The Alexis, Ill., native's pitching sparked 8-3 stretch
18th-straight year at least two Salukis have made MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
Senior pitcher earned second-team All-MVC honors in 2014 after winning 14 games.
SIU returns key pieces, will try to replace five starters
Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
SIU vs. Indiana State, May 7, 2015 in MVC Tournament
Photos from SIU's game vs. Evansville at Charlotte West Stadium on April 22, 2015.
SIU vs. Bradley; March 15-16, 2015
SIU at Puerto Vallarta College Challenge; Feb. 26-28, 2015; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
SIU at CSU Tournament; Feb. 6-7, 2015
At Southern Illinois
2015 / Senior
Appeared in 38 games and started 29 ... Led the MVC win 13 league wins ... Honorable mention MVC Scholar-Athlete ... Won 17 games overall ... Pitched 23 complete games and two complete-game shutouts ... Pitched back-to-back complete-game shutouts at Evansville (W, 2-0) and Loyola (W, 8-0) ... Posted a 4.16 ERA in 196.2 innings ... Pitched her best at the end of the year, posting a 2.10 ERA and .259 opposing batting average over her final 63.1 innings ... Led team in every pitching category ... Top 10 in MVC in innings, opposing batting average, wins and starts ... Allowed only two earned runs in complete game vs. No. 5 Kentucky....Earned a spot on the MVC Honor Roll
2014 / Junior
Second-team All-MVC selection ... Led the team in wins, appearances, starts, complete games, saves and innings pitched ... Posted a 3.72 ERA ... Posted 36 appearances and 31 starts ... Had 20 complete games and three saves ... Complete-game shutouts vs. Drake (3/22) and Miami (OH) (3/1) ... Held a Wichita State team that led the MVC in 10 offensive categories to 4-for-24 and one run in a complete-game win vs. the Shockers (4/26) ... Allowed two or fewer earned runs in eight MVC starts ... Threw 14 complete games in 17 MVC starts ... Recorded a 3.19 ERA in MVC play, which ranked eighth in the MVC ... Ranked in the top-10 in MVC play in ERA (8th), opposing batting average (10th), innings pitched (3rd), wins (4th), appearances (8th) and games started (3rd).
2013 / Sophomore
Made 17 appearances with three starts...went 4-3 with a team-high four saves...led the team with a 3.54 ERA...recorded 15 strikeouts and nine walks in 29.2 innings of work.
2012 / Freshman
Made a team-high 22 starts and 39 appearances...led the team in both wins (13) and saves (5)...struck out 74...posted an ERA of 4.03...led the team with 10 complete games and 149.1 innings pitches...struck out a career-best nine batters against Northern Iowa (4/28).
At United High School
Holds IHSA state records for career strikeouts (1,619), shutouts (79) and is tied for the record in wins (73)...took home a 1A state title with United in 2011 while finishing as a runner up in 2008 and 2009 and taking third in 2010...three-time Chicago Tribune All-State team honoree...also holds IHSA records for most base hits and strikeouts in a 1A title game...four-time First-Team All-Lincoln Trail Conference, Coaches Association All-State and Quad City Player of the Year.
Full name is Kathryn Alexis Bertelsen...daughter of Rick and Traci Bertelsen...undecided on a major...has three brothers Brian, Sean and Ryan...born October 22, 1992 in Galesburg, Ill.