Kelsey Bruder

Director / Hitting Coach
E-mail: kelsey@thesoftballproject.com
Stats
  • A Corona, California native and a 2011 graduate of the University of Florida.
  • Two time NFCA Division 1 All-American.
  • Two time NFCA Division 1 Academic All-American.
  • 2011 SEC Player of the Year.
  • 2011 Honda Award Winner citing her as the nation’s top collegiate softball player.
  • 2011 recipient of the Ben Hill Griffin award honoring her as the best female athlete
    at the University of Florida.
  • NCAA Top 8 Award, which is given to the 8 most outstanding athletes in all of
    men’s and women’s collegiate athletics.
  • Four time Women’s College World Series Participant and the National Runner up twice.
  • Currently holds Florida’s single season record for total bases (152) and most runs scored (79),
    2nd in slugging percentage (.764), 2nd in RBIs (71), 5th in doubles (17),
    5th in walks (48) and 5th in homeruns (19).
  • Currently ranks 2nd in Florida career records books for slugging percentage
    (.700), 2nd in doubles (50), 4th in homeruns (52), 4th in RBIs (195),
    4th in batting average (.357), 5th in total bases (433) and 5th in runs scored (185).
  • Three years of professional softball for the NPF’s USSSA Pride.
  • Began her collegiate coaching career at Murray State University before moving back
    to coach at her alma mater, the University of Florida.
  • 2013 Kelsey took a brief hiatus from softball to intern full time with the sports ministry group
    Athletes in Action, which serves and supports UF’s athletes who seek to grow in their walk with Christ.

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