Courtney Blades-Rogers


• First softball player ever inducted into Mississippi

Sports Hall of Fame.

• Four-time All-State pitcher at Belaire High in Baton


• Southland Conference pitcher of the year in 1998

at Nicholls State.

• After transferring to Southern Miss, led USM to two

College World Series (1999-2000).

• 2000 Honda National Softball Player of the Year.

• Pitched perfect game against No. 1 ranked Arizona

in the 2000 College World Series.

• Set NCAA records for career victories and


• Once struckout 21 LSU Tigers in an NCAA

Regional game.

• Between her junior and senior seasons, she

played for Team USA in international competition.

• Record 95 of USM’s 115 victories (1999-2000).

• Inducted into USM’s exclusive Legends Club in



Did You Know?

Blades-Rogers had several opportunities to continue her softball career after graduating from USM. She chose instead to raise a family with former USM baseball pitcher Chad Rogers. She instructs softball pitchers in her spare time.