MSU's Chelsea Bramlett named NFCA/Diamond sports catcher of the year

STARKVILLE – The accolades continue to mount for former Mississippi State All-American catcher Chelsea Bramlett.

This past week Bramlett was named the NFCA/Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year as the top catcher in NCAA Division I. Bramlett swept the Catcher of the Year and adidas Golden Shoe awards for the second-straight year.

“Chelsea has shown during her career that she is the measuring stick for catchers around the nation both offensively and defensively,” Mississippi State head coach Jay Miller said. “She has a cannon for an arm, and offensively she has been a tremendous boost for us with her ability to hit for average and her great speed on the bases. Being named Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year is another great honor to cap a wonderful career for Chelsea.”

The Cordova, Tenn., native became the second SEC player to earn four NFCA First Team All-America honors after batting an SEC-record .536 in her final season wearing the Maroon & White.

Bramlett stole an NCAA-best 61 bases while throwing out a career-high 21 runners. The 48 opponents she threw out during her four years in Starkville are tops among a heralded line of Bulldog catchers.

Bramlett finished her illustrious MSU career second in SEC and NCAA history with 207 stolen bases. She also finished with the SEC’s top career batting average (.461).

In addition to her league-leading batting average and stolen base marks, Bramlett also topped the conference in on-base percentage (.571), hits (98) and triples (6).

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