44  Shaelynn Braxton
Shaelynn  Braxton

Woodbridge, Va.

High School:
C.D Hylton HS




The Herd and All-Conference USA, 2014-15

Student-athletes and coaches who earned all-league honors in 2014-15


Six @HerdSB Players Named to NFCA Mideast Team

Zerkle honored as first team selection


@HerdSB to Open C-USA Championship Against Blazers

Teams Square Off Thursday at 1:30 p.m.


Five @HerdSB Players Named to All-C-USA Team

D'Orazio Named Freshman of the Year


@HerdSB Drops Sunday Contest Against Blazers

Herd Takes Series Against UAB


Softball vs. NPF Game Action

Marshall softball plays the National Pro Fastpitch All-Stars in Charleston.


Marshall vs. Kentucky

Marshall and Kentucky play a fall softball game at Dot Hicks Field Sept. 16, 2012


NPF FanFest

Players from the Herd and the NPF team sign autographs during FanFest.

2015 (Junior)

GP/GS 50-50…Hit .336 on the season, playing primarily at third base…Had 50 hits, 56 RBI (third most in a single season) and scored 25 runs in 149 at bats…Was team co-leader with 5 home runs…Hit 11 doubles…Stole 20 bases…Walked 15 times…Had a .395 on-base percentage and .510 slugging percentage…Had 13 multi-hit and multi-RBI games…Her 27 career home runs rank tied for No. 5 in program history…No. 4 in career RBI (140)…Went 3-for-4 with 6 RBI, two runs scored and a grand slam against Ohio on March 19…Named to NFCA Mideast Region Second Team… Named to All-Conference USA Second Team…Named Conference USA Player of the Week for 3/23/15.

2014 (Sophomore):
Started all 57 of her games played in 2014. Batted for a .351 average with 16 home runs and 57 RBI on the season. Recorded a .718 slugging percentage and .418 on-base percentage. Had 61 total hits, including 14 doubles, 125 total bases and 41 runs scored. Hit 1 triple on the season, against Ohio on April 23. Hit 3-4 with a single-game high 8 RBI, 3 runs and single-game high 3 home runs at Northern Kentucky on April 9th. Recorded a season single-game high 4 hits against Delaware on February 22nd. Placed 2nd in school history for RBI in a single season with 57. Finished 3rd in school history for home runs in a single season with 16. Placed 9th in school history for doubles in a single season with 14. Her 125 total bases ranks 3rd in school history for a single season. Ranked 4th for slugging percentage in a single season with a .718 rating. Ranked 9th in school history for runs scored in a single season with 41. Named to Conference USA All-Tournament team. First Herd player to receive NFCA First-Team honors since 2009.

2013 (Freshman): Started 43 of 53 regular-season contests and started in all six games of postseason play, rotating between right field and designated hitter... Ended her rookie season hitting .257 with a .441 slugging percentage and tying for secondwith sixhome runs and taking second with 27 RBI... Braxton was the second Marshall freshman to ever receive Conference USA Hitter of the Week and was the first freshman to receive the honor in the league for the 2013 season... She earned her first hit against Michigan in the USF-Demarini Tournament with a double on Feb. 8... Her first collegiate home run was a grand slam against UCF March 23... In the series against Houston she went 5-for-11 with four runs, two home runs, eight RBI and 11 total bases... Braxton led the team in home runs and RBI in conference action... Earned a spot on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team.

High School: Holds more than 10 records at C.D. Hylton High School, , including single season home runs (10), on-base percentage (.646), slugging percentage (1.254), hits (44), and batting average (.611)...set the Virginia state single game record for runs batted in with seven...two-time first team all-state...three-time first team all-region...four-time first team all-district...three-time first team all-area...named Cardinal District Player of the Year...played her club ball for Glory Gold.

Personal:Younger sister of senior Kristina Braxton...born May 28, 1994 to parents Donnie and Cheryl Braxton...has a sister Ashleigh (26) who played basketball for George Mason...has two other siblings Aaron (18) an engineering major at University of Virginia and Samantha (18) an education at Radford University...major is health science.