New faces highlight young infield
Tigers recognized for GPA of 3.0 or higher during 2013-14 season.
USF ends Tigers' season with 5-3 victory
No. 7 seed Memphis faces No. 2 seed South Florida on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. (CT) in Houston
Two commencement ceremonies scheduled for Saturday.
Memphis vs USF in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament in Houston, Texas on May 8, 2014,
Memphis vs Alcorn State in a doubleheader on April 23, 2014 at the Tigers Softball Complex. Photos by Joe Murphy.
Memphis softball vs Temple on April 5, 2014 at the Tigers Softball Complex. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis Softball vs Austin Peay in a doubleheader on April 2, 2014. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis vs Kennesaw State on February 8, 2014 at the Troy Subway Invitational. Photos by Joshua Thurston / Troy Athletics
Played in 53 games and made 51 starts all at second base ... Her 51 starts rank tied for fourth-most on the team ... Hit .281 with five home runs ... Finished with five doubles and two triples ... Her 39 hits ranked fourth on the team and her 63 total bases finished ranked second ... Finished with 20 RBI, which ranked third on the team ... Her 10 multi-hit games lead the team ... Finished with 22 runs, which ranked fourth on the team ... Finished the season on a 11 game reached base streak, which ranked second on the team ... Hit a home run in the loss to No. 20 Louisiana on Feb. 15 ... Went 2-for-3 in the 2-1 loss to South Dakota, which spurred her season-best eight game hitting streak ... During that streak, she finished with 10 hits ... Went 4-for-7 in doubleheader wins over Austin Peay (Apr. 2) ... Finished 2-for-3 in teams first conference win over Temple, 6-4, on Apr. 5 ... Finished 4-for-7 with one home run in doubleheader wins over Alcorn State on Apr. 23 ... Went 2-for-2 in season-ending loss to South Florida ... Had 136 chances in the field and made only five errors ... Finished with a .965 fielding percentage, ranked fourth on the team ... Her three sacrifice flies ranked tied for first on the team.
Appeared in 54 games and made 52 starts, including 41 at first base ... Her 52 starts ranked as the fifth-most on the team ... Hit .235 with 2 home runs and 14 RBI ... Finished tied for third on the team in hits with 38 and in home runs with two ... Finished fourth in runs scored (17) and fourth in total bases with 49 ... Finished the year with 10 multi-hit games, which ranked third on the team ... Went two-of-four with a run scored and a run batted in a 5-1 victory over UTEP on March 9 ... Went five-of-11 in the UTEP series (Mar 9-10) with three RBI and two runs scored ... Hit her first career triple against Alcorn State on March 20 ... Finished two-for-three in a 6-4 loss against UAB on March 23 ... Had a season-high and tied a career-high with three hits against East Carolina on April 20 ...Had 199 chances in the field and made only four errors ... Finished the season with a .980 fielding percentage, a mark that ranked fourth on the team.
Lettered two seasons at Western Carolina ... Spent time playing first, third and shortstop ... As a sophomore, she started every game she played in (50) ... Hit .312 with 48 hits and 25 RBI in the 2012 season for the Catamounts ... Had 10 doubles and four home runs last year ... Had a .455 slugging percentage and a .355 on base percentage ... As a freshman, she played in 49 games and started 39 of those ... Hit .318, second-best on the team ... Recorded 41 hits and 17 RBI as well as eight doubles and three home runs in the 2011 season ... Had a .450 slugging percentage and .373 on base percentage.
Played four years of softball at Hopewell High School in Charlotte, N.C. under coach David Webster ... Named the MECA 7 Player of the Year as well as an all-state, all-district and all-conference selection ... Also played one year of basketball and ran one year of cross country.
Played for the Charlotte Cobras.
Full name is Kelly Elizabeth Braman ... Born on April 16 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Daughter of Andy and Sue Braman ... Dad played baseball at Wabash ... Enjoys listening to music and dancing.