clocking in 2007 and then improved on her own mark with a 25.5 in 2008. She finished first in the region in the 200m in 2008, second in 2007 and was third in the region at 100m in 2007
  • Played ASA Gold summer ball for the Georgia Xtreme, the Atlanta Vipers and the Tennessee Fury
  • Full Name: Katherine Marie Dotson
  • Born: April 24, 1990, in Savannah, Ga.
  • Daughter of Gene and Marie Dotson
  • Majoring in sport management and retail & consumer sciences
  • Has two older brothers: Gene Dotson and Matthew Dotson
  • Comes from athletic family as her dad played football and baseball at The Citadel and in Japan, her mom was a collegiate basketball player at Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.) and both of her brothers were on the baseball team at Newberry College (S.C.)
  • Played Gold ball alongside former Lady Vol teammate Shelby Burchell.


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