Kelsey Susalla 7
Kelsey  Susalla

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Garden City, Mich.

High School:
Garden City

Height:
5-9

Position:
UT


05/19/2016

Wolverines Place Eight on NFCA All-Region Teams

Softball Places Eight on NFCA All-Region Teams

05/11/2016

Romero, Betsa Lead Michigan's Dominance of All-Big Ten Awards

Romero, Betsa Lead Softball's Dominance of All-Big Ten Awards

04/25/2016

Susalla Honored as Big Ten Player of the Week

Softball's Susalla Honored as Big Ten Player of the Week

04/07/2016

Wolverine Spotlight Q&A: Kelsey Susalla

Softball Spotlight Q&A: Kelsey Susalla

03/29/2016

Susalla Named Finalist for Senior CLASS Award

Softball's Susalla Named Finalist for Senior CLASS Award

05/13/2016

Softball Run-Rules IU in B1G Tourney Opener

03/17/2016

Softball Wins Home Opener

04/20/2013

Softball Highlights - #9 U-M 5, Iowa 3

Michigan rallied to beat Iowa, 5-3, on Saturday (April 20, 2013).

03/27/2013

Softball Highlights - #14 U-M 9, BGSU 1

The Wolverines scored six first-inning runs in dispatching of Bowling Green, 9-1, in five.

At Michigan
• NFCA Great Lakes All-Region first team (2015, '16)
• All-Big Ten first team (outfield, 2016)
• NCAA All-Tournament Team (2015)
• Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2016)
• Senior CLASS Award finalist (2016)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2016)
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2014)

Senior (2016)
• NFCA All-Great Lakes Region first team (outfield)
• All-Big Ten first team (outfield)
• Big Ten All-Tournament Team
• Senior CLASS Award finalist
• Academic All-Big Ten
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
• Started all 59 games in rightfield
• Posted 13 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games
• Drove in the game-tying run on a seventh-inning double vs. #13 Missouri in the NCAA Super Regional (May 29)
• Batted .443 in Big Ten play with a .803 slugging percentage and .539 on-base percentage
• Went 3-for-4 with a seventh-inning RBI triple at Penn State (April 29); posted three RBI in the series finale (April 30)
• Registered a pair of two-run hits, including a first-inning home run, vs. Michigan State (April 19)
• Posted three hits with a home run and two RBI at Indiana (April 1); tallied three RBI in the second series game (April 2)
• Went 2-for-3 with a career-best five RBI, including a three-run homer in the first, vs. Eastern Michigan (March 16)
• Knocked out late-game three-run homers vs. Oregon State (March 5) and #12 Oklahoma (Feb. 27)
• Went 2-for-2 with four RBI, including a three-run homer in the first inning at USF (Feb. 13)

Junior (2015)
• NFCA Great Lakes All-Region first team
• NCAA All-Tournament Team (2015)
• Started 65 games in right field
• Registered career highs in all offensive categories, including .380 batting average, 70 hits, 14 doubles, 14 home runs and 61 RBI
• Posted 16 multi-hit games and 18 multi-RBI games
• Hit .389 (7-for-18) in WCWS play
• Drove in the game-winning run with a first-inning RBI single in 1-0 win vs. #1 Florida in WCWS championship series game two (June 2)
• Boasted a career-best four hits in 4-for-4, three-RBI effort vs. #7 UCLA in WCWS play
• Went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI in NCAA Super Regional vs. #14 Georgia (May 22)
• Knocked out a three-run homer in first inning vs. Pittsburgh in NCAA Regional championship (May 17)
• Drove in the game-winning run in fourth inning at Maryland (April 26)
• Tallied three-run home run at Maryland (April 25)
• Knocked out the game-tying solo shot in the fifth inning vs. Michigan State (April 21)
• Also registered a three-run bomb vs. Indiana-2 (April 18)
• Tallied multiple hits in three straight games vs. Minnesota, Eastern Michigan and Rutgers
• Went 3-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in the Rutgers series opener (April 10)
• Posted five RBI in three-game series at Ohio State (March 20-21)
• Went 2-for-3 with 3 RBI vs. Kent State-2 (March 14)
• Recorded three hits in back-to-back games vs. Toledo and #21 Arizona State (Feb. 27)
• Posted a career-best six RBI on a home run and two doubles vs. Toledo
• Named to the Easton Bama Bash All-Tournament MVP
• Posted two hits in three straight games at Bama Bash
• Drove in three runs with a double and home run at #3 Alabama (Feb. 20)
• Went 2-for-3 with a double at #6 Florida State-2 (Feb. 14)
• Belted out a solo home run at South Florida (Feb. 7).

Sophomore (2014)
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
• Appeared in 34 games and started 11
• Batted .400 (6-for-15) with four RBI as a pinch hitter
• Drew a walk and scored at Florida State in the Super Regional (May 22)
• Knocked in a run with a pinch-hit single at Illinois (April 26)
• Went 3-for-3 with a double, two RBI and scored one run against Detroit (April 2)
• Hit a two-RBI, pinch-hit double vs. Indiana (March 21)
• Hit a pinch-hit double against Iowa State (March 16)
• Went 2-for-4 against Houston (March 7)
• Collected two hits and two RBI against Utah Valley (March 1)
• Went 1-for-1 against Pittsburgh (Feb. 21).

Freshman (2013)
• Appeared in 35 games, starting eight at first base and one at third
• Batted .315 with five home runs and 24 RBI
• Collected six multi-RBI games
• Delivered a pinch-hit RBI single and scored a run against Northwestern (May 4)
• Tripled in a run as a pinch hitter against Iowa (April 21)
• Had the game-winning hit with two RBI as a pinch hitter against Iowa (April 20)
• Hit a home run in each of the trio of games against Michigan State (April 12-14)
• Hit a home run against Ohio State (April 6)
• Had a pinch-hit RBI single against Penn State (March 30)
• Knocked in four runs on two hits vs. Bowling Green (March 27)
• Hit first collegiate home run, plus a double, and collected four RBI vs. Massachusetts (Feb. 17)
• Made collegiate debut as a pinch-hitter, and collected first collegiate hit and RBI, vs. Florida Atlantic (Feb. 9).

Prep
• Graduated from Garden City High School (2012)
• Four-year Honor Roll and scholar athlete
• Four-year varsity letterwinner (2009-2012)
• Michigan Miss Softball nominee (2012)
• Two-time first team all-state (2011-2012)
• All-state honorable mention (2010)
• Three-time all-area selection (2010-2012)
• Three-time all-region selection (2010-2012)
• Four-time all-district and all-league selection (2009-2012)
• Three-time team MVP (2010-2012)
• Led Garden City to two state championship appearances (2010, 2012)
• Garden City career leader in runs scored, batting average, hits, home runs, doubles and triples.

Personal
• Kelsey Nicole Susalla was born on Oct. 7, 1994
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts
• psychology major
• Daughter of James and Sharon Susalla
• Father, James, played baseball at Northwood University
• Sister, Kristina, played softball at Wayne State.

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