- Shelley Stevens
- 5' 4"
- Gainesville, Fla.
Career Honors: National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete (2004) ... Southeastern Conference Freshman Honor Roll (2004) ... SEC Honor Roll (2005) ... ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Second-Team Academic All-District III (2005)
Career Highlights: Fastest Florida player to steal 30 career bases as she stole her 30th career base in her 86th games played ... 2005 .308 batting average ranked 18th all-time ... Ranks 10th all-time with a .284 career batting average ... Sixth all-time for career stolen bases with 42.
As a Junior (2006): Played in 51 games with 25 starts at centerfield and designated player ... Started the 2006 season with a three-game hitting streak, extending her streak from the end of the 2005 season to six games … Scored the game-winning run against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... Went 2-for-3 in the win over USF ... Went 1-for-2 with a run scored and a RBI against Longwood ... Recorded the game-winning RBI in the first game against Ole Miss … Was 3-for-5 in the final two games of the South Carolina series, including a 2-for-2 performance in the second game ... Also went 2-for-2 against Stetson in the last regular-season home game.
As a Sophomore (2005): Finished the season with a .308 batting average ... Second on the team with 36 runs scored ... Third on the team with 15 stolen bases ... Scored the game-winning run against Louisville at the Clearwater Invitational ... Scored five runs during the Clearwater Invitational ... Scored the game-winning run against USF at the GRU Classic ... Recorded a career-high three hits against Jacksonville at the USF Louisville Slugger Invitational ... Registered her first career RBI against Jacksonville ... Scored the game-winning run against Indiana at the Long Beach State Tournament ... Had a game-saving diving catch in the outfield to preserve a shutout against Loyola-Marymount ... Scored the game-winning run against Long Beach State at the Long Beach State Tournament ... Tallied a batting average of .375, three runs scored and two stolen bases at the Long Beach State Tournament ... Went 2-for-3 from the plate with a run scored in the final game of the series at Arkansas ... Went a 2-for-2 in the second game of the series against Ole Miss ... Went 3-for-4, hitting her first double of the sesason and scoring a run in the series finale against Georgia in Athens ... Went 3-for-3 at the plate, hitting her second double of the season, scoring two runs and registering a career-high five put outs in the first game of the series with Mississippi State in Gainesville ... Went 2-for-3 in the second game of the series with Mississippi State with two runs scored ... Went 2-for-3 from the plate in the first game of the doubleheader against LSU ... Recorded a career-high two walks in the first game of the doubleheader with Florida State and scored two runs on the day ... Went 2-for-2, hitting her third double of the season and scoring a run in the second game at Kentucky ... Went 2-for-4 against Bethune-Cookman in the first game of the NCAA Regional at Gainesville ... Tied a season and career-best three assists in the NCAA Regional game against UCF
As a Freshman (2004): Played in 57 games and started 14 … Filled in as a pinch runner in majority of games, but also served as the designated player (10 games) and played second base (one game) and outfield (three games) … Florida's stolen base leader with 18 in 23 attempts ... 18 stolen bases is the second-most by a freshman in school history ... Did not get caught stealing until March 23 at Alabama and successfully stole 12 bases before getting caught … Finished the season with a .286 batting average... Started the season going 2-for-3 with a stolen base in the opener vs. Appalachian State ... Went 2-for-3 vs. Hofstra in the USF tournament ... Was a perfect 1-for-1 vs. Kentucky with a run scored and a stolen base ... Scored the game winning run as a pinch runner at Cal State Northridge ... Went 5-for-8 with a run scored and a stolen base in the LSU series.
High School: A 2003 graduate of Buchholz High School … Coached by Donna Howard … A four-time Class 4A all-state and all-area honoree and the only Bucholz athlete to earn all-state honors is four different positions (catcher, second base, short stop and outfield) ... Two time recipient of the Academic Excellence Award for having the highest GPA on the team ... Helped Buchholz to four state tournament appearances including a state runner-up finish in 2002 in a season that saw the team go 29-3 ... As a senior, named Offensive MVP with a .449 batting average … Set a career batting average record for four seasons with .389… Named Second Team All-American … Received the Scholar Athlete Award from the U.S. Army…Jeffrey Meldon Scholar Athlete Scholarship recipient … Played travel ball for Gainesville Gold and that traveled to the ASA Gold Nationals in Oklahoma, where she batted .290 with no field errors...In 2001, earned the Stolen Bases Award … Editor of the Buchholz Yearbook her senior year … Also involved in National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Junior Classical League and JETS.
Stevens' Career Highs
AB - 4, 12 times; last at Bethune-Cookman, 5/20/05
R - 2, four times; last vs. Mississippi State, 4/23/05
H - 3, three times; last vs. Mississippi State, 4/23/05
2B - 1, three times; last vs. Kentucky, 5/7/05
3B - 1 vs. Long Beach State, 3/12/05
RBI - 1, two times; last as USF, 4/13/05
Streak - 6 games (1/29/05 - 2/05/05, .421, 8-for-19, 7 R, 8 H, 3 SB, 1 BB)
BB - 2 vs. Florida State, 5/03/05
SB - 2, two times; last vs. USF, 3/5/05
PO - 5 vs. Mississippi State, 4/23/05
A - 3, three times; last vs. UCF, 5/21/05