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Shelley Deadmond
Player Profile:
Shelley Deadmond 155262
Position: Outfielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
City/State: Chico, Calif.
Other College: Butte
Club: Chico Starz
Experience: Transfer


• Picked by teammates as Most Inspirational Award winner in 2009.
• Claimed first collegiate hits and run in 3-for-3 day vs. Wichita State (2/6/09)
• Stole first base for Ducks in 4-3 eight-inning win vs. San Jose State in 2008.
• One of top pinch-runners for Pac-10’s top base-stealing offense in 2008.

2009 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Rewarded with her first 20 collegiate starts and posted career highs in various offensive categories. Opened season with a 3-for-3 day - the team's second-most hits in a game in '09 - in her first collegiate start, the second game of the season vs. Wichita State. Picked up first collegiate hits and at-bats in that game, as well as first career run. Finished that Kajikawa Classic tournament with a .750 batting mark (3-for-4) and played four of the five games (and started twice). Added hit the following weekend in 14-0 win over Southern Mississippi, and late in season in consecutive games vs. No. 4 Stanford (1-for-3) and No. 15 California (1-for-2). Altogether, scored single runs in six games and also collected walks in three tilts. Was perfect on the basepaths (3-for-3) with a stolen base vs. Southern Utah, No. 15 California and No. 4 Washington. Was honored with the team's Most Inspirational Award for her team-first, hard-working and positive attitude.

2008 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Was one of team’s most called-upon pinch-runners, and played 18 games (6 Pac-10, 12 non-conference) after joining team in fall of ‘08. UO's top outfield addition in '08, and played in all six non-conference tournaments in first half of regular season. Successful in first steal attempt of season in 4-3 eight-inning win vs. San Jose State. Scored runs in wins vs. Cal Poly, Long Island, Idaho State and UC Davis.

Before Oregon: Played for Butte College in 2006-07. Was an all-league honorable mention and a Coaches Award winner. Attended St. Louis University the year prior in 2005-06.

Prep: Was an all-league first-team selection in 2005 for the four-time state championships qualifier that also won league titles in 2003 and '05. Also an all-league honorable mention in '04. Lettered four years as a centerfielder. High School (Coach): Chico '05 (Stacey York). Also played club softball for the Chico Starz and was coached by Lance Whittaker.

Personal: Journalism/Public Relations major.


Year      AVG   GP-GS  AB  R   H   2B  3B  HR  RBI BB  SO  SB-ATT
2008     .000   18-0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1-3
2009     .143   32-20  42  6   6   0   0   0   0   3   11  3-3
Totals   .143   50-20  42  10  6   0   0   0   0   3   11  4-6



Runs scored
1 -  vs Wichita State (2/6/09)
1 -  vs Kentucky (2/13/09)
1 -  vs So. Mississippi (2/15/09)
1 -  vs #12 Missouri (2/27/09)
1 -  vs Southern Utah (3/7/09)
1 -  at Nevada (3/7/09)

3 -  vs Wichita State (2/6/09)

Total bases
3 -  vs Wichita State (2/6/09)

1 -  vs UTEP (2/7/09)
1 -  vs Cal State Fullerton (2/13/09)

2 -  at San Diego State (2/27/09)

Stolen bases
1 -  Three times (most recent at #4 Washington (5/2/09))



Runs scored
1 - Several (most recent at Nevada (3/7/09)

3 - vs Wichita State (2/6/09)

Total bases
3 - vs Wichita State (2/6/09)

1 - vs UTEP (2/7/09)
1 - vs Cal State Fullerton (2/13/09)

2 - at San Diego State (2/27/09)

Stolen bases
1 - Four times (most recent at #14 Washington (5/2/09))


Nickname(s): 'Jelly Belly Shelley'.
Favorite Color: Robin's Egg.
Pets: German Drahthaar- Ryleigh a.k.a. 'the bearded dog' even though she was a girl.
I have a tatoo of: A feather and an anchor (they are my metaphorical balance symbols).
Favorite Saying/Motto: 'Adapt and Overcome' - Viggo Mortensen (i.e. Aragon from Lord of the Rings) .
Favorite Pro Team: SF Giants.
Favorite Elite Softball Player: Caitlin Lowe.
Favorite Oregon Athlete (that doesn't play softball): Walter Thurmond III (FB).
If I didn't play softball, I would compete in: Snowboarding.
If I could go back in time, I'd go to: Plymoth colony (now Massachussets), 1620- as a pacifist diplomat to the Native Americans and Settlers.
Greatest Accomplishment: Walking onto the UO softball team.
Something Most People Don't Know About Me: I dream of becoming a great breakdancer someday.
Personal Hero: My dad.
When I was young I wanted to be a: Nuclear Physicist.
Favorite College Class: Mass Media and Society.
Intended Career Profession: Start my own open-structure Non-profit for k-12 aged kids based on giving them the resources and support they need to see out their. own plans and ideas for helping their community.
If I Could Have Dinner With Anybody: My boyfriend.
I'd Die Without My: Family.
First Car: '95 PURPLE VW Jetta.
Favorite Place I've Visited: Barcelona, Spain.
Favorite Place I'd Like to Travel to: India.
Favorite Place on Campus: sounds weird but...Library!
Favorite Place to take Visitors to Eugene: Spencer's Butte.
Any Previous/Current Volunteer Experience: 'Farm-to-school program' with the WFFC (Willamette Farm and Food coalition)- take 4th and 5th graders on field trips to local organic farms to show them where their food comes from.
Favorite Entree/Dish: Yellow curry.
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
Favorite Snack: Raw Veggies.
Favorite Pizza Toppings: Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil.
Favorite Drink: Iced coffee.
Type of Food : CARRIBBEAN.
Best Dish I Can Make: Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Favorite Movie: Ski Patrol (1990).
Favorite Actor: Emile Hirsch.
Favorite Actress: Natalie Portman.
Favorite TV Comedy: The Office.
Favorite Singer or Band/CD: Otis Redding, Jay-Z.
Favorite Karaoke Song: 'Old Man' - Neil Young.
Favorite Book: Kafka on the Shore- Haruki Murakami.
Favorite Board Game: Balderdash!!
Favorite Video Game: Rock Band.
I Chose Oregon Because: It's lovely in every way.
Funniest Thing any player/coach has said: 'I began playing sports competitively at age 12, and I've been sore ever since'- Coach Pick.
Pre-game Rituals or Superstitions: Visualizing success.
Special Item I Have to Travel With: Ipod.
Coolest Howe Field Moment: Has yet to come... :)
First Athletic Award When You Were a Little Kid: 'Our little soccer beauty' -age 5.
Biggest Prankster on Team: Hannah (Barril).
Funniest Person on Team: Ashley (Kivett).
Biggest Fan: My little sis Moni.
Most Random Place Somebody Recognized Me in Eugene: Gas Station.


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