From being a Brenham Cubette, to moving on to Texas Lutheran University, Kelly Jurden made both programs better by being a part of them.
Kelly, the daughter of Dan and Ann Jurden of Brenham, finished her collegiate softball career this past season with the Bulldogs. The TLU Bulldogs are under the watchful eye of former Brenham Cubette Head Softball Coach Wade Wilson, and his assistant coach, and former Brenham Cubette Softball player, Olivia Van Hook.
Here is a summary of Jurden's time at TLU:
Since she started playing at TLU in 2018 the team’s overall record was 179-24. Their conference; Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC); record was 84-1, winning the last 62 conference games in a row!
They won 4 regular season SCAC Championships and 4 SCAC Tournament Championships.
They won 3 NCAA Regional tournaments and 2 Super Regionals (there was no Super Regional in 2021). They finished in the final 4 this year and were runner up in 2021 in the National Championship Tournament. They won the National Championship in 2019.
Here are her individual accomplishments.
TLU, SCAC, and NCAA record for Stolen Bases with 77
TLU and SCAC record for Runs Scored with 62
TLU and SCAC record for Walks with 30
TLU record for On Base Percentage with 0.579
TLU, SCAC, and NCAA record for Stolen Bases with 246
TLU and SCAC record for Runs Scored with 234
TLU and SCAC record for Hits with 260
TLU and SCAC record for Walks with 106
TLU record for At Bats with 621
TLU record for On Base Percentage with 0.503
3 time NCAA All-American
2 time SCAC Player of the Year
Member of SCAC 30th Anniversary Team
5 time Academic All-American
Multiple All-region, All-Conference, and All-Tournament teams.