Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#3 Chelsea Suitos
Position: Utility
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'5"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Elk Grove, Calif.
High School: Elk Grove H.S.
Experience: 3 Letters

2014: Started 49 games in left field and appeared in six more as a pinch-hitter … A second-team Pac-12 all-academic selection … Hit .300 in 120 at-bats … Topped the team and ranked second in the Pac-12 with nine sac bunts … Stole eight bases, the most on the team … Tallied 36 hits and scored 32 runs on the season … Hit one double on the season (vs. Southern Miss, 2/8) … Drove in seven runs … Drew 11 walks on the year, helping her to a .364 on-base percentage … Has stolen 34 bases in 37 attempts in her career (.919), putting her 18 steals away from cracking the Arizona career top 10 … Started 34 games in the two-spot in the Arizona lineup and 15 in the nine hole … Committed just one error on the season in 58 opportunities (.983 fielding percentage) … Had five multi-hit games, including a career-best tying three-hit outing vs. Southern Miss (2/8) in which she hit her fifth career double, collected a career-best four total bases and tied a career mark with three runs scored … Drove in multiple runs on two occasions (Ball State, 3/4-2 and Boston University, 5/16) … Carried an average above .500 the first nine games of the season and above .400 the first 26 games of the season … Had two hitting streaks of five games (2/16-2/21 and 3/8-3/16) … Tucson Regional: Started all four games and notched four hits in 10 at-bats (.400) … Went 2-for-3 with a career-high-tying two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base vs. Boston University (5/16) … Scored two runs in a 1-for-2 effort vs. LSU (5/17) … Went 1-for-3 against LSU in game one (5/18) and walked in a run in game two … Lafayette Super Regional: Had one hit in five at-bats … Went 1-for-2 with a steal and a sacrifice bunt in game one.

2013: A 58-game starter, 52 at second base, six in left field … Named to the second team Pac-12 all-academic … Third on the team with a .319 batting average … Scored 48 runs, most on the squad and ninth most in the conference … Led the Pac-12 with 13 sacrifice bunts … A perfect 13-for-13 stealing bases, 13th most swipes in the league … Let the team with four hit-by-pitches and drew 21 walks, fourth most on the team, to help accumulate an on-base percentage of .401, third highest on the club … Tallied 58 hits, third most on the team … Appeared in all 59 games … Drove in 14 runs on the year, a career best … Recorded 18 multi-hit games, third most on the team, including her first-career three-hit contest against Arizona State (5/3) … Had the second longest hitting streak on the team when she recorded a hit in nine straight games (3/29-4/12) in which she hit .441 (15-for-34) with 10 runs scored and a pair of RBI … Contributed to half of Arizona’s 10 runs in a 10-9 victory over No. 3 ASU (5/3) when she drove in two and scored three more in a 3-for-4 outing at the plate … College Station Regional: Had one hit in 11 at-bats in the three games … Singled against Penn (5/18) … Registered a sacrifice bunt and scored a run against Baylor (5/18) … Was perfect in eight defensive chances.

2012: Awarded Pac-12 all-Freshman honorable mention ... Started 55 games at four different positions: right field – 37, left field – 11, designated player – 5, second base – 2 ... Hit .310 in 155 at-bats ... Drove in 11 runs during the campaign ... Third on the team with 13 stolen bases in 14 attempts ... Spent 45 games in the two-hole in the lineup, one in the eight-hole and nine in the nine-spot ... Put together a nine-game hitting streak (2/26-3/23), second longest on the team ... Had 13 multi-hit games, third on the team ... Knocked four doubles on the year, three of which brought home runs ... Committed just one error in 36 chances despite playing out of her natural position (infield) for the majority of the season ... Second on the team with a .375 batting average at the Cathedral City Classic where she doubled her RBI total (2-to-4). The redshirt freshman hit her first career double in the weekend … Drove in a couple of runs while batting .500 (3-for-6) at the Judi Garman Classic. Suitos was also hit by a pitch and stole a base in the tournament … Had a couple of hits and a run scored against Washington. Stole a base in game three of the series ... Tucson Regional: Went 1-for-5 (.200) in three games ... Notched an RBI against Notre Dame (5/20) ... Drew two walks on the weekend ... Stole a base against North Dakota State (5/18) ... Norman Super Regional: Batted 1-for-5 (.200) in the series ... Recorded a putout in each contest.

2011: Appeared in three games before redshirting the season with a torn labrum … Started one game as the designated hitter and appeared in two more as offensive substitutions … Scored a run vs. Indiana (2/10) as a pinch runner … Was hit by a pitch vs. Texas A&M to drive in a run.

High School: Earned four letters under Coach Jeff Alexander at Elk Grove High School … An all-state, -region, -district and –city performer her senior season … Named team MVP her junior and senior season … Earned the Golden Glove Award and United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award … Named a scholar-athlete for taking a 3.0 GPA or higher throughout high school … Had a .490 batting average with 32 stolen bases her senior year … Won 2009 National Championship with club team Sorcerer Softball … Chose Arizona over Florida, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Fresno State, Sacramento State and Stanford because of “the tradition of winning, best coaching in the country and to obtain a good education and wanting to play Pac-10 softball.”

Personal: Born Chelsea Kaitlyn Suitos in May, 1992 to Jeff and Dyan Suitos ... Has two brothers, Justin (18) and Trevor (16) and a sister Megan (23) ... In her free time, enjoys spending time with family and friends ... Double majoring in family studies and human development along with retailing consumer sciences.

Career Honors:


Pac-12 All-Academic (Second Team)


Pac-12 All-Academic (Second Team)


Pac-12 All-Freshman (Honorable Mention)