Georgia Regents honored one of its brightest former softball players Wednesday by retiring Kacee Camp’s jersey.
The Harlem native’s No. 14 was retired during a halftime ceremony at the Georgia Regents and USC Aiken women’s basketball game.
“It means so much to represent my hometown and the girls of Harlem,” Camp said. “It shows what can happen if you work hard. It’s an achievement award.”
Camp was an infield mainstay for the Jaguars during her four years, graduating in 2012 with a biology degree and 3.88 grade point average. She became the first Academic All-American in school history as a senior while hitting .390 with 13 doubles, three triples and four home runs. Augusta State reached the NCAA Southeast Regional all four years she played.
“I wouldn’t be where I am without coach (Melissa Brocato),” Camp said. “She always pushed us to play at our highest level. We were like family. You hear that a lot, but it was true for us. We were so close, and I miss my girls.”
Camp was the female Student Athlete of the Year for the school in 2012 and was named All-Southeast Region all four years. She was All-Peach Belt Conference her senior season.
Camp ended her college career on a high note by going 6 for 12 to lead the Jaguars to the southeast regional championship in 2012. She ranked in the top 15 of the conference in nine hitting categories, including the triple-slash of batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.