# 12 - Chelsea Morris
Chelsea Morris
Ferris State

Jenison, Mich.

High School:



First Base

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 12/23/89 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 . . . Nickname is "Mo" . . . Majoring in nursing.

Coach Becker on Morris: "Chelsea is a long-ball hitting first baseman who plays defense like a shortstop and swings a mighty bat. She is the type of first baseman who makes the rest of the infield look good as her excellent glove work will allow her to scoop up anything they throw her way. She will spend the year gaining valuable experience and confidence at the busy base, competing for time with senior Amanda Jager."

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 friends

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