33  Kelsey Nunley
Kelsey Nunley


Soddy Daisy, Tenn.

High School:
Soddy Daisy HS




Softball Defeats No. 3 UCLA 7-1 to Advance to School's First Women's College World Series

Wildcats claim both Saturday games to advance


Kentucky-DePaul Postgame Quotes

Game 1: DePaul 2, Kentucky 1 (10); Game 2: Kentucky 10, DePaul 1 (5)


Kentucky-James Madison Postgame Quotes

Kentucky 2, James Madison 1


Kentucky-Ohio Postgame Quotes

Kentucky plays Saturday at 1 p.m. ET, Ohio to play Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET


Kentuky-South Carolina Quotes

South Carolina 6, Kentucky 3


Nunley Talks No-Hitter After Win Over Santa Clara

Kentucky sophomore pitcher Kelsey Nunley threw a no-hitter on Thursday in UK's season opener vs. Santa Clara.


Nunley on strong start vs. UofL

Kelsey Nunley pitched a complete game and picked up her 21st win of the season on Wednesday.

  • Freshman All-SEC Team (2013)
  • Two-Time SEC Weekly Award Winner (2013)

Freshman (2013): Busted onto the scene as a solid pitching option for Coach Lawson, setting the school record for most wins in a single season ... Finished the year with a 27-11 record and a 2.14 ERA, leading the team in nearly every pitching category with 268.2 innings pitched and 193 strikeouts ... Was one of the best pitchers in the SEC, ranking seventh in ERA, ninth in opposing batting average, second in innings pitched, eighth in strikeouts, second in batters struck out looking, tied for second in wins and tied for fifth in saves ... Finished tied for 21st nationally in wins and had more wins than any other freshman in the nation ... Wins against top-20 ranked Alabama, Louisville, Missouri, Florida, Stanford and Washington ... Also had wins over Oregon State, San Diego State and USC Upstate, who were receiving votes ... Named to the Coke Zero Spartan Classic All-Tournament Team after pitching 10 total innings with five strikeouts ... Picked up back-to-back wins for the Cats in the series vs. Ole Miss ... Earned the save vs. WKU ... Recorded 15 total strikeouts in two games pitched against Mississippi State ... First pitcher in school history to start a season 10-0 in the circle ... Set the school record for wins in a single season as she amassed 20 victories during the Florida series ... Was impressive in the UF series, throwing seven innings in game two allowing two runs on three hits to get the win ... Also went four innings in relief vs. UF in game three allowing only one run ... Saw time in the circle in all three games of the Arkansas series, amassing 11 strikeouts in 12 innings pitched ... Got the win over Louisville, pitching a complete game for three strikeouts and only one hit ... Threw her 17th complete game of the year against Missouri, allowing only one earned run while nabbing four strikeouts ... Played a vital role in the two wins over Alabama, pitching 15 total innings with 11 strikeouts ... Led all SEC freshman pitchers in ERA, wins and strikeouts ... The sixth pitcher since 2008 to notch a pair of complete-game wins in a single series versus Alabama ... Named Freshman All-SEC by league coaches ... Collected all three wins for the Wildcats in the Lexington Regional throwing 25.1 innings, sitting down 15 batters by way of the strikeout, and only allowing three earned runs ... Pitched both games at the Tempe Super Regional throwing 13 innings with three strikeouts and 5.38 ERA ... Ended the year ranked high in several single-season categories: fifth in winning-percentage, first in wins, tied for fourth in saves, first in innings pitched, second in appearances, third in ERA, fifth in strikeouts.

High School:
Four-year letterwinner at Soddy Daisy High School in Soddy Daisy, Tenn., under head coach Clifford Kirk ... Standout player in high school who was named Player of the Year in Chattanooga three years and also an All-State honoree three seasons ... Has the Tennessee record for most shutouts in a season ... Struck out 13 batters in the Tennessee-Georgia All-Star game, which was a game record ... Had 12 no-hitters her senior season and 27 in her career to go along with 1,104 strikeouts and only 78 walks ... Senior season was her best, earning countless awards, including Buck Johnson Award, Armed Forces Scholar Athlete Award, Tennessee Softball Gatorade Player of the Year and Wendy's Heisman Award ... Was named All-American in 2012 by NFCA, MaxPreps and ESPN ... Led team to State Championship in 2010 and 2012, while posting runner-up finish in 2011 ... Active in extracurricular activities as member of National Honor Society, Beta Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Was voted Most Athletic Girl by high school peers and was a Tennessee Distinguished Scholar Athlete all four years ... Star basketball player and volleyball player in high school ... Parents are Randy and Jane Nunley ... Cousin Robby Haddon played football at Texas Tech and cousin Kim Woodlee played basketball at Kansas State.

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