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2008 Softball Roster

Stacey Nelson


5' 10"
Los Alamitos, Calif.
Los Alamitos
Savana Kelly

Career Honors: NFCA/Louisville Slugger All-American First Team in 2008 and 2009 and Second Team in 2007 … Easton All-American First-Team Pitcher in 2007, 2008 and 2009 … NFCA All-Southeast Region in 2007, 2008 and 2009 … Women’s College World Series All-Tournament Team in 2008 and 2009 … SEC Pitcher of the Year in 2008 and 2009 … All-SEC First Team in 2008 and 2009 and Second Team in 2007 … SEC All-Defensive Team in 2008 and 2009 … SEC Tournament MVP in 2008 … SEC All-Tournament Team in 2007 and 2008 … SEC All-Freshman Team in 2006 … Top-three finalist for USA Softball National Player of the Year in 2009 and a top-10 finalist in 2008 … USA Softball National Player of the Week on March 31, 2008 … SEC Pitcher of the Week six times … SEC Freshman of the Week on March 30, 2006 … Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award winner in 2009 … Honda Award nominee in 2009 … ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American of the Year for the sport of softball in 2009 … ESPN The Magazine Academic First-Team All-American in 2008 and 2009 … ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III in 2008 and 2009 … SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2007, 2008 and 2009 … SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2006


Career Highlights: The most accomplished player in Florida softball history … Tied for sixth in the NCAA record books with 136 career wins … Also ranked eight other times in the national record book, including sixth for 47 single-season victories in 2008 and third with 206 career games played … Holds 15 Florida career pitching records, including a 0.99 ERA, 18 saves, 60 shutouts and 1,116 strikeouts … Also on 12 other top-10 career lists, including tied for second with a .183 opponent batting average and third with a 1.75 walks allowed per seven innings … Set 15 single-season pitching records at Florida, including ERA (0.61 in 2009), wins (47 in 2008), strikeouts (363 in 2008) and recorded five saves in 2006, 2007 and 2008 … Name appears on UF’s single-season top-10 lists 63 times … Second all-time in the SEC for career victories, appearances, shutouts, saves (tied) and innings pitched (1,114.2) … Also fifth all-time for career ERA and fourth for career strikeouts … Ranked eight times on SEC single-season, top-10 lists, including third, fifth and tied for 10th for wins, fifth and tied for ninth in ERA and third in innings pitched (356.1 in 2008) … Tied for second for 16 single-game strikeouts at Long Beach State on Feb. 27, 2008 … In 2008 and 2009, allowed only three home runs in 637.2 innings … Set Florida freshman records for wins (14), complete games (19) and shutouts (6) …Winning pitcher in Florida's 3-2 win over Michigan on Feb. 18, 2006, marking the program's first win over a No. 1 ranked team … Threw a school-record 46.2 shutout innings from Feb. 10 to Feb. 23, 2008 … Threw 63 innings without giving up an earned run from March 22 to April 13, 2008, throwing another 44.0 shutout innings … Pitched two no-hitters in career and 21 one-hitters … First UF player to make the USA National Team roster.


As a Senior (2009): Named NFCA/Louisville Slugger First-Team and Easton First-Team All-American … Earned NFCA All-Southeast Regional honors … Honored as the SEC Pitcher of the Year, All-SEC First Team and All-SEC Defensive Team… Led the nation with a 0.61 ERA and a .891 winning percentage and tied for the most shutouts (22) … 41 wins was second in the country while 357 strikeouts ranked sixth … Led the SEC in ERA, shutouts and strikeouts … Made 50 appearances and 41 starts, tallying a 41-5 record and three saves … Pitched 34 complete games, recording 285.1 total innings … Registered almost a 1:7 walks to strikeout ratio … Recorded 11 double-digit strikeout outings … Allowed only one home run on the season, coming in May … Also allowed only 23 extra-base hits, the rest for doubles … Opponents batted .161 against the righty … Pitched seven one-hitters and 14 games without a walk … Named to the Women’s College World Series All-Tournament Team with 36 strikeouts and seven walks … Pitched a one-hitter with nine K’s and no walks in the 1-0 win over No. 7 Michigan on May 29 in the Gators’ second game of the WCWS … Allowed two hits and three walks while striking out 12 in the win over No. 6 Arizona on May 28 … Pitched five shutout innings of relief in the 2-1 win over No. 14/16 Cal that sent UF to the Women’s College World Series … Struck out 13 while pitching a complete game shutout in the opening game against the Bears in the Super Regional …  Recorded a season-high 14 strikeouts in the win over Texas A&M on May 16 … Tallied two wins in the Gainesville Regional, including a three-hit, zero-walk victory over Lehigh on May 17 to move advance UF to the Super Regionals … Recorded all three wins in the SEC Tournament, pitching 18.0 innings, recording 15 strikeouts, nine hits, three earned runs while opponents hit only .141 … Recorded three wins without allowing a run  while striking out 16 and walking only three against Arkansas … Pitched second career no-hitter on April 26, striking out eight and allowing one walk in the fourth … Recorded two wins and a save in 13.0 innings against No. 18 LSU, striking out 15 walking only two, one in each start, while shutting out the Tigers to clinch the SEC title … Received SEC Pitcher of the Week honors on April 20 for performance … Pitched 9.0 innings to capture the win over Kentucky on April 11, striking out 12, walking two and allowing five hits … Tallied all three wins in series with Mississippi State, pitching 14 innings and only allowing eight hits, two earned runs and two walks while striking out 21 while not allowing a walk or run in the series finale … Won both games of the doubleheader at Auburn on April 1, allowing only three hits and one walk while striking out 12 in 11.0 shutout innings of work … Struck out seven in 6.0 innings against No. 4 Alabama on March 29, walked two and allowed only one run … Earned two wins over No. 6 Tennessee, striking out 21, walking three and earning one shutout while allowing one run in the series finale … Pitched first career no-hitter in 4-0 win at Ole Miss on March 15, walking one, hitting one and striking out seven … Struck out 10 while allowing two walks and five hits in win over Ole Miss on March 14 … Earned SEC Pitcher of the Week on March 17 for performances against Georgia and Ole Miss … Pitched two complete-game wins against South Carolina, striking out 17, walking only one and allowing two runs … Struck out 12 batters of 20 faced while allowing two hits, no runs and no walks against USF on Feb. 27 … Went 3-0 with a save in the Cox Invitational, allowing only one run over 17.0 innings an striking out 25 … Tallied nine strikeouts against No. 6 Michigan on Feb. 25, walking one and allowing only three hits in the shutout … Earned SEC Pitcher of the Week on March 2 for performances against Michigan and in the Cox Invitational … Earned first save of the season against UNLV on Feb. 21, pitching 3.0 innings, striking out two and allowing two hits and no walks … Struck out nine and walked only one in 9.0 innings against No. 3 Washington … Pitched 7.0 innings, striking out nine and walking only three against No. 3 Arizona State on Feb. 19 … Opened the season with a win over Baylor on Feb. 6, recording eight strikeouts and one walk in the shutout.


As a Junior (2008): Named NFCA/Louisville Slugger First-Team and Easton First-Team All-American … Earned NFCA All-Southeast Regional honors … Honored as the SEC Pitcher of the Year, All-SEC First Team and All-SEC Defensive Team … Led the nation in winning percentage (.904) and fourth in ERA (0.75) … Also led the SEC in ERA and strikeouts (363) … Appeared in 59 games, starting 49, and set a school record of 47 wins … Allowed only two home runs and 38 earned runs in 352.1 innings … Compiled a 0.75 earned run average, the lowest in Florida history … Threw a school-record 46.2 shutout innings from Feb. 10 to Feb. 23 … Threw 63 innings without giving up a run from March 22 to April 13 … Opponents averaged a .164 batting average … All five losses were in one-run games … Tallied a school-record 363 strikeouts and 116 walks for a nearly 3:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio … Opened the season with three straight double-digit strikeout games and had nine on the season … Gave up more than two runs only six times on the year … Fourth on the team with 107 assists … Pitched nine or more innings four times and threw 43 complete games … Started the season 11-0 … Named to the WCWS All-Tournament Team for striking out 26 and only allowing five runs in five appearances … Opponents batted .189 in the WCWS and .180 in the entire NCAA Tournament … Earned Florida’s first win the WCWS with the 2-0 win over Virginia Tech, striking out seven in nine innings … Struck out 10 and only allowed one walk and one earned run in the win over California in the NCAA Super Regionals … Earned the SEC Tournament MVP for a total of 10 strikeouts, one earned run and seven hits in the three tournament games … Struck out four and did not allow a walk in the championship win over Alabama … Pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out eight against Tennessee on May 3 … Also struck out eight without allowing a run against Auburn on April 26 … Struck out 11, giving up four hits and no runs against South Carolina on March 26 … Recorded first save of the season in two innings’ work against Louisville, striking out three, on March 2 … Struck out a career-high 16 batters in the loss to Long Beach State on Feb. 27 … Struck out 13 against Notre Dame in the game before … Pitched seven shutout innings with 10 strikeouts, one hit and one walk in the win over North Florida on Feb. 22 … Recorded a one-hit, nine strikeout performance in the shutout of Mercer on Feb. 13 …  Played for the Virginia Legends in the 23-and-Under Amateur Softball Association National Tournament in the summer of 2008 … Helped led the Legends to their third consecutive National title, pitching 26.1 innings with a 0.53 ERA, 32 strikeouts and only two earned runs … Named to the ASA All-American team.


As a Sophomore (2007): Named Easton first-team All-American and NFCA Second-Team All-American … Earned second-team All-SEC and first-team NFCA All-Southeast Region … Named to the SEC All-Tournament team … Made 58 appearances with 42 starts on the season … Held a 34-14 record on the season … Pitched 29.0 consecutive shutout innings from May 5 to May 12 before giving up a run to LSU in the ninth inning of the SEC Tournament Championship … Seven of those shutout innings were against No. 1 Tennessee … Owned a 0.95 ERA … Gave up only four home runs in 318.0 innings of work … Threw six one-hit games on the season, including in the SEC Tournament opener against Mississippi State … Threw 14 solo and seven combined shutouts on the season … Struck out seven or more batters in 21 games … Had wins over eight top-25 teams, including No. 1 Arizona and No. 1 Tennessee … Eleven of 13 losses were by one run … Went toe-to-toe with both No. 1 Tennessee for 10 innings and No. 5 LSU for nine innings only to suffer 1-0 losses … Pitched more than seven innings six times … Started the season 5-0 … Earned the school’s first NCAA Super Regional win, in a 3-2 Game Two win over Texas A&M … Held a hot-hitting Georgia Tech squad to only one hit, the sixth one-hit performance of the season … Earned the win in each of Florida’s NCAA Regional games, pitching complete games against Georgia Tech (5.0 innings) and Texas (9.0 innings) … Gave up only six hits in 18.1 innings in the NCAA Regional in Gainesville, none of them for extra bases … Thirtieth win of the season was a 1-0 victory over No. 1 Tennessee to send the Gators to the SEC Tournament Championship game … Threw a one-hit shutout against South Carolina on April 24 … Surrendered one hit and struck out six while shutting out Auburn on April 14 … Threw seven shutout innings with one hit and eight strikeouts against Arkansas on April 6 … Pitched a one-hit shutout against Florida International on March 21 … Pitched seven scoreless innings while striking out seven in the win against Massachusetts on Feb. 23 … Struck out a season-high 10 batters against Oregon on Feb. 9.


As a Freshman (2006): Made 39 appearances, starting 24 in the circle ... Finished the season with a 2.11 ERA and a 14-12 record … Set the single-season record for saves, the fifth coming against Stetson on May 9 ... Pitched all eight innings of Florida's 1-0 NCAA Tournament win over North Carolina … Earned 13th win with a complete game decision against South Carolina on May 6, striking out a season-high nine batters in the win … Pitched a seven-inning shutout against UCF on April 19 ...  Pitched a complete game shutout of Bethune-Cookman on April 26 … Earned a save in the final game of the Mississippi State series … Earned SEC Freshman of the Week Honors for pitching a 9-0, six-inning shutout over Ole Miss … Pitched a shutout over Seton Hall on March 3 … Pitched a combined no hitter against South Florida on March 1 … Beat No. 1 Michigan in seven innings, 3-2, giving up only one walk on Feb. 18 … Recorded a seven strikeout performance and did not give up an earned run against Penn State on Feb. 17 … Earned first collegiate win over Houston on Feb. 11.


High School: A 2005 graduate of Los Alamitos High School … Coached by Jim Dolan … Holds high school records for career shutouts and single season strikeouts (228) … High school was Sunset League Champions all four years of career … Team was 2003 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Quarterfinalists … 2004 CIF Runner-up … Named team MVP in 2004 and 2005 … First-Team All-League two years … 2005 Sunset League Pitcher of the Year  … Named all-county twice … Named Los Alamitos High School's Female Athlete of the Year in 2005 … Played travel ball for the California Cruisers … Coached by Ron McCard, Dean Lappin, Mel Sievers and Andy Anderson  … 14-and-Under National Champions … Played against the Espana National team … Member of the Fishing Club … Scholar-Athlete.


Nelson's Career Stats   


































































































Nelson's Career Bests


2, three times; last vs. Georgia Tech (5/16/08)


8 vs. N.C. State (2/17/07)


10.0 vs. Tennessee (3/10/07)


0, two times; last vs. Arkansas (4/26/09)*


0, 60 times; last vs. Michigan (5/29/09)*


0, 80 times; last vs. Michigan (5/29/09)*


16 vs. Long Beach State (2/27/08)


0, 32 times; last vs. Michigan (5/29/09)*


*must have pitched five or more innings


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