Player Profile – Georgia Hood
|Position:||1st Base, Pitcher|
|Debut:||Yet to debut|
|Club Team:||Hills Heat|
|Association Team:||Mt Gambier|
|State Team:||SA Starz|
|Date of Birth:||18 November 2000|
Georgia was surrounded by diamond sports growing up, with her father playing baseball and older sister Amber playing softball. Growing up in Mount Gambier, she first stepped out on to the diamond at seven years of age.
Making her debut in a South Australian team at the U17 Girls’ Nationals in 2015, it wasn’t long before Georgia displayed her talent, in the following year winning the Best Batter award at the same event.
In 2017, at just 16 years of age, Georgia was selected into the U19 Australian team for the Junior Women’s World Championship, representing her country alongside sister Amber.
The following year, Georgia won the MVP award at the U19 Nationals, and in 2019, she made her debut in the SA Starz team, winning the Rookie of the Year award. Two weeks after the Open Women’s Nationals, she played at the U19 Nationals, winning the Best Batter award and a week after that tournament, was selected in the Australia A team for the Asia Pacific Cup.
Following those events, Georgia was again selected in the junior Australian team for the 2019 World Cup. She performed exceptionally, by the end of the tournament becoming Australia’s go-to pitcher in crucial games.
|2019:||XII Jnr Women’s Softball World Championship, Irvine, USA|
|2017:||XI Jnr Women’s Softball World Championship, Clearwater, USA|
|2019:||Rookie of the Year, Open Women’s National Softball Championship|
|2019:||Best Batter, U19 Women’s National Softball Championship|
|2018:||Most Valuable Player, U19 Women’s National Softball Championship|
|2016:||Best Batter, U17 Girls’ National Softball Championship|