13 Shersty Stanton
13 Shersty Stanton
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pinckneyville, Ill.
High School: Pinckneyville High School
Position: C/3B
Last School: Pinckneyville Community High School
Bats/Throws: R/R

Statistics: 2017201620152014

As a Senior (2017):  Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 First Team ... Recipient of prestigious Betty Wiseman Inspiration Award presented by the Belmont Athletics Department ... Received Female Graduating Senior Academic Achievement Award for Highest Athletic GPA ... Made appearances in 36 contests, recording 24 starts ... Was tied for third on the team in sacrifice flies (2) ... Recorded a pair of walks against Alabama State (2/25) ... Was perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3 with three runs, a double and a home run, versus Arkansas Pine Bluff (3/3) at the Blues City Classic ... Rang up a season-high four putouts against Alabama A&M (3/12) at the Leon Smith Classic ... Smashed second home run of the season to record a season-hihg four RBI versus Savannah State (3/18) at the Mercer Bear Classic ... Collected two runs in game one at Eastern Illinois (3/24) ... Knocked second double of the season against Tennessee Tech (4/9).

As a Junior (2016): Saw action in 26 contests, earning 13 starts ... Fifth-best batting average on the team (.279) ... From February 20 to February 26 had a three-game hitting streak, her longest of the season ... Picked up first stolen base of the season versus Houston Baptist (2/20) at the LA Tech Invitational ... Crossed the plate against South Dakota State (2/26) at the Central Arkansas Tournament ... Recorded a season-high four putouts as catcher versus UMass (3/5) at the Red & Blue Classic ... Notched a stolen base in game two versus Alabama State (3/12) ... Was perfect at the plate, going 1-for-1 with a run scored, on the road at Austin Peay (4/9) ... Smacked first double of the season in game one at Murray State (4/10) ... Notched a season-high two hits in game two with the Racers ... Recorded a season-best two RBI on her lone home run of the season against in-state rival Middle Tennessee State (4/13) ... Knocked second double of the season versus Eastern Illinois (4/23) ... Earned OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll distinction ... Named 2015-16 Easton / NFCA Division I Scholar-Athlete.

As a Sophomore (2015): Made appearances in four games ... Recorded one run against Alabama A&M (2/28) ... Received 2014-15 National Fastpitch Coach Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar Athlete honors.

As a Freshman (2014): Appeared in 15 contests, making one start ... Tallied three runs and recorded seven putouts ... Was named to the OVC Medal of Honor List after producing a 4.00 GPA.

Prior to Belmont: Played at Pinckneyville Community High School under coach Mike Cheek ... Named to the second team All-Conference team as a junior and earned first team All-Conference as a senior... Named to the Illinois All-South team as a senior ... Named team's most improved player as sophomore ... As a senior, she was named Pinckneyville High School's most valuable player as she led the team in stolen bases and batting average (.583).

Personal: Born August 12, 1995 in Carbondale Illinois ... Daughter of David and Mary Stanton ... Has one sister, Sydney ... Lists favorite athletes as Yadier Molina and Monica Abbott ... Favorite movies are Pink Panther 1 & 2 ... Lists favorite singers as Lecrae and Andy Mineo ... Named to the IHSA All-State Academic Team ...Won the 2012-13 Wendy's High School Heisman Female award ... Was the drum major for the Pinckneyville Marching Panthers.