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Kelsey Stewart

2B

Height
5' 6"
CLASS
So.
Hometown
Wichita, Kan.
School
Maize

Major: Telecommunications – Media & Society

 

Career Honors:

2014 NFCA First Team All-American

2014 NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team

2014 All-SEC First Team

2014 WCWS All-Tournament Team

2013 NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team

2013 All-SEC Second Team

2013 SEC All-Freshman Team

2013 SEC All-Tournament Team

 

Career Highlights: A member of the 2014 USA Softball Women’s National Team…Her .408 career batting average is the best in program history (minimum 200 at-bats)…Holds UF single-season records for triples (10), stolen bases (36, twice) and attempts (39) and is already second in Gator annals for career triples (16) after just two seasons donning the Orange and Blue…Set a school record for hits in a season (102) as a sophomore…Owns two of the three 30+ steal seasons in UF history…Her first year on campus also shattered freshman records for batting clip (.378), at bats (238), hits (90), runs (62), triples (10) and stolen bases…Named the 2013 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team and helped lead the Red, White & Blue to a silver medal in July 2013 at the ISF X Jr. Women’s World Championship, where Stewart and Team USA squared off with Japan in the gold-medal game…Batted .450 with Team USA with seven runs scored, four RBI and three triples…Went 3-for-3 against Puerto Rico in the Junior Women’s World Championship with two runs, two RBI and a triple in the game.

 

As a Sophomore (2014): Earned NFCA First Team All-America and All-Southeast Region Second Team honors, along with All-SEC First Team and WCWS All-Tournament Team selections as Florida claimed the first national championship in program history…Paced the SEC with a school record for hits (102) while leading the Gators in hitting (.438), runs scored (68), doubles (T-1st, 14), triples (six), total bases (149), stolen bases (36) and assists (114)…Began the season with a UF-record 41-game reached-base streak…Slugged seven home runs and ranked second on the squad with a .639 slugging percentage and third with 57 RBI…Hit .464 in conference play to lead the SEC...Ranked among the SEC leaders in triples (first), total bases (first), hitting (second), steals (third), runs scored (fourth), RBI (seventh), doubles (T-7th) and on-base percentage (ninth, .494)…Finished among the national leaders in triples (sixth), hitting (19th), runs per game (26th), RBI (28th) and steals (33rd)…Led the team with 32 multi-hit games while ranking third with 17 multi-RBI contests…Improved her batting average each month of the season, finishing with a team-best .519 mark in May/June…Hit three home runs in a four-game span Feb. 9-14 during the USF Wilson-DeMarini Tournament and the Easton Desert Classic…Pounded out four hits, drove in three runs and tied a school record with four runs scored March 8 vs. Ole Miss, part of a career-best 14-game hitting streak…Collected a second four-hit game April 20 at Texas A&M as the Gators earned their first SEC road sweep of the year…Had a hit in every game during the NCAA Tournament, and knocked two or more hits in eight of the Gators’ 11 NCAA contests…Hit a triple in consecutive games for the only time this season during the first two games of the Regional against Florida A&M and Stetson…Hit a three-run home run immediately before a weather delay to give the Gators a 4-0 lead in the deciding game of the Super Regional against Washington…During the Super Regional, led the team with four runs scored, five hits (T-1st), one home run (T-1st), four RBI (T-1st) and eight total bases…Batted .471 in Oklahoma City with five runs scored, two stolen bases and two RBI, and helped turn three of the team’s WCWS-record seven double plays.

 

As a Freshman (2013): NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team…Second Team All-SEC (IF), Freshman All-SEC (IF) and SEC All-Tournament Team selection…Helped the Gators to the 2013 SEC regular-season and tournament championships, as well as their fifth WCWS appearance her first year on campus…Eclipsed UF single-season records for most triples (10), most stolen bases (36) and SBA (39)…Paced the nation and SEC in three-baggers…Her 10 3Bs in 2013 checked in fifth all time in the SEC record book for a single season…Ranked second in the SEC with 90 hits and 15 double plays, first in plate appearances (274) and at bats (238)…Was on base in all but six of Florida’s 67 games in 2013 and was one of just two Gators (Stephanie Tofft) that started all 67…Led UF with a .378 batting average, 90 hits, 10 triples and was a staggering 36-39 on the base paths…Had 29 multiple-hit game, a team-best 12-game hit streak…A two-time SEC Player of the Week (2/11 & 4/15) and the Feb. 12 CollegeSoftball360.com Primetime National Player of the Week…Had hit four hit streaks of eight or more games in 2013, including spans of eight, nine, 10 and 12 games…Her first career hit was a leadoff triple in the very first at-bat of the season for the Gators against Creighton in the Kajikawa Classic…Had one of the most heads-up plays of the season against UAB in Super Regionals, making a stop in the dirt on a ball up the middle and, from her knees, threw out the UAB runner representing the game-tying run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, at home plate…Had three or more hits in six contests her freshman season and had two or more stolen bases in eight games en route to her single-season school record 36…Was perfect at the plate against Georgia Tech (3-for-3) with three RBI, a double, stolen base and one run scored…Knocked in a season-high three RBI twice – in her Gator debut against Creighton and against Georgia Tech...Batted .302 in the postseason her freshman season, including the SEC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament with 13 hits, three triples and five stolen bases.

 

High School / Travel Ball: A 2012 graduate of Maize High School in Wichita, Kan.…ESPN’s No. 2 recruit on the 2012 ESPN 100 list…A 2012 ESPNHS First-Team All-American in the infield after batting a staggering .649 her senior season at Maize with 12 homers and 65 RBI…Also registered a 1.378 slugging percentage, a .711 on-base mark, while scoring 52 runs for the Eagles en route to a 22-2 overall record, including an undefeated 12-0 in league play, and run in the KSHSAA State Tournament…Named a 2012 NFCA High School All-America Second Team selection, while also picking up 2012 NFCA All-South Central Region First Team honors at shortstop…Named the 2010 Kansas Softball Gatorade Player of the Year after batting .556 with four doubles, nine triples and two homers her sophomore season…A 2012 NFCA Player of the Week for the South Central Region…2012 Wichita Eagle All-Metro Softball Squad honoree…Named a 2011 TCS All-American…The May 3, 2011 ESPNHS Softball Midlands Player of the Week…Invited to the 2010 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team Selection Camp…Also an Under Armour All-American in 2010…A four-time First-Team All-League and All-State softball election her freshman through senior seasons...A basketball letter winner her freshman and sophomore years…Earned volleyball letters and All-League honors her freshman and junior years in high school…A 2011 UCA All-American cheerleader…A Student Council member…Played her travel ball with the Wichita Mustangs, coached by Mark Griggs.

 

Stewart’s Career Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

FLD%

2013

2014

.378

.438

67-67

67-67

238

233

62

68

90

102

9

14

10

6

3

7

30

57

29

24

35

23

36-39

36-41

.971

.964

CAREER

.408

134-134

471

130

192

23

16

10

87

53

78

72-80

.968

 

Stewart’s Career Bests

AB

7 vs. Nebraska (6/1/13)

R

4 vs. Ole Miss (3/8/14)

H

4, two times, last at Texas A&M (4/20/14)

Streak

14 games (3/1-3/18, 2014)

RBI

4 vs. Stetson (5/17/14)

2B

2, two times, last vs. USF (4/23/14)

3B

1, 16 times, last vs. Stetson (5/17/14)

HR

1, 10 times, last vs. Washington (5/25/14)

BB

2, 10 times, last at Tennessee (3/30/14, Game 2)

SB

2, 12 times, last at Arkansas (5/2/14)

PO

6 vs. Missouri (2/22/13)

A

7 at Texas A&M (4/18/14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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