Celena Velasquez
Celena  Velasquez


Tucson, Ariz.

High School:
University HS





SDSU Softball Downs Nevada, 4-1, to Even Series

Softball downs Nevada, 4-1


Softball Claims Series with 4-1 Win at UNLV

SB claims series with 4-1 win at UNLV


Softball Run-Rules USU, 12-0, in Five Innings

Softball run-rules USU, 12-0, in five innings


SDSU Softball Downs Utah State, 6-2

SDSU Softball downs Utah State, 6-2 Watch

Ranks among the all-time career leaders in all 16 pitching categories, including first in saves (11), walks per inning (0.125), strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.147) and solo shutouts (19)...Is also second in wins (45), win percentage (.643), total shutouts (24), strikeouts (436) and opponents average (.203).

2005: Had one of the best seasons statistically in SDSU history...Named to the all-Mountain West Conference team for the third consecutive season after going 14-12 with a 1.19 ERA in 188.2 innings...1.19 ERA was the 26th lowest in the nation and her six saves were eighth...Of all MWC pitchers, ranked first in ERA (1.19), opponent batting average (.174), strikeouts (211), saves (six), games finished (18) and games in relief (18)...Was second in the league in innings pitched (188.2) and appearances (42)...Aztec all-time single season leader in combined shutouts (12), solo shutouts (10), strikeout to walk ratio (10.05), strikeouts, saves and opponent batting average...Tossed her first career no-hitter in a 5-0 SDSU victory over Southern Utah on March 4...Had nine strikeouts in the game and didn't allow a batter past first base...Did not give up a run in her first 25.2 innings from Feb. 4-12...Threw 44.2 scoreless innings from March 1-13...Named MWC Pitcher of the Week on four occasions and has won the honor 10 times in her career...Struck out 11 or more batters on five occasions including a career-high 15 against North Carolina on Feb. 25, while allowing only one hit and one walk in seven innings...Posted a 1.13 ERA in 43.1 innings of relief and a 1.20 ERA in 145.1 innings as a starter.

2004: MWC Pitcher of the Year... Led pitching staff in wins (16), winning percentage (.762, 16-5) and saves (five)...The .762 winning percentage was also the highest in SDSU history...Tossed three shutouts...0.85 ERA in MWC games was the third lowest in conference history, just behind her freshman season in 2003 (0.81) and former Aztec Bre DeSanta's freshman campaign in 2002 (0.83)...In MWC games in which she came in from the bullpen, had an amazing 0.22 ERA with a 5-0 record and five saves...Stranded 14 of 15 inherited runners in conference action...Tied for 15th in NCAA Division I with her five saves...Threw 27.2 consecutive scoreless innings from April 9-May 1...Allowed two earned runs in a 68-inning span from March 13-May 8...Gave up one earned run in 42-inning span from April 9-May 8...Named MWC Pitcher of the Week four times (Feb. 16, April 13, April 27 and May 3)...In weekend home doubleheaders against Colorado State and New Mexico, she entered all four games in relief and earned two wins and two saves, while not allowing a run in 11.2 innings...Came two outs away from first career no-hitter in 4-1 victory over No. 21/24 Oklahoma State on Feb. 13.

2003: Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Year...League's freshman of the year...Second-team NFCA all-West Region...Had a conference record low 0.81 ERA in MWC games...Had a league-best .144 opposing batting average in MWC contests...Had six complete games in which she did not walk a batter...Only walked 19 of 603 batters faced...Won eight straight games in as many decisions from March 26-April 19...Had an impressive outing against conference foe UNLV on April 12, as she pitched a career-high 10 innings while striking out a career-high nine batters for her fourth complete game shutout of the year...Two-time MWC pitcher of the week...Pitched 10.2 innings on the final day of the MWC tournament, appearing in all three games with two starts...Went 2-1 over the course of the tournament with a 1.12 ERA...Named to the MWC all-tournament team.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at University High School in Tucson, Ariz....Named first-team all-state her junior and senior years...Tucson Citizen and Arizona Daily Star player of the year...The Rangers won the 2001 and 2002 5A state championships and were 18-A national champions in 2001...MVP of the 2001 18A Nationals...An honor roll student.

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