Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#21 Shelby Pendley
Position: Shortstop
Height: 5'7"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Rio Rancho, N.M.
High School: Rio Rancho
Experience: 1 Letter

2012: Arizona's lone selection to the all-Pac-12 first team ... Despite dealing with numerous injuries, was one of just three Wildcats to start every game ... Started all 57 games at shortstop ... Fell two home runs shy of the Arizona freshman record of 21 set by Brigette Del Ponte in 2010 ... Led the team in slugging (.703) and home runs (19) and was second on the squad in batting average (.331), RBI (55) , total bases (121) and runs scored (39) ... Her 19 homers were tied for 13th nationally while her 55 RBI ranked 30th ... Hit seven doubles on the campaign ... Notched 13 multi-hit games, including four three-hit contests ... Led the team with 15 multi-RBI games including five vs. UC Davis (3/16) and a season-best eight vs. North Dakota (2/17) ... Put together a team-best 10-game hitting streak (3/31-4/14) in which she batted .452 with three homers, two doubles and eight RBI ... Spent the majority of the season batting from the five-hole (24 games), but saw time in the leadoff spot (1 game), three-hole (1 game), four-hole (11 games), six-hole (2 games), seven hole (12 games) and eight hole (six games) ... Picked up 97 assists and 107 putouts while making incredible play after incredible play at shortstop ... Five of her six Kajikawa hits went for extra bases, including a team-high tying three home runs. The freshman also played stellar defense, making a handful of nice plays and connecting on all 18 chances defensively ... Drove in 12 runs while batting .438 at the Hillenbrand Invitational. Had a couple of home runs and pair of doubles over the five games. Both home runs and one double came in Arizona's 14-2, five-inning victory over North Dakota (2/17), in which she drove in eight runs ... Had a couple of bombs and four RBI to extend her team lead in both categories vs. College of Charleston. Pendley led the team with a 1.250 slugging percentage for the weekend ... Drove in five of Arizona's eight runs in the Wildcats' 8-0, six inning win over UC Davis. Pendley went 3-for-5 and ended the game with a walk-off home run to left field ... Hit a home run in back-to-back at-bats in Arizona's 8-6 comeback victory over San Diego State (3/28), the latter of which ended the game; it was her first-career walk-off homer. Hit another home run against Stanford (4/1) that landed on top of the roof Gittings Gym, a four story building that stands roughly 45 feet beyond right field ... Batted .556 with a double, a homer and a pair of RBI against Washington. While her offense was impressive in Arizona's series victory, her defense was phenomenal. While showing great range, the freshman was perfect on four assists and seven putouts, including an incredible diving grab of a pop up behind third base ... Batted .545 with a homer and four RBI against UCLA ... Tucson Regional: Went 2-for-9 with a home run and two RBI on the weekend ... Drew two walks and stole her only base of the season ... Norman Super Regional: Battled illness and injury but did not get a hit in four at-bats ... Drew a walk and was hit by a pitch in the series ... Was perfect in seven defensive chances.

High School: A four-time letter winner under coach Paul Kohman at Rio Rancho High School ... Her senior season was named team MVP ... As a senior, also voted all-conference, -city, -district, -region, and -state ... Cited as Athlete of the Year in high school.

Personal: Born Shelby Lynn Pendley in December, 1992 to Jerry and Jeri Pendley ... Has a brother, Matthew (24) and a sister, Nicole (15) ... Father, Jerry, is a general contractor and mother, Jeri, is a nurse ... Is undecided in her field of academic study at Arizona.

Career Stats:
2012	.331 	57	57  	172	39  	57  	7   	0  	19  	55  	121	.703  	22  	2  	38  	2  	.413  	0   	0   	1	1     	97 	107	11	.949
TOTAL 	.331 	57	57  	172	39  	57  	7   	0  	19  	55  	121	.703  	22  	2  	38  	2  	.413  	0   	0   	1	1     	97 	107	11	.949

Career Honors: 2012 All-Pac-12 (First Team) Pac-12 All-Freshman Co-Female Freshman of the Year, C.A.T.S.

Career Single-Game Highs: Hits: 3, 4 times Doubles: 1, 7 times Home runs: 2, New Mexico, Apr 18, 2012 ; North Dakota, Feb 17, 2012 ; San Diego State, Mar 28, 2012 Total bases: 10, North Dakota, Feb 17, 2012 RBI: 8, North Dakota, Feb 17, 2012 Runs scored: 3, North Dakota, Feb 17, 2012 ; San Diego State, Mar 28, 2012 Walks: 3, vs Iowa, Mar 16, 2012 Hit by pitch: 1, at Washington, Apr 05, 2012 ; Oklahoma, May 26, 2012 Struck out: 3, Oregon State, May 12, 2012 At bats: 4, 15 times Stolen bases: 1, North Dakota State, May 18, 2012 Field chances: 8, vs Long Beach State, Feb 26, 2012 Putouts: 5, Oregon State, May 12, 2012 Assists: 5, vs Long Beach State, Feb 26, 2012 ; San Diego State, Mar 28, 2012