March 7, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Georgia Tech softball senior Kelsi Weseman was selected 13th overall in the National Professional Fastpitch Draft by the Carolina Diamonds Wednesday.
Weseman was the first pick chosen in the fourth round by the newly relocated Diamonds whose current home is based out of Charlotte, N.C. The team is slated to play its home schedule at various venues throughout the Carolinas during its inaugural year of competition.
“I am very happy that Kelsi will be heading to Carolina to continue her softball career on the professional level,” said Head Coach Sharon Perkins. “Kelsi has been at the center of all of our success here at Tech. As a freshman, she was the top freshman in our conference and now in her senior year, she is one of the best players in the country.”
Weseman, the eight All-American in Georgia Tech history is coming off of a storied junior season. Named the ACC Player of the Year, Weseman also earned All-ACC First Team honors for the third time in her career last season.
The recently converted third baseman is currently batting .360 in her senior season at Tech garnering nine hits, four of those for home runs and a team leading slugging percentage of .840. Opposing pitchers respect Weseman’s power and have already walked her 10 times this season.
“I’m very excited and honored to be selected to be a part of the Carolina Diamonds,” said Weseman. “I love to play softball and to be given the chance to continue playing after my college career is over, is a dream come true for me. I’m looking forward to playing at the next level with and against the best players in the country.”
Joining Weseman in the Carolina Diamonds 2012 Draft Class:
9. Sara Plourde UMass
13. Kelsi Weseman Georgia Tech
17. Angel Bunner Auburn
Weseman and the Diamonds will begin their 2012 season on Thursday, June 7 in Akron, Ohio against the Akron Racers.
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