Kelsi Dunne

Kelsi Dunne
Student-Athlete
Inducted 2018

Kelsi Dunne was inducted into the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018 after an exceptional softball career where she was one of the most dominant prep pitchers in America.

The Spruce Creek High School standout was a two-time First Team High School Softball All-American and the 2007 EA Sports National Softball Player of the Year. The first-ever two-time Miss Softball in Florida finished with a career record of 94-14, including 1,248 strikeouts and 20 career no-hitters. Dunne led her team to the 2006 FHSAA State Championship and broke the state record for strikeouts in a game (38) and season (461).

The three-time member of the All-State team also hit .405 at the plate with 81 career RBIs and six home runs. The Wendy’s High School Heisman winner was graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA from Spruce Creek and was a member of the FHSAA Academic All-State Team. In 2007, she was inducted into her school’s Hall of Fame.

After graduating from high school, the Port Orange native went on to be one of the best pitchers in college softball history, earning four First Team All-America honors and two Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year awards. En route to leading the University of Alabama to three appearances in the Women’s College World Series and two SEC titles, Dunne broke the Crimson Tide’s school records for career strikeouts, lowest opponent batting average, complete game no-hitters and shutouts. In 2011, Dunne was the No. 1 overall pick in the National Pro Fastpitch League Draft.

After stops at Mississippi State University and Oklahoma State University as a pitching coach, Dunne came back home in June 2014 to be the head coach of the Embry-Riddle University softball team. In her spare time, she gives back to future FHSAA student-athletes by leading and taking part in youth softball clinics in her hometown.