2016: Hankins emerged as one of the team’s top offensive players right from the start and remained the team’s top run producer with a team-best 39 RBI and 22 runs scored. The infielder garnered a MAAC All-Rookie spot for her performance in 2016. She picked up the MAAC Rookie of the Week on March 22 after batting .500 with two home runs and seven RBI in a 2-1 week for the Stags. The infielder recorded a 13-game hitting streak from April 8-21 during which she batted .400 with 16 hits in 40 at-bats, registering four games with two or more hits. She has 15 extra-base hits which ties her for third among her teammates, recording 11 doubles and four home runs. Hankins hit three of those homers in a span of four games, launching the long ball against Stony Brook, Holy Cross, and Army. Hankins has a hit in 34 games this year and an RBI in 23 contests. Her best overall game came against Stony Brook when she went 2 for 5 with five RBI, a double and a home run.
Before Fairfield: Courtney Hankins has enjoyed success at two different positions during her time at Pennsville High School, spending her sophomore season at third base before moving to catcher as a junior. Regardless of the position, Hankins posted impressive offensive numbers . In 2014, Hankins was named the Salem/Cumberland Country Softball Player of the Year in her first season as a catcher. She finished the year with a .624 batting average with 14 extra-base hits, two homers, and 38 RBI with 40 runs scored. In her sophomore season, Hankins posted a .476 hitting percentage with five home runs, 16 extra base hits (11 doubles, five homers) with 21 RBI. Hankins ended her career with 180 hits, 22 home runs, and a .553 batting average. The catcher set school records for most hits in a season as well as in a career. She also plays for the Newtown (Pa.) Rock Gold travel team.