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Anna Shelnutt


Anna Shelnutt

Franklin, Ga.
high school
Heard County

career honors


Sophomore Season (2018)

Excelled in the second-half of the season to solidify her “Postseason Anna” nickname as her offense and defense helped carry the Seminoles to the 2018 ACC Championship and NCAA National Championship…tied for the team lead with five postseason home runs and was second on the team in the postseason with 15 RBI and a .700 slugging percentage as she earned a spot on both the 2018 ACC All-Tournament Team and 2018 WCWS All-Tournament Team…appeared in 65 games and made 62 starts, including four as the designated player…posted a .261 batting average (40-for-153) with six doubles, one triple, seven home runs, 32 RBI, 15 walks and 20 runs scored…batted 1-for-1 with a double and two walks against Portland State on February 9…went 4-for-7 over both games against No. 14 Minnesota in the ACC/Big Ten Softball Challenge, scoring two runs and hitting a three-run home run…drove in two runs in a 9-0 victory over Northern Iowa on February 23…had an outstanding day at the plate in a doubleheader at North Florida on March 10…batted 5-for-7 on the day, with two doubles, a triple, a home run three RBI and six runs scored…hit a bunt single to drive in a run against Troy on March 21…drove in a run against Syracuse on March 24…walked, drove in a run and hit a single against Pitt on April 8…hit a single after a 12-pitch at bat on April 21 against Louisville…drove in two runs on a sacrifice fly and a solo home run against Louisville on May 10 in the ACC Tournament…hit an RBI single against Notre Dame in FSU’s come-from-behind victory on May 11…had two hits on May 13 against Pitt, including a three-run, walk-off home run to help the Seminoles win the 2018 ACC Championship…hit a double against No. 16 Auburn on May 19 in the Tallahassee Regional…drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly versus Jacksonville State on May 20…hit a two-run home run in the 11th inning of game two of the NCAA Super Regional to help the Seminoles force game three on May 26. She finished with two hits, three RBI and two runs scored…hit a sacrifice fly in FSU’s 3-1 win over No. 11 LSU to advance to the Women’s College World Series…was 1-for-1 with three walks and a run scored in a WCWS elimination game against No. 7 Georgia on June 2…hit a single and drew a walk against No. 1 Oregon on June 2…hit a solo home run in the sixth inning of game one of the WCWS Championship Series against No. 5 Washington to give the Seminoles a 1-0 win on June 4…hit a two-run HR in the bottom of the first inning in game two against the Huskies on June 5, helping the Seminoles score the final eight runs of the game and secure an 8-3 victory and the 2018 NCAA National Championship.

Freshman Season (2017)

Powerful offense and solid defense highlighted her first season of collegiate softball as the freshman appeared in 38 games with 21 starts, including starts in nine of the last 10 games of 2017 as the Noles reached the NCAA Super Regional round for the fifth year in a row…tallied a .277 batting average (13-for-47) with nearly half of her hits (five) going over the wall for home runs…also added two doubles and a triple to rank second on the team with a .681 slugging percentage…drove in 17 RBI and scored seven runs of her own…retired five would-be base stealers on 12 attempts during the season, including two against Florida A&M on February 15…posted her first career hit on Feb 18 against Northwestern in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge…was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate on March 4 against Georgia Tech, adding a walk, an RBI and a run scored…drove in a run on a bases-loaded walk and added a sacrifice bunt against GT on March 5…hit a sacrifice fly against Canisius on March 15…recorded the first home run of her career – a two-run HR –  in her only at bat against Notre Dame on March 19…walked and hit an RBI single on March 31 against Pitt…drew a walk in each game of the doubleheader at Syracuse on April 9…hit a double to bring in FSU’s only run at No. 5 Oregon on May 7…went 2-for-3 with two home runs and seven RBI (broke the previous tournament record of five) against Virginia in the first round of the ACC Tournament (5/11)…hit a double and a triple in her first-ever NCAA Tournament game on May 19 against Princeton…hit two home runs in a game for the second time this season, driving in three runs against No. 25 Georgia on May 20.

High School

Graduated from Heard County High School and, along with current teammate Cali Harrod, was a member of the school’s first state championship in any sport when softball brought home the 2014 GHSA AA title…the Braves also reached the state tournament in 2015..was chosen as an All-State First Team member three times and also earned defensive Player of the Year honors…in her senior season, she tallied a .475 batting average with 50 RBI and a school-record 13 home runs to earn Regional and GHSA AA Player of the Year and Offensive MVP accolades…competed with the Vipers, as well as the Georgia Academy Power and Georgia Impact travel teams…the Vipers placed third at the 2016 Junior Olympic Cup…was nominated for the PGF Southeast All-Star team…academically, she graduated fifth class and earned a spot on the “A” Honor Roll each semester…chose Florida State over offers from Michigan State, Georgia Southern and North Carolina.