No. 5 seed Salukis looking for first tournament title since 1991
Senior earns honor for second consecutive season
Salukis have multiple first team honorees for the 15th-consecutive season
Saluki senior earns honor for second-consecutive season
Bradley, VadeBoncouer, and Spivey earn All-Tournament honors; Duran-Sellers wins Elite 18 award.
Softball vs. Creighton (MVC Tournament First Round). Photos courtesy James Durbin.
Softball vs. Illinois State (MVC Tournament Championship). Photos courtesy James Durbin.
Softball vs. UNI (MVC Tournament Semifinal). Photos courtesy James Durbin.
042812 vs. UNI (Senior Day)
Updated Jan 13, 2012
2011 / Junior
-Team Co-Captain (second season)
-CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American
-NFCA/Louisville Slugger Mideast All-Region First Team
-MVC State Farm Good Neighbor Award
-MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
-MVC All-Conference First Team
-MVC Scholar Athlete of the Week (4/27)
Had a breakout junior season where she started and appeared in 52 games, mostly in left field..held a .398 batting average, which led the team and was second in the MVC...broke the 14-year-old single season runs scored record as she recorded 54 runs...hit nine doubles, two triples, and four home runs while driving in 23 RBI...led the league in on-base percentage (.485), runs scored (54), and was second in hits (64)...was perfect on the base path, going 11-for-11 in stolen bases...hit her first career home run against Saint Louis on March 30...recorded two lengthy hit streaks including a 13-game hit streak (2/27-4/6) and an 11-game hit streak (4/10-4/30)...had a .533 slugging percentage, a .485 on-base percentage and a .978 fielding percentage on the season...second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American with her 4.0 GPA in English education.
2010 / Sophomore
-Team Co-Captain (first season)
-MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
-MVC All-Conference Second Team
Appeared in 55 games, starting 45...had a .291 batting average (41-141) with four doubles and eight RBI...went 9-for-15 in stolen bases...was third on the team in conference batting average with a .339 (20-for-59)...helped the Salukis snap a three game losing streak against Fairfield (3/14) with a double, walk, two RBI and a stolen base.
2009 / Freshman
Played in 44 games, making 34 starts...went 16-for-85 batting .209 in her first season with the Salukis...had six RBI, two doubles and 18 total bases...drew 18 walks, second highest on the team...was 9-for-10 in stolen base attempts...recorded an 18-game on-base streak...earned 23 runs on the season, second most on the team...saw a game-high four at-bats against Long Beach (2/6), UC-Riverside (2/7) and Austin Peay (2/14).
Windsor High School
Selected All-Conference and All-Weld County four-straight years...chosen Colorado All-State two years...two-time Class 4A Player of the Year by the Denver Post...two-time All-Colorado Player of the Year from the Rocky Mountain News...selected as the Gatorade Colorado Softball Player of the Year as a junior and senior...named the overall girls Athlete of the Year by Windsor Now...led Windsor High to a 69-20 record, the best stretch in the history of the program, during her four years...helped lead the Wizards to a 23-2 record and State Championship as a junior...batted .698 with 31 RBI, seven home runs and no strikeouts as a senior...posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in the outfield during junior and senior years...one of only four athletes to have their jersey retired at Windsor High School.
Full name is Mallory Louise Duran-Sellers...majoring in English education...has two brothers and one sister...born Aug. 9, 1989 in Loveland, Colo...daughter of Chris and Karen Duran.... married husband Nick Sellers in summer 2011.