12 Chelsea Morris
12 Chelsea Morris
Height: 5-9
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Jenison, Mich.
High School: Jenison
Position: First Base
Bats/Throws: R/R

2010 Season (Sophomore): Career Statistics.

2009 Season (Freshman): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . Participated in 10 games . . . Lone starting assignment was in the second game of a non-league twinbill at Cornerstone (3/26) . . . Recorded two base hits for the season, which included a double at Cornerstone (3/26) for her first collegiate hit . . . Hit safely in road encounters versus Cornerstone (3/26) and Tiffin (4/18) . . . Generated a RBI single and also tallied a run at Tiffin (4/18) in a 16-2 five-inning second-game triumph of a GLIAC doubleheader . . . Scored a run each in two-game series at Cornerstone (3/26) . . . Made a season-best four putouts in a game twice - at Cornerstone (3/26) and at Tiffin (4/18) in her final season appearance . . . Chalked up three putouts on as many occasions - vs. Northern State (3/8) at Florida Rebel Spring Tourament, at Cornerstone (3/26), and against Lake Superior State (4/3).  

High School: Achieved all-state honorable mention accolades in both 2006 and 2007 seasons at Jenison (Mich.) High School . . . Coached by Kari Kossen . . . Graduated in 2008 . . . Earned all-conference honorable mention and first-team all-area recognition as a senior along with being selected to the academic all-state squad . . . Hit for a .346 average as a senior with 36 hits in 104 at bats for 31 contests . . . Recorded 10 doubles, one triple, three home runs, 21 RBIs, six stolen bases, a .575 slugging percentage, and a .987 fielding percentage in her final prep campaign . . . Played an integral role in guiding JHS to a conference championship in senior year as the Wildcats finished with a 21-10 overall record . . . Batted .422 in her junior season with 41 hits in 98 at bats for 31 games as the Wildcats claimed a conference championship while concluding the 2007 campaign at 21-10 overall . . . Smacked nine doubles with three home runs to go with 28 RBIs, 18 runs scored, a .480 on-base percentage, and a .778 slugging percentage . . . The 2007 first-team all-area honoree fielded at .978 efficiency with 255 putouts, 18 assists, and six errors as a junior . . . Garnered squad's Most Valuable Player Award in 2006 sophomore year after hitting for a .450 average on 50 base hits in 111 at bats during a 31-game span as JHS went 21-10 overall and were conference champion runner-ups . . . Cracked 13 doubles, two triples, and one home run while driving in 28 runs and scoring 21 more as a sophomore . . . Totaled 12 stolen bases while producing a .631 slugging percentage, a .475 on-base percentage, and a .968 fielding percentage for the 2006 season . . . Hit .443 with 35 hits in 79 at bats as a freshman in 2005, which also included four doubles, eight triples, two homers, and 19 RBIs . . Participated in both basketball and volleyball during her freshman and sophomore seasons.

Personal: Born in Grand Rapids, Mich. . . . Daughter of Ken and Jan Morris . . . Her father is a biology teacher and mother is a store manager . . . Has an older brother who played baseball at Michigan State . . . Hobbies include watching horror movies, waterskiing, kneeboarding, hunting, and fishing . . . FSU Letters: One . . . Nickname is "Mo" . . . Majoring in nursing.

Multiple Hit Games: 2009-0
Multiple RBI Games: 2009-0

On Deck With Morris:
My pre-game ritual: Take some swings, some grounders, pray, and then take a deep breath
If I could meet anyone in history it would be: Anne Frank
My first softball memory is: Playing a co-ed t-ball team and not having a clue what was going on
The thing I like most about FSU Softball is: How close the team is
My advice to youngsters: Keep working, never give up
My worst fear: Not achieving my goals
The best professors I've had at FSU have been: O'Conner
My favorite movie is: Superman
My role model is: My brother Kris
If I could change one thing about softball, I would: Make umpires more consistent
I chose Ferris State because: I was looking for the right place and FSU had great softball and nursing programs.
The motto I live by: In every victory, let it be said of me, my source of strength and my source of hope is Christ alone
Favorite Music Group: Coldplay
Something unusual about me: I love superman
What has been the most thrilling moment of your life outside of sports?: When I went to Atlantis this past summer for a week with my two best friend