STARKVILLE, Miss. – Chelsea Bramlett sped her way to another award on Friday as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association named her the Division I winner of the adidas Golden Shoe Award, given to the nation’s top base stealer, for the second-straight year.
Bramlett led the nation in stolen bases for the second time in as many seasons, swiping a school-record 61 in her senior campaign. The Cordova, Tenn., native successfully swiped an MSU-best 63-straight bases from April 22, 2009-April 18, 2010, including 55 in a row to begin 2010.
"This is another great honor for Chelsea," Mississippi State head coach Jay Miller said. "She had a tremendous year offensively last year, leading the nation in stolen bases once again. It was a great way to end such a wonderful career."
The SEC’s second four-time, first team all-American finished her illustrious career second in SEC and NCAA Division I history with 207 career steals.
A Top 10 finalist for USA Softball Player of the Year and the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, Bramlett capped her final campaign with the top batting average in SEC history for both a season (.536) and career (.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).
Bramlett recently returned from her second stint on the United States Women’s National Team. She helped lead the U.S. to gold medals at the ISF World Championship, KFC World Cup of Softball and Japan Cup.