11 Chelsea Welty
11 Chelsea Welty
Nickname: Chels
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: St. Helena, SC
High School: Beaufort HS
Position: C
Major: Biology and Psychology
Bats/Throws: R/R

FMU: 3-year returning starter....Missed second half of 2018 season with an injury....2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Softball Team for District 3 (NCAA Division II) as selected by CoSIDA....PBC All-Academic Team 2017, 2018....Career totals entering senior year: 117 games, 71 runs scored, 28 doubles, 17 homers, 87 RBIs, 34 multi-hit games, .310 batting average, has thrown out 25-of-92 runners attempting to steal....As a junior (2018) recorded 9 multi-hit and 5 multi-RBI games....Had a 14-game hitting streak....Threw out 4 of 13 runners attempting to steal in 23 games behind the plate....Third on the team in homers (5) and slugging (.590)....Caught 38 games in 2017....Second on the team in RBIs (37) and doubles (9) and third in home runs (5)....11 multi-hit games and 8 multi-RBI games in 2017....Threw out 8 of 33 runners attempting to steal.....Very productive freshman campaign....Started all 55 games in 2016 (54 behind the plate)....Led team with 7 home runs, 15 doubles, and was third in RBIs (30)....Slugging percentage of .489....9-game hitting streak....Threw out 13 of 46 runners attempting steal....14 multi-hit and team-high 9 multi-RBI games....Very strong and has tons of power....Versatile....Will be used as a utility player....Also a tremendous student....Part of the FMU Honors Program....NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete 2016, 2017....Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19....Chi Alpha Sigma national college athlete honor society....Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll 2016, 2017, 2018.....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2015 (fall), 2016 (spring, fall), 2017 (spring, fall), 2018 (spring, fall)....D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award 2017.

PERSONAL:

  • Born Chelsea Marie Welty in Gastonia, N.C.
  • Graduate of Beaufort High School, where she played for coach Brian Rast
  • 2015 All-Area selection after batting .417 with six home runs, three doubles, and four triples
  • Also attended Latta High School, where she played for coach Michael Rogers
  • 4-time All-State pick
  • Three-time high school MVP
  • Three-time All-Region choice
  • All-Region MVP and an All-State Rookie honoree
  • Earned the 2012 Eagle Award
  • During her junior campaign, Welty hit .496 with 13 home runs
  • Nickname is Chels

PERSONAL FAVORITES:

  • As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Teacher
  • Favorite Superhero: Superman
  • Favorite Athlete: Babe Ruth 
  • Favorite Sports Team: New York Yankees
  • Favorite Movie or TV Show: New Girl
  • Favorite Food: Sushi
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Hunting Island 
  • Twitter Handle: @chelsmwelty
  • Instagram Account: chelsea_welty
  • Your Motivation Music: Indie 
  • Favorite Thing About FMU: The campus and softball facilities 
  • Favorite Off-Field Activity: Working out 
  • Goals for Upcoming Season: To stay healthy through the entire season 
  • Interesting Notes: I’ve read all of the Harry Potter books multiple times