12  Lindsay Kelso
Lindsay Kelso

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Greenway HS

Last College:
Phoenix College

Height:
5-8

Position:
C/OF

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R


HONORS

  • CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine All District Second Team (2008)
  • C-USA All-Academic Team (2007, 2008)
  • NFCA Scholar Athlete (2006-07)
  • Winthrop/adidas Invitational All-Tournament Team (2008)
  • Sunshine State All-Tournament Team (2007)
  • Memphis Co-Female Scholar Athlete (2007-08)
  • Two-time C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal
  • Two-time C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • Four-time Tiger 3.0 Club
  • NJCAA World Series MVP (2006)
  • 1st Team All-West Region Academic All-American (2006)
  • Career Highlights: Ranks second in Memphis history in most career runners picked off (3)...Ranks third in doubles (19), home runs (12) and caught stealing by (13)...Ranks fourth in total bases (129) and sacrifice hits (8)...Ranks fifth in runs scored (55), RBI (49), walks (43) and putouts (214)...Eight home runs in 2008 ranks as the fourth highest season total in school history...Twenty-eight walks in 2007 ranks third...Holds the school record with a 14-game hitting streak in 2007...Has 14 career multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI games...Has six career game-winning RBI and six game-winning runs scored.

    Academic Highlights: A 2008 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine District Four Second-Team selection...Named the 2007-08 Memphis Co-Female Scholar Athlete awarding individual(s) with the highest GPA among the female student-athletes...Selected to the 2007 and 2008 C-USA All-Academic Softball Team...Named as a 2006-07 NFCA Scholar Athlete awarded to NCAA softball student-athletes who maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher for the academic year...A 2006-07 and 2007-08 recipient of the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal presented to those student-athletes who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher during the past academic year...Made the 2006-07 and 2007-08 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll awarded to student-athletes who carry a 3.0 GPA or higher for the school year...A member of the fall 2006, spring 2007, fall 2007 and spring 2008 Tiger 3.0 Club given to the Memphis student-athletes who have at least a 3.0 GPA for the semester...Earned her bachelor's degree in accounting in May 2008 and plans to seek a master's degree in the same program at Memphis.


    2008 (Senior): Played and started all but one of the Tiger's 55 games...Made 42 starts in center field, one in right field and 11 at catcher...One of the team's three co-captains...Had the team's second longest hitting streak of the season with an eight-game streak in March...Tied for third on the team with nine multiple-hit games and tied for second with six multi-RBI contests...Knocked in three game-winning RBI and scored two game-winning runs...Made the move at the beginning of the season from catcher to center field...Had never played the outfield for more than a couple of games throughout her playing experience...Move paid off right way when she threw a runner out at the plate against South Florida (2/8)...Made four outfield assists in the season...Tied for first on the team in doubles (11)...Second in runs scored (26), hits (40), RBI (28), home runs (8), total bases (75) and walks (15)...Third in caught stealing by (4)...Fourth in slugging (.463) and stolen bases (4)...Fifth in hit by pitch (3)...Hit .360 with three home runs, eight RBI and nine runs scored at catcher...Was 4-for-9 with runners on third and less than two outs and hit .302 with runners in scoring position...Had 10 two-out RBI...Knocked in the winning run in extra innings against Florida Gulf Coast (2/9)...Had four hits, three RBI and two runs scored in the USF Wilson Invitational...Hit a two-run home run against Nebraska (2/16)...Went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI against Idaho State (2/17)...Had a two-run homer and tied her career high with three runs scored against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/24)...Went 2-for-4 with a RBI against North Texas (3/2)...Set a career high with a 4-for-4 performance with two RBI and two runs scored in the first game of a doubleheader against Central Arkansas (3/5)...Had five hits and three RBI in the two games...Went 4-for-6 with five RBI, four runs scored, two doubles and a home run in a doubleheader with Alabama A&M (3/12)...Hit solo home runs in three of four games in the Winthrop/adidas Invitational and was named to the all-tournament team...Scored two runs against Vermont (3/16), including the game-winner in the third inning...Went 3-for-6 with three RBI and three runs scored in a doubleheader with Alcron State (4/15)...Had three hits in a doubleheader against East Carolina (4/26) with two runs scored and three RBI, including a two-run homer...Went 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored against UAB in the C-USA Championship Tournament.


    2007 (Junior): Played in 56 games with 50 starts...Started 28 games at catcher and 22 as the designated player...Reached base 44 percent of the time when leading off an inning...Hit .267 with runners in scoring position and .375 with runners on third and less than two outs...Advanced base runners 47 percent of the time...Had a program record 14 game hitting streak that began against Evansville (2/25) and ended against Houston (3/24)...Had five multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games...Hit .304 when catching with two home runs and 12 RBI...Knocked in three game-winning runs and scored the game-winner four times...Second on the team and eighth in Conference USA with 28 walks...Fourth in C-USA with two runners picked off...Tied for seventh in C-USA with seven runners thrown out on steal attempts...Third on the team in doubles with eight...Hit in the winning run of a 2-1 victory against UAB (4/29) with a sacrifice fly...Picked off a Marshall baserunner at first in game two of a doubleheader (4/21)...Knocked in two RBI and had her first career triple in game one of a doubleheader with Alcorn State (4/12)...Also scored two runs in the game and had the game-winning hit...One of only two Memphis players to hit a triple in the season...Hit a two-run homer against Tulsa (4/7) and also scored twice...Scored the game-winner in the second game against Middle Tennessee (4/4) and had two runs in the doubleheader...Had four hits, two runs scored and two RBI in a three-game series with UTEP (3/17-18)...Hit two home runs and had five RBI, including the game winner, against Belmont (2/27)...Scored the game-winning run in the second game against Belmont and finsihed the doubleheader 3-for-5 with seven RBI, three home runs and six runs scored...Selected to the Sunshine State All-Tournament Team hosted by Florida State (2/16-17)...Had four hits in the tournament with two runs scored....Scored the game-winning run against South Carolina (2/16).

    Phoenix College, 2006 (Sophomore): Led the Lady Bears to a National Championship and a 51-9-1 record...Named the NJCAA World Series MVP...Hit .388 with 15 doubles, five home runs, and 52 RBI...Boasted a .547 slugging percentage and .429 on-base percentage...Had 24 stolen bases in 25 attempts...A first team All-West Region Academic All-American.

    Grand Canyon University, 2005 (Freshman): Led the NCAA Division II All-Independent softball team with 10 doubles and three triples...Ranked third with a .291 batting average...Threw out 14 of 25 would-be base stealers and had a 15-game hit streak.

    Prep: Prepped at Greenway High School for Coach Edward McQuade in Phoenix, Ariz....Helped the Demons to four regional championships and four state championship appearances...An all-state selection her junior and senior seasons...Earned all-region honors all four years and was named to the 2004 Senior All-Star 4A South Team...Helped the South squad to a 6-4 win and earned the MVP award...Broke the Greenway HS single-season home run record with 10 her senior year...Was a member of the National Honors Society and carried a 4.0 GPA throughout high school...Also lettered two years in volleyball.

    Personal: Full name is Lindsay Kelso...Daughter of Mike and Elaine Kelso...Born on July 25, 1986 in Phoenix, Ariz.

    Career Hitting Statistics

    Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG%BB HBP SO OB%SF SH SB-ATT
    2007 .222 56-50 144 29 32 8 1 4 21 54 .375 28 2 26 .354 1 5 0-0
    2008 .247 54-54 162 26 40 11 0 8 28 75 .463 15 3 27 .322 0 3 4-4
    Total .235 110-104 306 55 72 19 1 12 49 129 .422 43 5 53 .338 1 8 4-4
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