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|26 Mikey Kenney
JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
Recorded an another strong offensive season as a junior ... named to the All-Big 12 first team ... marked the first time a Texas Tech player had been honored on the first team since 2007 ... also earned Academic All-Big 12 first team accolades ... started and played in 57 of 58 total games ... was second on the team with a .314 average to go along with 13 home runs and 31 RBI ... also posted a .580 slugging percentage along with a .415 on-base percentage ... connected on four doubles and a triple ... came across to score 45 times ... drew 25 walks and was plunked five times ... finished 16-for-17 in stolen bases ... marked her most stolen bases in a single season during her career ... was also tied for sixth in the school's single-season record book as well ... notched her named in the single-season record book home runs (fifth), runs scored (eighth), slugging percentage (ninth, and walks (ninth) ... now has three of the top 10 single-season run scored totals in school history, including the top spot from 2011 ... moved into the top 10 of the majority of the school's career record book as well ... enters 2013 among the top 10 leaders all-time in hits (eighth), RBI (seventh), doubles (eighth), stolen bases (fifth), and walks (fifth) ... also became the career leader in home runs and runs scored ... tied the career home run record with a grand slam in the second game of a doubleheader sweep of No. 23 New Mexico on March 12 ... broke the record just days later off a solo shot at Stony Brook on March 14 ... is the only player in school history to belt 30 home runs over a career as she enters 2013 with 32 dingers ... finished the year with 11 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI performances ... also was among Big 12 leaders in runs scored, home runs, and stolen bases ... went 3-for-3 in consecutive games against UT Arlington on March 2-3 ... missed only the second game of her career in the March 3 afternoon game against Binghamton while resting a sore leg ... also totaled three hits against New Mexico to once again match her career high ... hit safely in six of seven games during Tech's trip of the New York area ... tied the Tech single-game record with four stolen bases in the second game against Manhattan on March 17 ... was the first Red Raider to swipe four bases since Ashley Parker in 2006 ... Red Raiders finished with seven stolen bases in the game, one shy of the school record ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... hit a team-high .313 during league action ... also totaled four home runs and 10 RBI while starting in all 23 games ... four home runs were tied with Sandy James and Adriana Perez for the team high ... led the squad with 16 runs scored and 21 hits ... finished with three multiple-hit and multiple-RBI games ... went 5-for-10 at the plate in the Iowa State series where she also totaled three RBI ... was caught stealing for the first time in her career against the Cyclones in a close play at second base ... connected on a pair of home runs in the Baylor series, including a three-run shot in the first inning of the Friday night game ... delivered a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh in the finale to help the Red Raiders win the series ... also belted a fourth-inning solo home run against the Bears ... finished conference play with a hit in 11 of final 12 contests ... AT NCAA WASHINGTON REGIONAL ... struggled during the Regional as she was 0-for-7 at the plate ... drew a walk in the opener against Maryland ... swiped a pair of bases against the Terrapins as well ... was also plunked by a pitch the next day against the host Huskies.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
Continued to frustrate opposing pitchers in her sophomore season ... NFCA All-Central Region second team ... Academic All-Big 12 first team ... started and played in all 58 games ... hit .324 on the season, which was higher than her freshman season ... constant threat to score, led the Big 12 with 60 runs scored ... also one of the nation's leaders in the category ... totaled 15 doubles as well, which has led the league for most of the year ... home runs numbers are down from year before, but part of that is due to moving to the leadoff spot for the first half of the season ... returned to the No. 3 spot in the lineup prior to the second game of the Baylor doubleheader ... drew 28 walks and has been plunked nine times as well ... wass a perfect 15-for-15 on stolen base attempts ... has 15 multiple-hit and nine multiple-RBI games ... drove in three runs against Bryant and Utah Valley on Feb. 20 ... began a career-high 12 game hitting streak on Feb. 18 which did not end until a 0-for-2 game against Dayton on March 5 ... rebounded to go 2-for-3 and drive in three RBI the following day against Dayton ... matched the school record with four runs scored against Colorado State ... scored eight total runs in the USF The Game Tournament ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... hit .255 during conference, while connecting on two home runs ... also drove in five runs ... stole three bases as well ... led the team with 15 runs scored ... broke the Tech school record by scoring five times against Iowa State on April 10 ... finished the Iowa State series 4-for-6 at the plate with seven runs scored and two RBI ... struggled toward the end of the season with only three hits in the final eight games ... AT NCAA TUCSON REGIONAL ... struggled at the plate over the course of four games ... combined to go 0-for-11 overall ... reached base twice in the regional ... was plunked by a pitch against Harvard ... found first after a strike-three wild pitch got away in the elimination game against New Mexico State ... later scored off a Sandy James home run.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Was as good as hyped as the freshman showed consistency throughout the season ... appeared in 55 of 56 games, all of which were starts ... hit .312 on the year with a team-high 15 home runs ... earned a selection to the All-Big 12 second team ... her 15 home runs tied for the Tech single-season school record ... also moved into the top five all-time for career home runs after only one year ... added 40 RBI as well, one shy of the team high ... just under a third of her hits (49) were for home runs ... also had eight doubles ... finished with 102 total bases, second-most on the team ... recorded a .410 on-base percentage and .650 slugging percentage ... posted 12 multiple-hit games and a team-high 13 multiple-RBI performances ... found the bases 16 times thanks to walks ... was also plunked a team-high 10 times ... was a perfect 4-for-4 on stolen base attempts ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... hit .250 in conference play with three home runs and 9 RBI ... added four doubles ... seven of her 14 hits went for at least two bases ... had a .323 on-base percentage and .482 slugging percentage ... began the year with a home run in each of Tech's first two games against Wisconsin and Southern Utah ... went on a four-game streak of having two hits on March 7 against Wichita State that lasted through the North Carolina Central game on March 13 ... connected on two home runs against Jackson State on March 12 for a season-high 4 RBI ... added another home run later in the day against N.C. Central ... went 3-for-4 at the plate against Florida A&M with 2 RBI ... was a triple shy of a cycle ... went 3-for-4 again around a week later against Iowa State ... began a season-high six game hit streak on April 17 at Missouri that lasted through the April 25 game at Kansas ... during that stretch, crushed a 3-0 home run in the first game against Oklahoma State that helped push Tech to a series sweep of the Cowgirls ... AT NCAA STANFORD REGIONAL ... went 2-for-12 at the plate but both hits came in key situations against Stanford and Hawaii ... scored three runs against the Cardinal after moving to the leadoff spot prior to the two teams' second meeting ... also added a double in the game ... was walked a total of three times in the regional.
Games Played (Season): 58 (2011)
Games Started (Season): 58 (2011)
At-bats: 5, four times, last vs. North Texas, Feb. 24, 2012
Runs*: 5, at Iowa State, March 20, 2011
Hits: 3, several times, last vs. New Mexico, March 12, 2012
RBI: 4, twice, last vs. New Mexico, March 12, 2012
Doubles: 2, vs. Oklahoma, April 2, 2011
Triples: 1, twice, last vs. Midwestern State, March 27, 2012
Home Runs:2, vs. Jackson State, March 12, 2010
Walks: 3, twice, last vs. Colorado State, March 17, 2011
Strikeouts: 3, twice, last vs. Baylor, April 6, 2011
Stolen Bases*: 4, vs. Manhattan, March 17, 2012
Hitting Streak: 12 Games (Feb. 18-March 4, 2011)
* Designates school record
Was an ESPN/Rise Magazine Under Armour All-American in 2006 and 2008 during her time at Arvada West H.S. ... was a three-time all-state softball players who was named conference player of the year for softball and basketball in both 2008 and 2009 ... won the Colorado state (5A) high jump championship in 2008 to round out an amazing prep career ... somewhat not surprisingly, then, was named the outstanding senior athlete in her senior year ... graduated in the top-10 percent of her class, academically and earned the Presidential Academic Excellence Award, along with National Honor Society accolades and an Elk's student of the month award during her senior year.
Born Feb. 11, 1991, to parents Beth Glinos and Shawn Kenney ... dad is a flight instructor and mom is a data processor at First Bank ... has an older brother, Jeff, and two younger ones, Nick and Conrad ... also has an older sister, Angela, and a younger sister, Jessi ... is majoring in Exercise and Sport Sciences with a minor in Health ... plans to earn a master's degree and become a collegiate strength and conditioning coach ... selected Texas Tech because she loves the community feel of the Tech campus and because of the potential for softball here.