Keri McKee Cortolano, Kennesaw State University
Keri McKee Cortolano made quite an impact on the ASUN Conference during her junior and senior seasons at Kennesaw State. Having already enjoyed a great measure of success at the NCAA Division II level (2004, 2005) as a conference player of the year and D-II First Team All-American, Keri burst onto the ASUN scene in 2006.
She was a two-time First-Team All-Conference selection in 2006 and 2007, and in 2007 she enjoyed quite a senior season. Earning the 2007 ASUN Player of the Year honors, she led KSU to its first ASUN Regular Season Softball Championship. Her .422 batting average that season led the ASUN (and continues to be KSU’s single-season record), but she also led the conference in hits and doubles as a senior.
Cortolano finished her two-year ASUN Conference career with a .416 average, 76 runs scored, 154 hits, 30 doubles, eight home runs and 76 RBI. Her .416 career average is best on KSU’s Division I career list, and it currently ranks her fifth on the ASUN career list as well. Overall, Keri ranks in the top 10 in nine KSU career statistical categories, including No. 1 in hits (339), RBI (216), doubles (65), at-bats (820) and games played (258).
Cortolano was also inducted into the Kennesaw State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
All-Conference First-Team selection (2006, 2007)
ASUN Player of the Year (2007)
Led KSU to First ASUN Regular Season Championship