UNCG Softball BIO
6 Katelyn Bedwell

2014 (Senior):
Finished her career with a .351 average (fourth all-time), 221 hits (fifth all-time), 40 home runs (second all-time), 179 RBI (second all-time), .620 slugging percentage (third all-time) ... earned NFCA first team All-Mideast Region ... became fifth spartan to be named SoCon Player of the Year ... first team All-SoCon at first base ... played and started all 57 games ... broke three single-season school records: average (.401), RBI (66) and slugging percentage (.786) ... was the first UNCG hitter to hit over .400 on 73 hits (second most in a season) ... scored 42 runs, 17 doubles (third most), 17 home runs tying teammate Lindsay Thomas for school record ... started the season with a nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 7 through Feb. 23 ... lined two doubles with an RBI against UNCW (Feb. 28) ... three-straight games with two or more hits against UNCW (Mar. 1), Bucknell (Mar. 2) and North Carolina A&T (Mar. 5) ... went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and three runs scored in game two against Gardner-Webb (Mar. 11) ... picked up three hits and two RBI in the series finale against Georgia Southern (Mar. 16) ... had three hits, two RBI and a run scored in the three-game series against Samford (Mar. 22-23) ... had a 3-for-3 game against North Carolina A&T (Mar. 27) ... named SoCon Player of the Week (Mar. 31) ... hit two home runs with five RBI, including a walk off two-run shot to defeat Chattanooga (Mar. 30) 12-10 in the series finale ... hit two home runs with four RBI against in game one against Liberty (April 2) ... blasted two home runs in the series finale against Furman (April 6) with four RBI ... had a monster series against UNCW (April 9) hitting three home runs on four hits with six RBI in the doubleheader ... went a perfect 6-for-6 with two home runs, three runs scored and seven RBI in a doubleheader at Charlotte (April 16) ... Had a solo home run in game two against Charlotte (April 23) ... picked up seven hits, five runs scored, seven RBI and two home runs in the three-game series at Appalachian State (April 26-27) ... named SoCon Player of the Month for April ... hit two more home runs, tying the single-season school record with 17 in a three-game series against Elon (May 3-4) ... hit a walk-off RBI triple against Furman (May 8) in the SoCon tournament to send UNCG into the semifinals.

Selected to the NFCA Mideast All-Region First Team ... Named Southern Conference first team at Designated Player ... finished second on the team with a .366 average, starting all 57 games ... tied a career high with 11 home runs and had the third most RBI in school history with 52 ... had 64 hits, 25 runs scored, eight doubles and a .611 slugging percentage ... finished with 17 multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI contests ... went 2-for-3 with a game-tying three run home run at Charleston Southern (Feb. 9) ... went 4-for-4 with a double, triple coming one hit shy of tying the school record for most hits in a game at Alabama State (Feb. 15) ... had two hits with a home run and two RBI against Quinnipiac (Feb. 23) ... blasted a two-run home run against Drexel (Feb. 25) ...  hit her fourth home run of the season against Samford (March 9), a three-run shot ... finished the Western Carolina series (Mar. 16-17) with six hits, two doubles, four runs scored, two RBI and a solo home run ... had three RBI in game two against North Carolina A&T (Mar. 21) ... had four hits in the doubleheader against Furman (Mar. 23), including a 3-for-3 effort in the second game with a solo home run and three RBI ... went 4-for-7 with six RBI in the doubleheader against Virginia Tech (April 2), including two home runs in game two ... blasted her ninth home run in game one against North Carolina Central (April 18) and was 3-for-3 with two runs scored ... went 5-for-12 with a home run, three RBI and four runs scored in the series against Chattanooga (April 20-21) ... picked up four hits with three RBI in the series against Georgia Southern (April 27-28) ... blasted her 11th home run of the season against College of Charleston (May 4) ... had the eventual game-winning RBI double in the SoCon Tournament against Furman (May 8). 

2012 (Sophomore):
Was named second team All-Southern Conference … started all 56 games for the Spartans at catcher or designated player … hit .299, second on the team, on 49 hits, 20 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, 11 home runs, 40 RBI and a .543 slugging percentage … her 11 home runs were tied for seventh in the SoCon … was eighth in the SoCon with 40 RBI … had 10 multi-hit games, including three games with three hits …went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and a career high five RBI against UNC Asheville (Mar. 20) … had nine multi-RBI games … blasted a game-winning solo home run against Liberty (April 4) that included a 2-for-3 game with four RBI … started a career-high seven game hitting streak from Feb. 25 through Mar. 4 … finished with two home runs in conference play against College of Charleston (April 21) and Western Carolina (April 28) … also threw out a team-leading seven runners behind the plate.

2011 (Freshman): 

Was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team … hit .324, the third-best mark for Spartans … was second on the team with a .472 slugging percentage, as she had seven doubles, a team-best three triples and one home run … knocked in 21 runs and scored 11 … committed just one error on the year for a team-leading .994 fielding percentage … threw out nine runners trying to steal, including one each in three straight games late in the season … had eight multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games … was 3-for-4 and fell a home run short of the cycle in leading UNCG to a 4-1 win over Samford in the second round of the SoCon tournament on May 12.

High school

Played volleyball and soccer for Elgin Park Secondary in White Rock, British Columbia … softball was not offered at Elgin Park … member of Softball Canada’s Junior Women’s National Team, helping Canada to a second-place finish at the III Pan American Championship in Bogota, Colombia, and a spot in the 2011 ISF World Championship in Cape Town, South Africa … played for the Washington LadyHawks Gold-Miller, the White Rock Renegades and the Victoria Devils club teams, winning a provincial championship and finishing third in the Canadian championship with the Devils in 2008 … played with the B.C. provincial baseball team from 2005-08, winning a gold medal Canadian championship … won the provincial championship with the White Rock Volleyball Club … earned the Meritorious School Student Award at Elgin Park.

Katelyn Jean Grace Bedwell ... born March 2, 1992, in Vancouver, British Columbia ... daughter of Don and Rita Bedwell ... has two siblings, Fraser and Taylor … majoring in communications.

Position: Catcher/DP
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Surrey, British Columbia
High School: Elgin Park
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