Kelsey Warning
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Kelsey Warning

Hometown:
Fairview Heights, Ill.

High School:
Belleville East

Last College:
Nebraska-Omaha

Height:
5-11

Position:
OF

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
R/R

2007: One of three Redbirds to collect 40 or more hits and RBI in the same season, with 52 hits and 53 runs batted in ... combined with Kara Nelson, Amber Smith, Jessie Buker and Tiffany Prager to comprise the largest group (5) to ever collect more then 50 hits in a single season ... went 6-for-16 with five RBI and three runs scored at ISU's opening tournament and was picked to the Diamond Fun & Sun Classic All-Tournament Team on Feb. 11 ... set a new mark at ISU for single-season RBI, breaking the previous record of 51 set in 1981 ... named an all-MVC First-Team selection ... had a pair of two home run games this season, 2/18 versus North Carolina and 4/14 versus Drake ... helped to make ISU history on April 14 when she hit two of the six total homers in a single game at Drake and hit the second of back-to-back-to-back shots in the same contest ... started 59 of ISU's 62 games in right field, sitting out for three games with a broken nose suffered on Feb. 23 vs. Coastal Carolina ... on the career rankings list, No. 3 in home runs (24), No. 6 in runs batted in (87) and No. 8 in slugging percentage (.520).

2006: Her home run against Iowa (5/20) in the NCAA Tournament helped the Redbirds to their first tournament win since 2001 ... led the team with a pair of RBI in the NCAA Tourney ... State Farm MVC All-Tournament Team selection ... only Redbird with a hit in all three conference tournament contests ... led the `Birds with four sacrifice flies, and ranked second in RBI, home runs and multiple-RBI games ... had a flawless fielding percentage ... hit .667 with a runner on third and less than two outs ... started every game in her first year playing Division I softball.

Nebraska-Omaha (2004-05): Only Maverick to start all 59 games in 2005 ... led the team in at bats, runs, hits, doubles, home runs and RBI as a sophomore ... in 2004 as a freshman designated player, she led the team with a .345 average and a conference-leading 46 RBI ... helped her team to a 47-11 record in 2004 ... two-time NFCA All-Region and North Central Conference honoree ... helped her team to a pair of double-digit win streaks in 2004, en route to a No. 3 national ranking, its highest ranking of the season.

Belleville East: Three-year softball starter and four-year volleyball starter ... batted .474 in her career with 98 RBI ... named to Chicago Tribune all-state team for softball during her junior and senior seasons ... led her team to the Class AA state softball championship in 2003 ... won the IHSA Hitting Derby in 2002 and 2003 ... earned all-state tournament team laurels for softball in 2003 ... named Belleville News-Democrat softball Player of the Year as a senior ... two-time all-conference and all-area selection ... batted over .460 her final two years of high school ... Mu Alpha Theta member (Math Excelleration club) ... Renaissance High Honor Roll member ... also recruited by Illinois, Creighton, Baylor and Oklahoma State.

Personal: Born: Oct. 20, 1984 ... Parents: Gary and Carla Warning ... Sibling: Cassie (24) ... her uncle, Jim Warning, played baseball at Illinois State ... Major: biochemistry & molecular biology, hopes to become an orthodontist.