Ohio State tied for most of any Big Ten softball program
Buckeyes will honor eight seniors on Sunday
Buckeyes and Cornhuskers will play a doubleheader tomorrow
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 47th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
Buckeyes fall to a pair of Top-10 teams
2014 (Senior Season): Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete ... made a total of three appearances with 3.1 innings pitched.
2013 (Junior Season): Appeared in 16 games, pitched 41.2 innings and finished with a 5-3 record ... made five starts ... had a 3.86 earned run average ... scattered two hits over four innings and struck out two in a 4-2 win over Ohio on April 9 ... pitched four innings and did not allow a run against Michigan on April 5 ... struck out a season-high five batters in the season-opener against Winthrop on Feb. 9 ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten.
2012 (Sophomore Season): Appeared in three games and pitched in three innings ... was first on the team with only seven runs allowed ... had an opposing batting average of .467 ... allowed zero home runs, tied for first on the team ... had a strikeout and two runs allowed in a win vs. Idaho State (Feb 19)... was an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2011 (Freshman Season): Started in 23 games and played in 37 as a freshman pitcher for the Buckeyes ... pitched the second-most innings for the Scarlet and Gray (111) ... recorded first-career win at FIU (April 11), contributing five innings with five strikeouts ... recorded a .958 fielding percentage ... pitched season-high eight innings vs. Memphis (April 12) ...winning pitcher in Kalafatis' 500th-career victory vs. Harvard (March 18) ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Three year varsity letter winner at Wooster High School ... first team All-Ohio Cardinal Conference sophomore, junior and senior year ... 2009 OCC pitcher of the year ... first team All-Region senior year ... struck out a state record 44 batters in one game.
Personal: Daughter of David and Laura Kelly ... has one brother, Brady (17) ... double major in business marketing and strategic communications ... lists a 0-0 12-inning game vs. Lexington High School as her greatest sports thrill ... The game had to be finished the next day because of darkness.
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