Hilltoppers Add Auburn Transfer, Kelsey Schmidt

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU Softball head coach Amy Tudor has announced the addition of transfer Kelsey Schmidt into the Hilltopper program. Schmidt, a utility player from Maineville, Ohio, played the last two seasons at Auburn.

“Kelsey has played at a very high level,” Coach Tudor shared. “She faced and had success both offensively and defensively against some of the best. She will bring athleticism and confidence to our lineup. We are excited to have her and her family join our team.”

Schmidt will have two seasons of eligibility remaining as she heads to The Hill in fall 2022.

In her most recent campaign with the Tigers (2022), Schmidt appeared in 41 games while slashing .375/.444/.700. The rising junior connected for 15 hits in 40 at bats while scoring 12 runs and driving in nine RBI. Schmidt connected for five doubles, a triple and two homers as a sophomore while recording a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage – coming with action in the outfield.

Across her two seasons at Auburn, Schmidt appeared in 80 games while drawing 35 starts. Her starts have come across all three outfield positions and the designated player slot. She slashed .282/.331/.462 with 33 hits, 23 runs scored and 14 RBI. Schmidt Connected for a two-run home run against SEMO (2/13/21) in the first at bat of her collegiate career.

The daughter of Shelley and Eric Schmidt, Kelsey played her prep ball at Little Miami High School in Morrow, Ohio. Schmidt has three siblings, Cody, Brady and Brooklyn.