As a freshman in 2017:
Named to the Weekly Honor Roll three times in her debut season … Had a respectable rookie year, starting in all 48 games, recording 48 hits, 46 of them resulted in RBIs … Finished with a .327 batting average … Collected 12 multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI games … Batted in five runs in one game against Creighton (April 2) … Leads the team in doubles (13) … Holds the number one spot in the BIG EAST for triples, with four on the season … Reached base 90 times, the most of any player on the season … Went 4-for-5 on stolen base attempts … Holds the highest team slugging percentage (.612) and ranked sixth overall in the BIG EAST … Recorded seven home runs on the season, tied with Savannah Warren for most home runs on the team … Memorable performance came against Savannah State in the ‘Strike-Out Cancer’ Tournament (Feb. 17), Bowie collected four RBIs and with the bases loaded in the fourth inning she hammered a grand slam for her first career home run … Defensively Bowie capped off the season with 43 put-outs, 66 assists and a .901 fielding percentage.
Before St. John's:
Was a three-sport athlete that lettered in softball, field hockey and basketball at Sparta High School ... earned First-Team All-State as a senior after hitting .519 other 2016 accolades include Muggs Media Player of the Year, New Jersey Herald Player of the Year and Sparta High School Female Athlete of the Year ... broke the Sparta career-hits record (135) ... named First-Team All-Group III (Star Ledger) and Second Team All-State as a junior after hitting .464 with two home runs and 11 RBIs ... led Sparta to a North I Group III Sectional Championship and State Runner-up in 2015 ... received NJAC/American Division Team and First Team All-County honors in 2014 ... played for the New Jersey Rocks club team.
Personal: Full name is Gretchen Paige Bowie ... Born on April 23rd, 1998 in Sparta, NJ. ... daughter of Craig and Diana Bowie ... Majoring in adolescent education with a biology concentration.
Bowie Up Close...
Age when started playing softball: 4 years old (T-Ball)
Favorite T.V. show: One Tree Hill and How I Met Your Mother
Favorite Pregame Song: March Madness
Favorite Food: Sushi
Most Memorable Softball Moment: "Hitting my first home run in Big East play last year as a freshman vs. Providence"
Best Piece of Softball Advice Received: "It's just a game." -- Jim Peter's (8U Sparta Diamonds Coach)