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#19 Jennifer Wellborn
Position: Catcher/Utility
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Parker, Colo.

Watten On Wellborn: "Jennifer is another great addition to our program this year. As a senior transfer from Birmingham Southern University, she provides a great amount of experience, leadership and enthusiasm. Jennifer is extremely solid behind the plate, and she has stepped in and become a leader as well as being a great threat offensively. She takes control of her defense and has a great amount of respect and confidence from her pitchers. Jennifer is determined to make the most of her senior season on the field and we are excited to see the impact she will be able to have at the top Division I level."

Before Maryland: Three-year starting catcher at Birmingham Southern prior to transferring to Maryland in the fall of 2006 ... played the 2004, 2005 and 2006 seasons at Birmingham Southern, starting 156 of the 159 games in which she appeared ... fashioned career hitting totals of .244 with 18 homers and 82 runs batted in ... as a junior in 2006, batted career-high .293 while posting career bests in homers (9) and RBI's (34) while appearing in 46 games (44 starts) ... her HR and RBI totals ranked No. 2 on the squad ... team went 28-21 overall, including a 7-5 record in the Big South Conference ... as a sophomore in 2005, started 53 games and hit for a .230 average ... had 11 doubles, three HR's and 18 RBI's ... finished with a .981 fielding percentage ... as a freshman in 2004, started all of the team's 59 games ... hit for a .216 average, including a team-best six homers ... belted the first grand slam in program history (vs. Radford) ... named to the Big South all-academic squad in 2006 ... twice named to the all-state team in Colorado as a prep ... played for the Colorado Pony Express club team ... all-league choice in softball.

Personal: Born Oct. 21, 1984 ... daughter of Jeff and Cindy Wellborn ... majoring in economics ... has one older sister.


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