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Kaylee Carlson

School

Auburn

Position
Pitcher
Major
Biomedical Sciences
Kaylee Carlson

Classroom

Kaylee Carlson is a standout in the classroom majoring in biomedical sciences with a minor in Spanish. She was named a top academic Tiger in 2016, as well as to the SEC Honor Roll. She was also inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma in 2016. In 2016, she earned NFCA All-American scholar-athlete honors.

Character

A true fan-favorite, Carlson is on the of the most respected members of the Auburn softball squad by both fans and teammates. She serves as a shining example to her younger teammates as the ideal collegiate softball player. Facing the spotlight on a consistent basis, she always handles herself with grace and poise, whether it be on the mound during the game or in front of the camera talking to the media. Her maturity has a positive effect on her teammates, and she represents her beloved university with class. She is beloved by Auburn fans young and old, and she is never too busy to take time to show her appreciation for them. In short, she is the epitome of what a collegiate student-athlete should strive to be.

Community

Carlson has been involved with a wide variety of community services during her career at Auburn. She has worked with the East Alabama Food Bank and other food bank services to provide a positive service for the community. She has also been involved with summer youth softball camps in Virginia. Looking to give back to the Auburn community, she has volunteered with local churches, helping with women’s church dinners as well as providing other services as needed.

Competition

Few Auburn softball players have experienced the on-field success as Carlson. In 2017, she became just the third pitcher in school history to earn All-America honors, as she was named an NFCA third-team All-American. She also earned first-team All-SEC honors in 2017, a record-breaking season that saw her tie the program record for single-season wins with 27. She earned a 1.36 ERA in 2017, the second-lowest in school history, and hurled 21 complete games, good for fourth in program history. With her in the circle, Auburn advanced to their first-ever World Series final in 2016 vs. Oklahoma. Entering the 2018 season, she has tallied a 1.74 ERA in her two seasons as a Tiger while striking out 188 batters.