Updated Jan. 20, 2009
2008 / Junior
Played in 27 games with 23 starts...batted .172 (10-for-58) with four extra-base hits (three doubles & a triple)...recorded eight RBI...successfully executed five sacrifice bunts...set a career-high with five at-bats against Fordham (2/15) and two sacrifices against UNC-Greensboro (2/8)...went 2-for-5 and tied a career-best with three RBI against Fordham (2/15)...recorded her second career triple against Minnesota (2/9)...went 1-for-3 in pinch-hitting situations...had a season-high three-game hit streak...recorded a pair of two-hit games and had multiple RBIs in a game twice (2/9 vs. Minnesota & 2/15 vs. Fordham)...smashed a pinch-hit double against Indiana State (4/5) in her first game back after injuring her thumb on March 2.
2006 / Sophomore
Started in 39 games while playing in 40...of her 39 starts, 24 were in left field and 15 were as designated player...batted .266 (29-for-109) with seven doubles, a triple and two home runs...recorded her first career triple on Feb. 24 against Michigan State...scored eight runs...drew 13 walks for a .365 on-base percentage...went error-free in her time in the outfield while also recording 21 put-outs and an assist...hit .244 (11-for-45) in Valley play...had the game-winning at-bat in two games while scoring the game-winning run in three games.
2005 / Freshman
Started in 25 games with 13 coming in left field, 11 as designated player and one in right field...SIU was 11-0 when she started as the designated player...played in 40 total games, hitting .288 with five doubles, six home runs, 13 RBI and 16 runs scored with a .575 slugging percentage...hit her first collegiate home run Feb. 19 at UNLV...drove in the winning run against Indiana State with a home run...scored the winning run in two games.
Pre-SIU / Pinckneyville High School
Named first-team all-state, member of the Illinois Coaches Association All-State team, a Chicago tribune "Super 60" performer, first-team all-conference and team MVP as a senior with a .394 average...led her team to the Elite Eight with a 26-7 record...named second-team all-state and first-team all-conference as a junior...hit .396 with 30 RBI, 16 extra-base hits and 26 stolen bases that year, leading her team to the regional finals with a 24-9-1 mark... earned first-team all-conference and IHSA First-Team State Tournament Team honors as a sophomore...hit .321 and led her team to a third-place finish at the state tournament with a 27-8-1 mark as a sophomore...was honorable mention all-conference with a .309 average as a freshman while her team went 33-7 and reached the sectional finals.
Full name is Chelsea Dale Petty...received a BA in speech communications-public relations in 2008...currently working on a master's degree in sport management...member of the 2004 ASA 18 and Under Gold National Championship team...played ASA softball with former Saluki Becky Wegmann on the ASA 16 and Under team that finished second at the ASA 16 and Under National Tournament in 2003...hit .379 with 38 RBI, 18 extra-base hits and 19 stolen bases in the 2003 ASA National Tournament... has two brothers, Colin and Mitchell...daughter of Reggie and Diane Petty...born on May 9, 1986 in Carbondale, Ill.