2012 (Freshman): Roth spent her freshman year as the team's starting first baseman, getting 53 starts at the position. After a rough opening weekend, Roth turned things on in week two, hitting safely in all five games of the Cathedral City Classic while going 6-for-11 (.545) with two runs, six RBI, a home run, two doubles and six walks. Her performance that weekend led to her being named Big 12 Player of the Week on Feb. 28. The tournament also marked the start of a 12-game hitting streak for Roth, the longest hitting streak of any Tiger in 2012. During the span of the streak, Roth hit .533 (16-for-30) with two home runs, 12 RBI, 10 runs scored, four doubles and 10 walks. She posted back-to-back two hit games against Texas A&M in March, recording three doubles while driving in three. In game two of the Evansville doubleheader, Roth connected on a three run home run, and did the same against Baylor that weekend. She drove in seven RBI in the Iowa State series, hitting home runs in each of the first two games, including a grand slam in the middle contest. In the finale against Oklahoma State, Roth posted her first three-hit game of her career. She helped Mizzou to a victory in the first game of the NCAA Regionals, hitting a two run homer in the team's 6-0 win over Illinois State. Honors: Big 12 Player of the Week (Feb. 28), Second Team All-Big 12
Esperanza: Roth played first base for Coach Ed Tunstall at Esperanza High School, where she was named as the Sunset League's Rookie of the Year as a freshman. During her freshman campaign, Roth hit .430 with five home runs and 27 RBI while going 7-1 in the circle. She earned First Team All-Sunset League Honors in 2009, hitting .370 with six homers and 27 RBI. In 2010, she was the Sunset League MVP, helped by her .570 batting average with six home runs and 18 RBI during conference play. As a senior, Roth was a First Team All-State and First Team All-County selection. She holds the school record for home runs. In 2009, she was invited to the adidas Top 100 Camp and the Allister Camp. At the 2009 ASA Nationals in Oklahoma City, Okla., she posted a .470 batting average. She hit .450 with five home runs and 20 RBI to help the SoCal Choppers to a ninth place finish at nationals in 2010, and helped them finish eighth at the ESPN Rise 18u Gold National Tournament by hitting .400 with a home run and 12 RBI. She was a high school Scholar Athlete from 2009-2011.
Personal: Kelsea Roth was born to Joe and Amie Roth in Long Beach, Calif., on April 9, 1993. She has a younger sister, Madison.