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Brianne Welch

#15 Brianne Welch

HT. 5-5
HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) Canton, Ga. (Cherokee)

2014: A-Sun Academic All-Conference. ... A-Sun All-Academic Team. …Started all 56 games, her first year as a regular. …Career highs in games played (56), games started (56), runs (30), hits (38), doubles (7), home runs (6), runs batted in (26), total bases (65), slugging percentage (.430), stolen bases (8). …Played 50 games in left field, six games in right. …Tied for third on team in home runs with six, the first home runs of her career. …Hit first career grand slam against Jacksonville (3/15). …Tied team game-high with six runs batted in vs. Jacksonville (3/15). …First on team in sac bunts with five. …Third on team with eight stolen bases. …Six multiple-hit games (five with two hits, one with three). …Five multiple-RBI games (four with two, one with six). …Longest hitting streak of the season was four games. …Reached base streak of 14 games was tied for third highest on the team.

2013: NFCA Division I Scholar-Athlete. …Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team. …Played in 41 games, nine as a starter. …Two doubles and one triple. …Posted a .952 fielding percentage.

2012: Appeared in 42 games, including 25 starts, primarily in left field as a defensive replacement or as a pinch-runner. ... Got first career hit, RBI and run against Wagner (Feb. 24); run was the game-winner. ... Also scored the game-winner against Eastern Michigan (March 10).

Prep: Played for Tonya Carlisle at Cherokee (Ga.) High School. ... All-state in 2009 and 2010. ... Set school's single-season RBI record (31) in 2009. ... High school squad was Region champions in 2008 and 2010, and 2007 squad was state runner-ups in Class 4A. ... Club team Vipers were 16U runner-ups at  ASA National championships. ... National Honor Society member and graduated top-five in her class.

Personal: Daughter of Brian Welch and Julia-Ann Stuart. ... Father is retired from the US Air Force. ... Has six younger siblings. ...Spent the summer as a sports reporting intern for the local ABC-TV affiliate (WKRN-TV).