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 Kelly Kretschman
Kelly Kretschman

Hometown:
Melbourne, Fla.

Last College:
University of Alabama

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
First Year


Kelly Kretschman enters her first season as an assistant coach with the Cats. She served as a student assistant coach for Alabama from September, 2001 through May, 2002. In her playing career with the Crimson Tide she was a four-time All-SEC and All-Region selection, as well as a four-time Easton and NFCA All-American. She was named to the Women's College World Series All-Tournament team in 2000 and served as an alternate for the Olympic team in 2000-01. She led the NCAA in homeruns and slugging percentage as a freshman in 1998. She received her bachelor's degree in General Human Environmental Sciences from Alabama in 2002, where she was named as an Academic SEC All-American from '98-'00 and a Verizon Second Team Academic All-American in 2001. Kretschman set career records in the SEC for batting average, homeruns, runs scored, slugging percentage, hits, runs batted in, doubles, walks and fielding percentage. She ranks second in conference history in stolen bases and on-base percentage. Her 288 runs scored are second most in NCAA history, while her 368 hits and 60 homeruns rank fourth and fifth, respectively. She also enjoyed a 35-game hitting streak, third longest in NCAA history.

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