Alabama Softball Arrives in Oklahoma City for the WCWS
NFCA First Team All-American … CoSIDA/Capital One First Team Academic All-American and the Academic All-America Team Member of the Year for softball … only the second player in program history to be named a First Team All-American and First Team Academic All-American in the same season … Top 26 finalist for the USA Softball Player of the Year … SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, First Team All-SEC, SEC All-Defensive Team … set a new Alabama single season record with a .588 on-base percentage, beating Kayla Braud’s previous record of .564 set in 2010 … started all 60 games, with 58 of those at center field ... started the season batting primarily in the leadoff position but batted third nearly every game since March 23 ... led the team with a .436 batting average (72-165) and was 32-34 in stolen bases … drew 61 walks to help post a .588 on-base percentage and knocked in 25 extra-base hits for a .703 slugging percentage … swiped three stolen bases and scored the game-tying run against No. 23 South Alabama (Feb. 5) despite not recording an official at-bat, as she was hit by a pitch three times and walked ... hit 3-3 in the perfect game victory against Eastern Kentucky (Feb. 6), including a pair of RBI doubles ... was 3-3 in the win over FIU (Feb. 7), scoring two runs while driving in another on a fourth-inning double ... went 3-4 with two doubles, a run scored and two RBI at Samford (Feb. 11) ... scored a career high four runs vs. Stanford (Feb. 13), going 3-3 with four RBI ... scored the game-winning run in extra innings vs. Cal Poly (Feb. 14) on an eighth-inning sacrifice fly ... hit a pair of doubles in a 3-3 performance with four RBI vs. Pacific (Feb. 15) ... finished the Easton Bama Bash with multi-hit performances against James Madison (Feb. 21) and Lipscomb (Feb. 22), going 2-3 with an RBI against the Dukes and 2-3 with a triple and three runs scored against the Bison ... went 2-3 with two runs scored in the opening game against Louisiana (Feb. 28) ... battled through a 10 pitch at-bat in the bottom of the seventh inning, tied with Louisiana at 2-2, eventually launching a walk-off sacrifice fly to right field to win game three (March 1) and secure the series win over the Ragin’ Cajuns ... went 2-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in game two vs. Georgia (March 14) ... notched her seventh multi-hit game of the season against Georgia State (March18), scoring three runs ... hit a two-run homer and a two-run triple as part of a 3-3 day batting in the three hole in the series finale vs. Florida (March 23) ... hit a go-ahead three run homer in the seventh inning of game two against Kentucky (April 4), which broke a 3-3 tie in the eventual 7-3 Alabama victory ... scored twice and drove in a run in the 14-1 win over UAB (April 14) ... hit a grand slam in the series opener at Auburn (April 17), the first of her career ... went a combined 5-7 with four runs in a doubleheader at Auburn (April 18) ... broke a two-game hitless streak with a 2-4 performance in the series finale versus Tennessee (April 25) ... earned a pair of hits including an RBI single against Auburn at the SEC Tournament (May 8) ... blasted four home runs over three games at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional, including a pair of long balls in the weekend finale against Washington (May 17) ... hit a solo home run against Oklahoma in game one of the NCAA Super Regional (May 22).
2014 (SOPHOMORE): Named a Top-10 Finalist for the USA Softball Player of the Year ... tabbed NFCA First Team All-America and First Team All-South Region ... also honored as a CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American ... became only the seventh player in Alabama softball history to earn All-American and Academic All-American honors in the same season ... All-SEC First Team and All-Defensive Team ... SEC All-Tournament team ... started 65 games in center field and reached base safely in all but one game ... batted from the leadoff position in every game ... led the team and the SEC with a .444 batting average, .556 on-base percentage and 70 runs scored ... her .556 on-base percentage ranks third in Alabama single-season history and her .444 batting average ranks eighth ... led the team with 88 hits, which ranked second in the SEC and is tied for eighth in Tide record book ... fashioned a career-best 16-game hit streak twice, starting the first streak on Feb. 22 vs. UCF and ending on March 21 at Florida before again rattling off hits in 16-straight games from April 13 at Mississippi State until May 22 vs. Nebraska ... named to the Troy Subway Invitational All-Tournament Team ... started and collected a hit in every game on opening weekend ... registered the first hit, run and RBI of the season for any Alabama player, launching a solo home run to lead off the top of the fourth inning against Kennesaw State (Feb. 7) ... drove in four runs with the first two-double game of her career, against Northwestern State (Feb. 8) ... stretched her early-season hitting streak to eight games, finally ending it by going hitless at Arizona (Feb. 15) ... went 3-4 against Grand Canyon (Feb. 14) with a double, home run and three RBI ... posted her second straight multi-hit game against Tennessee State (Feb. 14), going 2-2 ... hit her third home run of the season against New Mexico (Feb. 15) ... went 3-4 against UCF (Feb. 21) with a pair of doubles and her first career grand slam ... drew four walks against Virginia Tech (Feb. 22), tying a school record ... went 3-4 at UAB (Feb. 25), leading off the game with a solo home run ... recorded at least one hit in every game at the Easton Crimson Classic ... went 2-3 against Purdue (Feb. 28) with two runs and a stolen base ... singled against Houston (Feb. 28) with three runs scored and a pair of RBI ... went 2-4 the next day against the Cougars (March 1), with a third-inning double ... collected a hit and scored a run in every game of the South Carolina series (March 7-9)... scored three runs in series opener vs. the Gamecocks and scored twice in Saturday's game ... posted her 11th multi-hit game of the season in series finale vs. South Carolina, going 2-3 with a run scored and two stolen bases ... delivered at least two hits in every game of the Ole Miss series (March 14-16) ... went 2-3 in the weekend opener vs. the Rebels, driving in a pair of runs on a fourth-inning sacrifice fly and a sixth-inning solo homer, while also stealing two bases ... followed with a 3-3 effort in game two against the Rebels, plating three runs via a pair of singles while also drawing two walks ... went 2-4 and scored a run in the series finale vs. Ole Miss ... went 2-3 against Georgia State (March 19), including a two-run homer ... picked up a hit in the series opener against Florida (March 21) with a fourth-inning RBI single ... went 1-2 with a pair of stolen bases and two walks at Jacksonville (March 25) ... scored two runs and hit a sixth-inning homer in series opener against LSU (March 28) ... went 2-3 in the series opener against Arkansas (April 4), driving in two on a second-inning single ... also scored twice and hit her 21st career double in game three vs. the Razorbacks ... drove a two-run triple in the 10th inning of the series finale against Mississippi State (April 13) ... went 2-4 against Georgia Southern (April 18) with a pair of stolen bases ... hit a second-inning RBI double at North Carolina (April 18) ... went 2-5 at Southern Miss (April 22), driving in the final run in the 12-0 victory .... hit safely in each game during the Georgia series (April 24-26) ... led off the opening game against Missouri with a solo home run (May 1) ... had an RBI single and a run in game two at Missouri (May 2) ... went 1-2 with a pair of stolen bases in the final game against the Tigers (May 3) ... went a combined 3-8 with two runs scored against Auburn (May 8) and Georgia (May 9) in the SEC Tournament to earn all-tournament honors ... hit 2-3 with three runs scored and three stolen bases in the opening game of the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional against SIU Edwardsville (May 16) ... went 3-4 with two runs scored in NCAAs against USC Upstate (May 17), including third-inning RBI single ... hit a two-run triple against South Alabama (May 18) in the NCAA Regional final to extend her hitting streak to 16 games ... snagged a career-high nine putouts in game one of the NCAA Super Regional series against Nebraska (May 22) ... went 2-4 in the series finale against Nebraska (May 23) ... hit 6-16 at the Women's College World Series, with hits in four of the five games ... went 2-4 against Oregon (June 1), hitting the go-ahead solo home run to break the scoreless tie in the fifth inning as Alabama went on to win, 2-0 ... batted 2-3 and scored two of team's three runs in the Tide's second game at the WCWS, against Florida (June 3).
2013 (FRESHMAN): Garnered NFCA second team All-America honors ... also tabbed an Easton All-American ... named NFCA first team All-South Region ... selected to the All-SEC second team, all-defensive team and all-freshmen team ... among the final-25 candidates for USA Softball Player of the Year ... batted .465 with a team-best 68 runs, 14 doubles, four triples and a .538 on-base percentage ... started in 59 of the 60 games ... tied for the team lead with 120 total bases ... stole 30 bases in 31 attempts ... her .465 batting average ranked sixth in the country and her 1.13 runs per game ranked fifth in the NCAA ... played with the U.S. Junior National Team during the summer of 2013 along with teammate Andrea Hawkins ... named the SEC Freshman of the Week after starting her career with an impressive performance at the UNI-Dome Classic ... hit .722 (13-for-18) in Iowa with nine runs, two doubles, a triple, two home runs, four RBI and five stolen bases ... collected three hits in each of the last four games at the UNI-Dome ... batted .471 (8-for-17) with six runs, two doubles, an RBI and six stolen bases at the Florida Gulf Coast Tournament ... batted 3-for-4 with two runs at UAB (Feb. 19) ... named the SEC Freshman of the Week for the second time after batting .611 (11-for-18) with nine runs, two doubles, a home run, nine RBI and four stolen bases en route to being named the Easton Bama Bash tournament MVP ... batted 3-for-3 with four runs, a home run and six RBI to open that tournament against Western Illinois (Feb. 22) ... hit 3-for-4 with two runs and a walk in the series finale win at No. 8 Tennessee (March 10) ... batted 3-for-4 with two runs and a double at Houston (March 28) ... hit 4-for-4 with three runs, two RBI and a stolen base against Jacksonville State (April 2) ... batted 2-for-3 with three RBI in the series finale against Missouri (April 7) ... walked three times and scored three times against Mississippi Valley State (April 9) ... batted .444 with three RBI in the Mississippi State series ... hit a key sixth inning, two-run home run in the series finale against the Bulldogs ... batted 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBI in that third game vs. the `Dogs (April 21) ... hit 4-for-10 with two RBI in the LSU series ... went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the series finale at LSU (April 27) ... scored three runs and walked twice in game two of the Kentucky series (May 4) ... batted 4-for-8 with three runs and a RBI at the SEC Tournament ... opened the tournament with a 4-for-4 effort, three runs and a RBI against Texas A&M (May 8) ... hit .375 (3-for-8) with four runs and two RBI in the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional ... scored two runs and drove in two in the Tuscaloosa Regional championship game against Western Kentucky (May 19) ... batted .429 (3-for-7) with a RBI, a run and a stolen base at the Knoxville Super Regional.
HIGH SCHOOL: Came to the Capstone from Mortimer Jordan High School in Kimberly, Ala. ... helped lead Moritmer Jordan to three state championships en route to being named first team all-state each season ... scored more than 400 runs over the course of her career... set the MJHS single-season batting record by hitting .692 during her senior year ... played her club softball for the Gold Coast Hurricanes, helping lead that squad to a fourth-place finish at the 2011 ASA Gold Nationals ... also a three-time all-metro honoree and all-area selection with the MJHS basketball team ... named the Birmingham News Female Athlete of the Year the final two years of her prep career ... member of the National Honors Society and participated in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Spanish clubs ... also belongs to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
PERSONAL: Daughter of John and Cindy McCleney ... has two brothers, Walker and Garrison ... her father played baseball at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. ... majoring in exercise science.