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Kelsey Stewart

2B

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

Major: Telecommunications – Media & Society

 

Career Honors:

2015 NFCA First Team All-American

2015 NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team

2015 SEC Player of the Year

2015 All-SEC First Team

2015 SEC All-Defensive Team

2015 WCWS All-Tournament Team

2014 NFCA First Team All-American

2014 NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team

2014 All-SEC First Team

2014 WCWS All-Tournament Team

2014 SEC All-Defensive 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:

·         USA Softball Women’s National Team, 2014-15

o    Helped the Stars and Stripes to a gold medal at the World Cup of Softball X where she hit .350 in eight games

o    Helped the Eagles to a gold medal at the World Cup of Softball and a silver medal at the ISF XIV Women’s World Championship

·         2013 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team

o    Led the Red, White & Blue to a silver medal in July 2013 at the ISF X Jr. Women’s World Championship

·         Her .417 career batting average and .476 on-base percentage are the best in program history (minimum 200 at-bats)

·         Holds UF single-season records for triples (11), stolen bases (36, twice) and attempts (41)

·         Stands first in Gator annals for hits (293), triples (27) and steals (98) after two seasons

·         Set a school record for hits in a season (102) as a sophomore

·         Owns two of the three 30+ steal and 100+ hit seasons in UF history

·         Ranks third in Gator history  with 201 runs scored

·         Shattered Gator freshman records for hitting (.378), at bats (238), hits (90), runs (62), triples (10) and steals

 

As a Junior (2015):

·         2015 NFCA First Team All-American

·         2015 NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team

·         2015 SEC Player of the Year

·         2015 All-SEC First Team

·         2015 SEC All-Defensive Team

·         2015 WCWS All-Tournament Team

·         Started all 67 games

·         Recorded the second 100+ hit season of her career and the third in Gator history

·         Scored the third-most runs in a single season in UF history with 71 tallies

·         Led the Gators in hitting (.435), runs scored (71), hits (101), doubles (19), triples (11), total bases (148), and stolen bases (26)

·         Reached base in 63 out of the Gators 67 games

·         Ranked third on the squad with a .638 slugging percentage

·         Finished fourth for the Gators with 41 RBI

·         In league play, led the SEC with a .536 average that was 78 points ahead of the No. 2 hitter

·         Had 45 hits against conference opponents – 12 more than any other player

·         Named SEC Player of the Week once (Week 11)

·         Among NCAA leaders in triples (sixth), hitting (19th), runs per game (26th), RBI (28th) and steals (33rd)

·         Led the team with 29 multi-hit games

o    Five three-hit games

o    Three four-hit games

·         Nine multi-RBI contests

o    Two five-RBI games

·         Hit .476 (50-for-105) in the friendly confines of Katie Seashole Stadium

·         Improved her average steadily and recorded her best month of the season in April (.536)

·         Set a career high with five RBI while knocking three hits, scoring twice and stealing a base on March 28 at Mississippi State

·         Collected a second five-RBI game on April 4 against South Carolina

·         Posted a career-best 22-game hit streak from March 27 thru the end of the regular season

·         Had a hit in 10 of the 11 games during the NCAA Tournament, including a pair of multi-hit contests

 

As a Sophomore (2014):

·         NFCA First Team All-American (At-Large/2B)

·         NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team (2B)

·         All-SEC First Team (IF)

·         WCWS All-Tournament Team

·         Started all 67 games

·         Paced the SEC with a school record for hits (102)

·         Tied her own school record for steals (36) and eclipsed her own standard for attempts (41)

·         Led the Gators in hitting (.438), runs scored (68), doubles (T-1st, 14), triples (six), total bases (149), stolen bases and assists (114)

·         Began the season with a UF-record 41-game reached-base streak

·         Ranked second on the squad with a .639 slugging percentage

·         Finished third for the Gators 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)

·         Among NCAA leaders in triples (sixth), hitting (19th), runs per game (26th), RBI (28th) and steals (33rd)

·         Led the team with 32 multi-hit games

o    Seven three-hit games

o    Two four-hit games

·         17 multi-RBI contests

o    Four three-RBI games

o    One four-RBI game

·         Improved her 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

·         Had four hits, drove in three runs and tied a school record with four runs scored March 8 vs. Ole Miss

·         Career-best 14-game hitting streak (3/1-18)

·         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, including eight multi-hit games in Gators’ 11 NCAA contests

·         Hit a triple in consecutive games during 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

 

As a Freshman (2013):

·         NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team (2B)

·         Second Team All-SEC (IF)

·         Freshman All-SEC (IF)

·         SEC All-Tournament Team

·         Set UF single-season records for triples (10), stolen bases (36) and steal attempts (39)

·         Paced the nation in three-baggers

·         Her 10 triples are fifth all-time in the SEC for a single season

·         Ranked second in the SEC with 90 hits; led the league in plate appearances (274) and at bats (238)

·         Started all 67 games

·         Was on base in all but six games

·         Led UF with a .378 batting average

·         29 multi-hit games

o    Six three-hit games

·         Seven multi-RBI games

o    Two three-RBI games

·         12-game hit streak (4/10 – 5/3)

·         Two-time SEC Player of the Week (2/11 & 4/15)

·         CollegeSoftball360.com Primetime National Player of the Week (2/12)

·         Four hit streaks of eight or more games in 2013, including spans of eight, nine, 10 and 12 games

·         First career hit was a leadoff triple in UF’s first at-bat of the year against Creighton

·         Threw out the would-be tying run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh at home plate in Super Regionals against UAB

·         Knocked in a season-high three RBI twice – Feb. 8 vs. Creighton and Feb. 23 vs. Georgia Tech

·         Batted .302 in the postseason with 13 hits, three triples and five stolen bases

 

High School / Travel Ball:

·         2012 graduate of Maize High School

·         No. 2 recruit on the 2012 ESPN 100 list

·         2012 ESPNHS First-Team All-American (IF)

o    Hit .649 her senior season with 12 homers, 52 runs scored, 65 RBI, a 1.378 slugging percentage and a .711 on-base mark, while scoring 52 runs as the Eagles went 22-2 (12-0 in league play) and mounted a semifinal run in the KSHSAA State Tournament

·         2012 NFCA High School All-America Second Team (SS)

·         2012 NFCA All-South Central Region First Team

·         A 2012 NFCA Player of the Week for the South Central Region

·         2012 Wichita Eagle All-Metro Team

·         2011 TCS All-American

·         ESPNHS Softball Midlands Player of the Week (5/3/11)

·         2010 Kansas Softball Gatorade Player of the Year

o    Hit .556 with four doubles, nine triples and two homers her sophomore season

·         Invited to the 2010 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team Selection Camp

·         2010 Under Armour All-American

·         Four-time First-Team All-State

·         Four-time First Team All-League

·         A four-sport athlete:

o    Two-time basketball letterwinner (2009-10)

o    Two-time volleyball letterwinner (2008 & 2010)

o    2011 UCA All-American cheerleader

·         Member of the Student Council

·         Played 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

2015

.435

67-67

232

71

101

19

11

2

41

21

21

26-28

9.67

 CAREER

.417

201-201

703

201

293

42

27

12

128

74

79

98-108

.968

 

Stewart’s Career Bests

AB

7 vs. Nebraska (6/1/13)

R

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

H

4, five times, last at Texas A&M (4/24/15)

Streak

22 games (3/27-5/7, 2015)

RBI

5, two times, last vs. South Carolina (4/4/15)

2B

2, five times, last vs. Texas A&M (4/24/15)

3B

1, 27 times, last vs. LSU (5/29/15)

HR

1, 12 times, last vs. South Carolina (5/7/15)

BB

2, 14 times, last at Mississippi State (3/28/15)

SB

2, 15 times, last vs. Michigan (6/3/15)

PO

6 vs. Missouri (2/22/13)

A

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

 

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