HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - Hudson softball pitcher Kelsee Selman already committed to play at LSU before her historic state championship season began. Selman is also now a state champion. But another huge honor is headed Hudson's way, because Selman can now call herself an All-American player.
During her junior season, Selman racked up some amazing numbers including 446 strikeouts and a ridiculous 0.62 ERA. Only 16 players in the entire country made the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American list in 2012.
Selman, who apparently never stops playing the game of softball, is actually currently at a national tournament in Colorado with her summer league team.
Teammates apparently had to text her and tell Selman she had been named an All-American, and her feelings of shock and honor were still evident as she spoke about the award.
"I'm just really blessed, it is crazy to think about that I could actually get an award like that," said Selman.
What might seem crazier is that unfortunately for opponents, she still has a year of high school left. After winning the ultimate team award Selman continued to give credit to her team even for the individual award.
"It feels really special, but I just wish it was one of those awards that I could share with my team," said Selman. "Because they are the ones who made me look good.
Her coach Jimmy Eby couldn't be more proud, but it's safe to say that Selman and the defending state champion Lady Hornets won't be sneaking up on anybody next season.
"A lot of people around the state already knew about Kelsee this season, but now everyone will be ready to give us their best shot," said Eby.
As for Selman, she is ready for the pressure to defend Hudson's title.
"I kind of liked it better when I didn't have expectations and stuff, but it is better for me now that I'll always have to do my best," said Selman. "I just want to thank my coaches and just give all the glory to God, because he is the one that got me this far."
Hudson defeated Henderson 8-4 earlier this month to win their first state title. Selman was named district MVP during the playoffs and MVP of the state tournament after striking out 23 batters in the 2 games in Austin.