Columbia Softball BIO
Keli Leong
Player Profile:
Keli Leong 55815
Position: Shortstop
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Carlos, Calif.
High School: Carlmont

2008: Collected at least 50 hits for the third straight season ... is the only player in Columiba history to accomplish such a feat ... moved into second place all-time in career hits ... led team with a .342 batting average ... had 18 multiple-hit games on the season ... second on the team with 19 RBI ... eight doubles ... had four hits in six at-bats in Columbia's doubleheader sweep of Brown to open Ivy League play ... went 5-for-7 in Columbia's second doubleheader at Cornell ... 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and run scored in game two at Penn ... drove home tying run in 10th inning of Lions' 4-3 comeback win over Samford ... singled home the eventual winning run in Columbia's 2-1 win over Monmouth ... went 3-for-6 with five runs driven in during Columbia's doubleheader sweep of Iona.

2007: All-Ivy League honorable mention ... set a number of records during outstanding second year ... broke Columbia single-season batting average mark at .348 ... became first Columbia player to have consecutive 50-hit seasons ... second on the single-season charts with 55 hits ... also set single-season record with 29 runs scored ... seven doubles ... only struck out 12 times in 158 at-bats ... 17 RBI ... drove in winning run in Columbia's 2-1 win vs. Harvard in game one of a doubleheader sweep of the Ivy League champs ... started Lions' five-run rally in 5-4 comeback win over Brown.

2006: Was one of Ivy League's top first-years ... started all 48 games ... batted .327 with 24 RBI ... led team with nine doubles ... scored twenty runs ... 12 multi-hit games ... hit first collegiate home run in 3-0 win over Fairfield on April 2 ... went 5-7 with an RBI in doubleheader vs. Yale ... finished second on the team in batting average and RBI.

Carlmont High: Played second base and shortstop in high school ... also lettered three times in basketball ... softball team MVP as a senior ... team captain in softball as a senior ... all-section as a junior and senior ... all-league and all-county performer during all four years of high school ... batted .440 in her senior year ... only made one error at second base as a sophomore ... high school team was Central Coast Section champions in 2002 and 2004 ... team had a record of 114-18 during her four years.

Personal: Four-year member of the Honor Roll ... enjoys snowboarding ... daughter of Vida and Terry Leong ... b. December 2, 1987 in Burlingame, Calif. ... major is economics.

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