Career Notes Entering 2016 Season:
• 2014 & 2015 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete
• 2014 & 2015 Academic All-MAC
• 2015 MAC Softball Distinguished Scholar Athlete
• Two-Time MAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Week (April 23, 2014 & April 29, 2015)
• Four-Time MAC West Division Pitcher of the Week (March 5, 2013; Feb. 10, 2014; Feb. 17, 2014 and April 15, 2014)
• In Ball State's Career Records: 8th in wins (34); 13th in games started (52); 14th in innings pitched (322.1); 15th in appearances (70); 15th in shutouts (5); 17th in fewest walks allowed per 7 innings (2.30); 18th in strikeouts (145); 19th in most strikeouts per 7 innings (3.15)
• In Ball State's Single Season Records (highest ranking only): T-14th in wins (15 in 2013 & 2014); T-19th in games started (25 in 2013)
2015 (Jr.): Earned third letter at Ball State … helped guide the Cardinals to the Mid-American Conference West Division Championship, the MAC Tournament Championship and a berth in the NCAA South Bend Regional …NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete … MAC Softball Distinguished Scholar Athlete … Academic All-MAC … MAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Week (April 29, 2015) … made 13 appearances in the circle, including five starts … finished the year with a 3.45 ERA and a 4-2 overall record … hit by a liner in her first appearance of the season versus South Dakota (Feb. 6) and missed two months of the season for surgery and recovery, before returning to the circle in a relief appearance versus Eastern Illinois (April 7) … made four more relief appearances over the next few weeks, including earning relief wins versus Western Michigan (April 17) and in the second game versus Northern Illinois (April 18) … held the Broncos scoreless over 3.1 innings, allowing just three hits while earning one strikeout in a 5-4 victory … limited the Huskies to one run and six hits over 5.2 innings of relief while striking out two in a 7-6 win … made her first start of the season in the second game at Ohio (April 24) and picked up her first complete game victory of the season by holding the Bobcats to one run and six hits over 7.0 innings in a 4-1 win … picked up her fourth win in as many outings after throwing 3.1 innings of relief versus Akron (April 25) … started the Cardinals’ MAC Tournament win over Central Michigan (May 8), allowing just four hits and two runs, while striking out a season-high four batters over 5.1 innings, to help Ball State earn a 4-2 victory … made a pair of appearances in Ball State’s NCAA Regional run, throwing 5.0 innings and allowing just one earned run versus Kentucky (May 16) and pitching 4.0 innings of relief versus Notre Dame (May 16) … recorded at least one strikeout in seven appearances, while holding teams to two-or-fewer runs eight times.
2014 (So.): Earned second letter at Ball State ... helped guide the Cardinals to their fifth Mid-American Conference regular season title in program history with a 33-19 (12-4 MAC) record … NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete … Academic All-MAC … MAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Week (April 23) … three-time MAC West Division Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 10, Feb. 17 and April 15) … made 28 appearances in the circle for the Cardinals, including 22 starts … compiled a 15-6 record and a 3.36 ERA over 139.2 innings of work … struck out 72 batters while yielding just 48 walks … her 15 wins tied for sixth in the MAC … also tied for sixth in the MAC in shutouts (3), tied for ninth in complete games (12), tied for 11th in starts (22) and ranked 12th in innings pitched (139.2) … picked up the win in her first three pitching appearances of the season, including a complete game shutout of George Mason (Feb. 16) in which she allows just five hits over 7.0 innings of work in a 2-0 victory … picked up her second complete game shutout victory of the season in Ball State’s 8-0 (5 inn.) win over UMKC (March 22), allowing just four hits over five innings of work … struck out a career-high eight batters while guiding Ball State to a 7-4 victory over Radford (March 14) … struck out seven batters while leading the Cardinals to a 4-1 win in the second game of a doubleheader at Western Michigan (April 12) … allowed just three hits over seven innings of work against the Broncos … earned her third complete game shutout victory by surrendering just three hits while striking out three batters in the Cardinals’ 7-0 win over Ohio (April 20) … logged at least one strikeout in 25 appearances, with four-or-more in five outings … issued no walks in six outings, while surrendering just one walk in 10 other appearances.
2013 (Fr.): Earned first letter at Ball State … helped guide the Cardinals to their fourth MAC regular season title in program history with a 37-17 (18-3 MAC) record … named MAC West Division Pitcher of the Week (March 5) … made 29 appearances in the circle, earning 25 starts … threw seven complete games, including two shutouts … posted a 15-5 overall record, with a 5-1 mark in league play … compiled a 2.87 ERA … her 15 total wins tied for fifth in the conference, while her 2.87 ERA was ninth among MAC pitchers … started the season-opener versus IUPUI (Feb. 16) and picked up her first career victory by holding the Jaguars to seven hits and five runs over 3.2 innings, while striking out three batters … earned her first complete game victory in non-conference action versus Eastern Michigan (March 2), allowing just one run and four hits over six innings in a 9-1 win … recorded her first complete game shutout victory by allowing just two hits and one walk in seven innings of work in the second game of a doubleheader at Miami (April 21) in which BSU won 6-0 ... earned her second complete game shutout victory in a MAC Tournament elimination game versus Toledo (May 10), scattering seven hits and allowed just one walk over seven innings in a 10-0 victory … also earned complete game shutout wins in the second game at Northern Illinois (April 5), at Ohio (April 14) and at Indiana (April 23) … pitched a career-long 7.1 innings in Ball State’s 6-4 victory in game two at Central Michigan (April 26), allowing 10 hits and two earned runs while striking out four batters … struck out a season-high five batters versus Grambling State (Feb. 22), and tied the mark twice versus Northern Illinois (April 5 and May 11) … struck out 61 batters on the season, while issuing just 41 walks … recorded at least one strikeout in 25 appearances … issued no walks in eight outings, while surrendering just one walk in eight other appearances.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in softball at Belton High School for coach Jeff Davis ... three-time team Most Valuable Player ... racked up a 73-16 pitching record over her career including a 25-3 mark her senior campaign ... led the Lady Pirates to four Suburban Mid-7 Conference Championships and three district titles, including Belton's first-ever district championship her freshman season ... finished her playing career at Belton with 37 shutouts, including 11 no-hitters and three perfect games ... recorded 895 career strikeouts, including a career-high 20 strikeouts in one game, while posting a 0.55 career earned-run average ... A two-time Suburban Mid-7 Conference Player of the Year, she also earned all-conference, all-district and all-region honors all four seasons, while picking up first team all-state as a sophomore and second team all-state as a senior ... helped guide her club team, the Originals Gold, to a 131-33 record over the past three seasons by racking up 899 strikeouts, 39 shutouts, seven no-hitters and one perfect game ... over her five-year club career, she helped guide the Originals to over 20 tournament championships, including the Wichita Gold ASA Qualifier and USSSA State Championship.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Mark and Nancy Schifferdecker ... has one sister, Natasha ... born December 15, 1993 in Kansas City, Mo. ... full name is Kelsey Anne Schifferdecker ... majoring in accounting ... maintains a 3.970 grade-point average.