Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
SIU searching for first tournament title since 1991
SIU secures first-round bye in MVC tournament
SIU to host Senior Day on Saturday at conclusion of second game
Southern's three-game win streak in one-run games comes to an end
SIU vs. Indiana State, 5/3/14, Senior Day
SIU at Wichita State, 4/27/14
SIU at Wichita State, 4/26/14
SIU at Missouri State, 3/29-30/14
SIU vs. UNI 3/15/14
At Southern Illinois
2014 / Senior
Played in all 52 games and started 49 ... Led team with 13 sacrifice hits ... Hit .291 in MVC play ... Posted .426 on-base percentage and .364 slugging percentage in MVC play ... Ranked fourth in the MVC in sacrifice bunts, third in runners advanced and eighth in assists ... Hit .359 in road games ... Hit .485 as a leadoff hitter ... Ranked 28th nationally in sacrifice hits per game ... Went 2-for-2 with 2 RBIs and a run scored in game two vs. Drake.
2013 / Junior
Started 50 games at third base for the Salukis...hit .206 with 27 hits...scored 16 runs and drove in 14 runs...Led SIU with eight sacrifice hits and ranked third on the team with 28 walks...went 2-for-3 with three RBI in SIU's MVC Tournament win over Wichita State.
2012 / Sophomore
MVC Scholar-Athlete First-Team
Started all 56 games at third base...led the nation with 23 sacrifice hits...ranked second on the team with 37 walks and third on the team with 35 runs scored...her 37 walks ranks fifth in school history for a single season...ranked third on the team with a .432 on-base percentage...posted a batting average of .277 with 41 hits and 27 RBI...had six extra-base hits with five doubles and her first career home run...had a career day against Drake (4/21), going 3-for-3 at the plate with career-highs of three RBI and three runs scored.
2011 / Freshman
Appeared in 46 games, starting four...primarily saw action as a pinch runner...scored 14 runs in her rookie season...had three at-bats against UIC (3/13).
At Carterville High School
Selected All-Conference, All-State and All-South in her last three seasons...holds school records for most triples in a season and had 140 career hits...batted .471 as a senior...as a junior had a .398 batting average, going 37-for-93 with 16 RBI and 29 runs scored...as a sophomore, helped the Lady Lions to a 2A State Championship while posting a batting average of .411...went 51-for-124 from the plate her sophomore year, scoring 51 runs with 13 doubles and 19 RBI.
Full name is Kelsea Yvonne Ashton...Majored in pre-dental...daughter of Cody and Becky Ashton...has one sister, Brittany...born Jun. 7, 1992. in Carbondale, Ill.