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Ansley Gilstrap

Blythewood, SC

Pro Player - INF

Career Honors:
2021 ACC Third Team All-Conference
2021 ACC All-Academic Selection
Named to the ASUN All-Decade Team
2018 ASUN Second Team All-Conference
2018 Ranked 8th in the nation in stolen bases per game with 42 stolen bases in 54 games
2018 ASUN Preseason All-Conference selection
2018 ASUN All-Academic Team
2017 ASUN Tournament MVP
2017 ASUN First Team All-Conference
2017 ASUN All-Academic Team
2016 ASUN All-Freshman Team
Three-time 4A all-state selection in high school while being named two-time Region IV Player of the year

2021 - Clemson
Appeared in 51 games, including 51 starts at shortstop
Helped Clemson win regular season and advance to the champion game in the ACC tournament and the Tuscaloosa Regional
Hit .292 in 144 at bats with 43 runs, six doubles, one triple, four homers, a .431 slugging percentage, a .418 on-base percentage, and 21 RBIs
Led the team with 15 hit-by-pitches
Recorded 106 assists and nine fielding double plays, both of which led the team
Tallied 10 multi-hit games, good for third on the team
Went 4-for-4 at the plate at Virginia (March 7), which tied for the most hits by a Tiger in a single game on the season
ACC Academic Honor Roll recipient

2020 - Clemson
Missed the entirety of the season due to season-ending surgery
Started at shortstop during the Tigers’ 2019 fall slate
ACC Academic Honor Roll recipient
Note: Due to COVID-19, the Clemson Softball inaugural season was cut short (27 games played)

2019 - Clemson
Redshirted in advance of Clemson’s inaugural season

2018 - Upstate/Clemson
Led the ASUN conference with 42-44 in stolen bases and led the team with 40 runs scored (Spring, 2018 at Upstate)
Transferred from USC Upstate in the summer
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Athlete of the Year (Fall, 2018 at Clemson)

2017 - Upstate
Helped USC Upstate win 2017 ASUN conference tournament title and advanced to NCAA Regionals in Knoxville, Tenn... Led the team in hitting with a .339 average, 15 doubles and 32 stolen bases…Collected three home runs while driving in 31 RBI…Had a .508 slugging percentage and .431 on-base percentage…Compiled 14 multi-hit and five multi-RBI games…Had a 10-game hitting streak and reached base in a team-leading 21 consecutive games…Finished the season reaching base in 10 straight games…Hit .305 in conference play and posted a .667 average during the ASUN Softball Championship…Was 11-for-11 in stolen bases against ASUN opponents…Opened ASUN Softball Championship play by going 5-for-7 with three RBI and three runs scored versus FGCU and Kennesaw State…Ranked in the top-10 for the ASUN in runs, hits, doubles, triples, stolen bases and on-base percentage…Collected at least one hit in each game of the NCAA Regional and drove in one run versus 25th-ranked Ohio State.

2016 - Upstate
Helped USC Upstate win 2016 ASUN conference tournament titled and advanced to NCAA Regionals in Auburn, Ala... Made 55 appearances with 53 starts at both shortstop and right field…Posted a .288 average at the plate with two home runs and 22 RBI…Was second on the team, and tied for fifth in the ASUN, with 25 stolen bases in 28 attempts…Finished the season tied for first on the team, and second in the conference, in runs scored with 43…Compiled 10 multi-hit and five multi-RBI games…Had a season-long seven-game hitting streak and reached base in her last 17 games.

High School/Travel Ball: Graduated in 2015... A five-year starter at shortstop for Blythewood High School…Owned a career batting average of .476 with 140 RBIs, 166 runs, 12 home runs, 22 triples, 26 doubles and 91 stolen bases…A three-time 4A all-state selection…A four-time Region IV-4A all-region selection…Led the Bengals to four Region IV-4A championships…A two-time Region IV Player of the Year selection as a junior and senior…Hit .597 with 10 doubles, seven triples and five home runs as a senior…Scored 39 runs and drove in 43…Named the WLTX Player of the Year…Named a 4A all-star…Hit .558 as a junior…Owns Blythewood’s career records for hits (211), batting average (.476), RBIs (140)…Tied for the career record with 22 triples…Owns the school’s season records for hits (58), batting average (.597), runs (48), RBIs (43), and slugging percentage (1.139)…Played travel ball with the Carolina Elite and Fire organizations…A part of travel ball teams that have won four South Carolina state championships and advanced to Nationals…A three-time NFCA Scholar-Athlete award winner…Named Blythewood’s 2015 Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Born Laura Ansley Gilstrap on Feb. 24, 1997
Daughter of Keith and Kim Gilstrap
Earned undergraduate degree in Health Science from Clemson in Dec. of 2019
Earned master’s degree in Athletic Leadership from Clemson in May of 2021
Loves to sing karaoke
Favorite season is softball season

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