2012: Rejoined the team after not participating in softball during the 2011 season ... Appeared in 11 games with five starts ... Posted three strikeouts in 21.2 innings pitched ... Connected on a hit and knocked in a run as a designated hitter versus South Carolina (5/5) ... Allowed three runs in 3.1 innings pitched at No. 6 Florida (4/7).
2010: Appeared in three games and posted a 1-1 mark with four strikeouts in 6.0 innings ... Struck out one batter in 1.0 inning of work vs. Mercer (3/5) ... Picked up the win after allowing one run on three hits and striking out two in 3.0 innings vs. Alcorn State (3/31).
2009: Appeared in nine games with five starts ...Posted a 2-1 record with 16 strikeouts in 30.1 innings ... Pitched two complete games and combined on one shutout ... Picked up a complete-game win over Central Arkansas after pitching 7.0 innings and allowing only two runs on three hits(4/22) ... Pitched 5.1 innings at South Carolina allowing only one runs in a no decision (3/18) ... Struck out a career-high six batters in a complete-game win at Alcorn State (2/25).
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time first team all-state selection by the Clarion-Ledger ... Won four state titles at Jackson Prep where she posted school records with 126 wins and 1,093 strikeouts with a 0.66 ERA ... Named Mississippi Private School Association first team all-conference three times ... Earned team MVP honors her final three years ... Named 2006 Player of the Year by the Rankin Ledger ... Posted a career batting average of .425 with 161 RBI ... Also won state titles in the discus and shot put.
CLUB TEAM: Played for the Mississippi Blast, Motion and Seminole Gold.
PERSONAL: Full name is Kelly Lee Chandler ... Born April 3, 1989 ... Daughter of Todd and Louanne Chandler ... Majoring in Exercise Science ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2010 and 2012 ... Aunt, Lynn Noble played basketball at Southern Miss ... Favorite musical artists are Luke Bryan and Lil' Wayne ... Favorite place on the Ole Miss campus is the FedEx Academic Center ... Says her family has influenced her the most ... Says she would be bored if she wasn't playing softball ... Chose Ole Miss because she wanted to represent her home state ... Says she would buy a ticket to watch Ole Miss softball ... Advice to kids is, "Hate to say it, but your parents do know what they're talking about".
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