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Shelby Blanton
8   Shelby Blanton

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Newcastle, Okla.

High School:
Newcastle HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
IF

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/R


Career at Tulsa: A three-year letterwinner ... has played in 161 games with 146 starts ... has a .280 batting average, a .330 on-base percentage, a .343 slugging percentage, 115 hits, 37 RBI, 58 runs scored, 14 doubles, and 21 walks ... has a .950 fielding percentage with 292 putouts and 109 assists.

Junior (2013): Played in 55 games with 52 starts at second base and left field ... hit .247 with 19 runs scored, 13 RBI, six doubles, two triples, one home run, 12 walks, a .336 slugging percentage and a .330 on-base percentage ... had seven multiple hit games ... went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run vs. No. 25 Hofstra (2/15) ... was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run vs. Utah State (2/22) ... went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, an RBI and a run vs. Lamar (3/1) ... tripled and drove in two runs vs. Marshall (3/9; G1) ... was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI vs. Indiana State (3/14) ... went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and a run at Memphis (3/17) ... singled and scored twice each vs. Texas Tech and at UNLV (3/23) ... went 2-for-4 with a run at Houston (4/20; G1) ... was 3-for-4 with a double and a run at UTEP (4/27; G2) ... doubled and drove in two runs at UTEP (4/28) ... singled and drove in two runs vs. Southern Miss (5/4; G2).

Sophomore (2012): Played in 51 games with 48 starts at first base, second base and left field ... hit .301 with 18 runs scored, 11 RBI, six doubles, a .338 on-base percentage and a .346 slugging percentage ... went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI vs. Mississippi Valley State (2/11) ... was 2-for-3 with two runs vs. Rutgers (2/12) ... went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run vs. Florida A&M (2/25) ... was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in two games vs. North Texas and Austin Peay (3/2) ... got a hit in seven consecutive games from March 17-28, and doubled and scored two runs vs. East Carolina (3/17; G2) and scored twice with an RBI vs. East Carolina (3/18) ... went 2-for-3 with a double vs. No. 25 New Mexico (3/31) ... was 3-for-5 in a doubleheader vs. Houston (4/21) ... had two RBI and scored a run vs. UTEP (4/29) ... ended the season on a six-game hit streak, from the May 10 C-USA Tournament contest vs. Southern Miss (two hits) through the NCAA Region game vs. No. 24 Oregon State (two hits) ... scored a run in the C-USA semifinal win over Houston (5/11), and in the NCAA Regional opening round win over No. 24 Oregon State (5/18).

Freshman (2011): Played in 55 games with 46 starts at second base and in left field, including starts in left field in each of the last 38 contests ... was a second-team All-Conference USA and C-USA All-Freshman Team selection ... batted .295 with 38 hits, 13 RBI, 21 runs scored, two doubles, a triple, one home run, four walks, a .336 on-base percentage and a .349 slugging percentage ... had a .976 fielding percentage with 60 putouts, 20 assists and just two errors ... in C-USA play, hit .355 with nine RBI and 10 runs ... had multiple hits in nine games, multiple runs in three games and multiple RBI in five games ... went 2-for-3 and scored a run in her first collegiate contest vs. Northern Illinois (2/11) ... went 2-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs vs. Centenary (2/26) ... was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run vs. Marshall (3/12; 1) ... was 2-for-4 with a stolen base, two RBI and two runs at Memphis (4/3) ... went 2-for-2 with a home run, a double and two RBI vs. UAB (4/22; 1) ... went 3-for-3 with two runs at UTEP (5/7; 2) ... had a double, a walk, two RBI and a run in the C-USA Tournament vs. Marshall (5/12).

High School: A four-year letterwinner in softball and a three-year letterwinnner in basketball ... an Oklahoma Softball All-State selection as a senior, and was selected to the Little All-City Team all four years ... was an All-Sooner Conference selection all four years, the conference Offensive Player of the Year as a senior, and the Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore.

Personal: Born Shelby Lynn Blanton on May 21, 1992 in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... daughter of Bob and Leah Blanton ... has one sister ... biggest sports thrill was winning the 2012 Conference USA Tournament Championship ... favorite movies are Law Abiding Citizen and Se7en ... favorite TV show is "Grey's Anatomy" ... most memorable place she has been is the Grand Canyon ... major is psychology and sociology.

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