Player Of The Year Kelsi Weseman Highlights Seven All-ACC Softball Selections

May 13, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Led by Player of the Year junior Kelsi Weseman, Georgia Tech placed seven student-athletes on the All-Atlantic Coast Conference softball teams announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. Joining Weseman on the first-team are senior Kristen Adkins, sophomore Caitlin Jordan and freshman Alysha Rudnik. Seniors Christy Jones, Kristine Priebe and junior Jessica Sinclair are second-team picks.

Sharon Perkins was named ACC Coach of the Year as well, the first time an ACC softball coach has received the award three straight times.

Weseman is the second straight and fourth Yellow Jacket in history to earn Player of the Year honors as she was a unanimous pick this year. The 2009 ACC Freshman of the Year, Weseman has been a first-team all-conference pick in each of her first three seasons at Tech.

Weseman is batting .445 (first in ACC, 11th in nation) with a 1.034 slugging percentage (first, first), .560 on-base percentage (first, 10th), 51 runs scored (first, 40th), 65 hits (second), 64 RBI (first, 10th), 17 doubles (first, 25th), three triples (tied for third), 21 home runs (first, first), 151 total bases (first) and 14 hit by pitches (first).

Weseman currently ranks third in Georgia Tech’s single-season records with 21 home runs, while her 64 RBI are good for fourth. Her career numbers of 42 home runs and 164 RBI rank fifth and fourth, respectively, in school history.

In five seasons, Perkins has led the Yellow Jackets to three straight ACC regular season titles, two tournament tiles in a row and four NCAA Tournament appearances. She is the first coach in league history to be named Coach of the Year three straight seasons.

Adkins earns her second career All-ACC honor as she was a second-team pick in 2009. She is 20-5 on the season with a 1.49 ERA. She sits second in the ACC and 48th nationally in wins while her ERA is the lowest in the ACC and 34th in the nation. She ranks eighth in the ACC in innings pitched (155.1) and strikeouts (133) while her five saves are tops in the ACC and her .196 opponent batting average is good for seventh. She has made 35 appearances in the circle with 25 starts. The McKinney, Texas native has 13 complete games, five solo shutouts and seven combined shutouts. Earlier in the season, Adkins enjoyed a string of 31.1 consecutive scoreless innings. In ACC play, Adkins was 9-1 with a 1.79 ERA.

Jordan earns her first All-ACC honors after batting .413 on the season with seven home runs and 13 RBI. In conference play, she hit safely in all but one of the 14 games she played in and hit .487 with six home runs and 11 RBI. She is slugging .762 on the season and has a .448 on-base percentage.

Rudnik earns first-team honors in her first season at Tech after batting .324 with 40 runs scored (tied for third in ACC), eight doubles, two triples, 16 home runs (second in ACC, 17th nationally), 39 RBI (seventh), a .738 slugging percentage (second) and a .421 on-base percentage.

Jones earns a spot on the second team for the second straight season. The Wichita, Kansas native is batting .342 (10th) with 31 runs scored, 53 hits (tied for ninth), seven RBI, a .342 slugging percentage and a .414 on-base percentage. Jones is 33-for-38 in stolen bases this season which leads the ACC and puts her 17th nationally. Additionally, her 95 career stolen bases rank third all-time at Georgia Tech.

Priebe earns All-ACC honors for her second straight season since transferring to Tech last year. The Moorpark, Calif., native is batting .341 with 37 runs scored (sixth in ACC), 47 hits, 10 doubles (tied for ninth), three triples (tied for third), 13 home runs (tied for third), 47 RBI (third), a .739 slugging percentage (third) and a .430 on-base percentage. Priebe ranks third all-time in Georgia Tech history currently in both slugging and on-base percentage.

Sinclair earns a spot as well on the second-team for the first time in her career. The Marietta, Ga., native has had a career-year as she is batting .316 with 12 home runs (tied for fifth in ACC), 25 RBI, a .737 slugging percentage and a .398 on-base percentage.

No. 19/16 Georgia Tech opens up the 2011 ACC Tournament later today against Virginia. First pitch from Mewborn Field is set for 5 p.m. Live video, audio and stats for every game of the ACC Championship are available at RamblinWreck.com.

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