CU Softball BIO
1 Kelsey Allender

CREIGHTON CAREER:  2014 (Sophomore) – One of three Bluejays to start all games in 2014 … Started all 53 contests in center field … Primarily batted ninth in lineup … Led team with seven sacrifice hitsSixth on the team with 29 hits RBI and a .223 batting average ... Fifth on team for multiple-hit games (5) ... Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (March 10) after hitting .500 in two wins to open the Rebel Spring Games, going 3-for-6 at the dish leading the team with three hits and two runs scored … One of those runs was scored on a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to complete a 4-3 come-from-behind win against UMass-Lowell (March 9) ... Reached base in five consecutive contests at the Rebel Spring Games from March 11-15 … Hit game-winning RBI single to right field in top of the eighth at Drake (March 26) … Connected on two hits including a late RBI single through the left side at No. 20 Nebraska (April 2) … 2014 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

2013 (Freshman) – Started every game, seeing time at center field (42) and left field (5) … Batted primarily in seventh position of lineup … Third on the team with 20 RBI ... Sixth on the team with .276 batting average ... Swiped four stolen bases in six attempts ... Fifth on team for multiple-hit games (6) and multi-RBI contests (2) ... Hit inside-the-park home run against Grambling State (Feb. 24) for first career HR ... Notched first grand slam for second career homer against Northern Iowa (March 29) the first slam by a CU freshman since 2004 ... Recorded a nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 8 - March 2.

HIGH SCHOOL: Speedy slap-hitter who was first four-time First Team All-District selection in Manvel High School history … Set career and single-season records for hits, runs and stolen bases at Manvel … Hit over .350 and totaled nine or more stolen bases in each of four seasons at Manvel including a .451 average as a senior and 40 successful steals as a junior … Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Team member and crowned District 24-4A Offensive District Player of the Year in each of final two seasons … Preseason All-Greater Houston team entering senior campaign … Brazoria County Freshman of the Year and First Team All-County in first season … Helped lead Manvel to four district championships, three bi-district crowns and two area titles under head coach Christa Williams … Part of Manvel regional quarterfinal team, crowned undefeated district champions as a senior … In off-season played on Texas Storm squad that placed ninth at ASA Nationals in 2012 and at No. 13 at the premiere nationals in 2011 … Hit .525 and stole 35 bases for the Storm in 2010 … Ran cross country as a freshman and participated in power lifting as a sophomore, placing third overall at a meet … Off the field named Texas and AP scholar while finishing in top 10 of her class … Student council member and volunteer at Houston marathon and with Special Olympics.

PERSONAL:  The daughter of Teir and Jim Allender ... One brother Joey and one sister Baylee ... Major is exercise science … Mom Teir (Wilbur), is a Creighton softball alum (1990-92).

Position: Outfielder
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Manvel, Texas
High School: Manvel