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20  Kelsey Dennis
Kelsey Dennis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Helena, Ala.

High School:
Pelham

Last College:
Wallace State C.C.

Height:
5-4

Position:
LHP

Experience:
2L

B/T:
L/L


06/06/2012

Texas Tech Signees Continue to Earn National Honors

Olive Naotala and Shelby Johnson both named NFCA first team All-Americans Wednesday

05/05/2012

Espinosa's Gem Helps Oklahoma State Spoil Senior Day

No. 24 Texas Tech limited to just three hits in a 5-0 loss Saturday afternoon

05/02/2012

Texas Tech Athletics to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Red Raider fans are invited to join celebrations at Tech Softball and the South Plains Fairground

04/17/2012

No. 19 Texas A&M Takes Series Opener With No. 24 Texas Tech

Red Raiders drop first game of a doubleheader, 9-6, Tuesday afternoon

04/05/2012

No. 5/7 Oklahoma Erases Early Home Run to Take Series Opener

Texas Tech has its 13-game winning streak snapped Thursday evening in 3-1 loss

05/22/2012

Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State - Senior Day

Texas Tech takes on Oklahoma State on Senior Day at Rocky Johnson Field

05/19/2012

NCAA Softball Seattle Regional: Harvard vs. Texas Tech

Texas Tech Softball was eliminated from the Seattle Regional following a 2-0 victory by the Harvard Crimson on Saturday.

05/19/2012

NCAA Softball Seattle Regional: Washington vs. Texas Tech

The Red Raiders take on the Huskies in the winners bracket of the 2012 Seattle Regional.

05/18/2012

NCAA Softball Seattle Regional: Maryland vs. Texas Tech

The Red Raiders defeated the Terrapins 6-1 in the opening round of the 2012 NCAA Softball Tournament in Seattle, Wash.

04/05/2012

Texas Tech vs. Iowa State (Fri.)

Texas Tech vs. Iowa State Friday night game

Kelsey Dennis Photo Gallery

IN THE TEXAS TECH RECORD BOOK
• Career Earned Run Average (ERA) - 7th (3.21)
• Career Wins - 10th (15)
• Career Fewest Walks per 7 IP - 5th (2.01)
• Career Strikeouts per 7 IP - 5th (5.11)
• Single Season Shutouts - T-5th (5 - 2011)
• Single Season Winning Percentage (10 dec.) - 5th (.706 - 2011)

SENIOR SEASON (2012)
Closed career mainly as a reliever out of the bullpen ... appeared in 11 games while making three starts ... went 2-1 with a 4.88 ERA in 18.2 innings ... picked up her two wins against Idaho State on Feb. 18 and Manhattan on March 17 ... best performance of the year came against Idaho State where she came on in relief to shut out the Bengals over the final 4.1 innings ... surrendered only three hits during that span as well ... appeared in four games during Big 12 play ... longest outing was 1.0 inning against Iowa State on March 30 ... normally used to face left-handed hitters ... named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team.

JUNIOR SEASON (2011)
Became one of Tech's most reliable arms throughout the year ... appeared in 27 games while making a team-high 26 starts ... finished 13-6 on the year ... compiled a 2.93 ERA in 110.0 innings pitched ... posted five shutouts on the year which is tied with Brittany Talley for the team lead ... has also recorded nine complete games ... three of those complete games were one-hitters ... tossed her first shutout in a Tech uniform March 4 against Howard ... went seven innings in back-to-back days against Jacksonville and Chattanooga ... surrendered only a run in both games ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... appeared in 10 games, including nine starts ... recorded a 3.91 ERA against conference opponents as well ... tossed possibly her best outing of the year in the series opener against Oklahoma ... gave up two hits in the complete game shutout ... has surrendered at least one run in every other conference game ... went 7.1 innings during the series opener at Oklahoma State before the Cowgirls scored the walkoff win ... AT NCAA TUCSON REGIONAL ... made three of the four starts during the regional ... pitched 9.0 innings total with a 3.86 ERA ... earned the win against Harvard with four shutout innings where she only allowed two hits ... came back later in the day to throw the first 3.1 innings against New Mexico State where she earned the no-decision ... last just over an inning the following day against Arizona.

CAREER HIGHS
Innings Pitched - 7.1, at Oklahoma State, April 16, 2011
Runs Allowed - 5, twice, last at Nebraska, April 30, 2011
Earned Runs - 5, twice, last at Nebraska, April 30, 2011
Walks - 3, vs. Evansville, March 13, 2011
Strikeouts - 9, twice, last vs. Chattanooga, March 19, 2011
Hits Allowed - 9, vs. Missouri, March 26, 2011
Home Runs Allowed - 3, twice, last vs. Binghamton, March 4, 2012
Wild Pitches - 1, three times, last vs. Liberty, March 20, 2011

WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Compiled a 65-5 overall record at Wallace State Community College ... helped lead WSCC to the NJCAA National Championship title game in both seasons ... was a first team All-American selection by the NFCA and NJCAA both seasons ... was also named to the NJCAA Region 22 first team both years as well as the all-tournament team for both national championship appearances ... was the NJCAA Region 22 State Tournament Co-MVP her sophomore year ... was the Region 22 Player of the Year as a freshman ... rewrote the school's record book in the process ... holds the career wins mark with 65 and is the school's career strikeout leader with 590 ... her 34 wins as a freshman set the single-season high while her 340 strikeouts that year were also the most in school history ... posted the lowest single-season ERA as a sophomore with 0.73 ... totaled 24 shutouts in two years to go along with four no-hitters and six one-hit games ... also had the team's highest batting average her final year.

HIGH SCHOOL
An honorable mention All-State selection in 2008 at Pelham High School in Pelham, Ala. ... team finished fourth at the 2008 state tournament ... was an All-County selection as a junior and senior ... also honored on the Birmingham All-Metro team as a senior ... traveled with the Alabama Pride club team, finishing fifth at the ASA U-18 national tournament in 2007 and 2008 ... recognized on the all-academic team for her work in the classroom ... also a member of the National Honor Society, Who's Who Among American High School Students, and the school's yearbook staff ... graduated salutatorian at the Class 6A school.

PERSONAL
Born Jan. 16, 1990 to parents Mike and Kelly Dennis ... is an only child ... both parents attended Jacksonville State University ... majoring in exercise sports science with a minor in business ... hopes to become a nurse.

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