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Mia Davidson

School

Mississippi State

Position
Catcher/Infield
Major
Kinesiology

Classroom

Davidson has compiled a 3.33 cumulative grade point average while majoring in kinesiology. Last semester, she registered a 3.60 mark.

She has been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll every year and has earned President’s List honors once and Dean’s List honors twice.

Character

National media members have noticed Davidson’s leadership skills, with former Team USA member Jenny Dalton-Hill calling her “a mini Coach Ricketts.” She is an unquestioned voice on the field, captaining her infield from the catcher’s position.

Davidson is beloved by children in the community for taking time to speak to them after games and form personal bonds with them at MSU softball camps. She is a shining example of what a student-athlete should be, dedicated to her studies, excelling on the field, presenting a positive image in the media, and serving her community.

As one of two All-Americans on the team, Davidson is the most-requested student-athlete by the media, and she willingly approaches every interview quickly and enthusiastically, even displaying patience to explain the game to newer reporters that may not understand it.

Community

After losing teammate Alex Wilcox to ovarian cancer in 2018, Davidson has been a leading voice in MSU’s No One Fights Alone campaign to raise awareness of the disease. She has participated in the team’s 4:28 Wall Sit Challenge and used her social media platform to recognize other participants around the country as the challenge spread.

Davidson has virtually read to children across the state of Mississippi during the COVID-19 pandemic, also participating the Pink Dawg Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Geaux Teal Walk in 2019 and 2020.

In addition to her formal service activities, Davidson is an example to young girls at the ballpark, interacting with them before and after each game prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. For National Girls and Women in Sports Day in 2019, she surprised a young girl who was doing an interview about what it meant to play sports as a girl. Davidson consistently emphasizes to young women that they can be anything and encourages them to pursue their athletic dreams.

Competition

Davidson holds the MSU career, single-season, and freshman home run records. Her single-season record also stands as the SEC single-season record. In 2019, Davidson was an NFCA Third Team All-American and a Top 10 Finalist for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. In 2018, she was a Top 10 Finalist for NFCA National Freshman of the Year. Davidson has made the All-SEC first team each year and started all but one of MSU’s games since arriving on campus.

Davidson enters 2021 needing 16 home runs to pass Rafael Palmeiro for the all-time MSU home run record in both baseball and softball. She opens the year with a .363 career batting average and .787 career slugging percentage, which is currently the MSU career record. Davidson is also among MSU’s top 10 in career on-base percentage, batting average, putouts, RBIs, total bases, and runs scored.

With 52 career homers at the start of the season, Davidson is eighth among active players nationally. Her slugging percentage is also eighth, and her 351 career total bases are No. 21 among active players.