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14   Katie Jo Kelley
Katie Jo Kelley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rainier, Ore.

High School:
Rainier

Height:
5-8

Position:
3B/C

Birthdate:
10/27/1983


As A Sophomore In 2004:

Named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week on Feb. 16 ... Named the Dinn Brothers/UMass co-Athlete of the Week on March 10 ... Selected as the MVP of the FIU Blue & Gold Coca-Cola Classic on March 14 ... Named a New England Intercollegiate Softball Coaches Association honorable mention All-Star on May 6 ... Selected to the Atlantic 10 All Conference team (May 12) as well as to the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament team (May 15) ... Was a NFCA second-team All-Region pick ... Started all 51 games and batted .297 (ninth in the A-10) with 41 hits, 19 runs scored, five doubles, a triple, 13 home runs (which is the most in a single season at UMass and tied for first in the A-10) and a team-high 41 RBI (tied for fifth-most in a school single-season and first in the A-10) ... Also walked 31 (three intentional) times ... Posted a .630 slugging percentage (second in the A-10) and a .421 on-base percentage ... Hit two sacrifice flies and was 1-1 (1.000) in stolen base opportunities ... Went 4-12 (.333) with a triple, a home run, three runs scored and four RBI at the Fiesta Bowl Classic (Feb. 13-15) ... Went 2-16 (.125) with two runs scored, three walks and five RBI at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (Feb. 27-29) ... Both hits were home runs, including a grand slam against Army ... Batted .182 (2-11) with a home run, a double, a run scored, three RBI and three walks at the FAU Worth Invitational (March 6-7) ... Home run was a three-run, walk-off shot to beat North Carolina ... Went 6-14 (.429) with two runs scored, a home run and four RBI at the FIU Blue & Gold Coca-Cola Classic (March 12-14) ... Also walked three times over the weekend ... Walked three times against Vermont (March 26) and did not register an official at bat ... Was 3-6 (.500) with two home runs, two runs scored and two RBI at La Salle (March 27) ... Both home runs came in the second game of a doubleheader tying the school record for most home runs by one player in a single-game ... Second career multi-home run game ... Went 3-7 (.429) with two home runs, three runs scored, a walk and six RBI at Central Connecticut State (March 30) ... Was 2-6 (.333) with a single, a home run, a run scored, a RBI and a walk at Harvard (April 6) ... Was 1-6 (.167) with a home run, a run scored and a RBI vs. Dayton (April 9) ... The home run was her 11th of the season tying her with Brandi Cross (2003) for the most in a single-season in school history ... Went 0-4 (.000) with a sacrifice fly at Boston University (April 12) ... Was 1-2 (.500) with a home run, a run scored, two RBI and a walk vs. Boston College (April 15) ... Home run was her 12th of the season to set a new school-record ... Batted .400 (2-5) with a pair of walks vs. St. Bonaventure (April 18) ... Was 0-4 (.000) with two strikeouts at UConn (April 21) ... Was 1-2 (.500) with a walk against Maine (April 23) ... Was 2 6 (.333) with a double, a home run, a run scored, four RBI and a walk at Temple (April 25) ... Was 2-5 (.400) with a double, a walk and two RBI against Rhode Island (April 29) ... Was 0-4 (.000) with two RBI, two walks and a sacrifice fly vs. Fordham (May 1) ... Was 0-4 (.000) with two walks and a stolen base against Quinnipiac (May 2) ... 1-4 (.250) with a strikeout at Boston College (May 6) ... 1-3 (.333) with a walk, a run scored, a RBI and a strikeout vs. Boston College (May 9) ... Batted .750 (6-8) with two doubles, three walks and a RBI at the Atlantic 10 Tournament (May 13-15) ... Hit the game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Fordham ... Batted .222 (2-9) with two RBI and a sacrifice at the NCAA Tournament (May 20-21).

As A Freshman In 2003:

Atlantic 10 All-Conference third baseman ... Selected to the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament team and the All-Tournament Team at the NCAA Regional VII in Tuscaloosa, Ala. ... Named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week on May 5 ... Played in all 54 games, making 51 starts at third base ... Fifth on the team with a .308 batting average ... Had 41 hits and 14 runs scored ... Banged out six doubles and hit eight home runs, tied for the fourth-most in a UMass single-season ... Stole five bases (5-9; .556) and drove in 27 runs, while drawing 19 walks ... Second on the team with 14 sacrifice hits ... Compiled a .534 slugging percentage, the fourth highest in a UMass single-season, and a .395 on-base percentage ... Batted .250 (3-12) with an RBI at the Fiesta Bowl Tournament (Feb. 7-9) ... Hit .333 (3-9) with two runs scored, one home run, four RBI and two stolen bases at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (Feb. 21-23) ... Batted .214 (3 14) with one double, one run scored and a stolen base, while drawing four walks at the Speedline Invitational (March 6-9) ... Went 1-9 (.111) with an RBI and a stolen base at the Blue & Gold Classic (March 14-16) ... Went 2-2 (1.000) with a double, a walk and a run scored vs. Syracuse (March 16) ... Batted .400 (4-10) with two RBI at the Atlantic 10/Big East Challenge (March 22 23) ... Hit .200 (1-5) with a double at La Salle (March 28) ... Maintained a .500 (3-6) average at Fordham (March 31) with a walk ... Batted .667 (2-3) with three walks and two RBI vs. Maine (April 2) ... Went 0-4 (.000) with a walk against Harvard (April 10) ... Went 3-5 (.600) with two runs scored, a home run and three RBI against Rhode Island (April 13) ... Went 0-3 (.000) with a walk at UConn (April 15) ... Went 0-3 (.000) against Boston College (April 16) ... Went 0-6 (.000) with a walk and a sacrifice at Dayton (April 19) ... Went 0-2 (.000) with a walk against UConn (April 23) ... Broke out of a slump against St. Bonaventure (April 25) going 3-6 (.500) with a home run, two RBI, a run scored and a walk ... Went 0-2 (.000) with a walk at Boston College (April 30) ... Went 1-2 (.500) with a home run, a run scored, an RBI and a sacrifice against Boston University (May 1) ... Went 2-4 (.500) with two home runs, two RBI, two runs scored, a sacrifice and a walk against Central Connecticut (May 3) ... Went 3-4 (.750) with a double, a stolen base, two runs scored and four RBI against George Washington (May 4) ... Hit .222 (2-9) with a walk, a double and an RBI at the Atlantic 10 Tournament (May 8-10) ... Batted .385 (5-13) with a double, two home runs, four RBI, two runs scored and a walk at the NCAA Tournament (May 15 18).

Before UMass:

Four-year letterwinner in softball at Rainier (Ore.) High School ... Four time All-COWAPA League selection ... Three-time All-State pick ... League MVP as a senior ... Set a school record with 20 career home runs ... Batted .467 with a .726 on-base percentage and .956 slugging percentage as a senior ... First athlete, male or female, to receive three COWAPA League MVP awards in one academic year or school year (softball, basketball and volleyball) ... Recipient of the Rainier High School Outstanding Four-Year Athlete award ... Finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman award ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Also lettered in volleyball and basketball for four years, as well as track for two seasons.

Personal:

Full name is Katherine Joanne Kelley ... Born on Oct. 27, 1983, in Longview, Wash. ... Daughter of Leonard and Debbie Kelley ... Has a brother, Derek, as well as three sisters, Jamie, Stephanie and Tiffany ... Enrolled in the School of Management, majoring in Sport Management.

KJ Kelley's Career Statistics at UMass

YEAR
AVG.
GP-GS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
TB
SLG.
BB
SO
SB-A
2003
.308
54-51
133
14
41
6
0
8
27
71
.534
19
34
5-9
2004
.297
51-51
138
19
41
5
1
13
41
87
.630
31
36
1-1
Career
.303
105-102
271
33
82
11
1
21
68
158
.583
50
70
6-10

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