Cards recognized for having perfect Academic Progress Rate score in the four-year period
Becker strikes out seven in a three-hitter and Jones homers, but Cards fall short in elimination game
Cards will open the Columbia Regional against Kansas Friday at 5 p.m. (ET)
Cards will travel to Columbia, Mo., to face Kansas; the overall No. 10 seed Missouri and Indiana State round out the regional field
Jones and Sims eligible for Capital One Academic All-America® consideration
Louisville Softball v Kansas | NCAA Regional Game 1
Louisville Softball v WKU
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Louisville Softball v Kentucky
As a junior (2014): Started all 58 games in the outfield... Led the team with 11 home runs and 11 stolen bases... Second on the team with 46 ¬runs scored and 15 doubles... Registered a .307 batting average... Hit two home runs in the 7-3 eight-inning loss to No. 10/11 Kentucky... Tied a school record with three stolen bases in the 6-0 win over UConn on April 11... Named the inaugural American Athletic Conference Player of the Week... Went 3 for 3 with a home run, two runs, two RBIs and two stolen bases in the 7-1 win over Northern Illinois... Named to the Athletic Director's honor roll and the Dean's List in the fall and spring... Earned American Athletic Conference all-academic team honors.
As a sophomore (2013): Appeared in 28 games with eight starts in the outfield... Recorded her first hit of the season, a home run, in the 5-0 win vs. San Diego at the Gaucho Classic in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Feb. 16.... Knocked in a run with an RBI-single while pinch-hitting at UCSB (Feb. 17)... Scored two runs on 1-for-2 batting in the five-inning, 12-0 win at Ole Miss (March 17).
As a freshman (2012): Played in 40 games with26 starts... First career hit came in Mizzou's victory over East Tennessee State to close out the season-opening Quality Inn Classic... Breakout game came on March 11 against Alcorn State, where she went 3-for-3 with two home runs and five runs batted in - the most RBI in a single game by any Tiger in 2012... The two home runs also made her one of just two Mizzou players to have a multi-home run game on the year... Had a big series against Kansas, hitting a pair of three-run homers to help Mizzou to the sweep... Finished the year with four home runs, tied for fifth-most on the team.
High School/Travel: Played center field for the Carmel Greyhounds under head coach Emily Good and helped lead the team to an Indiana Class 4A State Championship in 2011... Closed out her career with numerous national achievements, including being a three-time NFCA/Louisville Slugger All-American, a 2011 Under Armour All-American, 2011 ESPN Rise All-American and the Gatorade Player of the Year for Indiana.... Three-time All-Indiana selection, three time All-Conference and is the career and single season home run leader at Carmel High School... ESPN Rise's Athlete of the Day on Oct. 8, 2010.... As a sophomore, she hit .505 with 12 home runs and 52 RBI, the most in the state... During her junior year, she batted .453 with nine home runs, nine doubles, 10 stolen bases and 26 RBI... Invited to the adidas Futures Top 100 Camp in 2009... Played club ball for the Illinois Southern Force, guiding them to two 16U ASA/USA Nationals appearances and a trip to the 2011 Premiere Nationals... Was a National Honor Society member, and was a four-time Academic All-Conference honoree... Four-time NFCA/Girls Got Game Scholar Athlete and a four-time Carmel High School Scholar Athlete.
Personal: Full name is Kelsi Jones... Daughter of Russell and Candy Jones.. Birthdate is Aug. 2, 1992... Has one sibling, a younger sister, Adrienne... Her grandfather, Robert Jones, played football at the University of Kentucky... Majoring in psychology... Post college ambition is to earn a master's degree and PhD in sports psychology and work in the NFL... Chose UofL because of the coaches and the atmosphere of the university... Greatest accomplishment so far has been reaching the Super Regionals the past two years at Missouri... Greatest challenge to overcome has been transferring and having to start over at a new school... I am inspired by my parents... Something most people might not know about me is that I was a state champion in rhythmic gymnastics when I was younger.