10   Kate Welsh
Kate Welsh

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wilmington, Ill.

High School:
Bishop McNamara

Position:
1B/OF


2009: Participated in 36 of NIU's 57 games ... Started four games, two in the outfield and one at first base and designated hitter ... A base running specialist, appeared as a pinch runner in 26 contests ... Stole 10 bases and scored 10 runs.

2008:
Played in 18 games for the Huskies, starting four...Used primarily as a pinch runner...Scored five runs and had two stolen bases.

2007: Saw playing time in 23 games as a utility player and made four starts as the designated hitter...Collected six hits and scored eight runs in only 19 at-bats, compiling a .316 batting average...Picked up her first collegiate stolen base against Santa Clara on February 23...Had a productive day in a doubleheader against Valparaiso where she had two hits, one of which was a double, and two RBI.
High School: Earned three letters at Bishop McNamara High School in Kankakee, Ill. ... Was named honorable mention All-East Suburban Catholic League her sophomore year.

Personal:
Daughter of Sandy and Tom Welsh ... Victory Scholar for the 2007-08 academic year ... Huskie Scholar for the 2008-09 and 2006-07 academic years. Major: Business Administration. Birthday: December 3, 1987.