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Kelly Hensley

#23

Kelly Hensley

career honors

2013 ACC SOFTBALL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2013 CAPITAL ONE THIRD TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN

Junior Season (2013)

Enjoyed a career year … named a Capital One Third Team Academic All-American … Golden Nole Award winner … earned the ACC Top Six for Service Award for her excellent commitment to community service … Golden Torch Award winner for the second straight season … earned Co-MVP honors along with teammate Courtney Senas … finished the season with 13 home runs, a .315 batting average, 54 RBIs, 110 total bases, .618 slugging percentage and 33 walks … Hensley’s 54 RBIs are tied for the third most in school history … her 13 home runs are the third-most at Florida State … provided the biggest moment of the season when she delivered a game-tying grand slam in the top of the seventh inning in the championship game of the Mobile Regional on May 19 against South Alabama … won the Ah-Tah-Ti-Ki Award for the second straight year for outstanding academics at the team banquet … also received the Most Improved Award … recorded 11 multiple-hit games, tied for the fourth-most on the team … led the Seminoles with 15 multiple RBI games, including two games with five or more RBIs … recorded a 10-game hitting streak … reached base safely in 14 straight games … started at five positions, including second base (24), designated player (18), left field (14), first base (6) and third base (1) … willingly moved to second base to help out a squad decimated by injuries … was a perfect 2-for-2 from the plate with two RBIs and two runs scored against Bethune-Cookman … knocked in five RBIs on 3-for-3 hitting with a double, a home run and two runs scored against LIU Brooklyn … went 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs against Appalachian State … had a career game against Georgia Southern batting 3-for-3 with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored and a career-high six RBIs … had two hits and three RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader with North Carolina … batted third for most of the season, appearing there in 36 games … also batted first (3), fourth (12), fifth (6) and sixth (6) in the order.

Sophomore Season (2012)

Named the team’s Golden Torch winner for academics … All-ACC Academic Team member … stepped in as an everyday starter at first base, starting in 57 of the team’s 63 games played … 54 of her starts came at first base while three were at the designated player position … finished the year batting .258 with one home run, 14 RBIs, 12 runs scored and two doubles … drew 20 walks, the fifth-most on the team … tied for sixth on the team with six multiple-hit games … tied for fourth on the squad with four multiple-RBI games … received the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki-Award at the team banquet for academic excellence … all six multiple-hit games were two-hit performances coming against Ole Miss, Virginia, Florida, Florida A&M, Georgia Tech and Boston College … her lone home run was a walk-off blast against N.C. State in game two of a doubleheader that gave FSU an 8-0 win in five innings … had two RBIs against Western Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia and Florida A&M.

Freshman Season (2011)

Finished with two home runs and nine RBIs … started 23 games and played in 35 … posted three multiple-hit games against Georgia Southern, Oregon State and Utah … delivered a pinch-hit, two-run home run to help defeat Florida A&M at home on Feb. 15 … recorded three multiple-RBI performances versus UNC Greensboro, Florida A&M and Utah.

High School

Team leader at Niceville High … two-time all-state first team player … two-time team captain … team MVP in junior season … offensive MVP as a senior … defensive MVP in sophomore campaign … Northwest Florida Daily News Player of the Year … AP Scholar with Distinction … Honor Roll in all four years … National Merit qualifier.

Personal

Born on Oct. 7, 1991 … majoring in exercise science … daughter of Daniel and Sabrina Hensley … wants to be a physician … watches “Swamp People” … favorite band is Paramore … has a superstition of chewing double bubble for rallies … would like to meet Peyton Manning … favorite activity with teammates is hackey sack … favorite home-cooked meal is steak and eggplant … favorite ice cream flavor is Rocky Road … favorite movie is “Harry Potter” … wears number 23 because her father and sister wore it.