2019 Freshman of the Week (2/11/19)
2019 Freshman All-SEC
FRESHMAN SEASON (2019)
Made 24 appearances and started 15 games at pitcher ... Had a total 98.0 innings pitched ... Recorded a 2.29 earned runs average ... Finished with a 10-2 record and one save on the year ... Pitched four shutouts and allowed 79 hits, holding her opponents to a .221 batting average ... Had a total 48 strikeouts on the season ... Struck out a season-high five batters against Nicholls State (March 27) and allowed one run on two hits ... Had four strikeouts on four occasions ... She pitched a no-hitter in her college debut against Iowa and finished with two strikeouts in the circle ... Against Michigan on February 23 she pitched a one hitter, facing the minimum number of batters, 21 ... She came in to pitch against Alabama (May 4) in the top of the second and finished with four strikeouts, while allowing only one run on three hits.
Wickersham joins the LSU softball team from Mount Carmel Academy in Metairie, Louisiana, along with her fellow teammate Jordan Perkins ... Recently ranked No. 9 on FloSoftball's Hot 100 list ... In her junior year, she was a two-time state champion in volleyball and softball ... Has pitched nine perfect games thus far in her career ... As a junior, she earned the Advocate's All-Metro MVP honor, along with LSCA All-State 5A Pitcher, Times Picayune All-Metro MVP/Pitcher of the Year, District 9 SA MVP ... Helped her team to a 21-5 record and was first in districts ... Finished the year with a 0.85 ERA with a 19-3 record, three no hitters and 192 strikeouts ... In her sophomore season, she led her team to a first-place finish at districts with a 21-4 record ... Earned Female Athlete of the Week three times and was selected to the NFCA South Team ... As a freshman, she helped her team to a first-place finish in districts with a 22-4 record and earned the coaches award ... Also very committed to her time in the classroom as she is the anticipated Valedictorian for 2018 ... She is also a National Honor Society member and a three-time honor roll student ... During the summertime, she plays for the Marucci Patriots, coached by Darryl Landry ...
Full name is Shelby Catherine Wickersham, born on May 16, 2000, in Metairie, Louisiana ... Parents names are Jeff and Stacey Wickersham ... Has a two siblings Kyle and Lindsey ... Wickersham is familiar with the LSU traditions as she is the daughter of former LSU quarterback Jeff Wickersham, who went on to play in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins in 1985 ... Plans to major in biochemistry.