Freshman Shelby Lucas was named the KIAC Softball Player of the Year and helped lead the Grenadiers to a school-record 42 wins and third-straight KIAC Tournament Championship.
Shelby ranked near the top among conference leaders in several statistical categories. She was first in hits (58), first in triples (10), fourth in batting average (.439), fifth in slugging percentage (.674), second in runs scored (40) and fifth in runs batted in (36) in the KIAC. She led the NAIA in triples with 10. She hit a dazzling .472 during conference play.
Shelby was also named KIAC Softball Player of the Week twice this season. She formed an effective partnership at catcher with freshman pitcher Jessica Leanhart which helped Leanhart set the IU Southeast single season record for wins at 19.
Shelby was named to the IU Southeast Athletic Director's Honor Roll during both semesters of her freshman year. Shelby is from Columbus, Indiana and is a nursing major.