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Robinson Joins Furman Softball Coaching Staff

Wally King (photo courtesy of Craig Johnson)
Wally King (photo courtesy of Craig Johnson)

Greenville, S.C. -- National Pro Fastpitch standout Shellie Robinson has joined the Furman softball coaching staff as an assistant coach, it was announced this week by first-year Paladin head coach Wally King.

Robinson, the 23rd overall pick of the Akron Racers in the 2015 NPF Draft, recently completed her fourth season in the NPF and first as a member of the Cleveland Comets. The third baseman and utility player captured All-NPF honors in 2017 after pacing Akron to the league championship series. A career .272 hitter, she has belted 24 home runs, including seven for the Comets this past season.

In addition to her professional softball career, Robinson has spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at North Greenville, where she helped the Crusaders to a 36-19 overall record, 17-6 league mark and the Conference Carolinas title in 2017. Last season, she helped lead North Greenville to a 32-15 overall record and 15-5 league record as five Crusaders garnered all-conference honors.

A native of DeLand, Fla., Robinson was a four-year standout as a player at USC Upstate from 2012-15. She garnered third team NFCA All-America honors in 2014, was twice named Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year and was a four-time A-Sun All-Conference choice. The former catcher and outfielder ranks as the Spartans all-time record holder in career batting average (.389), slugging percentage (.805), on base percentage (.465), hits (264), runs (218), doubles (54), home runs (70), runs batted in (198), walks (94), starts (215) and at-bats (678).

Robinson earned a degree in exercise science from USC Upstate with a minor in sociology. In 2017, she earned her master's degree in business administration from North Greenville.

Jordan Caskey, Furman Sports Information