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#20 Candice Beards
Position: 1st Base/Outfield
Bats: L
Throws: L
Year: Junior
Hometown: Ringwood, N.J.
High School: Paramus Catholic
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Career honors:
  • Finished career ranked fourth in Maryland history in walks (84), fifth in RBIs (110), seventh in triples (5) and ninth in doubles (35)
  • All-ACC Second Team (2014)
  • NFCA All-Region First Team (2012)
  • ACC Player of the Week (4/25/12)

As a senior (2014): Earned Second Team All-ACC honors...appeared in 45 games, making 43 starts...second on the team in batting average (.328), doubles (8), RBIs (30), total bases (58) and OBP (.394)...ranked 10th in ACC play with a .394 batting average...knocked in first run of season at FIU (2/7)...posted two hits versus Long Island (2/16)...scored a run against #8 UCLA (2/22)...went 1-for-2 with an RBI against #4 Oregon (3/1)...hit 6-for-11 in a three-game series against Georgia Tech, including a pair of doubles in the third game (3/16)...went 5-for-10 in three games at Noth Carolina (3/22-23), posting six RBIs, two runs and a home run...knocked in two runs on two hits in game one against Syracuse (4/2)...posted two RBIs in game two at #8 Florida State (4/5)...achieved her 100th RBI with a three-run homer on her Senior Day against Virginia Tech (4/20)...went 4-for-7 with five RBIs and four runs in two games against Howard (4/23)...went 2-for-3 with an RBI in game two against #21 Notre Dame (4/27)...knocked in three runs and posted a home run in game one against Pittsburgh (5/3).

As a junior (2013): Finished season as one of the hottest hitters in the ACC…appeared in 48 games, making 45 starts…led ACC with 17 doubles (ranks second in Maryland single-season history)... closed season on a torrid 17-game hitting streak, hitting .471 and collecting 15 RBIs and 11 doubles during that span…second on team in triples (3) and third in batting average (.316)…posted a .410 OBP and .489 slugging percentage…closed season with team-best 17-game hit streak…posted two hits with an RBI versus LIU-Brooklyn (2/17)…went 2-for-3 with an RBI against Nebraska (2/22)…knocked in four runs on two hits in game one against Howard (3/27), before scoring three runs in the second game of the double-header…went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles at George Mason (4/10)...collected a pair of RBIs and scored two runs at Georgia Tech (4/14)…collected six hits and six RBIs in a three-game span from Apr. 24-Apr. 27.

As a sophomore (2012): Played in 55 of 56 games and started in 51...started as the DP in 27 games, at first in 18 games, including the last 13 games of the season due to an injured teammate...also saw time in the outfield and as a pinch hitter...named to NFCA All-Region First Team as a DP...finished No. 9 in the ACC in batting average with .318, fourth in on-base percentage (.474) and third in walks with 38...her 38 walks this year were third-best in school history...hit first career grand slam vs. UMass (March 2)...went on a nine-game hit streak from April 14-25 with 13 hits, seven RBI, and four doubles....named ACC Player of the Week when she hit .538 with seven hits and seven RBI (April 24)...in that week, she hit three doubles and drove in four RBI at NC State (April 21-22)...had 10 multi-hit games.

As a freshman (2011): Saw action in 54 games and started in 35 at first base, designated players or in the outfield...hit .215 on the year with 23 hits, seven runs scored and 16 RBI...hit three home runs, three doubles and two triples...came in as a pinch hitter in all five postseason games...went 2-for-2 vs. Longwood (March 5) and also hit her first career home run, a solo shot...hit her second home run in game one of a doubleheader vs. NCAA Regionals team Fordham (March 16)...hit her third in ACC season opener at Virginia...one of 39 players in the league to have a perfect fielding percentage.

Before Maryland: Played first base for Paramus Catholic of NJ... Hit .400 in freshman campaign as the Paladins went 17-3... As a sophomore, led team to 18-2 record and hit .350... Helped team post 18-2 record and hit .325 as a junior... Hit .500 as the Paladins went 20-6 in senior year... Named 1st, 2nd and 3rd team All-League... 1st team All-County... 2nd team All-State... ESPN Rise All-American... Captain of team Junior and Senior year... Played for Don Meister on team Inferno all four years in high school... Received 1st and 2nd honors and named to National Honors Society.

Personal: Daughter of Henry and Karen Beards... father played football at Iowa... earned her black belt at age of 6... biggest thrill came as she hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 7th on a 3-2 count... before every game she prays... is the cousin of rapper 50 Cent... Letters and Sciences major... would like to become a teacher.

BEARDS' SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

  Career
Hits 3, (3x) last vs. North Carolina (3/22/14)
Runs 3, (4x) last vs. Georgia Tech (4/13/13)
RBIs 4, (2x) last vs. Howard (4/23/14)
Doubles 2, vs. Georgia Tech (3/16/14)

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