|High School:||Mercy HS|
Sophomore (2016): Named NFCA Mideast All-Region Second Team…Named to the American Athletic Conference Second Team…Set a career-high with three RBI against Detroit…Led the team with 10 sacrifice hits…Was 3-for-3 with two runs against Marist…Hit the game-winning home run, her first out of the park homer, against East Carolina in a nine-inning victory…Recorded at least two-hits in five of her last six games…Was second on the team with 15 multiple-hit games…Named USA Softball Player of the Week…Set the USF team season home run record with her second of the season and the team’s 49th of the year in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional.
Made first-career appearance and start in season opener vs. Hampton (Feb. 5) ... Also had first-career hit and run scored vs. Hampton (Feb. 5) ... Posted first multi-hit game on Feb. 7 against No. 8 Michigan ... Recorded first-career RBI in 9-1 win over Jacksonville (Feb. 7) ... Went 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBIs in 11-0 win over FGCU (Feb. 15) ... Posted two hits in 5-2 win over Illinois (Feb. 27) ... Scored a run and had an RBI double in 7-0 win over Maine (March 3) ... Hit an inside the park home run for her first-career homer and also drove in a career-high three runs in 7-1 win over Portland State (March 6) ... Tied career-high with three RBIs and hit a three-run triple in 5-0 win over Toledo (March 7) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in 5-3 win over Mercer (March 7) ... Named to the American Athletic Conference Honor Roll for first time in her career (March 9) ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs in 6-1 win over Yale (March 10) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in 8-2 win over Maine (March 10) ... Had a run, hit and an RBI in 8-0 win over Boston University (March 13) ... Posted a career high with three hits and also tied a career high with two runs in USF's 8-7 comeback win over Tulsa (March 28) ... Posted a hit and an RBI in 3-2 win at UConn (April 3) ... Had a hit, scored a run and stole a base in 6-0 win at FGCU (April 8) ... Had a hit, a run and an RBI in USF's 8-2 win over Memphis (April 25) ... Had two hits and a run in 5-0 win over East Carolina in the American Athletic Conference quarterfinals (May 7).
2015 USA Junior National Team:
One of 20 players to earn a spot on the junior national team.
Connecticut High School Scholar Athlete of the Year (2013-14) … Earned Player of the Year honors (2013-14) … First Team All-State (2013-14) … All-Area MVP (2013-14) … 2013 MVP Athlete of the Year in Connecticut Softball … Was a member of the Southern Connecticut Conference All-Quinnipiac Top Ten for Softball … Batted .513 her senior season with 34 runs and 35 RBI and .491 her junior year with 37 runs and 33 RBI … Earned varsity letters in three sports volleyball (two), indoor/outdoor track (two) and softball (two) … Was a member of the Honor Roll, National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society.
Full name is Astin Rebecca Donovan … Daughter of Kevin and Lauri Donovan … Has two siblings, one brother, Blake and one sister, Amber, who is also a member of the USF softball team … Born in Atlanta, Ga. … Father, Kevin, played football at Geneva College … Uncle, Tim, played baseball at Mercyhurst College … Was a competitive gymnast until she was 12 … Hobbies include: drawing, painting and traveling.