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  Kellie Wiginton
Kellie Wiginton

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fresno, CA

High School:
Bullard HS

Height:
5-6

Position:
Catcher

Stanford's starting catcher in every game since she arrived as a freshman ... One of two returning All-Americans ... Stanford's career leader in batting (.299), she is on pace to break the career hits, runs, putouts and games played records ... Went to Japan with Jessica Mendoza and Robin Walker, winning an open tournament ... Played in the U.S. Olympic Festival.

As a junior in 1999: Had her best season ever, hitting .353 ... Named a second-team NFCA All-American ... Also named to the All-Pac-10 and the All-Pacific Region second teams ... Started every game behind the plate for the third straight year ... Called the first three perfect games in Stanford history, thrown by Marcy Crouch ... Finished second on the team in batting, hits (67) and on-base percentage (.415) ... Also had 34 runs (fourth on the team), 20 RBI (fourth), 20 walks (third) and two home runs ... Finished with 15 sacrifices to lead the team, and also was 4-for-4 in stolen bases ... Had 19 multiple-hit games, including two three-hit efforts ... Scored two of the Cardinal's seven runs in the NCAA Tournament ... Drove home the game-winner in a 1-0 win over No. 10 Arizona State (May 1) ... Her two-out double drove in the winning run in a 3-2 win at No. 19 Oregon (Apr. 11) ... Was 3-for-7 in the doubleheader at No. 3 Arizona.

As a sophomore in 1998: Named second-team All-Pacific Region ... First-team All-Pac-10 choice ... Started all 59 games at catcher ... Led the team with 193 at-bats and 216 plate appearances ... Finished second on the team with 11 doubles and 16 walks ... Third on the team with 52 hits and 25 runs scored ... Had two seven-game hitting streaks ... Hit safely in 36 of the 59 games ... Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and one double against No. 20 Oregon (Apr. 5) ... Was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and one double against No. 3 Washington (Apr. 25) ... Went 3-for-3 with one run scored and one RBI at No. 2 Arizona (May 2).

As a freshman in 1997: Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 recognition ... Hit .274, the third-best on the team ... Was second on the squad with 28 runs scored and third with 49 hits ... Also recorded 18 RBI, four doubles and one home run ... Had at least one hit in 33 games while recording 13 multi-hit games ... Hit a home run, the first of her collegiate career, against Cal ... Went 3-for-4 with one run scored against Oregon ... Was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI against Santa Clara ... Average of 0.04 strikeouts per game ranked third in the Pac-10 ... Named Stanford's Rookie of the Year.

High School: A 1996 graduate of Bullard High School ... Earned All-League, All-Section and All-America honors in each of her last three seasons ... Led team to 1993 league and section championships ... Also played three years of varsity volleyball ... The 1996 team captain ... Led her team to the 1996 league championship ... Played three years of varsity basketball ... The 1995 captain ... Cum laude valedictorian ... A 1995 and 1996 NSCA Academic All-American.

Club: Member of Southern California Jazz team that finished second at the Women's Open Nationals ... Helped lead Fresno Force to 16 & Under National Championship in 1993.

Personal: Born July 7, 1978 ... Daughter of Bob and Colleen Wiginton ... Member of Athletes in Action as well as Partners for Academic Excellence ... Enjoys country music and writing ... Communication major with a minor in sociology.

Rittman on Wiginton: "Kellie has just improved every year, both offensively and defensively. She has been huge behind the plate in handling pitchers, and also throwing out base-runners, blocking balls in key situations, playing the bunt/slap defense, making the right decisions. Offensively she's improved her batting average every year. She's a clutch hitter and makes things happen."

Wiginton's Career Stats

Year Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B/3B/HR RBI BB/K SB/SBA
1997 .274 59/59 179 28 49 4/0/1 18 20/8 3/9
1998 .269 59/59 193 25 52 11/1/0 13 16/13 6/10
1999 .353 65/65 190 34 67 5/1/2 20 20/17 4/4
Career .299 183/183 562 87 168 20/2/3 51 56/38 13/23


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