Southern Miss snapped an 11-game losing streak to UAB with a win in the first game of a doubleheader.
Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll (2014-15) Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll (2013-14) Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll (2012-13)
2015 (Redshirt Senior): Named to the 2014-15 Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll … Made 29 appearances in the circle with 22 starts and 12 complete games … Tossed 125.2 innings, notching a 5.07 earned run average … Tallied 87 strikeouts, including 18 batters struck out looking … Led team in innings pitched, batters struck out, appearances, games started and batters struck out looking; ranked second on team in win-loss percentage, wins and games in relief; and ranked third in earned run average and opposing batting average … Notched a career-high 15 strikeouts in a complete game effort against Alcorn State en route to a victory … Posted five or more strikeouts in seven appearances with eight Ks against Jackson State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff, six Ks versus Mississippi Valley State and Troy, and five Ks against Southeastern Louisiana and Middle Tennessee … Surrendered one or fewer earned runs in nine outings … Earned victories against Jackson State, UAPB, Mississippi Valley State, Alcorn and Middle Tennessee … Saw limited time at the plate, but recorded three hits with a walk, a RBI and four runs scored … Scored the game-winning run in back-to-back games, helping the Golden Eagles to a 3-2 victory over Nicholls in 11 innings and a walk-off 5-4 win over Detroit.
2014 (Redshirt Junior): Named to the 2013-14 Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll … Two-way player for the Golden Eagles seeing time in the circle as well as the outfield … Ranked 54th in the NCAA (fifth in Conference USA) in shutouts; 68th in the NCAA (fourth in C-USA) in strikeouts per seven innings; and 84th in the NCAA (sixth in C-USA) in strikeouts … In the circle, made 30 appearances with 27 starts and 21 complete games, including seven shutouts (six solo and one combined) … Notched 15 wins on the season, the most for Southern Miss since Samantha Davis recorded 15 Ws in 2008 … Tossed 163.0 innings allowing 111 runs (96 earned runs) on 187 hits with 71 walks and 168 strikeouts for a team-best 4.12 ERA … 168 strikeouts was the most by a Southern Miss pitcher since Lacey Gros recorded 190 in 2006 … Posted double-digit strikeouts in four games, recording a season-high 14 Ks against Detroit … Had 13 strikeouts against ULM, while posting back-to-back double-digit strikeout performances against UTSA with 12 and 11 Ks … Finished just under the 10 strikeout mark with nine Ks against Detroit and UAB and eight against North Dakota State, Alcorn State (2x) and UAB … Tossed a no-hitter against Detroit, finishing the game with 5.0 innings pitched, no runs, not hits, three walks and nine strikeouts … Earned victories against Detroit (2x), Texas Southern, ULM, UTEP, Alcorn State (2x), Middle Tennessee, Florida Atlantic, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, UTSA (2x), Troy, UAB and Louisiana Tech, while earning a save against Louisiana Tech … Notched shutouts against Detroit, Texas Southern, Alcorn State (2x), Florida Atlantic, UTSA and Louisiana Tech … Offensively, batted .184, going 21-for-114 with a double and 20 runs scored … Had five multiple hit games, including a season-best three hits against Detroit, Texas Southern and Arkansas-Pine Bluff … Added two hits against Detroit and Alcorn State … Had a double against Detroit … Drove in runs against Detroit (2x) and Alcorn State … Scored a season-high three runs against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, while adding a pair of runs scored against Detroit and Texas Southern … Recorded stolen bases against Detroit and UAPB … Made debut for Golden Eagles, starting in the outfield in the season opener against Arizona … Started in the circle against Zona in the second game for pitching debut.
2013 (Junior): Named to the 2012-13 Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll … Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules … Did not compete during the season, taking a redshirt.
2012 (Sophomore, Louisiana-Lafayette): Made six appearances on the year, posting a 2-0 record … Worked 11.2 innings during the season, posting a 2.40 earned run average, helping to combine for two shutouts … Held batters to a .213 average, striking out 11 of the 47 batters faced.
2011 (Freshman, Louisiana-Lafayette): Made 19 appearances on the year, posting nine starts with an 8-2 record … Notched a 2.08 earned run average allowing 21 runs (18 earned runs) in 60.2 innings of work … Struck out 60 batters compared to just seven walks … Recorded three shutouts, while combining for four others … Opponents batted just .227 … Came in relief and picked up her eighth win of the year against Middle Tennessee at the Sun Belt Conference Tournament after throwing three scoreless innings … Finished the season with 16.2 consecutive scoreless innings … Started two games in the North Texas series (March 12-13) going 1-1 including a complete game win in game two of the series … Tied a career high with eight strikeouts in the victory … Began career with 25.1 innings without allowing an earned run … Threw 7.0 perfect innings at the Louisiana Classics (Feb. 11-13) including a perfect game in her collegiate debut against Rhode Island (Feb. 11).
High School: Lettered for four years at Central High School … Led the Wildcats to the state playoffs in all four years – the school’s first playoff berths in over 10 years … Helped the team advance to State Quarterfinals as a sophomore and as a senior … Was an All-State performer as a sophomore, junior and senior … Named First Team All-Metro in all four of seasons … Also First Team All-District in all four season, including District MVP as a junior in 2009 … As a senior in 2010, threw four perfect games while posting a 0.75 ERA … Led the team in 2009 with a .411 batting average … Struck out 18 batters in one playoff game in 2008 and posted 313 Ks throughout the season … Also lettered in volleyball and cross country.
Personal: Full name is Shelbee Marie Rodgers … Daughter of Cathy and Gerald Rodgers … Has two older sisters, Tiffanee and Whitnee, and one older brother, Garrett … Born on Sept. 14 in Baton Rouge, La. … Majoring in communication studies.