As a Senior (2018): Saw action in 32 games, making 26 starts in the infield … Scored the game-winning run against North Carolina (April 21) to clinch the series win and give Tech its fourth ACC series victory for the first time since 2014.
As a Junior (2017): Started all 53 games at third base … Tallied season-bests in batting average (.260), runs (25), hits (44), doubles (11), home runs (7), RBI (33) and walks (19) … Recorded 12 multiple-hit games … Blasted two home runs in the same game against Pitt (May 7) … Put up at least three RBI in three games … Went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a double against Penn State (Feb. 17).
As a Sophomore (2016): Saw action in 22 games with six starts … Hit .143 with four hits, two of which were doubles.
As a Freshman (2015): Hit her first collegiate home run against Mount St. Mary’s (Feb. 20) … Went 2-for-2 with two runs and four RBI against Mount St. Mary’s (Feb. 20) … Hit a double and went 1-for-3 with two RBI against Savannah State (Feb. 21) … Saw action in 25 games and started six.
High School: A four-year letterwinner and two-year captain under the direction of Lisa Chapman at Kennesaw Mountain HS … Helped the Lady Mustangs to the state finals for the fifth time in six years in 2013 …Led Kennesaw Mountain to the Georgia AAAAAA State Championship Elite Eight as the Lady Mustangs finished sixth in 2013, second in 2012 and fourth in 2011 … Lady Mustangs made it to the State Championships in 2012 and 2013 after winning the 4AAAAAA Region Championship … The 2012 Georgia Athletics Coaches Association (GACA) Player of the Year … Named the 2012 Player of the Year and Region 4AAAAAA Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013 by the Marietta Daily Journal … Led the team in batting average (.414), runs scored (49), RBI (38), home runs (10), and hits (48) from the lead-off position, while helping the Lady Mustangs to a team-record 33-win season in 2012 … A two-time Georgia AAAAAA first team all-state selection (2011 and 2012) and a second-team all-state honoree in 2010 … A three-time All-Cobb County team and All-Region (2010-12) selection, and was named Kennesaw Mountain’s team MVP and offensive MVP (2010-12), and the Lady Mustangs’ Rookie of the Year in 2010.
Personal: Born Malea Catherine Bell on Feb. 14, 1996 in Gulfport, Miss. … Parents are the late Jeff Bell, and Rosanne Bell Walters and Terry Walters … Sister to Morgan Bell and Carly Walters … Majoring in business administration.