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Stella Preston

School

Mercer

Position
Pitcher
Major
MBA

Classroom

Stella graduated in two and a half years with a BA in political science. Preston’s undergrad GPA was 3.946 and she was named the Outstanding Senior in Political Science. She is currently pursuing her MBA with a 3.850 GPA and intends to attend law school following graduation. She earned Dean’s List and President’s list honors in each semester and earned a spot on the 2018 Academic All-Southern Conference Team.

Character

Preston has endured three surgeries over the past year, but she has remained one of the most energetic and encouraging members of the team. As one of the most respected leaders in the dugout, she constantly puts the needs of the team before herself.

Community

Preston serves on the SAAC committee at Mercer and leads the team’s community service efforts. Stella has volunteered with Jay’s Hope for an item drive in the fall and the Light More Homes project for Habitat for Humanity.

Competition

Preston owns a career 21-19 record with a 3.13 ERA and 12 saves. She has appeared in 77 games throughout her career, including 37 starts. She has totaled 14 complete games and 4 shutouts. With a total of 295.2 innings pitched, she has struck out 196 hitters while allowing just 84 walks with opponents hitting 0.236 against her. Preston is a two-time All-Southern Conference Second Team member in 2017 and 2018 while adding 2017 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team honors.