FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Used in various roles during inaugural season as a Red Raider ... appeared in 33 games while making nine starts either in the outfield or behind the plate ... came off the bench in pinch hitting roles as well ... ended the year with a .161 batting average (5-for-31) ... patient hitter who drew five walks for a .278 on-base percentage ... recorded lone RBI on the season off a run-scoring double March 14 against Canisius ... was the only extra-base hit during the season ... first career hit came Feb. 8 against UMKC ... all five of her hits came prior to Big 12 play ... saw action in 12 conference games mainly as a defensive substitute in the outfield ... made lone start during league play on March 30 against Baylor ... ended year with five runs scored and three stolen bases ... was perfect 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts ... was 1-for-5 at a pinch hitter ... lone hit came in first opportunity Feb. 15 against Weber State ... made the move to catcher early in the season ... first start behind the plate came Feb. 28 against Rhode Island ... marked first time in her playing career to ever enter a game at catcher ... caught one runner attempting to steal in three opportunities ... provided the Red Raiders much-needed additional depth behind the plate as year moved on.
BIRDVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top players coming out of the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2013 ... was a do-it-all type player for Birdville High School ... one of the top pitching/hitting combinations in the state in 2012-13 ... led Birdville to the regional finals as a junior and then the regional semifinals her senior year ... an all-state selection by the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) as both a junior and senior ... was a second team all-state pick by the Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA) her junior year ... named the Fort Worth Star Telegram's 2012 Super Team Player of the Year ... a two-time FWST first team selection (2012-13) ... named the district MVP her junior and senior years as well ... totaled a 1.37 earned-run average with 20 wins in the regular season as a junior ... also hit .437 that year for the Lady Hawks ... played for the Texas Glory Adkins Gold travel team in the summer ... was one of three current Red Raiders on the team, joining Brittany Lee and Ashley Fultz.
Susan Elizabeth Welborn ... born to parents Sam and Mary Ann Welborn ... youngest of three sisters ... comes from a very athletic family ... mother is a member of the Synchronized Swimming Hall of Fame ... father was a first round selection in the 1975 Major League Baseball Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies ... father was also a top fastpitch player as well ... oldest sister, Katie, played softball at Tarleton State ... other sister, Emily, played basketball at Midwestern State ... sociology major with a minor in forensic science ... hopes to one day join the FBI.