Cards will face LSU Friday at 8:04 p.m. on ESPN
Cards named one of NFCA's top academic teams while five players earn NFCA Scholar Athletes
Louisville student-athletes achieving the feat represent 20 teams.
Cards coming off of most successful season in program history
Cards will face Michigan Sunday at 1 p.m.
Images of the Cardinals during a run to another BIG EAST championship.
Louisville Softball v Michigan | NCAA Regional Game 4
Louisville v Kentucky | NCAA Regional Game 3
Louisville Softball v USF
Louisville Softball v Kentucky
As a sophomore (2011): Made three appearances before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the first inning of the 14-4 loss to No. 15 Texas (2/13)... Named to Athletic Director's honor roll in the fall and spring... Dean's List and Red & Black Scholar in the fall.
As a freshman (2010): Posted 4-2 record with a 4.76 ERA before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the April 21 game against Syracuse... Registered 58 strikeouts in 39.2 innings of work... Tied a school record with 16 strikeouts in the 7-4 win over Youngstown State... Named to the Athletic Director's honor roll in the fall and spring... Dean's Scholar in the fall... Dean's List in the spring.
High School: Played softball fours years under coach Gene Poindexter... Named an All-Conference and State from 2006-08... Also selected All-District (2007-08)... Named NCSCA Western NC 2A Pitcher of the Year (2007-08)... Selected State Championship series MVP in 08 and 09... Led her team to three straight state championships (2007-09)... 2009 Under Armour All-American... Recorded 64 career shutouts, six perfect games, and 20 no-hitters... Also lettered in swimming.
Personal: Full name is Chelsea Leonard... Nickname is Lenny... Daughter of Greg and Sandra Leonard... Birthdate is October 18, 1990... Major is exercise science.