Duo is now eligible for selection to one of three NFCA Division I All-American teams
Erika Leonard, Caitlin Conrad, Maddy McIntyre all first-time honorees
Buckeyes rout Terps in game one, come from behind in game two
Saibene collects two hits, two RBI
2015 (Senior Season): Team captain … second team All-NFCA Midwest Region … second team All-Big Ten … batted .437 in Big Ten play with a league-best .944 slugging percentage, 24 RBI, 24 runs scored, nine home runs and .549 on base percentage – all as the team's leadoff hitter … In 52 games overall, was second with a .399 average and had a team-high 54 RBI to go along with 52 runs, 14 home runs and a 1.218 OPS (on base + slugging) … ranked 14th in the Big Ten in batting average, sixth in slugging, eighth in hits sixth in RBI and fifth in home runs (all games) … had 22 multi-hit games and 16 multi-RBI games, both team highs … hit safely in 15 straight games (3/22-4/15) and reached base in 41 consecutive games to end the season … 26 two-out RBI, second most on the team … 10 outfield assists from her position in center and right field … finished her career ranked fifth in career home runs (30), seventh in runs scored (141), ninth in doubles (36), eighth in RBI (124) and 15th in batting average (.323) … OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten.
2014 (Junior Season): Played in and started all 55 games in right field ... part of the "The Cannon Crew" with Taylor Watkins and Cammi Prantl that all batted over .300 and combined for over 100 runs and RBI and added 16 assists ... named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team after hitting two HR and driving in four runs in three games ... fourth on the team with a .321 batting average ... one of two members of the 30/30 club (30+ runs and RBI) ... led the team in RBI (39), runs scored (44), home runs (nine) and slugging percentage (.600) ... 44 runs scored is the sixth most in single-season history ... tenth in the Big Ten in slugging percentage and 11th in total bases (99) ... improved her batting average by 36 points between sophomore and junior year ... had 17 multi-hit and 13 multi-RBI games ... 17 two-out RBI ... collected her 100th career hit in a 6-3 win over Iowa (5/2) ... drove in a career-high five runs in a 11-7 win over Michigan State (3/22) ... started off the season by going 7-of-14 at the FAU Kick-Off Classic (2/7-2/9) ... Ohio State's Sportsmanship honoree ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2013 (Sophomore Season): Appeared in all 56 games with 51 starts ... hit .285 with 37 hits, 22 RBI, eight doubles, eight stolen bases and a .438 slugging percentage ... added a .952 fielding percentage with 57 putouts ... went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a home run against Cal Poly on Feb. 23 ... hit .351 with runners in scoring position (13-of-37).
2012 (Freshman Season): Played in 41 games, starting in 18 ... slugged an average of .400 ... had nine RBI, including a career-high three RBI at Michigan State (March 31), hitting a home run and going 2-for-4 at the plate ... had a batting average of .200 ... hit three home runs, fourth-most on the team ... had 15 runs scored ... had two doubles and one triple ... had a season-high six total bases vs. Indiana (March 25) while going 2-for-2 ... was an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Four-year starter at North Union High for Coach Dawn Draper ... two-time first team all-state as an outfielder ... three-year team captain ... the MOAC conference player of the year as a junior and senior ... two-time district player of year ... first team all-metro and all-MOAC ... also a letter winner at North Union in basketball, volleyball and track
Personal: Majoring in community leadership within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences ... enjoys horseback riding ... daughter of Carl and Ronda Conrad ... has an older sister, Carlee.
Buckeye Spotlight - Shelby Hursh