|8 Kelsi Briggs|
2013 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
As A Freshman (2013):
Selected to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Put up a .189 batting average with three home runs, 12 RBI and 17 hits during her rookie campaign ... Homered twice and knocked in five in league-only contests... Had three multi-RBI and two multi-hit games during the season ... Tied for second on team with three game-winning RBI ... Hit .308 in the fifth inning with four of her hits ... Appeared in 41 games with 27 starts (26 as designated player and one as the catcher) ... Tied for the team lead with a pair of pinch hits ... Ranked among the top 10 in the conference with her two sacrifice flies ... Reached base and was hit by a pitch against Ohio (2/9) ... Recorded her first hit, a pinch hit RBI single up the middle, against Towson (2/10) ... Recorded her second successful pinch hit of the season with a double against St. John's (2/15) ... Earned first career start with an appearance as the designated player against Georgetown (2/15) ...Drew her first career walk against Liberty (2/24) ... Knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly against Fairfield (2/22) ... Recorded a base hit against No. 3 Arizona State (3/2) ... Made her first career appearance behind the plate and recorded two hits against North Dakota (3/3) ... Totaled a pair of walks against Portland State (3/8) ... Earned her first career starting nod as a catcher in the second game against Houston (3/23) ... Hit a three-run home run in the first inning against N.C. State (3/27) to give the Pirates a lead that they would not relinquish in the 5-2 victory ... Had three hits, two runs scored and three RBI in the sweep of UTEP (3/29-30) ... Doubled and drove in two runs in the second game against UNC Wilmington (4/3) ... Was hit by a pitch and picked up a base hit in the final game of the series against Marshall (4/14) ... Gave the Pirates a big insurance run with her solo home run in the sixth inning of the second game against Memphis (4/20) ... Followed it up with a sixth-inning game-winning home run in the final game against the Tigers (4/21) ... Picked up a base hit against Marshall in the Conference USA Tournament (5/9).
Valencia High School:
A four-year letterwinner and a three-time First-Team All-Empire League selection for Valencia High School ... In her final year with the Tigers, she hit .519, slugged .790, drove in 28 runs and tallied six home runs and was selected to play in the Orange County Coaches All-Star Softball Game ... Served as the team captain as a senior ... As a junior, finished third in the league in batting average ( .414) and hits and was named best defensive player while helping her team to a 21-9 overall record ... The Tigers qualified for the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division I Southern Section playoffs in her junior season ... As a sophomore, she was selected as the most valuable player of the Savanna High School Tournament and was tabbed Orange County Register Player-of-the-Week for her efforts when she went 5-for-7 with a home run and six RBI to aid her team to the title ... The team ended the year 24-6 with an 8-2 mark in league action and earned a spot in CIF playoffs with Briggs hitting .355 ... As a freshman, she hit .432 with 16 runs batted in and 13 scored to earn a place on the OCVarsity.com All-Freshman Team in addition to being named the squad's top newcomer ... Also letter for a year as a libero in volleyball ... In the classroom as a senior, earned a place on the Principal's Honor Roll and received the Valencia Scholar Athlete Award ... Gained additional softball experience playing for the Strike Force, California Raiders, Victory USA and American Stars summer travel programs.
Intended academic major is exercise physiology ... Daughter of Ken and Roseann Briggs ... Has three younger siblings, Jacob, Cade and Ciara.