Wagner Blanks Florida to Force Deciding Game Three for WCWS Title
Softball Puts Seven on NFCA All-Region First Team
Softball Honors Seniors, Hands Out Awards at Annual Banquet
Hot Bats Carry Softball to Judi Garman Finale Win over SDSU
Softball Bashes 10 Homers Combined in Wins over Toledo, No. 21 ASU
At Michigan ... NFCA Great Lakes All-Region first team (2015) ... NCAA All-Tournament Team (2015) ... Academics ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2014).
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 ... Regular Season ... 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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