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TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts.........................................................................................................................................1 2012 Season Preview..................................................................................................................... 2-4 2012 Schedule....................................................................................................................................5 The ‘Roos............................................................................................................................................6 Head Coach Meredith Smith...........................................................................................................7 Assistant Coach Shana Easley..........................................................................................................8 Student Manager Dave Hoffman.....................................................................................................8 Graduate Assistant Brandy Baze.....................................................................................................9 Senior Danielle Bennefeld..............................................................................................................10 Senior Kaelene Curry......................................................................................................................11 Senior Kelly Fischer........................................................................................................................12 Senior Anna Sokolik.......................................................................................................................13 Senior Megan Ussary......................................................................................................................14 Senior Megan Vicino......................................................................................................................15 Senior Ashley Whiteside................................................................................................................16 Junior Lindsey Davis.......................................................................................................................17 Junior Deanna Friese......................................................................................................................18 Junior Chelsea Hartwig..................................................................................................................19 Junior Emily Ott..............................................................................................................................20 Junior Tara Wolf..............................................................................................................................21 Sophomore Katie Henning.............................................................................................................22 Freshmen Caitlin Christopher and Lea Diaz...............................................................................23 Freshmen Kristi Lee and Marlee Maples......................................................................................24 Freshmen Kaley Patterson and Cinda Ramos.............................................................................25 Freshman Bri Wyatt........................................................................................................................26 2011 Game Results..........................................................................................................................27 2011 Statistics...................................................................................................................................28 2011 Summit League Review.........................................................................................................29 Honor Roll.................................................................................................................................. 30-31 UMKC Single Season Records................................................................................................. 32-33 UMKC Career Records............................................................................................................. 34-35 All-Time Results........................................................................................................................ 36-39 UMKC vs. Opponents.....................................................................................................................40 All-Time Head Coaches.................................................................................................................40 All-Time Roster...............................................................................................................................41 The Evolution of the Kangaroo......................................................................................................42 Chancellor Leo Morton..................................................................................................................43 Director of Athletics Tim Hall.......................................................................................................44 Athletics Senior Staff.......................................................................................................................45 Athletics Facilities...................................................................................................................... 46-47 Head Coaches & KASF...................................................................................................................48 UMKC Training Staff......................................................................................................................49 Kangaroos in the Community.......................................................................................................50 Student-Athlete Academic Support Services Office...................................................................51 Cowtown Shmowtown............................................................................................................. 52-53 The Summit League.........................................................................................................................54

GENERAL INFORMATION

Location.............................................................................. Kansas City, Mo. Founded.................................................................................................... 1933 Nickname...................................................................................... Kangaroos Colors.......................................................................................Blue and Gold Enrollment............................................................................................14,221 Affiliation...........................................................................NCAA Division I Conference....................................................................The Summit League Home Field..................................................................... Missouri 3&2 Field Capacity...................................................................................................... 500 Chancellor...............................................................................Leo E. Morton Director of Athletics....................................................................... Tim Hall Senior Associate AD/SWA..................................................... Carla Wilson Website...........................................................www.UMKCKangaroos.com Athletics Department Phone................................................. 816-235-1036 Athletics Department Fax...................................................... 816-235-1035

MEDIA INFORMATION

SID Graduate Asst./SB Contact.....................................Benjamin Bullock Email....................................................................... bebvg5@mail.umkc.edu Office Phone............................................................................ 816-235-1053 Cell Phone................................................................................ 816-830-4088 Mailing Address..............................................5100 Rockhill Rd., SRC 201 ..................................................................................Kansas City, MO 64110 Shipping Address....................................................5030 Holmes, SRC 201 ..................................................................................Kansas City, MO 64110

SOFTBALL INFORMATION

First year of SB......................................................................................... 1987 All-time record.......................................................................304-662 (.314) League record.........................................................................138-171 (.446) NCAA Appearances..................................................................................n/a Last Post Season Appearance.................................................. 2003 - (2nd)

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach.............................................Meredith Smith (Tennessee, ‘04) Email............................................................................smithmer@umkc.edu Office Phone............................................................................ 816-235-5837 Division I Record.......................................................................... 92-153 (5) UMKC Record............................................................................... 92-153 (5) Assistant Coach.............................................Shana Easley (Arkansas, ‘06) Graduate Assistant.........................................Brandy Baze (Arkansas, ‘09) Volunteer Assistant................................................................ Sarah Dieterle Manager.................................................Dave Hoffman (Kansas State, ‘09)

2011 SEASON REVIEW

2011 Record........................................................................................... 38-16 2011 Summit League Record/Finish.............................................. 18-5/1st Final Ranking..............................................................................................n/a Letterwinners Returning/Lost................................................................12/3 Starters Returning/Lost........................................................Defensive - 8/1 ................................................................................................... Pitching - 3/1 Newcomers..................................................................................................... 8

CREDITS The 2012 UMKC softball media guide was written, designed and edited by Benjamin Bullock. Editorial assistance was provided by Nik Busch and Rob McCutcheon. Photography was provided by Matthew S. Hicks Photography, UMKC Photo Services, Scott Indermauer, Bob Greenspan, Carla Wilson, Benjamin Bullock, Matt Potter/ OnGoal, LLC., Place Properties, Google Maps and the Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association. UMKC NONDISRIMINATION STATEMENT The Board of Curators and UMKC are committed to the policy of no discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or Vietnam era veteran status. The Affirmative Action Office, 354 Administrative Center, 5115 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo., is responsible for all relevant programs. Call 816-235-1323 for information. People with speech or hearing impairments may contact the University by using Relay Missouri, 800-735-2966 (TT) or 800-735-2466 (voice). NCAA PRINCIPLE OF SPORTSMANSHIP AND ETHICAL CONDUCT For intercollegiate athletics to promote the character development of participants, to enhance the integrity of higher education and to promote civility in society, student-athletes, coaches and all others associated with these athletics programs and events should adhere to such fundamental values as respect, fairness, civility, honesty and responsibility. These values should be manifest not only in athletics participation, but also in the broad spectrum of activities affecting the athletics program. It is the responsibility of each institution to: (revised: 1/9/96) (a) establish policies for sportsmanship and ethical conduct in intercollegiate athletics consistent with the educational mission and goals of the institution and (adopted: 1/9/96) (b) educate, on a continuing basis, all constituencies about the policies in Constitution 2.4-(a). (adopted: 1/9/96)

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2012 Season Preview In 2011, the UMKC softball program, under the leadership of sixthyear head coach Meredith Smith, had its best season in team history as it finished 38-16 overall and 18-5 in The Summit League, to claim the regular season league title. During the season, the Kangaroos set a school record for most consecutive wins (13) and Summit League series swept (five) along with finishing in the nation’s top 100 in batting average (.286), ERA (2.53), fielding percentage (.972), stolen bases (136), double plays per game (20), and stolen bases per game (2.52). In addition, the Blue & Gold beat Kansas and Arkansas for the first time ever and finished with its highest RPI ranking in team history at 117. THE INFIELD The star-studded UMKC infield returns all four starters, including last season’s Summit League player of the year and First Team All-League selection, senior Kaelene Curry. The shortstop out of Downers Grove, Ill., led the league in hits (63) and runs (44), while finishing second in hitting (.396) and on-base percentage (.473). In league play, Curry batted .405 with a .476 on-base percentage, accu-

mulating 30 hits and 19 runs. Curry also became the school’s alltime leader in runs scored (109) and third all-time in career stolen bases (41). Senior second baseman Kelly Fischer, meanwhile, started 52 games and hit .290 with a slugging percentage of .316. In addition, she received First Team All-Summit League and All-Summit League Tournament Team honors and finished 61st in the nation in steals (24). Currently, Fischer ranks first in career stolen bases (50), second in runs scored (90), and ninth in walks (36) in UMKC softball history. Like Curry and Fischer, third baseman Megan Ussary received All-Summit League honors when she was named to the second team after finishing the year hitting .315 with two home runs, 34 RBI and 19 stolen bases. Senior Danielle Bennefeld started in all 54 games for the ‘Roos, batting .250 with 21 RBI and a team-high five home runs. Junior Chelsea Hartwig will look to bounce back after sitting out last season due to an injury. In two seasons played (97 games), the St. Louis, Mo., native holds a career batting average of .248 to go along with 58 hits, 10 home runs, and 36 RBIs. In 2009, she received Second Team All-Summit League honors at the designated hitter position knocking in a school-record eight home runs and leading the squad in RBI with 25.

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Rounding out the UMKC infield will be newcomers to the squad, including Kaley Patterson, Kristi Lee, Marlee Maples and Bri Wyatt. THE OUTFIELD Starting all 54 games last season, junior Emily Ott hit .354 with 57 hits, 34 RBI and two home runs. In addition, she finished with a slugging percentage of .484 and an on-base percentage of .400, while finishing second on the team in stolen bases with 20. In the post-season, Ott was named to the All-Summit League Tournament Team after hitting .307 over a four game span. At season’s end, the UMKC right fielder recorded the 10th highest batting average (.354), sixth most hits (57), ninth most doubles (11), second most RBIs (35), eighth most runs (28) and second most stolen bases (20) in UMKC single season history. She also sits fourth in batting average (.350), 11th in hits (103), ninth in doubles (19), second in RBIs (70), eighth in stolen bases (27) and fifth in on-base percentage (.409) UMKC career history. Senior Anna Sokolik, meanwhile, started all 54 games and finished with a .359 batting average to go along with a .479 slugging percentage and a .416 on-base percentage. Sokolik also scored 34 runs and drove in 36, while notching 60 hits, including nine doubles, three home runs and a triple.

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With her performance throughout the season, the Bettendorf, Iowa native received First Team all-league honors along with being named Player of the Week on May 9.

Deanna Friese. In her sophomore campaign, Friese finished 12th in the nation with a school-record 28 wins and 18th with a school-record of 310 strikeouts.

Coming off a medical redshirt 2010 season, senior Ashley Whiteside bounced back nicely as she appeared and started in 52 games while hitting .250 along with scoring 15 runs.

In league play, she recorded 14 wins with a 1.44 ERA and 132 strikeouts in 102 innings leading her way to earning Summit League Pitcher of the Week award four times.

Senior Megan Vicino, meanwhile, will provide depth and experience to the outfield corps, while newcomers Lea, Diaz, Tara Wolf and Wyatt will battle for time in the field. BEHIND THE PLATE This group of UMKC softball student-athletes includes junior Lindsey Davis, sophomore Katie Henning and freshman Caitlin Christopher. Last season, Davis started 11 of the 22 contests she appeared in and recorded four hits, including a double, along with three RBIs. Coming into 2012, her career batting average stands at .202. As for Henning, she started 42 out of the 46 games behind the plate as a freshman, hitting .204 with 23 hits, 28 RBIs, and nine stolen bases. The lone freshman of the group, Caitlin Christopher, is out of John H. Guyer High School in Denton, Texas. During her career, the 5-foot4 right-hander was the Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman and sophomore and the Catcher of the Year as a junior and senior. ON THE MOUND Returning this season for the Kangaroos will be last year’s Summit League Pitcher of the Year, junior

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Coming into 2012, the junior righthander out of Kennesaw, Ga., holds a record of 40-21 with an ERA of 2.63. In addition, Friese has recorded 518 strikeouts, completed 45 games and pitched 10 shutouts in her career. She also holds UMKC records for most single-season (28) and career (40) wins, single-season (310) and career (518) strikeouts and games pitched in a season (42). Ott and Sokolik also saw time on the mound for the ‘Roos in 2011, as Ott went 3-2 in six appearances, including three starts, finishing with a 2.48 ERA and 22 strikeouts, while Sokolik finished 5-0 with a 4.11 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 12 appearances, including six starts. Freshman right-hander Cinda Ramos out of Olathe, Kan., meanwhile, will add depth behind Friese as the ‘Roos No. 2 pitcher this season. THE SCHEDULE The Kangaroos schedule will be tough, as they will face seven tournament teams, beginning with the DePaul Blue Demons in the Oceanic Time Warner Cable Classic on Feb. 9 in Honolulu, Hawaii hosted by Hawaii. The tournament will take place over a three-day span with the Kangaroos

facing Seattle, DePaul, Hawaii, and two bracket games. After the tournament is completed, UMKC will face Hawaii again on Feb. 13. Following nearly a two-week break, UMKC will travel to Evansville, Ind. to compete in the Evansville Tournament hosted by Evansville for a two day competition. Along with UMKC and Evansville, Detroit and Butler will also be participants in the tournament. March 2-4 , the ‘Roos will kick off their home schedule in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament featuring Saint Louis, Southeast Missouri, Missouri State, and Mizzou. Like DePaul, both Missouri State and Mizzou were NCAA Tournament teams last season. After the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament, UMKC will begin league play with a three-game home set against South Dakota. For the Coyotes, this will be their inaugural season as members of the Summit League. The Kangaroos will then hit the road for Lexington, Ky. to participate in the Kentucky Invitational hosted by Kentucky on March 16-18. Other participants include ACC member North Carolina State and another NCAA Tournament team from last season, UAB. Following the Kentucky Invitational, the ‘Roos will begin a five-game home stand starting with a doubleheader against Wichita State on March 21. Three days later, UMKC will face IPFW in a three-game set, including a doubleheader on March 24.

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Rounding out the month of March, UMKC will be on the road facing another NCAA Tournament team from last season, BYU, in a doubleheader on March 27. The next day, it will travel to Orem, Utah to face Utah Valley in a doubleheader. Two days later, UMKC will face its first league road test of the year when it takes on Southern Utah in a three-game set, including a doubleheader on March 30. On April 3, UMKC will return home for a brief two-game home stand against Missouri State. This will mark the second and third time the squads will face-off. After this series, the ‘Roos will play host to the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in a three-game series. A week later, IUPUI comes in to Kansas City for a three-game series against the Kangaroos. On April 17, UMKC will begin a six-game road swing starting with the Arkansas Razorbacks. Then on April 21-22, it will face the North Dakota State Bison in a three-game series. The Kangaroos will then wrap up this road swing at Kansas in a double-header. UMKC returns to Kansas City to close out its regular season home schedule on April 28-29 against Oakland in a three-game series. Following the series against the Golden Grizzlies, UMKC will close out the regular season on the road against Western Illinois. As for the Summit League Championships, it will take place May 10-12 here in Kansas City, hosted by UMKC.

UMKC REPRESENTED ON THE COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS PRESEASON ALL-SUMMIT LEAGUE TEAM The Blue & Gold placed six players on the College Sports Madness 2012 Preseason All-Summit League team, while head coach Meredith Smith was named preseason Coach of the Year. Receiving First Team honors were infielder Kaelene Curry, pitcher Deanna Friese, infielder Kelly Fischer, infielder Megan Ussary, pitcher/ outfielder Anna Sokolik.

gets us to where we need to be.” Below is the complete 2012 Summit League Softball Preseason Poll: Place 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

Curry also named the Field Player of the Year as Friese was named the Pitcher of the Year. In addition, utility player Kaley Patterson was named preseason Freshman of the Year. ‘ROOS PICKED TO WIN THE SUMMIT LEAGUE The UMKC softball squad was picked to finish atop of the 2012 Summit League standings as it edged out North Dakota State by totaling 61 points and five first-place votes while the Bison tallied 60 points and the final four first-place votes. “We are honored by the first place prediction,” said head coach Meredith Smith. “It is obvious to us and can even be seen in the close voting that this season will be a battle.” Smith added that she thinks her team is ready for the challenge and they will precede one game at a time until they secure a tournament bid. “Experience is something that will help us throughout the season and the feeling of going home in second place last season will be the fuel that

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2012 Schedule Date Opponent Oceanic Time Warner Cable Paradise Classic Thu, Feb 09 DePaul p.m. Fri, Feb 10 Seattle p.m. Fri, Feb 10 Hawaii Sat, Feb 11 Bracket Play Sat, Feb 11 Bracket Play Mon, Feb 13 Hawaii Evansville Tournament Sat, Feb 25 Butler Sat, Feb 25 Evansville Sun, Feb 26 Detroit Sun, Feb 26 Butler Missouri Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament Fri, Mar 02 Saint Louis Sat, Mar 03 Missouri State Sun, Mar 04 Southeast Missouri State Sun, Mar 04 Missouri Sat, Mar 10 South Dakota Sat, Mar 10 South Dakota Sun, Mar 11 South Dakota Kentucky Invitational Fri, Mar 16 North Carolina State Fri, Mar 16 UAB Sat, Mar 17 Kentucky Sat, Mar 17 Bracket Play Sun, Mar 18 Bracket Play Wed, Mar 21 Wichita State Wed, Mar 21 Wichita State Sat, Mar 24 *IPFW Sat, Mar 24 *IPFW Sun, Mar 25 *IPFW Tue, Mar 27 BYU Tue, Mar 27 BYU Wed, Mar 28 Utah Valley Wed, Mar 28 Utah Valley Fri, Mar 30 *Southern Utah Fri, Mar 30 *Southern Utah Sat, Mar 31 *Southern Utah Tue, Apr 03 Missouri State Tue, Apr 03 Missouri State Fri, Apr 06 *South Dakota State Fri, Apr 06 *South Dakota State Sat, Apr 07 *South Dakota State Sat, Apr 14 *IUPUI Sat, Apr 14 *IUPUI Sun, Apr 15 *IUPUI Tue, Apr 17 Arkansas Sat, Apr 21 *North Dakota State Sat, Apr 21 *North Dakota State Sun, Apr 22 *North Dakota State Wed, Apr 25 Kansas Wed, Apr 25 Kansas Sat, Apr 28 *Oakland Sat, Apr 28 *Oakland Sun, Apr 29 *Oakland Sat, May 05 *Western Illinois Sat, May 05 *Western Illinois Sun, May 06 *Western Illinois Summit League Championships Thu, May 10 TBD Thu, May 10 TBD

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at Lexington, Ky. at Lexington, Ky. at Lexington, Ky. at Lexington, Ky. at Lexington, Ky. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. at Provo, Utah at Provo, Utah at Orem, Utah at Orem, Utah at Cedar City, Utah at Cedar City, Utah at Cedar City, Utah Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. at Brookings, S.D. at Brookings, S.D. at Brookings, S.D. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. at Fayetteville, Ark. at Fargo, N.D. at Fargo, N.D. at Fargo, N.D. at Lawrence, Kan. at Lawrence, Kan. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. at Macomb, Ill. at Macomb, Ill. at Macomb, Ill.

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NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name Pos. 1 Lee, Kristi IF 2 Ramos, Cinda P 3 Wolf, Tara OF 4 Hartwig, Chelsea IF 5 Wyatt, Bri OF 6 Patterson, Kaley IF 7 Whiteside, Ashley OF 8 Fischer, Kelly IF 9 Curry, Kaelene IF 00 Ott, Emily P/OF 11 Christopher, Caitlin C 13 Friese, Deanna P 14 Ussary, Megan IF 15 Sokolik, Anna P/OF 16 Diaz, Lea OF 17 Maples, Marlee IF 21 Henning, Katie C/OF 24 Vicino, Megan OF 27 Bennefeld, Danielle C/IF 33 Davis, Lindsey C/OF Coaching Staff Head Coach: Meredith Smith (6th) Assistant Coach: Shana Easley (4th) Graduate Assistant: Brandy Baze (2nd) Manager: Dave Hoffman (2nd) Volunteer Assistant: Sarah Dieterle (5th)

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Hometown (High School) (Previous College) Olathe, Kan. (Olathe Northwest HS) -Olathe, Kan. (Olathe Northwest HS) -Chapman, Kan. (Chapman HS) (Johnson County CC) St. Louis, Mo. (Pattonville HS) -Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Glenbard West HS) -McLouth, Kan. (McLouth HS) -- St. Peters, Mo. (Francis Howell North HS) -- Glendale, Ariz. (Greenway HS) -- Downers Grove, Ill. (Downers Grove South HS) -Des Plaines, Ill. (Maine West HS) -- Denton, Texas (John H. Guyer HS) -Kennesaw, Ga. (Kennesaw Mountain HS) -Agency, Mo. (Mid-Buchanan HS) -Bettendorf, Iowa (Pleasant Valley HS) -Elgin, Ill. (Marian Central Catholic HS) -Spring, Texas (Klein Collins HS) -Olathe, Kan. (Olathe South HS) -Oak Brook, Ill. (Hinsdale Central HS) -Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs HS) -Blue Springs, Mo. (Arch Bishop O’Hara HS) --

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Meredith Smith

Head Coach • Tennessee, ‘04 • Sixth Season Meredith Smith is entering her sixth season as the head coach of the UMKC softball program. Smith was hired to lead the Kangaroos in July 2006. In 2011, the UMKC softball program had arguably its best season in team history as it finished 38-16 (18-5 SL) and regular season Summit League champions along with wins over Kansas and Arkansas for the first time. Also, she was named The Summit League Coach of the Year. Coming into 2012, Smith holds a 92-153 (47-59 SL) record and will look to continue the recent success of the program. During the 2010 season, Smith improved UMKC’s win total for the third consecutive season, leading the squad to a 22-26 overall record and a 12-10 mark in Summit League play. The ‘Roos finished in a tie for fourth place in the regular season standings and narrowly missed out on advancing to The Summit League Tournament by percentage points. The team’s 22 victories were tied for the third most in a single season in the program’s 23 seasons of competition on the diamond. Smith’s squad picked up its play late in the 2010 campaign, as the squad posted a 14-4 record over the final 18 games. One of the victories was a 6-5 triumph at UNLV, which is one of the signature wins during Smith’s tenure in Blue and Gold. Under her direction, a trio of Kangaroos - Kelly Fischer, Anna Sokolik and Emily Ott - garnered First Team all-Summit League honors. The ‘Roos also had a total of three student-athletes earn Summit League Player/Pitcher of the Week honors during the regular season. Smith’s squad also continued its excellence in the classroom, as 11 student-athletes were named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team, while eight were tabbed to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. In 2009, Smith led the team to a 20-34 overall record, as the Kangaroos finished 10-14 in The Summit League, which were the most league wins for the program since the 2003 season. During the season, Smith led the ‘Roos on a six-game winning streak that began on April 4 against IPFW and ended on April 11 against North Dakota. Under Smith’s guidance, Kelly Fischer and Chelsea Hartwig earned second team all-league honors and Samantha Hurst was named The Summit League Pitcher of the Week. Hartwig also set a new UMKC school record for most home runs hit in a single season at eight. Off the field, Smith had 13 players named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team and six players named to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. In 2008, UMKC finished with an 8-31 overall record, as the squad doubled its win total from the 2007 season, despite fielding a team with a total of 11 underclassmen (nine freshmen). The team’s winning percentage of .205 was the best for the program since the 2003 season. Smith moved to Kansas City after serving as the Director of Softball Operations at Tennessee during the 2005 and 2006 seasons. In this capacity, she was responsible for developing, organizing and distributing recruiting materials, while also coordinating the team’s travel arrangements. During the 2006 season, Smith helped guide the Volunteers to the SEC Championship as well as a berth in the Women’s College World Series. Prior to being promoted as a member of the UT staff, Smith served as the team���s manager in 2004-05. She handled various administrative duties. The Knoxville, Tenn., native has also been a camp instructor for the Volunteers since 2001. As a student-athlete, Smith played collegiately at Centre College in Danville, Ky., in 2000. During that season, she tied an NCAA record for most doubles in a single game with five and picked up all-conference honors and earned a league player of the week award. She then spent one semester at East Tennessee State before transferring to UT, where she was involved with the Panhellenic Council of Pi Beta Phi and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Smith graduated cum laude from Tennessee in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. She also holds her master’s degree in sports psychology with a minor in sports management.

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Shana Easley

Assistant Coach • Arkansas, ‘06 • Fourth Season Shana Easley is entering her fourth season as an assistant coach, as she joined the program in August 2008. Easley, who works primarily with the catchers and infielders, joined the Kangaroos from the University of Arkansas, where she served as the Director of Softball Operations. Easley, a four-year letterwinner for the Lady Razorbacks, started 213 of the 217 games in which she played. She was charged with just 21 errors, with her fielding percentage of .985 ranking second alltime for the Lady ‘Backs. She also holds the Arkansas record for most putouts in a game. At the plate, Easley finished second on the team in RBI in both 2005 and 2006. During her senior season, she finished first on the team in home runs and total bases and second in doubles. She also ranks at the top of the record book for most home runs in a single season and a career. After graduation, Easley played one season for the Arizona Heat of the National Pro Fastpitch League, posting a .250 batting average and a slugging percentage of .346. She recorded four doubles and a home run on the campaign. Additionally, Easley played one season for Dream Team Reggio Emilia in Italy, leading the squad to a championship, as the team posted a 14-0 record on the 2008 season. The Loveland, Colo., native earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Arkansas. She earned her bachelor of science in marketing in May 2006 and received a master’s in sport management in May 2008.

Dave Hoffman

Student Manager • Kansas State, ‘09 • Second Season Dave Hoffman is entering his second season as the student manager with the UMKC softball program. Hoffman joined the ‘Roos after serving as an assistant coach for the Olathe U18 Lady Panthers during the summer of 2010. Prior to joining the Lady Panthers’ coaching staff, Hoffman worked as an expansion coordinator and a travel consultant for Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity where he helped start new fraternities at SUNY Binghampton and IU-South Bend, while also assisting with projects at Colorado State and Eastern Michigan. Hoffman graduated from Kansas State in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in advertising, as well as sociology. He is currently working on his master’s degree in higher education administration at UMKC.

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Brandy Baze

Graduate Assistant • Arkansas, ‘09 • Second Season Brandy Baze is entering her second season as a graduate assistant with the UMKC softball program. Baze joined the ‘Roos after serving as an assistant coach with the Neosho County Community College softball program during the spring of 2010. As an assistant with the Panthers, Baze assisted with the development and implementation of individual and team practices, administrative duties and recruiting, while also maintaining the team’s website. Prior to joining the Panthers, Baze was a four-year infielder with the Arkansas softball team before serving as a student coach with the Razorbacks. As a coach, Baze worked in all aspects of the team’s training, as well as assisting with the softball summer camps. Baze graduated from Arkansas in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. She is currently working on her master’s degree in higher education administration at UMKC.

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Danielle Bennefeld Blue Springs, Mo. • Blue Springs HS • Senior • 5-5 • IF

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Year GP-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB Slg.% BB HBP SO OBP SF SH 2009 48-45 .240 125 22 30 7 2 3 14 50 .400 8 4 36 .304 1 4 2010 41-35 .234 94 16 22 3 0 2 8 31 .330 4 3 22 .284 1 1 2011 54-54 .250 128 28 32 9 0 5 21 56 .438 15 4 46 .347 0 2 TOTAL 143-134 .242 347 66 84 19 2 10 43 137 .395 27 11 104 .315 2 7 2011 -- Started all 54 games… finished with a .250 batting average, a .438 slugging percentage and a .347 on-base percentage… scored 28 runs and drove in 21… recorded 32 hits, including nine doubles and five homeruns… walked 15 times and stole 10 bases… named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League… finished with the fourth most home runs (5) and the eighth most runs (28) in UMKC single season history… ranks second in home runs (10), sixth in runs (66) ninth in doubles (19) and 11th in RBIs (43) in UMKC career history… recorded six multi-hit games, four multi-run games and eight multi-RBI games, including a 2-for-4 performance with four RBIs, two runs and a home run against Oakland (4/23)… also belted homeruns against Oakland (4/24), North Dakota (4/16 and 4/17) and Central Florida (2/25)… stole three bases in season opener against Jackson State (2/11).

SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 6-8 153 17 5 .971 1-1 65 41 6 .946 10-13 253 15 1 .996 17-22 471 73 12 .978

the Wildcats to conference titles in 2005, 2006 and 2007, as well as a third-place finish in the Missouri Class 4A State Tournament in 2007... named an honorable mention all-conference selection as a junior and senior. Personal -- Born June 22, 1990... daughter of Lanny and Dana Bennefeld... majoring in electrical and computer engineering.

2010 -- Played in 41 games with 35 starts recording a .234 batting average... scored 16 runs, with eight RBIs, four walks, three doubles, two home runs and a stolen base... notched a hit in five consecutive games from March 30 to April 3... finished 2-for-5 with an RBI at Texas Tech (2/20)... went 2-for-2 with two runs, two RBIs and a home run in 8-1 win over Southern Utah (4/16)... finished 2-for-2 with two runs, an RBI, a home run and a hit by pitch in 6-5 win over UNLV (4/20)... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team. 2009 -- Batted .240 on the year in 48 games played, while starting 45... scored 22 runs off of 30 hits... led the Kangaroos with seven doubles and two triples... finished with three home runs and 14 RBIs... was walked eight times and stole six bases on eight attempts... recorded 153 putouts and 17 assists at first base... scored a career-high three runs and stole three bases at the Dakota’s Round Robin Tournament against South Dakota (4/10)... posted two singles at IUPUI (4/24) and recorded three RBIs at Oakland (3/29)... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team. High School -- Four-year letterwinner at Blue Springs High School... helped

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Kaelene Curry

Downers Grove, Ill. • Downers Grove South HS • Senior • 5-3 • IF

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Year GP-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB Slg.% BB HBP SO OBP SF SH 2009 51-51 .321 154 21 48 6 2 0 13 58 .377 13 3 20 .376 0 5 2010 44-44 .390 123 42 48 8 1 0 16 58 .472 23 9 11 .516 0 3 2011 54-54 .378 172 46 65 1 2 0 14 70 .407 17 7 12 .454 0 3 TOTAL 49-149 .359 449 109 161 15 5 0 43 186 .414 53 19 43 .447 0 11 2011 -- Started all 54 games… finished with a .378 batting average, a .407 slugging percentage and a .454 on-base percentage… scored 46 runs and drove in 14… collected 65 hits, including two triples and a double… walked 17 times and stole 18 bases… named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I all-Central Region Second Team… honored as a Capital One Second Team Academic All-American… named The Summit League Player of the Year and to the First Team all-Summit League... named a Distinguished Scholar on The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League Team and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence… named an NFCA all-America Scholar Athlete… finished first in The Summit League in runs (46), second in hits (65), third in batting average (.378) and fourth in on-base percentage (.454)… ranked 74th in the NCAA in runs per game (0.85) and 88th in toughest to strikeout (14.3)… set the UMKC single season record for hits (65) and runs (46), while ranking third in on-base percentage (.454), fourth in batting average (.378) and stolen bases (18) and 10th in at-bats (172)… set UMKC career records in runs (109), while ranking second in on-base percentage (.447), third in batting average (.358), walks (53), stolen bases (41) and hits (161), sixth in assists (369) seventh in triples (5), eighth in at-bats (449) and 11th in RBIs (43)… finished with a team-high 16 multi-hit games, including four three hit games and two multiRBI games… scored two or more runs in nine games, including three runs in back-to-back games against Central Florida (2/25) and North Florida (2/26)… stole three bases vs. Belmont (2/19)… had a team season long hit streak of 23 games. 2010 -- Played in 44 games with 44 starts recording a team-high .390 batting average... led the Summit League and finished 63rd in the NCAA in batting average, while finishing first in the league and 32nd in the nation with a .516 on-base percentage and first in the league and 32nd in the nation with .95 runs per game... 42 runs scored and .516 on-base percentage were the most in school history, while her .390 average was second and her 23 walks wand 15 stolen bases were fourth... moved into third all-time on the UMKC career batting list with a .347 average, while moving into seventh in runs with 63, eighth in walks with 36, ninth in steals with 23, and second in on-base percentage at .443... led team in batting average (.390), on-base percentage (.516), runs (42), walks (23), hit by pitches (9), steals (15), while finishing second on the team in hits (48) and third in doubles (8) and triples (1)... recorded 13 multi-hit games and five

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SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 8-10 64 123 25 .882 15-18 55 69 17 .879 18-26 99 77 10 .946 41-54 218 269 52 .904

multi-RBI games... her 11-game hit streak from Apr. 11-May 7 was the second longest on the team... reached base safely in 39 of 44 games... notched a seasonhigh three hits in contest against IUPUI (3/19) and North Dakota State (5/2)... went 2-for-2 with three runs, two stolen bases and a walk against Wichita State (3/10)... went 2-for-3 with three runs, a walk and a hit by pitch against IPFW (3/12)... went 1-for-1 with three runs, three walks and a stolen base against North Dakota State (4/11)... UMKC Scholar Athlete... named a Distinguished Scholar and to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. 2009 -- Started and appeared in 51 games at the shortstop position... batted .312 on the year, scoring 21 runs off of 48 hits including six doubles and two triples... recorded 13 RBIs on the year... finished with eight stolen bases... had 64 putouts and led UMKC with 123 assists... hit a career-high three singles at IUPUI (4/24)... recorded three RBIs at IPFW (4/4)... scored two runs in the 9-7 win over Centenary (3/24)... recorded four putouts against Southern Utah (5/2) and had a career-high six assists against South Dakota (4/10) in the Dakota’s Round Robin Tournament... UMKC Scholar Athlete honoree... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team. High School -- A two-year letterwinner at Downers Grove South High School, where she helped the Mustangs to a fourth-place finish in Illinois’ Class 2A State Tournament in 2007... helped her squad to a 25-7 record in Class 4A in 2008, earning a first-place conference finish... posted a .448 batting average, collecting 10 RBI, four doubles and a triple as a senior... named first team allconference and all-area as a senior, earning an academic all-state award as well... also played one year of volleyball (defensive specialist)... earned a spot on the 4.0 and above honor roll all four years of her high school career and was a member of the National Honor Society as a junior and senior... also served as a peer leader and a D.A.R.E. student leader. Personal -- Born June 15, 1990... daughter of Scott and Renie Curry... brother, Ryan, is a second baseman in the Florida Marlins farm system... majoring in psychology.

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Kelly Fischer

Glendale, Ariz. • Greenway HS • Senior • 5-1 • IF

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Year GP-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB Slg.% BB HBP SO OBP SF SH 2009 54-54 .313 182 28 57 6 1 1 16 68 .374 1 1 20 .356 0 3 2010 46-46 .363 146 27 53 9 2 0 18 66 .452 8 1 15 .397 1 8 2011 52-52 .290 155 35 45 4 0 0 13 49 .316 17 0 16 .358 1 12 TOTAL 152-152 .321 483 90 155 19 3 1 47 183 .379 36 2 51 .369 2 23 2011 -- Started and appeared in 52 games… finished with a .290 batting average, a .316 slugging percentage and a .358 on-base percentage… scored 35 runs and drove in 13… collected 45 hits, including four doubles … walked 17 times and stole 24 bases… named to the all-Summit League Tournament Team… named to the First Team all-Summit League… named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League Team and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence… led The Summit League in sacrifice bunts (12) and was second in stolen bases (24)… ranked 60th in the NCAA in steals (24)… set the UMKC single season record for stolen bases (24), while ranking third in UMCK single season history in runs (35) and fifth in sacrifices (13)… ranks second in UMKC career history in runs (90), fourth in hits (155), seventh in at-bats (483) and assists (21), ninth in batting average (.321), walks (36) and doubles (19) and 10th in RBIs (47)… recorded 11 multi-hit games and one three RBI game against Nicholls State (2/12)…had a season long five-game hit streak. 2010 -- First Team all-Summit League selection... played in 46 games with a team-high 46 starts recording a .363 batting average... led team with 53 hits, 66 total bases, eight sacrifices, 15 stolen bases and nine doubles and was second on the team with 27 runs and two triples... .363 batting average was fifth best in school history, while 15 steals ranks fourth, 27 runs ranks fifth and 53 hits ranks eighth... moved into seventh place all-time with a .335 career average, eighth all-time with 110 hits, ninth all-time with 55 runs and sixth all-time with 26 stolen bases... recorded a team-high 15 multi-hit games... closed out the season on an 11-game hit streak, the second longest on the team, after riding a nine-game hit streak from Feb. 14-27... finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two stolen bases against Maine (2/20)... combined to go 5-for-9 with five RBIs, four runs scored, a double and a steal in the series with IUPUI (3/18-19)... tallied a season-high three hits at Southern Utah (4/17) and vs. Oakland (5/7)... went 2-for-4 with two runs, and RBI and a triple in 6-5 win at UNLV (4/20).

SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 11-12 132 95 8 .966 15-20 88 67 9 .945 24-27 97 48 2 .986 50-59 317 210 19 .965

six doubles, one triple and one home run... finished with a .313 batting averageto go along with 16 RBIs and 11 walks... led the squad with 11 steals in 12 attempts... recorded 132 putouts and had 95 assists... scored a career-high three runs against Houston Baptist (2/21) at the UT-Arlington Tournament... posted three hits, including two doubles at IUPUI (4/24)... also recorded a career-high two steals in game three of the IUPUI series (4/25)... had a career-high seven putouts at IPFW (4/4) and six assists at Oakland (3/28). 2008 -- Medical redshirt. High School -- Three-year softball letterwinner... high school coach was Ed McQuade. Personal -- Born Jan. 14, 1989... daughter of Susan Lavin and Bill Fischer... cousins with former Kansas City Royals’ second baseman Mark Grudzielanek... majoring in middle school education.

2009 -- Second Team all-Summit League honoree... Was the only UMKC player to start in all 54 games... led the team in scoring 28 runs off of 57 hits... recorded

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Anna Sokolik

Bettendorf, Iowa • Pleasant Valley HS • Senior • 5-8 • OF/P

Year 2009 2010 2011 TOTAL 2009 2010 2011

GP-GS Avg. 18-7 .214 48-46 .344 54-54 .359 120-107 .346 GP-GS ERA 17-12 9.70 24-19 3.40 12-6 4.11

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB Slg.% 14 3 3 0 0 1 2 6 .429 128 22 44 9 5 1 20 66 .516 167 34 60 9 1 3 36 80 .479 309 59 107 18 6 5 58 152 .492 W-L CG SHO SV IP H R 2-6 1 0/0 0 48.1 95 79 10-8 12 1/0 0 117.1 146 79 5-0 3 0/0 0 46.0 62 33

2011 -- Started all 54 games… finished with a .359 batting average, a .479 slugging percentage and a .416 on-base percentage… scored 34 runs and drove in 36… collected 60 hits, including nine doubles, three home runs and a triple… walked 12 times and stole 15 bases… finished 5-0 with a 4.11 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 12 appearances, including six starts over 46 innings pitched… named Summit League Player of the Week on May 9… named to the First Team all-Summit League… named a Distinguished Scholar on The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League Team and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence… named an NFCA all-America Scholar Athlete… finished third in The Summit League in hits (60) and RBIs (36), fourth in batting average (.359) and fifth in total bases (80)… set the UMKC single season record in RBIs (36), while ranking second in hits (60), fourth in runs (34), seventh in batting average (.359) and eighth in stolen bases (15)… ranks fifth in batting average (.346), sixth in triples (6) and RBIs (58), eighth in on-base percentage (.393), 10th in hits (107) and runs (59) and 12th in doubles (18) at the plat in UMKC career history… ranks third in winning percentage (17-14), sixth in wins (17), eighth in strikeouts per seven innings (4.37) and strikeouts (132), ninth in games pitched (53), 10th in ERA (4.99) and 11th in innings (211.1) in UMKC career pitching history… recorded a team-high 16 multi-hit games, including seven three-hit games and a team-high 10 multi-RBI games, including a three RBI performance against Southern Utah (5/7)… went 3-for-5 with a homerun, two runs and an RBI vs. Nicholls State (2/12)… went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a triple, a walk and a stolen base vs. North Florida (2/26)… went 1-0 with three strikeouts in seven innings on the mound and 2-for-5 with two RBIs, two stolen bases and a run against Wisconsin-Parkside (3/28)… pitched seven innings, with five strikeouts and no earned runs to record the win, while going 2-for-4 with two RBIs at Centenary (4/9)… had a season long nine game hit streak. 2010 -- First Team all-Summit League selection... played in team-high 48 games with 46 starts recording a .344 batting average... finished with a team-low 3.40 ERA with 10 wins and 74 strikeouts in 117.1 innings pitched... finished 18th in the nation and first in The Summit League with five triples... led team with nine doubles and 66 total bases, while finishing second on the team with 20 RBIs and a .516 slugging percentage and third on the team with 22 runs scored... .516 slugging percentage was ninth best in school history... .556 winning percentage tied for the best in school history, while her 10 wins were the ninth most in school history... moved into eighth place in the UMKC record books with a .331 batting average... combined to go 5-for-6 with two triples, two runs, an RBI, a double and a walk in the first three games of the season against SEMO (2/13), Northwestern State (2/13) and Jackson State (2/14)... finished the series against IUPUI 6-for-7 with three RBIs, two runs and a double... went 10-for-15

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BB HBP SO OBP SF SH 2 0 6 .313 0 1 6 0 22 .370 1 2 12 5 26 .416 1 3 20 5 54 .393 2 6 ER BB SO 2B 3B HR 67 32 23 24 2 5 57 27 74 21 3 9 27 11 35 8 1 4

SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 0-0 15 10 1 .962 5-6 24 49 6 .924 15-17 84 17 6 .944 20-23 123 76 13 .939 OBA WP HBP BK .408 15 1 0 .293 6 3 0 .323 5 2 0

with eight RBIs, five runs scored, two stolen bases, a triple, a double and walk over a four game span from April 2-10... tallied a team season-high five RBIs in 10-0 win at South Dakota State... pitched complete games against SEMO (3/5), Missouri State (3/7), Wichita State (3/10), IPFW (3/12), IUPUI (3/19), Western Illinois (3/26), Kansas (3/30), South Dakota State (4/2 and 4/3), Southern Utah (4/16), Centenary (4/23) and Oakland (5/7)...notched a career-high nine strikeouts against Wichita State (3/10)... allowed three earned runs or less in 18 appearances... named to the ULM Mardi Gras Classic All-Tournament team... named The Summit League Pitcher of the Week on March 8 and The Summit League Player of the Week on April 4... UMKC Scholar Athlete... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. 2009 -- Appeared in 18 games with seven starts... finished the season with a .214 batting average... scored three runs off of three hits... recorded one home run against Missouri State (3/7)... tallied two RBIs... recorded 15 putouts and had 10 assists... finished with a 9.70 ERA... went 2-6 on the year, appeared in 17 games and started 12 on the mound... pitched 48.1 innings, allowed 79 runs to score off of 95 hits with 67 of those runs being earned... walked 32 batters and struck out 23... fanned a career-high four batters against Memphis (2/27)... threw six innings against Missouri State (4/8), allowing one run to score off of four hits in the 4-3 win... a member of The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team... UMKC Scholar Athlete honoree. High School -- Compiled a 66-30 record in the circle for Pleasant Valley High School, where she posted a career ERA of 0.96 and averaged better than 100 strikeouts per season... ranked first in career wins for Pleasant Valley... was also solid on the offensive side of the plate, posting a career-best .403 batting average as a senior, with four home runs, eight triples, 27 RBI and 10 stolen bases... led her team to Mississippi Athletic Conference championships as a senior... named first team all-conference as a sophomore, junior and a senior, following up an honorable mention nod as an eighth-grader and a second-team mention as a freshman... selected first team all-district as a sophomore, junior and senior, also earning a first team all-state nod as well as a selection to the Iowa Class 4A State Championship all-tournament team as a junior... was named the MAC Player of the Year as a senior... also lettered in basketball (two years), track (three years) and cross country (one year), earning honorable mention all-conference honors. Personal -- Born March 28, 1990... daughter of Tom and LeAnn Sokolik... has one sibling - John... majoring in nursing.

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Megan Ussary

Agency, Mo. • Mid-Buchanan HS (NW Missouri St.) • Senior • 5-5 • IF

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Year GP-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB Slg.% BB HBP SO OBP SF SH 2008 34-32 .303 89 11 27 8 0 0 3 35 .393 5 1 14 .347 0 4 2009 DNP 2010 DNP 2011 54-54 .315 162 29 51 12 3 2 34 75 .463 15 2 20 .376 2 3 TOTAL 88-86 .311 251 40 78 20 3 2 37 110 .438 20 3 34 .366 2 7 2011 -- Started all 54 games… finished with a .315 batting average, a .463 slugging percentage and a .376 on-base percentage… scored 29 runs and drove in 34… collected 51 hits, including 12 doubles, two home runs and three triples… walked 15 times and stole 19 bases… twice named Summit League Player of the Week… named to the all-Summit League Tournament Team… named to the Second Team all-Summit League… named a Distinguished Scholar on The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League Team and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence… named an NFCA all-America Scholar Athlete… led The Summit League in triples (3) and finished fifth in doubles (12)… ranked 92nd in the NCAA in triples (3)… ranks third in UMKC single season history in stolen bases (19), fourth RBIs (34) and seventh doubles (12) and runs (29)… ranks eighth in UMKC career history in doubles (20) and 10th in batting average (.311)… recorded 15 multi-hit games, including three three hit games and four straight multi-hit games from 2/12-2/13… registered nine multi-RBI games, including a 3-for-3 performance with four RBIs, two runs, a homerun and a stolen base at IUPUI (4/30)… had a season-long 11 game hitting streak.

SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 2-2 93 47 6 .959

19-22 21-24

High School -- Two-time all-state selection... named team MVP for MidBuchanan High School as a junior and senior, leading the Lady Dragons to an 18-5 record and district and sectional championships... three-time all-district and all-conference selection... garnered accolades as the St. Joseph (Mo.) News Press Player of the Year... led team to four straight conference championships... earned varsity letters in softball (4), basketball (4) and cheerleading (3)... also was an all-conference basketball player... high school coach was Mark Pettegrew... played AAU softball for the KC Peppers team for two years... was a Scholar Athlete and an all-American Scholar, while being on the honor roll and earning an honors diploma. Personal -- Born on Nov. 21, 1988... daughter of Brian an Channon Ussary... majoring in liberal arts.

2010 -- Sat out the 2010 season due to transfer rules... UMKC Scholar Athlete. 2009 -- Transferred to Northwest Missouri State in December ‘08... practiced and was a member of the Bearcat squad, but was not eligible to compete in game action... transferred back to UMKC in the fall of 2009. 2008 -- Led the team with a .303 batting average on the season, collecting eight doubles in 27 hits on the season... started 32 of her 34 appearances on the year, with her on-base percentage of .347 also tops among the team... posted the longest hitting streak of the season, a six-game (vs. Idaho State, 2/17 - Wichita State 3/8) string that saw the freshman collect nine hits - including two doubles... posted a fielding percentage of .959 after moving from catcher to third base for an injury-depleted UMKC squad... named to The Summit League Winter/ Spring Academic all-League team.

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Megan Vicino

Oak Brook, Ill. • Hinsdale Central HS • Senior• 5-3 • OF

Year GP-GS 2009 43-36 2010 41-38 2011 26-9 TOTAL 110-83

Avg. AB R H .188 101 7 19 .204 103 13 21 .105 19 6 2 .188 223 26 42

2B 3B HR 5 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 11 1 0

RBI TB 6 24 15 29 2 2 23 55

Slg.% .238 .282 .105 .247

BB 8 4 2 14

HBP 0 1 0 1

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SO OBP SF 25 .248 0 21 .239 1 4 .190 0 50 .238 1

SH 3 4 0 7

SB-ATT 1-1 0-0 2-2 3-3

PO A 18 3 48 2 2 0 68 5

E FLD% 5 .808 1 .980 3 .400 9 .890

2011 -- Started nine games, appearing in 26… finished with a .105 batting average, a .105 slugging percentage and a .190 on-base percentage… scored six runs and drove in two… collected two hits, two walks and stole two bases… named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League Team… went 1-for1 with two RBIs at Central Florida (2/25)… had a walk and a run at Centenary (4/9). 2010 -- Played in 41 games with 38 starts recording a .204 batting average... registered nine of 15 RBIs with two outs...tallied six doubles and a triple while scoring 13 runs... went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs in season opener against SEMO (2/13)... went 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored at South Dakota State (4/3)... recorded two or more hits in games against SEMO (2/13), Maine (2/20), Texas Tech (2/20) and North Dakota (4/10)... tallied two RBIs in contest versus (SEMO (2/13), IPFW (3/12), South Dakota State (4/2) and Centenary (4/23). 2009 -- Appeared in 43 games with 36 starts... scored seven runs off of 19 hits, including five doubles... posted six RBIs and stole one base on the year... recorded 18 putouts and had three assists... hit a career-high two singles against South Dakota State (4/19) and had two RBIs at Centenary (3/24). High School -- A four-year letterwinner at Hinsdale Central High School... played club softball for the Downers Grove Rebels with Kangaroo teammate Kaelene Curry... an eight-semester honor roll recipient, she was also recognized on the Dean’s List at Hinsdale Central in 2006 and 2007... was involved with Habitat for Humanity, Athletes Committed to Excellence and Students Against Destructive Decisions. Personal -- Born July 24, 1990... daughter of Phil and Jill Vicino... has three siblings - Scott, Andrew and Kevin... majoring in secondary education.

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Ashley Whiteside

St. Peters, Mo. • Francis Howell North HS • Senior • 5-3 • OF

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Year GP-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB Slg.% BB HBP SO OBP SF SH 2008 37-35 .128 86 10 11 0 0 0 0 11 .128 6 0 15 .185 0 3 2009 49-48 .271 133 15 36 2 0 0 4 38 .286 8 2 14 .322 0 6 2010 12-11 .250 28 7 7 0 0 0 3 7 .250 0 1 3 .276 0 3 2011 52-52 .250 116 15 29 0 0 0 6 29 .250 9 2 21 .315 0 8 TOTAL 150-146 .229 363 47 83 2 0 0 13 85 .234 23 5 53 .284 0 20 2011-- Started and appeared in 52 games… finished with a .250 batting average, a .250 slugging percentage and a .315 on-base percentage… scored 15 runs and drove in six… collected 29 hits, nine walks and 14 stolen bases… named a Distinguished Scholar on The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic allLeague Team and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence… named an NFCA all-America Scholar Athlete… ranks fifth in UMKC career history in stolen bases (29) and ninth in sacrifices (20)… recorded five multi-hit games, including going 3-for-3 at both Austin Peay (2/19) and vs. Ball State (2/20)... went 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and a stolen base against North Dakota State (3/13) and 2-for-2 with a run against South Dakota (3/27). 2010 -- Played in 12 games with 11 starts recording a .250 batting average... finished the 4-for-4 on the season in stolen bases with three RBIs and seven runs scored... notched two hits against Texas Tech (2/21)... scored two runs in games against Maine (2/20) and Texas Tech (2/21)... missed final 36 games of the season after injuring her ankle against Eastern Illinois... named a Distinguished Scholar and to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team... also named to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence.

SB-ATT PO A 3-4 26 1 8-15 45 3 4-4 14 0 14-19 48 3 29-42 133 7

team. High School -- Three-time first team all-conference selection (Fr., So., Sr.)... second team all-conference as a junior... first team all-district selection as a junior and senior... honorable mention all-Metro as a senior... four-year letterwinner in softball and two-year letterwinner in track and field... member of the Select Team that won the 18U NSA World Series in 2006... high school coach was Bob Dunahue. Personal -- Born on May 16, 1989... daughter of Kevin and Lisa Whiteside... has a brother, Ryan, 26 and three sisters, Brittany, 23, Brooke 19 and Taylor, 17... sister Brooke is a teammate on the UMKC softball team...majoring in nursing.

2009 -- Started 48 of the 49 games played in the outfield... finished the season with a .271 batting average... scored 15 runs off of 36 hits, including two doubles... finished the year with eight stolen bases... recorded 45 putouts in the outfield and had three assists... recorded a career-high four hits against Centenary (3-24)... finished game one against Missouri State (4-8) with a career-high four putouts... UMKC Scholar Athlete honoree... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. 2008 -- Appeared in 37 games, with 35 starts on the year... finished the season with a .128 batting average, offering up three sacrifice hits as well... collected six walks on the year... speedy outfielder also grabbed three stolen bases in four attempts... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League

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E FLD% 5 .844 6 .889 1 .933 3 .944 15 .903

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Lindsey Davis

Blue Springs, Mo. • Arch Bishop O’Hara HS • Junior• 5-4 • C

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Year GP-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB Slg.% BB HBP SO OBP SF SH 2010 27-20 .280 50 4 14 4 0 1 6 21 .420 2 1 8 .321 0 4 2011 22-11 .103 39 0 4 1 0 0 3 5 .128 1 1 2 .146 0 1 TOTAL 49-31 .202 89 4 18 5 0 1 9 26 .292 3 2 10 .245 0 5

SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 0-0 111 10 0 1.000 0-0 9 0 0 1.000 0-0 120 10 0 1.000

2011 -- Started 11 games, appearing in 22... finished the year hitting .103, slugging .128 and an on-base percentage of .146... recorded four hits, including a double, a walk and three RBIs... did not commit an error on the season... named a Distinguished Scholar on The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic allLeague Team and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence... named an NFCA all-America Scholar Athlete... finished 1-for-1 with a double and an RBI at Centenary (4/10)...went 1-for-3 with an RBI at Oakland (4/23)...recorded an RBI at IUPUI (4/30) and a hit vs. North Dakota State (3/12). 2010 -- Played in 27 games with 20 starts recording a .280 batting average... notched six RBIs, four runs, four doubles and a home run... finished with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 121 chances at catcher... threw out five baserunners... tallied first collegiate hit with a double vs. Maine (2/20)... finished the season on a three-game hit streak, combining to go 6-for-11 with four RBIs, two runs, two doubles and a home run against Centenary (4/23), North Dakota State (5/2) and Oakland (5/7)... UMKC Scholar Athlete... named a Distinguished Scholar and to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team. High School -- Four-time all-region, all-district and all-conference selection at Arch Bishop O’Hara High School... was the team captain as a senior... posted a .496 batting average as a senior... led team to a conference championship as a junior... holds the AOHHS records for least number of strikeouts (0) and career triples (11)... is also second in career doubles (25), hits (141), RBI (91) and runs scored (100)... was named the Kansas City Star Athlete of the Week for softball... high school coach was George Peter... Principal’s Honor Roll selection all four years... National Honors Society President and Student of the Month... also was on Student Council and was a student ambassador. Personal -- Born on Nov. 30, 1990 in Raytown, Mo... daughter of Darrell and Beth Davis... has two younger brothers, Ryan and Conner... majoring in nursing.

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Deanna Friese

Kennesaw, Ga. • Kennesaw Mountain HS • Junior • 5-8 • P

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Year GP-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB Slg.% BB HBP SO OBP SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 2010 3-1 .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 .000 0 1 0-0 6 15 1 .955 2011 42-34 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 11 20 3 .912 TOTAL 45-35 .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 .000 0 1 0-0 17 35 4 .929 GP-GS ERA W-L CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR OBA WP HBP BK 2010 32-24 3.96 12-12 16 4/0 0 146.2 150 106 83 62 208 28 5 22 .259 10 4 1 2011 42-34 1.82 28-9 29 6/0 1 242.1 153 74 63 100 310 30 4 23 .178 15 14 1 TOTAL 74 58 2.63 40-21 45 10/0 1 389.0 303 180 146 162 518 58 9 45 .211 25 18 2

2011 -- Finished the year with a 28-9 record and a 1.82 ERA... started 34 games, registering 310 strikeouts in 242.1 innings...allowed 153 hits and 63 earned runs... limited opposing hitters to a .178 batting average... named Summit League Pitcher of the Year, First Team all-Summit League and all-Summit League Tournament... named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I allCentral Region Second Team... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League Team and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence... named Summit League Pitcher of the Week four times... led The Summit League in ERA (1.82), opposing batting average (.178), innings pitched (242.1), strikeouts (310) and wins (28)... ranked 18th in the NCAA in wins (28), 21st in hits allowed per seven innings (4.42) and strikeouts (310), 22nd in strikeouts per seven innings (9.0), 59th ERA (1.82) and 66th in shutouts (6)... set the UMKC single season records in wins (28), games pitched (42), strikeouts (310) and winning percentage (.757), while placing fourth in ERA (1.82) and second in innings (242.1), walks (100), starts (34) complete games (29) and second in strikeouts per seven innings (8.95)... set UMKC career record in wins (40), strikeouts (518), winning percentage (.655) and strikeouts per seven innings (9.32), while ranking third in complete games (45), fourth in starts (58), fifth in ERA (2.63) and innings (389.0) and sixth in games (74)... struck out 10 or more batters nine times and 15 or more batters three times... threw a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts against North Dakota (4/17)... allowed no earned runs in 15 appearances, including six shutouts... recorded first career save against North Dakota (4/16)... allowed two or fewer hits in 13 appearances. 2010 -- Pitched in a team-high 32 games with 124 starts recording a 3.96 ERA... finished with 9.93 strikeouts per seven innings, most in school history, while her 208 strikeouts were second all-time 146.2 innings pitched were ninth and her 12 wins and 16 complete games were fifth... moved into the top spot in the UMKC career record books with 9.93 strikeouts per seven innings, while her 208 strikeouts put her fourth all-time... .500 winning percentage is third alltime in school history... struck out first collegiate batter in season opener against

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SEMO (2/13), finishing the contest with eight strikeouts... registered her first three collegiate wins with complete game, nine strikeout performances against Jackson State (2/14), Maine (2/20) and Wichita State (3/10)... tossed a complete game in 1-0 loss at Kansas, allowing three hits while striking out 12 batters... twice struck out a career high 16 batters, in a three-hitter against North Dakota (4/9) and a one-hitter against South Dakota (4/11)... finished with complete games and 10 or more strikeouts in games at Southern Utah (4/16), vs. Centenary (4/23) and twice vs. Oakland (5/7-8)... named to the ULM Mardi Gras Classic All-Tournament team... named The Summit League Pitcher of the Week on May 10... UMKC Scholar Athlete. High School -- Two-year varsity letterwinner... named team MVP as a sophomore and the Most Improved Player as a sophomore... posted an 8-1 record with a .76 ERA on a team that went 21-3 as a freshman... went 12-2 with a 1.21 earned run average as a sophomore... also batted .325 with 27 RBI as a freshman and .307 with 20 RBI as a sophomore... played on the Georgia Trouble AAU team for two years, where she was the team captain... also was a part of the Atlanta Vipers, where she helped the squad to a 33rd place finish at the 18 Gold Nationals... high school coach was Lisa Chapman and AAU coach was Deb Sonnenberg... Gold A Honor selection all four years... member of the Beta Club, Orchestra Leadership Team and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Personal -- Born on Feb. 21, 1989 in Effingham, Ill... daughter of Dennis and Maureen Friese... mother was a part of the swimming, volleyball and basketball teams at Western Illinois, while her father was a member of the Leatherneck baseball program... has two siblings, Sarah and Gabriel... majoring in health.

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Chelsea Hartwig St. Louis, Mo. • Pattonville HS • Junior • 5-10 • IF

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Year GP-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB Slg.% BB HBP SO OBP SF SH 2009 54-52 .275 142 12 39 6 0 8 25 69 .486 15 5 34 .362 1 1 2010 43-40 .207 92 5 19 3 0 2 11 28 .304 12 5 28 .327 1 4 TOTAL 97-92 .248 234 17 58 9 0 10 36 97 .415 27 10 62 .348 2 5

SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 0-1 168 8 8 .957 0-0 209 9 2 .991 0-1 377 17 10 .975

2011 -- Sat out the 2011 season due to injury... named an NFCA all-America Scholar Athlete.

was also a three-year basketball and track letterwinner, picking up a fourthplace district finish in the discus.

2010 -- Played in 43 games with 40 starts recording a .207 batting average... notched 12 walks, 11 RBIs, five runs, three doubles and two home runs... moved into second all-time in UMKC history with 10 home runs... led team with 208 putouts... went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, a walk and a home run against North Dakota State (4/11)... finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a home run against Centenary (4/23)... went 3-for-3 with three RBIs vs. Oakland (5/7)... UMKC Scholar Athlete... named a Distinguished Scholar and to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team... also named to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence.

Personal -- Born January 20, 1990... daughter of Lance and Kaye Hartwig... has one sibling, Shane... majoring in communication studies.

2009 -- Second Team all-Summit League selection at the designated hitter position... appeared in all 54 games, earning the starting nod in 52... led the team with eight home runs, which are the most any player has hit in a single season at UMKC... also led the squad with 25 RBIs... scored 12 runs off of 39 hits, with six doubles... tallied 15 walks... played first base for half of the season, recording 168 putouts with eight assists... had a career-high three hits against Memphis (2/27) in the Memphis Tournament... posted five RBIs against Houston Baptist (2/21) in the UT-Arlington Tournament... UMKC Scholar Athlete honoree... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team. High School -- Lettered all four years at Pattonville High School, leading her team to a Suburban North Conference championship as a senior... posting a batting average of .400 or better as a sophomore, junior and senior, collecting 20-plus RBI in each season... finished her career with 85 RBI and 14 HR... saw time in the pitcher’s circle as well as a freshman and sophomore, collecting 54 strikeouts... earned honorable mention all-conference accolades as a freshman and was tabbed a first team all-conference selection as a sophomore, junior and senior... also earned first team all-district honors as a sophomore, junior and senior... was named Suburban North Conference Player of the Year as a junior...

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Emily Ott

Des Plaines, Ill.• Maine West HS• Junior • 5-9 • OF/P

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Year GP-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB Slg.% 2010 46-45 .346 133 17 46 8 0 2 35 60 .451 2011 54-54 .354 161 28 57 11 2 2 35 78 .484 TOTAL 100-99 .350 294 45 103 19 2 4 70 138 .469 GP-GS ERA W-L CG SHO SV IP H R 2010 11-3 10.00 0-3 0 0/0 1 21.0 40 44 2011 6-3 2.48 3-2 2 0/0 0 31.0 34 17 TOTAL 17-6 5.52 3-5 2 0/0 1 52.0 74 61

BB HBP SO OBP SF SH SB-ATT 11 6 24 .420 0 1 7-7 10 3 26 .400 1 2 20-22 21 9 50 .409 1 3 27-29 ER BB SO 2B 3B HR OBA 30 22 13 11 0 4 .374 11 9 22 12 1 2 .281 41 31 35 23 1 6 .325

2011 -- Started all 54 games… finished the year hitting .354, while slugging .484 and recording a .400 on-base percentage... recorded 57 hits, including 11 doubles, two triples and two homeruns and 10 walks… scored 28 runs and drove in 35… stole 20 bases and registered a .909 fielding percentage… finished with a 3-2 record, with a 2.48 ERA, 22 strikeouts in 31 innings… started three games, completing two… named to the all-Summit League Tournament Team… named Summit League Player of the Week on Feb. 21… finished fourth in The Summit League in hits (57) and stolen bases (20) and fifth in batting average (.354) and RBIs (35)… recorded the 10th highest batting average (.354), sixth most hits (57), ninth most doubles (11), second most RBIs (35), eighth most runs (28) and second most stolen bases (20) in UMKC single season history… sits fourth in batting average (.350), 11th in hits (103), ninth in doubles (19), second in RBIs (70), eighth in stolen bases (27), fifth in on-base percentage (.409) and sixth in strikeouts per seven innings (4.71) in UMKC career history… had 14 multi-hit games, including four three-hit games and eight multiRBI games, including 1-for-3 performance with four RBIs a run and a grand slam… had two or more hits in six straight games from 2/19-2/25… went 1-for2 with a run, while registering the win on the mound after allowing three hits with six strikeouts in seven innings… pitched seven innings with nine strikeouts and a win, while going 3-for-5 with three RBIs, two runs, two stolen bases and a double in the doubleheader with Wisconsin-Parkside (3/28)… had a season long nine-game hit streak.

with a single in the season opener against SEMO (2/13)... tallied 12 multi-hit games and a team-high nine multi-RBI games... her 12-game hit streak from Apr. 2-23 was the longest on the team... went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, two runs scored and a double against IUPUI (3/18)... went a combined 9-for-13 with seven RBIs, two runs, two stolen bases and two doubles over a four game span against South Dakota State (4/2-3) and South Dakota (4/10)... closed out the year by going a combined 5-for-8 with five runs, four RBIs, two walks, a home run, a double and a stolen base in the final series of the season against Oakland (5/7-8)... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team. High School -- All-state selection at Maine West High School as a senior... also was a three-time all-conference and two-time all-area honoree... was the MWHS team Most Valuable Player all four years... served as team captain as a junior and senior... played for the Lake County Liberty AAU team for two years... also was a two-year letterwinner in volleyball as an outside hitter. Personal -- Born on March 13, 1991 in Des Plaines, Ill... daughter of Russell and Karen Ott... has one sister, Hailey... majoring in business.

2010 -- First Team all-Summit League selection... played in 46 games with 45 starts recording a .346 batting average... recorded a UMKC single season record with 35 RBIs... .346 average was 10th best in school history for a single season and fourth best for a career... her .420 on-base percentage ranks fourth all-time on the UMKC career list... scored 17 runs, with eight doubles, two home runs and 11 walks, while stealing seven bases in seven attempts... finished with a 10.00 ERA on the mound in 21.0 innings pitched with 13 strikeouts, while recording the team’s only save against South Dakota (4/10)... struck out first career batter against Northwestern State (2/13)... notched her first collegiate hit

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PO A E FLD% 3 7 2 .833 21 19 4 .909 24 26 6 .893 WP HBP BK 6 1 0 5 1 0 11 2 0

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Tara Wolf

Chapman, Kan.• Chapman HS (Johnson County CC)• Junior • 5-7 • OF

At Johnson County CC -- Hit .295 with 52 hits, three doubles, 26 RBIs and 42 runs scored in 2010.

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High School -- Was also a four letter winner in basketball and a three letter winner in volleyball at Chapman High School... named to Honor Roll each semester in all four years. Personal -- Born on Nov. 22, 1990... daughter of Tana and Terry Patton... has two sisters, Lindsey Wilson and Casie Gorton... Lindsey played softball at JCCC and Fort Hays and Casie played softball at JCCC and UMKC in 200506... majoring in elementary education.

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Katie Henning

Olathe. Kan. • Olathe, Kan. HS • Sophomore • 5-7 • C

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Year GP-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB Slg.% BB HBP SO OBP SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 2011 46-42 .204 113 12 23 6 1 0 28 31 .274 16 2 27 .311 1 6 9-11 145 10 1 .994 TOTAL 46-42 .204 113 12 23 6 1 0 28 31 .274 16 2 27 .311 1 6 9-11 145 10 1 .994

2011 -- Started 42 games, appearing in 46… finished the year with a .204 batting average, a .274 slugging percentage and a .311 on-base percentage with 16 walks and 23 hits, including six doubles and a triple…scored 12 runs, drove in 28 runs and stole nine bases… registered a .994 fielding percentage, committing only one error in 156 chances… finished with the sixth most RBIs (28) in school history… recorded multi-hit games in four contest, including three vs. North Dakota (4/16) and multi-RBI games in eight games, including five at Saint Louis (3/6), four at Centenary (4/10) and three at IUPUI (4/30)… finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs, a run and two stolen bases in first collegiate game against Jackson State (2/11). High School -- Helped Olathe South High School to a second place finish in the 6A Kansas State Tournament in 2010 and a seventh place finish in 2009 under head coach Mike Allen... second team all-state selection as a junior in 2009... named all-state, all-Johnson County, all-Sun League and all-Metro as a senior in 2010 after hitting .435... selected as the Falcons’ team MVP and team captain as a senior... was on the honor roll all four years... member of the Flash and Rockets under head coach Ballard Patterson, father of UMKC teammate Kendall Patterson. Personal -- Born on July 9, 1992... daughter of Jeff and Michele Henning... has a younger brother, Jordan, 14... majoring in biological sciences.

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Caitlin Christopher

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Denton, Texas • John H. Guyer HS • Freshman • 5-4 • C

High School -- Was the Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman and sophomore at John H. Guyer High School and the Catcher of the Year as a junior and senior... named all-area as a freshman and junior and all-district as a senior... was a four-year all-academic selection... hit .469 with seven home runs as a senior. helped team to a third place finish in the state tournament in 2010... holds school record for RBIs as a junior and senior and the record for doubles as a sophomore. Personal -- Born on July 26, 1992 in Dallas, Texas... daughter of Jeanna and Bob Christopher... has two siblings, McKenzie and Coleman... majoring in communications.

Lea Diaz

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Elgin, Ill.• Marian Central Catholic HS • Freshman • 5-6 • OF

High School -- Four-time all-area and all-conference selection at Marian Central Catholic High School... named Third Team all-State as a sophomore... served as Team Captain as a junior and senior... her eight home runs as a junior were a school record... was Offensive MVP and an all-Tournament selection for travel team Crystal Lake Tidal Waves...member of the Spanish Honor Society. Personal -- Born on June 10, 1993 in Libertyville, Ill.... daughter of Eloy and Paula Diaz... has one sibling, Cory... majoring in nursing.

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Kristi Lee

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Olathe, Kan. • Olathe Northwest HS • Freshman • 5-6 • IF

High School -- Helped Olathe Northwest High School to Kansas 6A State Championships in 2009 and 2011 and a runner-up finish in 2008... was a First Team all-Sunflower League selection as a junior and senior, a Second Team selection as a sophomore and an honorable mention selection as a freshman... named First Team all-Olathe as a junior and senior and Second Team all-Metro as a sophomore... named First Team all-State as a sophomore and Second Team all-State as a senior... also earned a spot on the honor roll. Personal -- Born on April 19, 1993... daughter of Ron and Pam Lee... has six siblings, Sarah, Emily, Melanie, Megan, Mandy and Josh... majoring in nursing.

Marlee Maples

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Spring, Texas • Klein Collins HS • Freshman • 5-9 • IF

High School -- Awarded the Hitting Award and Defensive Award as a junior at Klein Collins high School and the Hitting Award, Offensive Award and the Most Valuable Player Award as a senior. Personal -- Born on October 18, 1992 in Houston, Texas... daughter of Crystal and Derrick Maples.

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Kaley Paterson

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McLouth, Kan. • McLouth HS • Freshman • 5-9 • IF

High School -- Four-year letterwinner at McLouth High School... hit over .600 as a freshman, while helping her team to a 3rd place finish in the Kansas 3A State Championship... hit .763 as a senior, while leading McLouth to a 6th place finish in the Kansas 3A State Championship... helped Bulldogs to a 110-9 record in her four seasons... was a a two-time First Team all-State Selection and a twotime Second Team all-State selection... named First Team all-League in all four seasons and First Team all-Area three times... was a two-time Lawrence Journal World Player of the Year... earned Gold Honor Roll all four years. Personal -- Daughter of Ballard and Lorie Patterson... sister Kendall played softball at Kansas in 2010 and at UMKC in 2011...has two other siblings, Konner and Kimi... majoring in Theater.

Cinda Ramos

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Olathe, Kan. • Olathe Northwest HS • Freshman • 5-4 • P

High School -- Helped Olathe Northwest High School to the 2009 and 2011 Kansas 6A State Championship and a runner-up finish in 2008... holds the school record for RBIs and ERA... was named First Team all-Sunflower League, Sunflower League Newcomer of the Year, all-Olathe, all-Johnson County and all-State as a freshman... named all-State and First Team all-Sunflower League as a sophomore... was honored as the KC Star Athlete of the Week, Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week and ESPN Rise Southwest Athlete of the Week during her junior season, while also being named First Team all-Sunflower League, Sun-

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flower League Player of the Year and All-State... named KC Metro Player of the Year, Olathe Player of the Year, the MO-KAN All-Star Game Kansas MVP and ESPN Rise Southwest Player of the Week as a senior... also earned a spot on the honor roll. Personal -- Born on Nov. 27, 1993... daughter of Greg and Tina Clinton... has four siblings, Taylor, Ashley, Alysa and Matt... majoring in physical therapy.

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Bri Wyatt

Glen Ellyn, Ill. • Glenbard West HS • Freshman • 5-8 • OF

High School -- Named all-conference three times at Glenbard West High School... selected Rookie of the Year as a freshman and Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore... was an all-area selection as a junior and senior... was an all-state honoree and team MVP as a junior and Defensive Player of the Year as a senior... helped team to Regional Championships in 2008 and 2009... was an outside hitter on the volleyball team... was a member of the National Honor Society and High Honor Roll.

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Personal -- Born on Dec. 18, 1992 in Park Ridge, Ill.... daughter of Cris and Elizabeth Wyatt... has two siblings, Brad and Alicia... majoring in biology.

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2011 Game Results UMKC Scorebook Game Results for UMKC (as of Mar 07, 2012) (All games) Date

Feb 11, 2011 Feb 12, 2011 Feb 12, 2011 Feb 12, 2011 Feb 13, 2011 Feb 19, 2011 2 Feb 19, 2011 Feb 20, 2011 Feb 20, 2011 Feb 25, 2011 Feb 25, 2011 Feb 26, 2011 Feb 26, 2011 Feb 27, 2011 Mar 06, 2011 Mar 06, 2011 * Mar 12, 2011 * Mar 12, 2011 * Mar 13, 2011 * Mar 17, 2011 * Mar 18, 2011 * Mar 19, 2011 * Mar 26, 2011 * Mar 27, 2011 * Mar 27, 2011 Mar 28, 2011 Mar 28, 2011 Mar 30, 2011 Mar 30, 2011 * Apr 02, 2011 * Apr 02, 2011 * Apr 03, 2011 * Apr 09, 2011 * Apr 09, 2011 * Apr 10, 2011 Apr 12, 2011 Apr 12, 2011 Apr 16, 2011 Apr 16, 2011 Apr 17, 2011 Apr 17, 2011 * Apr 23, 2011 * Apr 23, 2011 * Apr 24, 2011 * Apr 30, 2011 * Apr 30, 2011 May 05, 2011 * May 06, 2011 * May 07, 2011 * May 07, 2011 May 12, 2011 May 13, 2011 May 13, 2011 May 14, 2011

Opponent

vs Jackson State vs Southern vs Nicholls vs Tennessee-Martin at Southeastern La. vs Belmont at Austin Peay vs Cleveland State vs Ball State vs Maine at UCF vs North Florida vs #9 Michigan vs Villanova vs #18 Missouri at Saint Louis NORTH DAKOTA STATE NORTH DAKOTA STATE NORTH DAKOTA STATE at IPFW-1 at IPFW-2 at IPFW SOUTH DAKOTA STATE SOUTH DAKOTA STATE SOUTH DAKOTA STATE WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE KANSAS KANSAS WESTERN ILLINOIS WESTERN ILLINOIS WESTERN ILLINOIS at Centenary-1 at Centenary-2 at Centenary at Missouri State-1 at Missouri State-2 SOUTH DAKOTA NORTH DAKOTA NORTH DAKOTA SOUTH DAKOTA at Oakland University-1 at Oakland University-2 at Oakland University at IUPUI-1 at IUPUI-2 at Arkansas SOUTHERN UTAH SOUTHERN UTAH SOUTHERN UTAH vs Southern Utah vs IPFW vs Southern Utah NORTH DAKOTA STATE

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Overall

10-4 3-1 9-6 2-3 5-3 5-6 4-5 7-6 3-2 6-0 12-3 5-3 1-4 0-1 0-3 7-6 1-0 4-0 8-1 1-3 0-2 2-7 5-0 5-1 7-9 6-3 7-3 2-1 2-4 3-2 1-10 5-0 8-2 6-2 11-2 1-9 4-5 2-0 4-3 4-0 5-3 4-2 11-5 5-4 9-0 8-6 2-1 7-2 4-1 5-1 0-1 5-2 4-3 0-5

7 7 (8) (8) 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 5 7 7 7 5 5 7 7 7 7 7 (8) 7 7 5 (8) 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0 3-1-0 4-1-0 4-2-0 4-3-0 5-3-0 6-3-0 7-3-0 8-3-0 9-3-0 9-4-0 9-5-0 9-6-0 10-6-0 11-6-0 12-6-0 13-6-0 13-7-0 13-8-0 13-9-0 14-9-0 15-9-0 15-10-0 16-10-0 17-10-0 18-10-0 18-11-0 19-11-0 19-12-0 20-12-0 21-12-0 22-12-0 23-12-0 23-13-0 23-14-0 24-14-0 25-14-0 26-14-0 27-14-0 28-14-0 29-14-0 30-14-0 31-14-0 32-14-0 33-14-0 34-14-0 35-14-0 36-14-0 36-15-0 37-15-0 38-15-0 38-16-0

Pitcher of record

0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0 3-1-0 3-2-0 3-3-0 4-3-0 5-3-0 5-4-0 5-4-0 5-4-0 5-4-0 5-4-0 6-4-0 6-5-0 7-5-0 8-5-0 9-5-0 10-5-0 10-5-0 10-5-0 10-5-0 10-5-0 10-5-0 10-5-0 11-5-0 12-5-0 13-5-0 14-5-0 15-5-0 15-5-0 16-5-0 17-5-0 18-5-0 18-5-0 18-5-0 18-5-0 18-5-0

D. Friese (W 1-0) E. Ott (W) D. Friese (W 1-0) D. Friese (L) D. Friese (W) D. Friese (L 3-2) E. Ott (L 1-1) D. Friese (W 4-2) D. Friese (W 5-2) K. Franks (W 1-0) D. Friese (W 6-2) D. Friese (W 7-2) D. Friese (L 7-3) K. Franks (L 1-1) D. Friese (L) D. Friese (W) D. Friese (W 9-4) K. Franks (W 2-1) D. Friese (W 10-4) D. Friese (L 10-5) K. Franks (L 2-2) D. Friese (L 10-6) D. Friese (W 11-6) D. Friese (W 12-6) K. Franks (L 2-3) E. Ott (W 2-1) A. Sokolik (W 1-0) D. Friese (W 13-6) K. Franks (L 2-4) D. Friese (W 14-6) K. Franks (L 2-5) D. Friese (W 15-6) D. Friese (W 16-6) A. Sokolik (W 2-0) D. Friese (W 17-6) E. Ott (L 2-2) D. Friese (L 17-7) D. Friese (W 18-7) A. Sokolik (W 3-0) D. Friese (W 19-7) A. Sokolik (W 4-0) D. Friese (W 20-7) A. Sokolik (W 5-0) D. Friese (W 21-7) D. Friese (W 22-7) D. Friese (W 23-7) D. Friese (W 24-7) D. Friese (W 25-7) D. Friese (W 26-7) E. Ott (W 3-2) D. Friese (L 26-8) D. Friese (W 27-8) D. Friese (W 28-8) D. Friese (L 28-9)

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Time

50 93 75 13 3 15 5 1 50 110 120 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 8 71 73 63 74 72 69 65 61 11 9 11 6 92 97 97 103 71 76 1 14 11 9 98 101 212 77 12 9 13 7 36 7 12 7 13 2 13 2 17 4 271 26 5 1 30

2:13 1:28 2:00 1:55 2:07 2:15 2:03 1:53 1:40 1:42 2:11 1:55 1:31 1:50 1:37 1:30 1:35 2:03 1:45 1:26 2:10 1:50 1:38 2:37 1:35 1:36 1:57 1:43 1:35 1:13 1:46 1:52 1:40 1:30 1:12 1:53 1:19 1:29 1:34 1:42 1:56 1:52 1:59 1:34 2:17 1:55 1:33 1:29 1:29 1:40 2:05 2:04 2:06

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2011 Statistics UMKC Scorebook Overall Statistics for UMKC (as of Mar 07, 2012) (All games Sorted by Batting avg) Record: 38-16 Home: 17-4 Away: 12-6 Neutral: 9-6 : 18-5 Player

9 Kaelene Curry 15 Anna Sokolik 0 Emily Ott 14 Megan Ussary 8 Kelly Fischer 27 Danielle Bennefeld 7 Ashley Whiteside 2 Brooke Whiteside 11 Amanda Kinn 10 Lauren Rodrigues 21 Katie Henning 24 Megan Vicino 33 Lindsey Davis 20 Kendall Patterson 12 Katie Franks 13 Deanna Friese

avg

gp-gs

ab

r

h

2b 3b

hr

rbi

tb

slg%

bb hp

so

gdp

ob%

sf sh

sb-att

po

a

e

fld%

.378 .359 .354 .315 . 29 0 . 25 0 . 25 0 . 25 0 .245 . 22 1 . 20 4 . 105 . 103 . 037 . 0 00 . 0 00

54-54

46 34 28 29 35 28 15 0 6 6 12 6 0 2 0 0

65 60 57 51 45 32 29 1 12 17 23 2 4 1 0 0

1 9 11 12 4 9 0 0 3 3 6 0 1 0 0 0

2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 3 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

14 36 35 34 13 21 6 1 3 13 28 2 3 1 1 0

70 80 78 75 49 56 29 1 15 29 31 2 5 1 0 0

. 4 07 .479 . 4 84 . 4 63 .316 .438 . 25 0 . 25 0 .306 . 377 . 27 4 . 105 .128 . 037 . 0 00 . 0 00

17 12 10 15 17 15 9 0 6 4 16 2 1 1 0 0

7 5 3 2 0 4 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 0

12 26 26 20 16 46 21 0 11 19 27 4 2 4 3 0

0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

.454 .416 . 4 00 .376 .358 .347 .315 . 25 0 .339 .259 . 311 . 19 0 .146 . 103 . 0 00 . 0 00

0 3 18-26 1 3 15-17 1 2 20-22 2 3 19-22 1 12 24-27 0 2 10-13 0 8 14-19 0 0 0-0 0 0 3-3 0 2 0-0 1 6 9-11 0 0 2-2 0 1 0-0 0 0 2-2 1 0 0-0 0 0 0-0

99

77

10

.946

84

17

6

.944

21

19

4

.909

42-34

172 167 161 162 155 128 116 4 49 77 113 19 39 27 4 0

54-54 54-54 54-54 52-52 54-54 52-52 3-0 29-17 33-26 46-42 26-9 22-11 13-11 16-14

57

94

4

.974

97

48

2

.986

253

15

1

.996

48

3

3

.944

0

0

0

. 00 0

1

0

1

.5 00

210

8

3

.986

145

10

1

.994

2

0

3

.4 00

9

0

0

1.000

49

2

0

1.000

2

15

0

1.000

11

20

3

.91 2

Totals

.286

54

1393

247

399

59

9

15

211

521

.374

125

28

237

4

.355

7

42

136-164

1088

328

41

.972

Opponents

. 2 28

54

1366

161

311

60

7

32

136

481

.352

136

18

387

13

.305

5

27

40-51

1047

490

81

.950

LOB - Team (304), Opp (305). DPs turned - Team (20), Opp (15). Picked off - M. Ussary 1.

(All games Sorted by Earned run avg) Player

w-l

app gs

cg

sho

sv

ip

h

r

er

bb

so

2b

3b

hr

b/avg

1 .8 2 2.48 4 . 11 4.85

28-9 3-2 5-0 2-5

42 34 6 3 12 6 13 11

29 2 3 3

6/0 0/0 0/0 2/0

1 0 0 0

242.1 31.0 46.0 43.1

153 34 62 62

74 17 33 37

63 11 27 30

100 9 11 16

310 22 35 20

30 12 8 10

4 1 1 1

23 2 4 3

. 178 . 28 1 .3 23 .318

Totals

2.53

38-16

54

54

37

8/0

1

362.2

311

161

131

136

387

60

7

32

. 2 28

32

Opponents

3.57

16-38

54

54

30

5/1

1

349.0

399

247

178

125

237

59

9

15

.286

29

13 Deanna Friese 0 Emily Ott 15 Anna Sokolik 12 Katie Franks

era

PB - Team (8), K. Henning 8, Opp (12). Pickoffs - Team (0), Opp (1). SBA/ATT - D. Friese (23-33), K. Henning (16-20), L. Rodrigues (13-19), K. Patterson (7-8), E. Ott (7-7), A. Sokolik (6-7), L. Davis (4-4), K. Franks (4-4).

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28

wp hp bk sfa

15 14 5 1 5 2 7 1

sha

1 0 0 0

4 1 0 0

13 6 4 4

18

1

5

27

28

0

7

42


2011 Summit League Review Summit League Standings Overall Finish Team W-L Pct. H A N *1. UMKC 38-16 .704 17-3 12-6 9-7 2. North Dakota State 30-27 .526 6-0 6-16 18-11 3. IPFW 28-15-1 .648 11-5 12-6 5-4 4. Southern Utah 25-34 .424 9-8 8-20 8-6 5. Western Illinois 19-27 .413 11-6 7-17 1-4 6. IUPUI 15-32 .319 6-9 6-15 3-8 7. South Dakota State 13-41 .241 5-11 6-22 2-8 8. Oakland 17-29 .361 9-7 6-18 2-4 9. Centenary 5-36 .123 2-15 3-15 0-6 * 2011 Summit League Championship Winner

Summit League W-L Pct. H A 18-5 .783 10-2 8-3 17-7 .708 6-0 5-7 16-8 .667 8-4 8-4 14-10 .583 8-4 6-6 14-10 .583 9-3 5-7 9-14 .391 6-5 3-6 9-15 .375 4-8 5-7 8-16 .333 6-6 2-7 2-22 .083 0-12 2-10

All-Summit League First Team All-League Player School Pos. Ashleigh Bousquet IPFW 3B Kaelene Curry UMKC SS Marissa Everitt Oakland UTL Kelly Fischer UMKC 2B Deanna Friese UMKC P Jamie Goss WIU 1B Shelby Gott Oakland OF Whitney Johnson NDSU P Nikki Marinec WIU C Taylor Mortensen NDSU OF Erin Schlotfeldt WIU DP, Anna Sokolik UMKC OF

Yr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr.

Second Team All-League Player School Pos. Colleen Biebel WIU OF Heather Black SUU P Courtney Cronin IPFW P Erin Galloway, Oakland 2B Erika Polidori Oakland C Jenavieve Purcell SUU OF Nicole Rivera NDSU SS Regina Salvatore Cent. UTL Rachel Staschuk IPFW 1B Sarah Swanson IPFW OF Katie Tamayo NDSU DP Megan Ussary UMKC 3B

Yr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Player of the Year Kaelene Curry, UMKC Pitcher of the Year Deanna Friese, UMKC Freshman of the Year Ashleigh Bousquet, IPFW Coach of the Year Meredith Smith, UMKC

Summit League Year-by-Year Finish Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

League Record 4-10 3-9 2-8 2-10 13-9 14-10

Place *3rd of 5 teams *t4th of 5 teams *4th of 4 teams *4th of 4 teams 3rd of 7 teams 3rd of 7 teams

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2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

12-11 16-3 10-10 7-17 8-16 6-18 1-15

4th of 7 teams 1st of 6 teams 4th of 6 teams 6th of 7 teams 6th of 7 teams 7th of 7 teams 7th of 7 teams

2008 2009 2010 2011

6-14 10-14 12-10 18-5

8th of 9 teams 6th of 9 teams 5th of 9 teams 1st of 9 teams

*Placing within the West Division

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Honor Roll ATHLETIC HONORS Louisville Slugger/NFCA First Team all-Central Region 2000........................... Becky Burger Louisville Slugger/NFCA Second Team All-Central Region 2002.......................... Lindsey Davis 2011....................... Deanna Friese 2011....................... Kaelene Curry League Player of the Year 2011....................... Kaelene Curry League Pitcher of the Year 2002.......................... Lindsey Davis 2011....................... Deanna Friese League Newcomer of the Year 2002.......................... Lindsey Davis

*Jackie Schmidt (3B) *Kacy Manning (OF) *Emily Montesano (P) 1999............ Jennifer Heavener (1B) Jessica Carter (SS) Marci Wedel (OF) Becky Burger (Util.) 2000............ Jennifer Heavener (1B) Becky Burger (SS) Marci Wedel (OF) Kristen Abernathy (P) 2001....................Becky Burger (SS) Shelly Miller (P) 2002............. Lindsay Kendrick (2B) Lindsey Ramsey (3B) Kari Thurman (OF) Jill Dolan (P) 2003................. Kari Thurman (Util.) 2009.................. Kelly Fischer (2B) Chelsea Hartwig (DP) 2011................ Megan Ussary (3B) * West Division Second Team

League Coach of the Year 2002........................Carla Marchetti 2011......................Meredith Smith First Team All-League 1995................... *Tracey Poste (1B) 1997............... *Michelle Ackley (P) 1998..........*Michelle Acevedo (OF) *Lisa Buelt (DP) 1999..................... Amanda Rice (C) 2000..................... Amanda Rice (C) Crystal Vega (DP) 2001............... Lindsey Ramsey (3B) Amanda Rice (Util.) 2002............... Kristen Caldwell (SS) Lindsey Davis (P) 2003..................... Lindsey Davis (P) 2005................. Jessica Heimann (P) 2010.................. Kelly Fischer (2B) ......................... Emily Ott (DP) ...................Anna Sokolik (Util.) 2011................ Kaelene Curry (SS) .................... Kelly Fischer (2B) .....................Deanna Friese (P) .................... Anna Sokolik (OF) * West Division First Team Second Team All-League 1995.............. *Jeanne Howe (DH/P) 1996........................ *Lisa Buelt (SS) 1997........................ *Lisa Buelt (SS) *Jennifer Heavener (1B) 1998...........*Jennifer Heavener (1B) *Michelle Ackley (2B)

Lindsey Ramsey Kari Thurman 2011.......................Michelle Ackley .......................................Emily Ott .............................. Deanna Friese ................................ Kelly Fischer ...............................Megan Ussary League Regular Season Titles 2002, 2011 League Tournament Appearances 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2011

ACADEMIC HONORS Captiol One Academic All-America Selection First Team Second Team 2011....................... Kaelene Curry CoSIDA Academic all-District VII 2004...................... Kristen Caldwell CoSIDA Academic all-America Selection Third Team 2004...................... Kristen Caldwell

LINDSEY DAVIS

All-Tournament Team 1999.......................Michelle Ackley Emily Montesano 2000...............................Erin Brown Becky Burger Amanda Rice 2001........................... Becky Burger Shelly Miller 2002.......................... Lindsey Davis Kari Thurman Crystal Vega Katie Wiberg 2003.......................... Lindsay Bauer Lindsey Davis

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NCAA Division I Degree-Completion Award 2005-06................. Kristen Caldwell

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LAUREN RODRIGUES

Academic All-League Team 1997................................. Lisa Buelt Carrie Campbell Erin Hay Kerry Hogan Michelle Rutten Jacy Schmidt Amy Temples 1998................................. Lisa Buelt Kerry Hogan Jacy Schmidt 1999.................................Lynn Otto 2000........................... Amanda Rice Lynn Otto Emily Montesano 2001.................................Lynn Otto 2002...................... Kristen Caldwell Jill Dolan Shelly Miller Lindsey Ramsey Brandy Tanner 2003...................... Kristen Caldwell Lindsey Davis Linday Kendrick Lindsey Ramsey Brandy Tanner Katie Wiberg 2004.............................. Sarah Allen Lindsay Bauer Kristen Caldwell Lindsey Ramsey Jenny Schade Amber White 2005.............................. Sarah Allen Eryn Knecht Veronica Weaver 2006.............................. Sarah Allen Taron Brewer Monica Canisales Emily Dye Eryn Knecht

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Christie Sotelo Casie Wolf 2007........................... Taron Brewer Samantha Hurst Taia Jones Carli Slagle Ashley Toft Kylie Williamson 2008.................... Monica Canisales Lauren Cross Julie Hartung Samantha Hurst Brittany Owens Lauren Rodrigues Carli Slagle Taya Upkes Megan Ussary Ashley Whiteside 2009................Danielle Bennefeld Nicole Chalstrom Kaelene Curry Nicholle Ellis Amanda Evans Betsy Hanley Chelsea Hartwig Samantha Hurst Brittany Owens Lauren Rodriques Anna Sokolik Taya Upkes Ashley Whiteside 2010................Danielle Bennefeld Kaelene Curry Lindsey Davis Chelsea Hartwig Emily Ott Brittany Owens Lauren Rodrigues 2011................Danielle Bennefeld Kaelene Curry Lindsey Davis Kelly Fischer Deanna Friese Lauren Rodrigues Anna Sokolik Megan Ussary Megan Vicino Ashley Whiteside

ASHLEY WHITESIDE

CARLI SLAGLE

Carli Slagle Anna Sokolik Taya Upkes Ashley Whiteside

Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence 2006.............................. Sarah Allen Eryn Knecht 2007............................. Alicia Baker Taron Brewer Samantha Hurst Taia Jones Ashley Toft 2008........................Samantha Hurst Carli Slagle 2009........................... Nicholle Ellis Samantha Hurst Brittany Owens Lauren Rodriques Taya Upkes Ashley Whiteside 2009....................... Kaelene Curry Chelsea Hartwig Brittany Owens Lauren Rodrigues Carli Slagle Anna Sokolik Taya Upkes Ashley Whiteside 2011....................... Kaelene Curry Lindsey Davis Kelly Fischer Deanna Friese Lauren Rodrigues Anna Sokolik Rashonda Stanley Megan Ussary Ashley Whiteside Current players in bold.

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Single Season Records HITTING

6. 7. 8.

Batting Average (min. 2.0 at-bats per game) player year g avg h-ab 1. Lisa Buelt 1997 34 .427 38-89 2. Kaelene Curry 2010 44 .390 48-123 3. Tracey Poste 1995 34 .386 34-88 4. Kaelene Curry 2011 54 .378 65-172 5. Teresa Suggs 1992 44 .367 47-128 6. Kelly Fischer 2010 46 .363 53-146 7. Becky Burger 1999 51 .359 55-153 Anna Sokolik 2011 54 .359 60-167 9. Amanda Rice 2000 56 .355 59-166 10.Julie Harding 1993 30 .354 29-82 Emily Ott 2011 54 .354 57-161 Hits player 1. Kaelene Curry 2. Anna Sokolik 3. Amanda Rice 4. Kristen Caldwell Kari Thurman 6. Kelly Fischer Emily Ott 8. Becky Burger 9. Becky Burger Betsy Hanley

year 2011 2011 2000 2002 2002 2009 2011 2000 1999 2009

g h 54 65 54 60 56 59 59 58 57 58 54 57 54 57 51 56 51 55 53 55

Doubles player 1. Kristen Caldwell Amanda Rice 3. Amy Barnard Amy Barnard Amanda Rice Lindsay Kendrick 7. Becky Burger Megan Ussary 9. Jessica Carter Jennifer Heavener Amanda Rice Emily Ott

year 2002 2000 2000 2001 2001 2002 2000 2011 1999 1999 1999 2011

g 2b 59 15 56 15 50 13 53 13 53 13 59 13 55 12 54 12 37 11 48 11 50 11 54 11

Triples player 1. Teresa Suggs 2. Lisa Buelt 3. Julie Harding Amy Barnard Anna Sokolik 5. Tracey Poste Lisa Buelt Kari Thurman

year 1992 1996 1993 2001 2010 1995 1997 2002

g 3b 44 10 35 6 30 5 53 5 48 5 34 4 34 4 57 4

KELLY FISCHER

LISA BUELT

Home Runs player year 1. Chelsea Hartwig 2009 2. Ashley Toft 2007 3. Jaci Schuyler 2007 4. Amanda Evans 2009 Danielle Bennefeld 2011 6. Teresa Suggs 1992 Amanda Rice 2000 Chrystal Vega 2000 Becky Burger 2001 Amanda Rice 2002 Carli Slagle 2008 Carli Slagle 2009

g hr 54 8 50 7 50 6 52 5 54 5 44 4 56 4 49 4 53 4 59 4 39 4 53 4

At-Bats player 1. Kari Thurman 2. Kristen Caldwell 3. Kelly Fischer 4. Lindsey Ramsey 5. Becky Burger 6. Amanda Rice 7. Kari Thurman Lindsay Kendrick 9. Marci Wedel 10. Kaelene Curry

g ab 57 185 59 183 54 182 59 181 55 178 59 176 56 175 59 175 50 174 54 172

year 2002 2002 2009 2002 2000 2002 2003 2002 2000 2011

Slugging Pct (min. 2.0 at-bats per game) player year 1. Teresa Suggs 1992 2. Jaci Schuyler 2007 3. Lisa Buelt 1997 4. Julie Harding 1993 5. Amanda Rice 2000 6. Tracey Poste 1995 7. Jennifer Heavener 1997 8. Betsy Hanley 2010 9. Anna Sokolik 2010 10. Chelsea Hartwig 2009

g pct 44 .664 50 .554 34 .551 30 .549 56 .542 34 .534 34 .531 20 .518 48 .516 54 .486

Runs Batted In player 1. Anna Sokolik 2. Emily Ott Emily Ott 4. Megan Ussary 5. Amanda Rice

g rbi 54 36 46 35 54 35 54 34 56 33

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year 2011 2010 2011 2011 2000

Katie Henning Jody Ford Kari Thurman Teresa Suggs Jennifer Heavener

2011 1992 2002 1992 1999

46 44 57 44 48

28 27 26 26 26

Runs Scored player year 1. Kaelene Curry 2011 2. Kaelene Curry 2010 3. Kelly Fischer 2011 4. Anna Sokolik 2011 5. Cindy Thompson 1988 6. Teresa Suggs 1992 7. Megan Ussary 2011 8. Kelly Fischer 2009 Danielle Bennefeld 2011 Emily Ott 2011

g r 54 46 44 42 52 35 54 34 41 32 44 30 54 29 54 28 54 28 54 28

Walks (min. 20) player 1. Cindy Thompson 2. Jennifer Heavener 3. Jennifer Heavener 4. Kaelene Curry 5. Renee Babcock Chrystal Vega

year 1988 2000 1999 2010 1988 2002

g bb 41 35 53 34 48 24 44 23 44 21 56 21

Stolen Bases player 1. Kelly Fischer 2. Emily Ott 3. Megan Ussary 4. Jennifer Johnson Kaelene Curry 6. Teresa Suggs 7. Maryann Mitts 8. Kaelene Curry Kelly Fischer Anna Sokolik

year 2011 2011 2011 1992 2011 1992 1988 2010 2010 2011

g sb 52 24 54 20 54 19 44 18 54 18 44 17 38 16 33 15 37 15 54 15

Sacrifices (min 10) player 1. Cari Frauenknecht 2. Cindy Thompson Kristen Caldwell 4. Sarah Allen 5. Kelly Fischer 6. Kerri Miller Becky Burger Becky Burger 9. Kristen Caldwell

year 1999 1988 2002 2004 2011 1992 1999 2000 2004

g s 47 22 41 15 59 15 50 14 52 13 44 12 51 12 55 12 50 11

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Wins player 1. Deanna Friese 2. Lindsey Davis 3. Jeneane Mudloff 4. Lindsey Davis 5. Erin Brown Deanna Friese 7. Erin Brown Emily Montesano Shelly Miller 10.Anna Sokolik

KAELENE CURRY

On Base Percentage player 1. Kaelene Curry 2. Lisa Buelt 3. Kaelene Curry 4. Tracey Poste Tracey Poste 6. Jennifer Heavener 7. Cindy Thompson 8. Renee Babcock Jennifer Heavener 10. Julie Harding Marci Wedel

year 2010 1997 2011 1995 1994 1999 1988 1988 2000 1994 1999

g pct 44 .516 34 .490 54 .454 34 .447 34 .447 48 .434 41 .428 44 .423 53 .423 30 .422 50 .422

Games Played player 1. Kristen Caldwell Lindsay Kendrick Lindsey Ramsey Amanda Rice Brandy Tanner Katelyn Cummings Casie Wolf Kim Hoiting 9. Sarah Allen Jaime McGrath Veronica Weaver

year 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005

g 59 59 59 59 59 59 59 59 58 58 58

PITCHING Earned Run Average player 1. Jeneane Mudloff 2. Lindsey Davis 3. Kristen Abernathy 4. Deanna Friese 5. Lindsey Davis 6. Jeneane Mudloff

year ip 1989 85.0 2002 255.2 2000 155.1 2011 242.1 2002 197.2 1990 118.7

Innings Pitched player year 1. Lindsey Davis 2002 2. Deanna Friese 2011 3. Shelly Miller 2001 4. Jeneane Mudloff 1988 5. Lindsey Davis 2003 6. Emily Montesano 1999 7. Erin Brown 1999 8. Emily Dye 2006 9. Kristen Abernathy 2000 10. Deanna Friese 2010

ip 255.2 242.1 210.1 208.3 197.2 165.1 164.2 163.2 155.1 146.2

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era 1.48 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.16 2.24 g 33 42 38 39 33 34 35 38 29 32

year 2011 2002 1988 2003 2000 2010 1999 1999 2001 2010

w ip 28 242.1 20 255.2 17 208.3 13 197.2 12 124.1 12 146.2 11 164.2 11 165.1 11 210.1 10 117.1

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Lindsey Davis Samantha Hurst Samantha Hurst Emily Dye Cori Mead Jessica Heimann Mindy Powell

Walks player 1. Jeneane Mudloff 2. Deanna Friese 3. Cindy Thompson 4. Jill Dolan 5. Jennifer Galloway 6. Sarah Walz 7. Lindsey Davis 8. Lindsey Davis 9. Deanna Friese 10.Jeneane Mudloff

Games Pitched (min 25) player year 1. Lindsey Davis 2002 Deanna Friese 2011 3. Jeneane Mudloff 1988 4. Shelly Miller 2001 5. Erin Brown 1999 6. Emily Montesano 1999 7. Lindsey Davis 2002 Emily Dye 2006 8. Taya Upkes 2008 Samantha Hurst 2008 Samantha Hurst 2009 Deanna Friese 2010

g 42 42 39 38 35 34 33 33 32 32 32 32

Games Started (min 25) player 1. Jeneane Mudloff 2. Deanna Friese 3. Shelly Miller 4. Lindsey Davis 5. Emily Montesano 6. Lindsey Davis

year 1988 2011 2001 2002 1999 2003

g gs 39 39 42 34 38 29 42 32 34 27 33 26

Putouts player 1. Jennifer Heavener 2. Amanda Rice 3. Amanda Rice 4. Jennifer Heavener 5. Brandy Tanner 6. Taron Brewer 7. Kacie Tietgen Monica Canisales 9. Amanda Evans 10. Brandy Tanner

Complete Games (min 15) player year 1. Lindsey Davis 2002 2. Deanna Friese 2011 3. Shelly Miller 2001 4. Lindsey Davis 2003 5. Emily Dye 2006 6. Erin Brown 1999 Emily Montesano 1999 Kristen Abernathy 2000 Jessica Heimann 2005 Deanna Friese 2010

g cg 42 31 42 29 38 28 33 25 33 19 35 16 34 16 29 16 28 16 32 16

Assists player 1. Becky Buger 2. Becky Burger 3. Debby DeNayer 4. Lindsey Ramsey 5. Lindsey Ramsey 6. Kerri Miller 7. Kaelene Curry 8. Jaime McGrath 9. Lindsey Ramsey 10. Becky Burger

Winning Pct. (min. 12 decisions) player year 1. Deanna Friese 2011 2. Kristen Abernathy 2000 Anna Sokolik 2010 4. Erin Brown 2000 5. Lindsey Davis 2002 6. Deanna Friese 2010 7. Emily Montesano 1999 8. Lindsey Davis 2003

pct rec .757 28-9 .556 10-8 .556 10-8 .545 12-10 .541 20-17 .500 12-12 .478 11-12 .464 13-15

Strikeouts/7 Innings (min. 6.0) player year 1. Deanna Friese 2010 2. Deanna Friese 2011 3. Kristen Abernathy 2000 4. Lindsey Davis 2002 5. Samantha Hurst 2008 6. Samantha Hurst 2009 7. Jeneane Mudloff 1991 8. Mindy Powell 1991 9. Cori Mead 2007 10. Lindsey Davis 2003

k/7 ip 9.93 146.2 8.95 242.1 8.82 155.1 7.32 255.2 7.17 107.1 6.95 137.0 6.91 76.0 6.61 83.7 6.17 101.0 6.16 197.2

Strikeouts (min 75) player 1. Deanna Friese 2. Lindsey Davis 3. Deanna Friese

k ip 310 242.1 267 255.2 208 146.2

year 2011 2002 2010

2003 2009 2008 2006 2007 2005 1991

174 136 110 91 89 80 79

197.2 137.0 107.1 163.2 101.0 143.0 83.7

year 1988 2011 1988 2001 1992 1997 2002 2003 2010 1990

bb ip 106 208.3 100 242.1 79 34.7 70 143.2 69 123.0 67 92.2 66 255.2 65 197.2 62 146.2 60 118.7

year 2000 2001 2002 1999 2002 2006 2004 2008 2009 2003

g p 53 415 53 386 59 357 48 350 59 344 52 315 50 282 36 282 52 272 57 265

year 2001 2000 2000 2001 2004 1992 2009 2003 2002 1999

g a 53 160 55 156 54 140 53 132 50 130 44 126 51 123 58 119 59 116 51 114

FIELDING

Current players in bold.

LINDSEY RAMSEY

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Career Records Triples (min. 5) player 1. Julie Harding 2. Teresa Suggs Lisa Buelt 4. Eryn Knecht 5. Amy Barnard 6. Kim McDowell Becky Burger Anna Sokolik 7. Kaelene Curry

CHELSEA HARTWIG

HITTING Batting Average (min. 2.0 at-bats per game) player year g avg h-ab 1. Tracey Poste 1994-95 64 .370 60-162 2. Teresa Suggs 1992 44 .367 47-128 3. Kaelene Curry 2009-p 149 .358 161-449 4. Emily Ott 2010-p 100 .350 103-29 5. Anna Sokolik 2009-p 120 .346 107-30 6. Jaci Schuyler 2007 50 .345 48-139 7. Lisa Buelt 1996-98 106 .341 98-287 8. Betsy Hanley 2009-10 73 .323 70-217 9. Kelly Fischer 2009-p 152 .321 155-483 10. Jessica Carter 1999 37 .311 28-90 Megan Ussary 2008, ‘11-p 88 .311 78-251 12. Amanda Rice 1999-02 218 .309 201-650 13. Jeanne Howe 1995 31 .308 20-65 Hits player 1. Amanda Rice 2. Becky Burger 3. Kaelene Curry 4. Kelly Fischer 5. Kristen Caldwell 6. Brandy Tanner 7. Lindsey Ramsey 8. Jennifer Heavener Marci Wedel 10. Anna Sokolik 11. Emily Ott

year 1999-02 1999-03 2009-p 2009-p 2001-04 2000-03 2001-04 1997-00 1998-00 2009-p 2010-p

Doubles player 1. Amanda Rice 2. Becky Burger 3. Jennifer Heavener 4. Lindsey Ramsey 5. Kristen Caldwell 6. Amy Barnard 7. Julie Harding 8. Lindsay Kendrick Megan Ussary 9. Danielle Bennefeld Kelly Fischer Emily Ott

year g 2b 1999-02 218 47 1999-03 221 37 1997-00 169 33 2001-04 219 32 2001-04 210 30 2000-02 132 28 1992-95 138 24 2002-03 115 20 2008, 11-p 88 20 2009-p 143 19 2009-p 142 19 2010-p 100 19

g hits 218 201 221 182 149 161 152 155 210 154 221 152 219 166 169 123 126 123 120 107 100 103

year 1992-95 1992 1996-98 2003-06 2000-02 1988-90 1999-03 2009-p 2009-p

8. 9. 10.

g 3b 138 11 44 10 106 10 154 9 132 7 81 6 221 6 120 6 149 5

Home Runs player year 1. Amanda Rice 1999-02 2. Chelsea Hartwig 2009-p Danielle Bennefeld 2009-p 4. Carli Slagle 2007-pre 5. Ashley Toft 2006-07 6. Jennifer Heavener 1997-00 Becky Burger 1999-03 Chrystal Vega 1999-02 Amy Barnard 2000-02 Taia Jones 2006-07 Jaci Schuyler 2007

g hr 218 14 97 10 143 10 118 9 92 7 169 6 164 6 161 6 132 6 102 6 50 6

At-Bats player 1. Becky Burger 2. Amanda Rice 3. Brandy Tanner 4. Lindsey Ramsey 5. Kristen Caldwell 6. Sarah Allen 7. Kelly Fischer 8. Kaelene Curry 9. Monica Canisales 10. Marci Wedel

year 1999-03 1999-02 2000-03 2001-04 2001-04 2003-06 2009-p 2009-p 2005-08 1998-00

g 221 218 221 219 210 194 152 149 177 136

ab 674 650 637 633 613 486 483 449 427 424

Runs Batted In player year 1. Amanda Rice 1999-02 2. Jennifer Heavener 1997-00 Becky Burger 1999-20 Emily Ott 2010-p 5. Lindsey Ramsey 2001-04 6. Anna Sokolik 2009-p 7. Chrystal Vega 1999-02 Kari Thurman 9. Julie Harding 1992-95 10. Kelly Fischer 2009-p 11. Danielle Bennefeld 2009-p Kaelene Curry 2009-p

g 218 169 221 100 219 120 161 113 138 152 143 149

rbi 97 70 70 70 62 58 50 50 49 47 43 43

Runs Scored player year 1. Kaelene Curry 2009-p 2. Kelly Fischer 2009-p 3. Becky Burger 1999-03 4. Amanda Rice 1999-02 5. Brandy Tanner 2000-03 6. Marci Wedel 1998-00 Danielle Bennefeld 2009-p 8. Jennifer Heavener 1997-00 Lindsey Ramsey 2001-04 10. Anna Sokolik 2009-p

g 149 152 221 218 221 136 143 169 219 120

r 109 90 85 80 76 66 66 64 64 59

Walks player 1. Jennifer Heavener 2. Lindsey Ramsey 3. Kaelene Curry 4. Chrystal Vega 5. Julie Harding 6. Marci Wedel

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Amanda Rice Sarah Allen Kelly Fischer Cindy Thompson

1999-02 2003-06 2009-p 1988

218 194 152 41

40 39 36 35

Stolen Bases (min. 20) player 1. Kelly Fischer 2. Jennifer Johnson 3. Kaelene Curry 4. Sarah Allen 5. Kerri Miller Marci Wedel Ashley Whiteside 7. Becky Burger 8. Emily Ott 9. Amy Temples Amy Barnard

year 2009-p 1992-95 2009-p 2003-06 1992-95 1998-00 2008-p 1999-03 2010-p 1994-97 2000-02

g 152 127 149 194 139 136 150 221 100 84 132

sb 50 42 41 31 29 29 29 28 27 24 24

Sacrifices (min. 20) player 1. Cari Frauenknecht 2. Brandy Tanner 3. Becky Burger 4. Kerri Miller 5. Sarah Allen 6. Kelly Fischer 7. Monica Canisales 8. Marci Wedel 9. Ashley Whiteside

year 1997-00 2000-03 999-03 1992-95 2003-06 2009-p 2005-08 1998-00 2008-p

g 135 221 221 139 194 152 177 136 150

s 39 37 33 29 28 25 24 22 20

On-Base Percentage (min. .390) player year 1. Tracey Poste 1994 2. Kaelene Curry 2009-p 3. Jennifer Heavener 1997-00 4. Teresa Suggs 1992 5. Emily Ott 2010-p 6. Meredith Wilcox 1988-89 Lisa Buelt 1996-98 8. Jaci Schuyler 2007 Anna Sokolik 2009-p Games Played player 1. Becky Burger Brandy Tanner 3. Lindsey Ramsey 4. Amanda Rice 5. Kristen Caldwell 6. Sarah Allen 7. Monica Canisales 8. Jennifer Heavener 9. Chrystal Vega 10. Lynn Otto

g 64 149 169 44 100 40 106 50 120

year 1999-03 2000-03 2001-0 1999-02 2001-04 2003-06 2005-08 1997-00 1999-02

g 221 221 219 218 210 194 177 169 161

1998-01 155

BECKY BURGER year 1997-00 2001-04 2009-p 1999-02 1992-95 1998-00

g 169 219 149 161 138 136

bb 90 65 53 45 42 40

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obp .448 .447 .422 .417 .409 .396 .396 .393 .393


PITCHING

8. Erin Brown 1997-00 9. Taya Upkes 2007-10 10. Samantha Hurst 2007-09

Earned Run Average (min. 150.0 innings pitched) player year 1. Kristen Abernathy 2000-01 2. Lindsey Davis 2002-03 3. Jennifer Barnes 1994, 96 4. Emily Dye 2006 5. Deanna Friese 2010-p 6. Jeneane Mudloff 1988-91 7. Shelly Miller 2001-02 8. Taya Upkes 2007-10 9. Samantha Hurst 2007-09 10. Anna Sokolik 2009-p Innings Pitched player 1. Erin Brown 2. Jeneane Mudloff 3. Lindsey Davis 4. Emily Montesano 5. Deanna Friese 6. Samantha Hurst 7. Shelly Miller 8. Veronica Weaver 9. Cori Mead 10. Jill Dolan 11. Anna Sokolik Wins player 1. Deanna Friese 2. Lindsey Davis 3. Erin Brown 4. Jeneane Mudloff 5. Emily Montesano 6. Anna Sokolik 7. Jill Dolan Samantha Hurst

ip 155.1 453.1 151.0 163.2 389.0 488.0 267.2 185.0 331.0 211.2

year 1997-00 1988-91 2002-03 1996-00 2010-p 2007-09 2001-02 2004-05 2006-07 2001-02 2009-p

ERIN BROWN

FIELDING

year 2010-p 2002-03 1997-00 1988-91 1996-00 2009-p 2001-02 2007-09

ip 389.0 453.1 499.1 488.0 458.0 211.2 214.1 331.0

w 40 33 29 27 19 17 15 15

Games Pitched (min. 50) player year 1. Erin Brown 1997-00 2. Emily Montesano 1996-00 3. Samantha Hurst 2007-09 4. Jeneane Mudloff 1988-91 5. Lindsey Davis 2002-03 6. Deanna Friese 2010-p 7. Taya Upkes 2007-10 8. Tisha Abell 2004-05 9. Shelly Miller 2001-02 Anna Sokolik 2009-p

ip 499.1 458.0 331.0 488.0 453.1 389.0 185.0 230.1 267.2 211.2

gp 107 95 88 84 75 74 67 58 53 53

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Walks/7 Innings (min. 100.0 innings pitched) player year ip bb/7 1. Kristen Abernathy 2000-01 155.1 1.04 2. Erin Brown 1997-00 499.1 1.33 3. Jennifer Barnes 1994, 96 151.0 1.34 4. Shelly Miller 2001-02 267.2 1.62 5. Emily Montesano 1996-00 458.0 1.74 6. Jessica Heimann 2005-06 179.0 1.99 7. Anna Sokolik 2009-p 211.2 2.32 8. Samantha Hurst 2007-09 331.0 2.85 9. Deanna Friese 2010-p 389.0 2.92 10.Taya Upkes 2007-10 185.0 3.33 11.Nicholle Ellis 2009 106.2 3.61

era 1.71 1.84 2.50 2.52 2.63 2.64 2.85 4.12 4.55 4.99

ip 499.0 488.0 453.1 447.1 389.0 331.0 267.2 253.1 219.0 214.1 211.1

107 .330 29-59 67 .280 7-18 88 .254 15-44

Starts (min. 40) player 1. Jeneane Mudloff 2. Emily Montesano 3. Erin Brown 4. Lindsey Davis Samantha Hurst Deanna Friese 5. Tisha Abell 6. Shelly Miller

year 1988-91 1996-00 1997-00 2002-03 2007-09 2010-p 2004-05 2001-02

s 83 79 78 58 58 58 41 40

Complete Games (min. 20) player year 1. Lindsey Davis 2002-03 2. Erin Brown 1997-00 3. Emily Montesano 1996-00 4. Shelly Miller 2001-02 5. Jeneane Mudloff 1988-91

cg 56 48 41 30 24

Strikeouts player year 1. Deanna Friese 2010-p 2. Lindsey Davis 2002-03 3. Samantha Hurst 2007-09 4. Jeneane Mudloff 1988-91 5. Emily Montesano 1996-00 6. Erin Brown 1997-00 7. Mindy Powell 1991-92 8. Anna Sokolik 2009-p 9. Taya Upkes 2007-09

ip 389.0 453.1 331.0 488.0 458.0 499.1 174.0 211.2 166.1

k 518 441 309 248 206 158 135 132 117

Strikeouts/7 Innings (min. 50.0 innings pitched) player year 1. Deanna Friese 2010-p 2. Lindsey Davis 2002-03 3. Samantha Hurst 2007-09 4. Mindy Powell 1991-92 5. Danica Rinkel 1993 6. Emily Ott 2010-p 7. Taya Upkes 2007-10 8. Anna Sokolik 2009-p 9. Nicholle Ellis 2009 10.Jeneane Mudloff 1988-91

ip 389.0 453.1 331.0 174.0 73.0 52.0 166.1 211.2 106.2 488.0

k/7 9.32 6.81 6.53 5.43 5.37 4.71 4.62 4.37 4.07 3.56

Winning Percentage (min. 10 decisions) player year g pct. rec 1. Deanna Friese 2010-p 74 .655 40-21 2. Kristen Abernathy 2000-01 29 .556 10-8 3. Anna Sokolik 2009-p 53 .548 17-14 4. Lindsey Davis 2002-03 75 .508 33-32 5. Jill Dolan 2001-02 40 .417 15-21 6. Shelly Miller 2001-02 53 .361 13-23 7. Nicholle Ellis 2009 25 .353 6-11

Putouts (min. 500) player 1. Jennifer Heavener 2. Amanda Rice 3. Brandy Tanner 4. Monica Canisales 5. Taron Brewer 6. Renee Babcock

year 1997-00 1999-02 2000-03 2005-08 2006-07 1988-90

g po 169 1055 218 1042 221 871 172 699 102 558 83 538

Assists player 1. Becky Burger 2. Lindsey Ramsey 3. Kristen Caldwell 4. Kerri Miller 6. Kaelene Curry 6. Debbie DeNayer 7. Kelly Fischer 8. Alicia Baker 9. Monica Canisales

year 1999-03 2001-04 2001-04 1992-95 2009-p 1999-00 2009-p 2007-08 2005-08

g a 221 546 219 476 160 310 139 309 149 269 101 252 152 210 88 147 177 145

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All-Time Results 1988 (18-28) Coach - George Caley (1st season) * - records incomplete for this season.

3/14 at Southwest Missouri St. 3/15 at Washburn 3/18 ! vs. NE Oklahoma State 3/18 ! vs. Benedictine 3/19 ! vs. Missouri Southern 3/19 ! vs. Simpson 3/22 at Missouri Valley 3/22 at Missouri Valley 3/23 at William Jewell 3/23 at William Jewell 3/25 @ vs. Peru State 3/25 @ vs. Central College (Iowa) 3/26 @ vs. NE Oklahoma State 3/26 @ vs. Columbia College 3/28 at Missouri Western 3/29 at Creighton 3/29 at Creighton 3/30 at Graceland 3/30 at Graceland 4/1 # vs. SW Missouri State 4/1 # at Missouri 4/1 # vs. Southern Illinois 4/2 # at Missouri 4/2 # vs. Southern Illinois 4/7 Missouri Valley 4/7 Missouri Valley 4/9 at Mid-American Nazarene 4/9 at Mid-American Nazarene 4/12 Baker 4/12 Baker 4/13 William Woods 4/14 Missouri Southern 4/15 $ vs. Dordt 4/15 $ vs. Meramec 4/16 $ at Missouri Western 4/18 at Benedictine 4/19 at Baker 4/19 at Baker 4/20 Missouri 4/20 Missouri 4/21 Graceland 4/21 Graceland 4/25 at Kansas 4/25 at Kansas 4/26 Washburn 4/26 Washburn

L 3-4 W 11-9 L 0-7 W 2-0 L 0-8 L 0-14 W 8-3 L 0-10 L 0-10 L 2-10 L 2-7 L 0-10 L 1-9 L 4-18 L 1-9 L 0-14 L 0-8 L 4-21 L 3-11 L 5-6 (8) L 2-5 L 0-7 L 1-11 L 0-11 W 7-6 W 8-0 W 11-2 W 10-0 W 12-1 W 6-4 W 2-1 (8) W 2-0 L 1-8 W 5-4 (9) L 0-24 W 6-3 W 11-1 W 14-2 L 0-2 L 0-9 W 6-3 W 8-2 L 0-12 L 1-8 W 6-3 L 0-10

! - Pittsburg State Tournament (Pittsburg, Kan.) @ - Missouri Southern Tournament (Joplin, Mo.) # - Missouri Tournament (Columbia, Mo.) $ - Missouri Western Tournament (St. Joseph, Mo.)

1989 (2-18) Coach - George Caley (2nd season) * - records incomplete for this season.

3/7 3/7 3/11 3/11 3/21 3/21 3/31 4/1 4/2 4/2 4/10 4/10 4/12 4/12 4/19 4/19 4/25 4/25 4/26 4/26

at Central Missouri State at Central Missouri State at Avila at Avila at Washburn at Washburn ! vs. Saint Louis ! vs. SW Missouri State ! vs. Missouri ! vs. Northwest Missouri at Washburn at Washburn at Columbia College @ vs. Missouri-St. Louis at Missouri-Rolla at Missouri-Rolla at Northwest Missouri at Northwest Missouri at Central Missouri State at Central Missouri State

L L L W L L L L L L L L L W L L L L L L

0-9 0-1 4-6 12-0 2-5 6-7 5-7 2-5 1-4 2-4 0-5 0-11 0-10 2-0 1-8 0-10 4-9 2-17 3-5 1-8

! - Missouri Tournament (Columbia, Mo.) @ - Neutral Site Game (Columbia, Mo.)

1990 (5-22) Coach - Gary Bates (1st season) * - records incomplete for this season (dates).

3/3 3/3 3/9 3/9 3/31 4/3 4/3 4/4 4/4 4/5 4/5

at Missouri at Missouri at Avila at Avila * at Lincoln at William Jewell at William Jewell * at Tarkio * at Tarkio * Columbia College * Columbia College

L L L W L L L W W L L

1-10 0-7 10-11 11-9 0-7 2-7 3-5 7-4 5-1 0-8 2-3

4/6 * Missouri 4/6 * Missouri 4/7 * William Woods 4/7 * William Woods 4/21 Missouri-Rolla 4/21 Missouri-Rolla 4/23 at Northwest Missouri 4/23 at Northwest Missouri 4/25 at Missouri Western 4/25 at Missouri Western 4/26 Graceland 4/26 Graceland 4/30 Drake 4/30 Drake 5/1 Benedictine 5/1 Benedictine

L 0-8 L 0-10 L 2-4 L 0-11 L 3-9 L 2-12 W 2-1 L 1-7 L 1-2 L 2-9 W 4-0 L 3-13 L 1-4 (15) L 0-5 L 4-7 L 7-13

1991 (9-18) Coach - Roger Hunt (1st season) * - records incomplete for this season.

3/7 at Baker 3/7 at Baker 3/20 at Washburn 3/20 at Washburn 3/21 at Avila 3/27 at Missouri Valley 3/27 at Missouri Valley 3/29 at Graceland 3/29 at Graceland 4/1 Missouri Western 4/1 Missouri Western 4/3 at Central Missouri State 4/3 at Central Missouri State 4/4 William Jewell 4/4 William Jewell 4/9 at Columbia College 4/9 at Columbia College 4/15 at Missouri Western 4/15 at Missouri Western 4/16 Avila 4/16 Avila 4/23 Tarkio 4/23 Tarkio 4/24 at Missouri-Rolla 4/24 at Missouri-Rolla 4/26 at Missouri 4/26 at Missouri

W 4-1 W 3-1 L 3-5 L 1-9 L 1-3 W 7-1 W 6-4 L 1-4 W 17-1 L 0-3 L 0-2 L 0-7 L 0-5 L 3-4 W 5-4 L 1-6 L 2-12 L 1-8 L 1-7 W 7-5 L 4-7 W 7-2 W 3-1 L 1-7 L 1-3 L 0-5 L 0-7

1992 (11-35) Coach - Roger Hunt (2nd season) 3/13 ! at Missouri 3/14 ! vs. Indiana State 3/14 ! vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay 3/15 ! vs. Eastern Michigan 3/25 Pittsburg State 3/25 Pittsburg State 3/27 @ vs. Evangel 3/27 @ vs. Quincy 3/27 @ vs. Central Methodist 3/28 @ vs. Quincy 3/28 @ vs. William Penn 4/1 Missouri-Rolla 4/1 Missouri-Rolla 4/2 William Jewell 4/2 William Jewell 4/4 at Avila 4/4 at Avila 4/6 Graceland 4/6 Graceland 4/7 at Drake 4/7 at Drake 4/8 Avila 4/8 Avila 4/9 at Baker 4/9 at Baker 4/11 # vs. DePaul 4/11 # vs. Nebraska 4/12 # vs. Notre Dame 4/12 # at Creighton 4/14 Columbia College 4/14 Columbia College 4/16 Baker 4/16 Baker 4/17 Missouri 4/17 Missouri 4/18 $ vs. Nebraska-Omaha 4/18 $ at Washburn 4/18 $ vs. Pittsburg State 4/24 Culver-Stockton 4/24 Culver-Stockton 4/27 Drake 4/27 Drake 4/28 at Pittsburg State 4/28 at Pittsburg State

L 1-7 L 1-6 L 3-7 L 7-16 L 0-7 L 0-2 W 7-6 L 3-7 W 6-5 L 1-2 L 3-6 L 2-13 L 6-9 W 3-2 L 2-3 L 2-9 W 11-4 W 8-3 L 5-10 L 0-3 L 0-9 W 8-6 L 5-6 W 7-0 W 7-0 L 1-5 L 2-10 L 1-10 L 0-11 L 0-4 L 3-8 W 7-0 W 10-3 L 1-4 L 1-5 L 0-5 L 2-6 L 1-3 L 6-7 L 5-8 L 0-9 L 7-12 L 0-6 L 1-6

2012 UMKC KANGAROOS SOFTBALL

4/30 4/30

at William Jewell at William Jewell

W 15-5 L 1-8

! - Missouri Tournament (Columbia, Mo.) @ - Culver-Stockton Tournament (Canton, Mo.) # - Creighton Tournament (Omaha, Neb.) $ - Washburn Tournament (Topeka, Kan.)

1993 (8-24) Coach - Roger Hunt (3rd season) 3/14 Baker 3/14 Baker 3/15 Missouri 3/15 Missouri 3/16 Evangel 3/16 Evangel 3/24 Avila 3/24 Avila 3/25 William Jewell 3/25 William Jewell 3/26 ! vs. Wichita State 3/26 ! vs. Eastern Michigan 3/27 ! vs. Detroit Mercy 3/27 ! vs. Indiana State 4/1 at Pittsburg State 4/1 at Pittsburg State 4/5 at Drake 4/5 at Drake 4/9 Washburn 4/9 Washburn 4/17 @ vs. Wichita State 4/17 @ vs. DePaul 4/17 @ at Creighton 4/18 @ vs. Wichita State 4/21 # vs. Columbia College 4/21 at William Woods 4/22 SW Missouri State 4/22 SW Missouri State 4/23 Graceland 4/23 Graceland 5/1 at Missouri-Rolla 5/1 at Missouri-Rolla

W 13-3 W 7-6 L 1-16 L 2-12 L 7-8 W 8-1 W 6-0 W 7-6 W 4-3 W 9-8 L 1-8 L 1-9 L 2-7 L 1-8 L 0-7 L 0-1 L 5-13 L 0-5 L 2-5 L 1-9 L 0-20 L 5-6 L 0-7 L 0-9 L 4-5 L 1-9 L 0-12 L 0-12 L 1-3 W 8-0 L 2-3 L 3-5

! - Missouri Tournament (Columbia, Mo.) @ - Creighton Tournament (Omaha, Neb.) # - Neutral Site Game (Fulton, Mo.)

1994 (6-24) Coach - Roger Hunt (4th season) 3/11 Tulsa 3/11 Tulsa 3/13 at Kansas 3/13 at Kansas 3/19 Saint Louis 3/19 Saint Louis 3/23 at SW Missouri State 3/23 at SW Missouri State 3/25 ! vs. Eastern Michigan 3/25 ! vs. Missouri 3/27 ! vs. SW Missouri State 3/27 ! vs. Detroit Mercy 3/27 ! vs. Western Illinois 3/28 William Jewell 3/28 William Jewell 3/29 Drake 3/29 Drake 3/31 at Tulsa 3/31 at Tulsa 4/2 @ vs. Northern Iowa 4/2 @ vs. DePaul 4/2 @ vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay 4/3 @ vs. Creighton 4/3 @ at Western Illinois 4/9 # Purdue 4/9 # DePaul 4/10 # Saint Louis 4/10 # Dayton 4/14 at Nebraska 4/14 at Nebraska

L 2-3 (9) L 0-6 L 0-4 L 0-10 (5) W 4-3 L 4-5 (9) L 2-5 L 0-6 L 2-8 L 0-17 (5) L 3-10 (5) W 7-0 (5) L 1-5 L 2-3 W 10-0 (5) L 1-3 L 2-6 (8) L 2-3 L 0-1 L 2-9 L 1-12 W 1-0 L 4-9 L 1-7 L 2-4 L 1-15 (5) W 2-0 (10) W 8-0 (5) L 3-11 L 2-9 (3.1)

! - Missouri Tournament (Columbia, Mo.) @ - Western Illinois Tournament (Macomb, Ill.) # - DePaul Tournament (Chicago, Ill.)

1995 (10-24/4-10 Mid-Con) Coach - Roger Hunt (5th season) 3/18 ! vs. Creighton 3/18 ! at Saint Louis 318 ! vs. Creighton 3/19 ! at Saint Louis 3/19 ! vs. Creighton 3/25 SW Missouri State 3/26 Saint Louis 3/26 Saint Louis 3/29 Creighton 3/29 Creighton 4/1 • Northeastern Illinois

L 2-11 (6) W 7-4 L 3-4 W 10-1(5) L 4-6 L 1-2 W 9-1 (6) W 4-3 L 1-5 L 0-8 (6) W 3-2

4/1 • Northeastern Illinois 4/2 at Creighton 4/2 at Creighton 4/4 at Missouri 4/4 at Missouri 4/7 Missouri-Rolla 4/7 Missouri-Rolla 4/8 • Western Illinois 4/8 • Western Illinois 4/10 Nebraska 4/10 Nebraska 4/15 • at Valparaiso 4/15 • at Valparaiso 4/16 • at Eastern Illinois 4/16 • at Eastern Illinois 4/18 • at Northeastern Illinois 4/18 • at Northeastern Illinois 4/19 Missouri 4/19 Missouri 4/22 • Eastern Illinois 4/22 • Eastern Illinois 4/27 • at Western Illinois 4/27 • at Western Illinois

W 4-2 L 0-7 L 0-8 (5) L 0-10 (5) L 1-4 W 8-0 (5) W 10-9 L 0-4 L 0-11 (5) L 0-8 (5) L 2-10 (5) L 2-10 W 3-2 L 4-6 L 0-8 L 5-6 (9) W 3-0 L 2-5 L 0-13 L 0-9 L 4-11 L 0-7 L 1-8

! - Saint Louis Tournament (St. Louis, Mo.) • - Mid-Continent Conference West Division game

1996 (5-42/3-9 Mid-Con) Coach - Roger Hunt (6th season) * - records incomplete for this season (venues unknown)

3/16 ! vs. Loyola (Ill.) 3/16 ! at Saint Louis 3/16 ! vs. Loyola (Ill.) 3/17 ! at Saint Louis 3/17 ! vs. Loyola (Ill.) 3/23 Tulsa 3/23 Tulsa 3/27 Missouri 3/27 Missouri 3/28 Central College (Iowa) 3/31 • Eastern Illinois 3/31 • Eastern Illinois 4/6 • Northeastern Illinois 4/6 • Northeastern Illinois 4/7 • Valparaiso 4/7 • Valparaiso 4/9 Drake 4/9 Drake 4/11 Nebraska 4/11 Nebraska 4/13 Saint Louis 4/13 Saint Louis 4/14 Tulsa 4/14 Tulsa 4/16 Drake 4/16 Drake 4/18 Creighton 4/18 Creighton 4/20 • Eastern Illinois 4/20 • Eastern Illinois 4/21 • Western Illinois 4/21 • Western Illinois 4/24 SW Missouri State 4/24 SW Missouri State 4/27 • Valparaiso 4/27 • Valparaiso

L 0-3 L 2-3 L 0-3 W 10-1 L 3-11 L 2-6 L 0-10 (5) L 1-11 L 1-10 (6) L 2-4 L 1-10 L 1-6 W 6-3 L 5-7 L 4-5 W 6-2 L 1-4 L 0-7 L 0-8 (6) L 0-23 (5) W 5-1 L 3-9 (9) L 3-6 L 1-7 L 2-6 L 1-3 L 8-15 L 0-6 L 1-2 L 1-6 L 0-8 (5) L 0-10 (5) L 1-9 (5) L 0-8 (6) W 8-3 L 4-9

! - Saint Louis Tournament (St. Louis, Mo.) • - Mid-Continent Conference West Division game

1997 (9-29/2-8 Mid-Con) Coach - Galen Struve (1st season) 3/8 ! vs. Northern Iowa L 5-8 3/8 ! at SW Missouri State L 0-6 3/11 SW Missouri State W 3-2 3/11 SW Missouri State L 1-2 3/12 Washburn L 8-9 (8) 3/12 Washburn W 6-5 (10) 3/18 Saint Louis W 7-1 3/18 Saint Louis W 10-0 (5) 3/19 Drake L 3-6 3/19 Drake L 0-9 (6) 3/20 at Wichita State L 0-6 3/20 at Wichita State L 0-8 (5) 3/22 @ at Creighton L 0-12 3/22 @ vs. Colorado State L 5-7 (5) 3/22 @ vs. Drake W 5-3 3/23 @ vs. Colorado State L 2-10 (5) 3/23 @ vs. Drake L 0-9 3/23 @ at Creighton L 2-8 3/25 at Missouri L 0-6 3/25 at Missouri W 7-5 4/1 Northern Iowa L 0-8 (5) 4/1 Northern Iowa L 0-9 4/7 • Western Illinois L 2-7 4/7 • Western Illinois L 0-8 (6)

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4/16 at Iowa State 4/16 at Iowa State 4/17 Wichita State 4/17 Wichita State 4/19 • at Western Illinois 4/19 • at Western Illinois 4/21 • Valparaiso 4/21 • Valparaiso 4/24 Creighton 4/24 Creighton 4/26 • at Valparaiso 4/26 • at Valparaiso 4/27 • at Northeastern Illinois 4/27 • at Northeastern Illinois

L 2-7 L 0-5 W 6-1 L 4-5 L 0-9 (5) L 0-3 L 0-2 L 4-6 (11) L 0-5 L 0-12 (6) W 5-2 L 4-5 (9) L 3-14 (5) W 7-6

@ - Creighton Invitational Tournament (Omaha, Neb.)

4/18 4/18 4/19 4/19 4/21 4/21 4/23 4/23 4/24 4/24 4/30 4/30 5/1 5/1 5/14 5/14

• - Mid-Continent Conference West Division game

! - Missouri Round Robin (Columbia, Mo.)

! - SW Missouri State Tournament (Springfield, Mo.)

at Kansas at Kansas at Northern Iowa at Northern Iowa Iowa State Iowa State • Southern Utah • Southern Utah • Southern Utah • Southern Utah • at DePaul • at DePaul • at DePaul • at DePaul # vs. Western Illinois # vs. IUPUI

L L L L L L W W W W L L L L L L

0-7 3-5 2-4 3-6 3-6 0-4 4-1 12-6 4-0 3-2 0-9 0-9 2-3 0-10 1-2 0-1

@ - College of Charleston Tournament (Charleston, S.C.)

1998 (6-32/2-10 Mid-Con) Coach - Galen Struve (2nd season) * - records incomplete for this season

2/27 2/27 2/28 2/28 2/28 3/1 3/28 3/28 3/29 3/29 4/1 4/1 4/2 4/2 4/4 4/4 4/6 4/8 4/8 4/10 4/10 4/14 4/14 4/15 4/15 4/18 4/18 4/19 4/19 4/21 4/21 4/22 4/22 4/24 4/24 4/26 4/26

! vs. Loyola (Ill.) ! at New Mexico State ! vs. Kent State ! vs. Wichita State ! vs. Kent State ! vs. Wichita State • Southern Utah • Southern Utah • Southern Utah • Southern Utah Missouri Missouri Northern Iowa Northern Iowa • at Western Illinois • at Western Illinois at Saint Louis at Wichita State at Wichita State • at Valparaiso • at Valparaiso at Iowa State at Iowa State at Drake at Drake • Western Illinois • Western Illinois • Valparaiso • Valparaiso Wichita State Wichita State at Creighton at Creighton • at Southern Utah • at Southern Utah at Missouri at Missouri

L 3-7 L 1-10 L 6-9 L 1-9 L 4-13 L 0-8 L 6-8 W 9-4 W 7-6 L 0-4 L 1-7 L 3-12 L 1-6 L 0-3 L 0-2 W 3-2 W 8-7 L 2-3 L 1-5 L 4-5 L 0-7 L 2-9 W 2-0 L 0-8 L 0-9 L 0-10 L 4-5 L 2-3 L 5-9 L 1-5 L 0-2 L 0-8 L 1-12 L 4-8 L 1-5 L 1-9 L 0-3

! - Troy Cox Invitational (Las Cruces, N.M.) • - Mid-Continent Conference West Division game

1999 (22-29/13-9 Mid-Con) Coach - Galen Struve (3rd season) * - records incomplete for this season

2/20 ! vs. Saint Louis 2/20 ! at Missouri 2/21 ! vs. Northern Iowa 2/21 ! vs. Saint Louis 3/6 @ at College of Charleston 3/6 @ vs. UNC-Charlotte 3/6 @ vs. Winthrop 3/7 @ vs. Charleston Southern 3/17 Creighton 3/17 Creighton 3/19 • Valparaiso 3/19 • Valparaiso 3/20 • Valparaiso 3/20 • Valparaiso 3/22 Avila 3/24 Drake 3/24 Drake 3/26 • at IUPUI 3/26 • at IUPUI 3/27 • at IUPUI 3/27 • at IUPUI 3/31 at Creighton 3/31 at Creighton 4/1 Wichita State 4/1 Wichita State 4/2 • Youngstown State 4/2 • Youngstown State 4/3 • Youngstown State 4/3 • Youngstown State 4/7 at Missouri 4/7 at Missouri 4/10 • at Western Illinois 4/10 • at Western Illinois 4/17 Saint Louis 4/17 Saint Louis

W 14-4 L 2-10 L 1-7 W 7-4 W 6-1 L 7-8 L 0-1 W 4-0 L 1-5 L 0-7 W 8-0 W 5-4 W 6-5 L 2-4 W 4-1 L 2-4 W 3-2 L 2-3 L 4-6 L 0-1 W 6-2 L 3-4 L 1-13 L 4-5 W 8-4 W 4-3 W 9-2 W 7-3 W 3-2 L 0-9 L 0-3 W 1-0 L 1-12 W 6-0 W 8-2

• - Mid-Continent Conference game # - Mid-Continent Conference Tournament

2000 (26-30/14-10 Mid-Con) Coach - Galen Struve (4th season) * - records incomplete for this season

2/19 ! vs. Northern Iowa 2/19 ! at Missouri 2/20 ! vs. Western Illinois 2/20 ! vs. Western Illinois 3/3 @ vs. Evansville 3/4 @ vs. Texas Tech 3/4 @ at Texas A&M-CC 3/4 @ vs. Evansville 3/5 @ at Texas A&M-CC 3/8 Kansas 3/8 Kansas 3/10 Missouri Western 3/10 Missouri Western 3/22 Iowa State 3/22 Iowa State 3/24 • Oakland 3/24 • Oakland 3/25 • Oakland 3/25 • Oakland 3/26 Saint Louis 3/26 Saint Louis 3/29 Central Missouri State 3/29 Central Missouri State 3/31 • Southern Utah 3/31 • Southern Utah 4/1 • Southern Utah 4/1 • Southern Utah 4/3 Avila 4/3 Avila 4/5 Northern Iowa 4/5 Northern Iowa 4/11 Nebraska 4/11 Nebraska 4/14 • Western Illinois 4/14 • Western Illinois 4/15 • Western Illinois 4/15 • Western Illinois 4/18 Drake 4/18 Drake 4/21 • Youngstown State 4/21 • Youngstown State 4/22 • Youngstown State 4/22 • Youngstown State 4/25 Saint Louis 4/25 Saint Louis 4/28 • IUPUI 4/28 • IUPUI 4/29 • IUPUI 4/29 • IUPUI 5/5 • Valparaiso 5/5 • Valparaiso 5/6 • Valparaiso 5/6 • Valparaiso 5/12 $ Southern Utah 5/12 $ Valparaiso 5/13 $ Western Illinois

L 0-6 L 0-7 L 2-3 L 3-7 W 8-0 W 3-2 W 10-3 L 1-2 W 7-4 L 0-2 L 3-4 W 4-0 L 1-2 L 1-3 L 2-3 W 2-1 W 5-4 W 4-1 W 8-1 L 1-2 W 6-0 W 7-1 L 1-3 L 4-6 W 2-1 W 12-4 W 11-10 W 4-1 W 2-1 L 3-4 L 3-6 L 1-9 L 0-4 L 1-5 L 0-5 L 2-3 L 2-4 L 1-2 L 0-2 W 16-10 W 11-2 L 2-3 W 6-2 W 6-2 W 8-1 L 0-1 L 1-3 W 2-0 W 8-5 W 7-1 W 6-1 L 0-2 L 1-6 L 0-3 W 2-0 L 1-7

! - Missouri Round Robin (Columbia, Mo.) @ - Texas A&M Corpus Christi Tournament (Corpus Christi, Texas) • - Mid-Continent Conference game $ - Mid-Continent Conference Tournament

2001 (18-35/12-11 Mid-Con) Coach - Carla Marchetti (1st season) 2/17 ! vs. Texas L 2/17 ! vs. Texas L 2/18 ! at Southwest Texas State L 2/18 ! at Southwest Texas State L 3/2 @ vs. Eastern Michigan W 3/2 @ vs. Troy State L 3/4 @ vs. Eastern Michigan W 3/4 @ vs. Eastern Michigan L 3/9 # vs. Drake L 3/9 # vs. Nebraska L 3/9 # vs. Buffalo W

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0-3 0-10 2-7 0-2 5-4 5-7 2-0 4-6 0-4 1-3 7-6

3/10 # at Creighton 3/10 # vs. Minnesota 3/11 # vs. Buffalo 3/13 Wichita State 3/13 Wichita State 3/17 • at Western Illinois 3/18 • at Western Illinois 3/18 • at Western Illinois 3/20 Creighton 3/20 Creighton 3/23 • Youngstown State 3/23 • Youngstown State 3/24 • Youngstown State 3/24 • Youngstown State 3/27 at Kansas 3/27 at Kansas 3/30 • at IUPUI 3/30 • at IUPUI 3/30 • at IUPUI 3/30 • at IUPUI 4/6 • Valparaiso 4/6 • Valparaiso 4/7 • Valparaiso 4/7 • Valparaiso 4/11 Saint Louis 4/11 Saint Louis 4/13 • at Oakland 4/13 • at Oakland 4/14 • at Oakland 4/14 • at Oakland 4/17 at Creighton 4/17 at Creighton 4/20 • Southern Utah 4/20 • Southern Utah 4/21 • Southern Utah 4/21 • Southern Utah 4/24 at Saint Louis 4/24 at Saint Louis 5/1 at Missouri 5/1 at Missouri 5/4 $ vs. Oakland 5/4 $ vs. Southern Utah

L 3-11 L 0-3 W 2-1 L 5-7 L 2-5 L 1-2 W 11-10 L 1-11 L 0-6 L 0-11 W 2-1 W 4-1 L 4-5 L 0-4 L 0-2 L 2-7 W 2-1 W 1-0 W 8-0 W 7-2 W 3-2 W 4-2 L 1-4 W 5-2 W 7-3 L 1-4 L 1-3 L 2-4 L 2-3 L 0-5 L 3-8 L 0-3 W 1-0 W 2-1 L 0-1 L 0-1 L 0-1 W 9-3 L 0-4 L 0-6 L 2-4 L 2-3

! - Southwest Texas State Tournament @ - Georgia State Tournament # - Creighton Tournament (Omaha, Neb.) • - Mid-Continent Conference game $ - Mid-Continent Conference Tournament

2002 (31-26/16-3 Mid-Con) Coach - Carla Marchetti (2nd season) 2/7 ! vs. Northern Iowa L 0-7 2/7 ! at Minnesota L 0-1 2/8 ! vs. Western Michigan W 5-3 2/8 ! vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay W 1-0 2/9 ! vs. Northern Illinois L 0-2 2/9 ! vs. Western Illinois W 4-3 2/10 ! vs. Northern Iowa W 3-2 2/10 ! at Minnesota L 0-2 3/1 @ vs. Illinois-Chicago L 0-3 3/1 at Tulsa L 5-6 3/5 at SW Missouri State L 5-6 3/5 at SW Missouri State L 2-5 3/8 # vs. Ball State L 3-4 3/8 # vs. Michigan L 3-6 3/9 # vs. Winthrop W 6-5 3/9 # vs. Auburn L 2-4 3/9 # vs. Florida A&M L 0-1 3/12 at Florida Atlantic L 2-3 3/12 at Florida Atlantic W 2-1 3/15 $ vs. Illinois-Chicago L 0-3 3/15 $ vs. Fordham W 5-2 3/16 $ vs. Massachusetts W 3-2 3/16 $ at Florida International L 0-8 3/17 $ vs. Massachusetts L 1-5 3/20 Creighton W 1-0 3/20 Creighton L 3-5 3/29 • Oakland W 3-0 3/29 • Oakland L 0-6 3/30 • Oakland W 9-4 3/30 • Oakland W 4-2 4/3 at Nebraska L 0-1 4/3 at Nebraska L 0-8 4/5 • at Valparaiso W 7-0 4/5 • at Valparaiso W 3-1 4/6 • at Valparaiso W 10-0 4/6 • at Valparaiso W 1-0 4/10 at Iowa State W 6-2 4/10 at Iowa State W 7-2 4/12 • at Southern Utah W 6-4 4/12 • at Southern Utah W 7-4 4/13 • at Southern Utah W 3-1 4/13 • at Southern Utah W 6-0 4/16 Missouri L 0-1 4/16 Missouri L 6-11 4/19 • Western Illinois W 3-1 4/19 • Western Illinois W 6-5 4/20 • Western Illinois W 6-5 4/24 at Wichita State W 6-5 4/24 at Wichita State W 5-4

4/26 4/26 4/28 4/28 5/3 5/3 5/4 5/4

• IUPUI • IUPUI • IUPUI • IUPUI % vs. Western Illinois % vs. Oakland % vs. Oakland % vs. Oakland

L L W W W W L L

2-3 2-4 7-1 10-3 5-4 4-0 1-2 0-1

! - Minnesota Metrodome Softball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) @ - Holiday Inn Select Tulsa Festival (Tulsa, Okla.) # - Florida State Invitational ) $ - Florida International Blue & Gold Classic (Miami, Fla.) • - Mid-Continent Conference game % - Mid-Continent Conference tournament

2003 (17-40/10-10 Mid-Con) Coach - Carla Marchetti (3rd season) 2/7 ! vs. Tennessee W 5-1 2/7 ! vs. Stetson L 2-7 2/8 ! vs. Arkansas L 0-1 2/8 ! vs. Bethune-Cookman L 0-1 3/3 at Oklahoma L 0-4 3/3 at Oklahoma L 0-8 3/4 at Oklahoma State L 0-3 3/4 at Oklahoma State L 1-3 3/7 @ vs. Oregon State W 3-1 3/7 @ vs. Georgia Tech L 0-3 3/8 @ vs. Santa Clara L 2-4 3/8 @ vs. Minnesota L 0-3 3/9 @ at San Jose State W 1-0 3/11 at Saint Mary’s L 1-2 3/11 at Saint Mary’s L 3-4 3/19 at Nebraska L 0-9 3/19 at Nebraska L 0-8 3/21 # vs. BYU L 1-2 3/21 # vs. New Mexico L 1-6 3/22 # vs. Connecticut L 1-9 3/22 # at New Mexico State L 2-3 3/23 # vs. Texas-San Antonio W 5-2 3/25 SW Missouri State W 2-1 3/25 SW Missouri State L 1-4 3/29 Tulsa L 2-4 3/29 Tulsa L 0-8 4/4 • at IUPUI W 3-0 4/4 • at IUPUI W 5-4 4/5 • at IUPUI W 12-6 4/5 • at IUPUI W 1-0 4/11 • at Oakland L 0-1 4/11 • at Oakland L 0-5 4/12 • at Oakland W 2-1 4/12 • at Oakland L 0-2 4/15 at Missouri L 3-5 4/15 at Missouri L 1-5 4/18 • Valparaiso L 4-5 4/18 • Valparaiso W 8-0 4/20 • Valparaiso W 6-0 4/20 • Valparaiso W 8-0 4/23 at Kansas L 0-6 4/25 • Southern Utah W 4-3 4/25 • Southern Utah L 1-4 4/26 • Southern Utah L 1-5 4/26 • Southern Utah L 0-3 4/29 Creighton L 3-8 4/29 Creighton L 0-8 4/30 Wichita State L 2-3 4/30 Wichita State L 0-7 5/2 • at Western Illinois L 0-4 5/2 • at Western Illinois L 2-3 5/3 • at Western Illinois L 1-2 5/3 • at Western Illinois W 5-4 5/9 $ vs. Southern Utah W 7-1 5/9 $ vs. Oakland W 3-2 5/10 $ vs. Oakland L 0-4 5/10 $ vs. Oakland L 1-2 ! - UCF Triple Crown Classic @ - SJSU National Invitational # - New Mexico State Invitational • - Mid-Continent Conference game $ - Mid-Continent Conference Tournament

2004 (9-41/7-17 Mid-Con) Coach - Carla Marchetti (4th season) 2/14 ! vs. Kentucky L 4-5 2/14 ! vs. Texas-San Antonio L 1-9 (5) 2/14 ! vs. Colorado State L 3-4 2/15 ! vs. North Texas W 3-1 2/15 ! vs. Bethune-Cookman L 0-4 3/5 @ vs. SW Missouri State L 0-7 3/5 @ vs. Louisiana-Monroe W 8-2 3/6 @ vs. Wichita State L 1-9 (5) 3/6 @ vs. Tulsa L 0-10 (7) 3/7 @ vs. Louisiana-Monroe L 1-6 3/16 Kansas L 0-8 (5) 3/16 Kansas L 2-4 3/17 Creighton L 0-11 3/17 Creighton L 1-9 3/23 at Oklahoma State L 1-6 3/23 at Oklahoma State L 1-8 3/24 Saint Louis L 2-4

S O F T B A L L


3/24 3/26 3/26 3/27 3/27 4/7 4/7 4/9 4/9 4/10 4/10 4/13 4/13 4/16 4/16 4/17 4/17 4/20 4/20 4/23 4/23 4/24 4/24 4/27 4/27 4/30 4/30 5/1 5/1 5/7 5/7 5/8 5/8

Saint Louis • IUPUI • IUPUI • IUPUI • IUPUI Drake Drake • at Western Illinois • at Western Illinois • at Western Illinois • at Western Illinois at Missouri State at Missouri State • Centenary • Centenary • Centenary • Centenary at Creighton at Creighton • at Valparaiso • at Valparaiso • at Valparaiso • at Valparaiso at Wichita State at Wichita State • at Southern Utah • at Southern Utah • at Southern Utah • at Southern Utah • Oakland • Oakland • Oakland • Oakland

L 3-4 L 1-4 W 8-0 L 4-7 L 0-4 L 4-12 L 0-5 L 1-6 W 5-4 W 4-1 W 2-1 L 4-5 L 0-5 L 1-4 L 1-5 L 1-6 W 2-1 L 0-9 L 1-9 L 1-7 L 2-5 L 0-2 L 2-7 L 2-3 L 2-5 L 0-5 L 0-11 L 0-8 L 2-10 W 5-2 L 3-5 L 1-3 W 4-3

! - UTSA Fastpitch Express Classic (San Antonio, Texas) @ - Embassy Suites - Tulsa Invitational (Tulsa, Okla.) • - Mid-Continent Conference game

2005 (12-47/8-16 Mid-Con) Coach - Carla Marchetti (5th season) 2/11 ! vs. Texas-Arlington L 2-3 2/11 ! vs. Purdue L 0-8 (5) 2/12 ! vs. Kansas L 0-8 (5) 2/13 ! at New Mexico State L 0-9 (5) 2/13 ! vs. Utah Valley State W 4-3 2/26 @ vs. Louisiana-Monroe L 2-7 2/26 @ vs. Arkansas L 1-7 2/27 @ vs. Louisiana-Monroe W 4-2 3/5 # SW Missouri State W 2-1 3/5 # vs. SE Missouri State L 2-5 3/6 # Missouri L 0-11 (5) 3/6 # vs. SW Missouri State L 1-2 3/8 at Oklahoma State L 1-10 (6) 3/8 at Oklahoma State L 2-12 (5) 3/11 $ vs. Texas Tech L 2-11 (5) 3/11 $ at Wichita State L 1-9 (5) 3/12 $ vs. Valparaiso W 4-1 3/12 $ at Nebraska L 1-11 (5) 3/13 $ vs. Wichita State L 2-4 3/16 at Saint Louis L 0-3 3/16 at Saint Louis L 0-4 3/19 vs. Missouri L 0-12 (5) 3/19 Louisiana Tech L 0-3 3/20 vs. Louisiana Tech L 1-2 3/20 at Missouri L 0-6 3/30 Creighton L 2-5 3/30 Creighton L 0-8 4/1 • Southern Utah L 1-5 4/1 • Southern Utah L 2-3 4/2 • Southern Utah L 1-6 4/2 • Southern Utah L 4-5 4/5 at Kansas L 0-8 (6) 4/8 • Valparaiso W 3-0 4/8 • Valparaiso L 4-7 4/9 • Valparaiso L 2-4 4/9 • Valparaiso W 1-0 4/12 at Drake L 0-13 (5) 4/12 at Drake L 0-5 4/15 • at Centenary L 3-9 4/15 • at Centenary W 2-1 4/16 • at Centenary L 2-4 4/16 • at Centenary L 3-5 4/22 • Western Illinois W 6-3 4/22 • Western Illinois L 5-7 4/23 • Western Illinois L 1-3 4/23 • Western Illinois L 0-1 4/27 Wichita State L 0-9 (6) 4/27 Wichita State L 0-9 (5) 4/28 at SW Missouri State L 0-4 4/30 North Dakota State L 0-1 (8) 4/30 North Dakota State L 1-2 (8) 5/6 • at IUPUI W 2-1 (10) 5/6 • at IUPUI L 0-4 5/7 • at IUPUI L 1-2 5/7 • at IUPUI W 8-3 5/9 • at Oakland L 4-5 5/9 • at Oakland W 1-0 5/10 • at Oakland L 2-6 5/10 • at Oakland W 5-4 ! - Hilton Las Cruces Classic (Las Cruces, N.M.)

@ - Lady ‘Back Classic (Fayetteville, Ark.) # - Missouri Coaches Against Cancer Tournament (Kansas City, Mo.) $ - Shocker Invitational (Wichita, Kan.) • - Mid-Continent Conference game

2006 (11-44/6-18 Mid-Con) Coach - Carla Marchetti (6th season) 2/24 ! vs. Penn State L 0-4 2/25 ! vs. North Dakota State L 2-4 2/25 ! vs. Drake L 1-9 (5) 2/26 ! vs. Missouri State L 0-8 (6) 2/26 ! vs. Arkansas L 0-3 3/4 @ vs. Southeast Missouri State L 0-4 3/4 @ vs. Saint Louis L 2-8 3/5 @ vs. Missouri L 2-5 3/5 @ at Missouri State L 0-4 3/8 # vs. IPFW W 2-1 3/8 # vs. Creighton L 0-13 (5) 3/9 # vs. St. Peter’s College W 9-8 3/9 # vs. Louisiana Tech L 7-8 3/10 # vs. Monmouth University L 0-8 (5) 3/10 # vs. Columbia University L 1-5 3/11 # vs. Rider College W 6-3 3/11 # vs. Saint Joseph Univ. L 0-1 3/14 Northern Iowa L 2-5 3/15 Northern Colorado L 4-5 3/15 Northern Colorado W 6-5 3/23 Missouri State L 1-6 3/24 • Centenary L 3-6 3/25 • Centenary L 2-3 3/25 • Centenary L 3-7 3/26 • Centenary W 5-3 3/28 Kansas L 0-8 3/28 Kansas L 0-19 (5) 3/29 Saint Louis W 6-4 3/29 Saint Louis L 0-6 3/31 • at Western Illinois L 0-8 (6) 3/31 • at Western Illinois W 3-1 4/1 • at Western Illinois L 1-4 4/1 • at Western Illinois L 1-9 (5) 4/7 North Dakota State L 5-8 4/7 North Dakota State L 0-2 4/11 at Creighton L 2-5 4/11 at Creighton L 0-8 (5) 4/14 • IUPUI L 1-8 4/14 • IUPUI W 4-1 4/15 • IUPUI L 0-1 4/15 • IUPUI W 6-5 4/19 at Wichita State L 0-8 (6) 4/19 at Wichita State L 1-3 4/21 • Oakland L 0-5 4/21 • Oakland L 1-8 4/22 • Oakland L 1-9 4/22 • Oakland W 3-1 4/28 • at Southern Utah L 0-1 4/28 • at Southern Utah L 6-11 4/29 • at Southern Utah L 2-6 4/29 • at Southern Utah L 0-6 5/5 • at Valparaiso L 0-4 5/5 • at Valparaiso L 0-1 5/6 • at Valparaiso L 1-2 5/6 • at Valparaiso W 4-2 ! - Lady ‘Back Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) @ - Missouri State Breast Cancer Classic (Springfield, Mo.) # - Rebel Spring Games (Kissimmee, Fla.) • - Mid-Continent Conference game

2007 (4-46/1-15 Mid-Con) Coach - Meredith Smith (1st season) 2/14 at Missouri L 1-12 (5) 2/14 at Missouri L 0-11 (5) 2/23 ! vs. Missouri L 1-7 2/23 ! at Arkansas L 0-7 2/24 ! vs. Colorado State L 0-5 2/24 ! vs. Wichita State L 2-3 3/4 @ at Saint Louis L 4-5 3/4 @ vs. SE Missouri State W 6-0 3/6 Iowa State L 2-11 (6) 3/6 Iowa State L 2-11 (5) 3/7 at Missouri State L 0-6 3/7 at Missouri State L 0-6 3/9 # vs. Evansville L 0-10 (5) 3/9 # vs. Centenary L 1-12 (5) 3/10 # vs. Evansville L 0-8 (5) 3/10 # at Oklahoma L 2-10 (6) 3/13 at Kansas L 0-8 (5) 3/13 at Kansas L 2-5 3/14 Creighton L 0-8 (6) 3/14 Creighton L 0-6 3/23 • Valparaiso L 0-5 3/24 • Valparaiso L 2-4 3/24 • Valparaiso L 1-14 (5) 3/25 Wartburg College L 9-12 3/25 Wartburg College W 8-3 3/27 at North Texas L 3-8 3/28 at Texas-Arlington L 5-8 3/28 at Texas-Arlington L 2-10 (6) 3/30 • at Centenary L 3-7 3/30 • at Centenary L 0-8 (6)

2012 UMKC KANGAROOS SOFTBALL

3/31 4/6 4/11 4/11 4/13 4/13 4/14 4/14 4/15 4/18 4/18 4/20 4/20 4/21 4/27 4/28 4/28 5/4 5/5 5/5

• at Centenary • Western Illinois at Saint Louis at Saint Louis $ vs. South Dakota State $ vs. South Dakota State at North Dakota State at North Dakota State at North Dakota State Wichita State Wichita State • at IUPUI • at IUPUI • at IUPUI • at Oakland • at Oakland • at Oakland • Southern Utah • Southern Utah • Southern Utah

L L L L L W L L L L L L L L L L W L L L

1-6 0-7 3-5 3-8 1-8 4-0 0-8 (5) 3-11 (5) 1-9 (5) 0-8 (6) 0-8 1-11 (5) 4-5 6-7 1-6 1-3 5-2 0-1 1-8 0-6

! - Lady ‘Back Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) @ - SLU Cancer Center Classic (St. Louis, Mo.) # - OU/Worth Invitational (Norman, Okla.) $ - Neutral site game (Sioux City, Iowa) • - Mid-Continent Conference game

2008 (2-31/0-14 Summit) Coach - Meredith Smith (2nd season) 2/15 $ vs. #15 Washington L 0-14 (5) 2/16 $ vs. Nevada L 0-12 (5) 2/16 $ vs. Texas State L 0-4 2/17 $ at #4 Arizona State L 2-15 (5) 2/17 $ vs. Idaho State L 4-7 3/1 at Missouri State W 3-2 (8) 3/1 #vs. Saint Louis L 1-2 3/7 !vs. Iowa State L 0-7 3/8 !vs. South Dakota State W 5-2 3/8 !at Wichita State L 4-9 3/9 !vs. South Dakota State L 6-8 3/9 !at Wichita State L 0-7 3/10 #vs. Indiana State L 2-6 3/14 • Oakland L 2-3 3/14 • Oakland L 2-12 (6) 3/18 • Centenary L 0-7 3/18 • Centenary L 1-3 3/19 • Centenary L 2-6 3/21 • at Southern Utah W 3-2 3/21 • at Southern Utah L 6-7 3/22 • at Southern Utah L 0-8 3/25 at Creighton L 1-7 3/25 at Creighton L 1-11 (5) 3/29 # • vs. North Dakota State L 0-7 3/29 # • vs. North Dakota State W 1-0 3/30 # • vs. North Dakota State L 3-8 4/5 • IPFW W 4-1 4/5 • IPFW W 4-1 4/6 • IPFW L 0-3 4/18 • IUPUI L 1-6 4/18 • IUPUI W 9-1 4/19 • IUPUI W 4-0 4/22 Kansas L 2-10 4/22 Kansas L 0-7 4/29 at Drake L 0-5 4/29 at Drake L 3-11 5/3 • at Western Illinois L 1-3 5/3 • at Western Illinois L 1-3 5/4 • at Western Illinois L 3-5 $ - at Kajikawa Classic (Tempe, Ariz.) ! - at Shocker Invitational (Wichita, Kan.) # neutral site game • - Summit League game Underlined contests vacated due to league sanctions,

2009 (20-34/10-14 Summit) Coach - Meredith Smith (3rd season) 2/6 $#vs. Colorado State L 2/6 $#vs. Ohio State L 2/7 $#vs. Ohio L 2/8 $#vs. Cleveland State L 2/8 $at New Mexico State L 2/13 !at Auburn L 2/14 !#vs. Morehead State W 2/14 !#vs. Eastern Kentucky L 2/15 !#vs. Furman W 2/20 @#vs. Texas Southern W 2/20 @at UT-Arlington L 2/21 @#vs. Texas Southern L 2/21 @#vs. Houston Baptist W 2/22 @#vs. Tennessee-Martin L 2/27 %at Memphis W 2/27 %#vs. North Dakota L 3/6 ^#vs. Missouri L 3/6 ^#vs. SE Missouri State L 3/7 ^#vs. St. Louis L 3/7 ^at Missouri State L 3/14 • Western Illinois L 3/14 • Western Illinois L 3/15 • Western Illinois L 3/20 •.North Dakota State L

5-6 1-12 5-6 6-17 (5) 4-8 3-11 5-4 1-4 4-2 3-0 1-2 5-6 10-2 1-11 9-4 4-5 0-9 3-10 1-7 1-3 3-4 (9) 2-5 2-10 (5) 2-6

3/20 3/21 3/23 3/23 3/24 3/28 3/28 3/29 4/3 4/4 4/4 4/8 4/8 4/10 4/10 4/11 4/11 4/14 4/14 4/18 4/18 4/19 4/24 4/24 4/25 4/29 4/29 5/2 5/2 5/2

•.North Dakota State • North Dakota State • at Centenary • at Centenary • at Centenary • at Oakland • at Oakland • at Oakland • at IPFW • at IPFW • at IPFW at Missouri State at Missouri State &North Dakota &South Dakota &North Dakota &South Dakota at Kansas at Kansas • South Dakota State • South Dakota State • South Dakota State • at IUPUI • at IUPUI • at IUPUI at Arkansas at Arkansas • Southern Utah • Southern Utah • Southern Utah

L L L L W L L W L W W W W W W L W L L W L W W W W L L L L W

0-6 0-14 (5) 0-1 (8) 0-3 9-7 0-8 (5) 2-4 4-0 0-1 4-2 5-2 4-3 (9) 4-3 6-1 7-5 2-3 5-2 0-8 (5) 2-7 5-4 0-2 3-2 6-0 10-4 9-4 1-7 1-16 (5) 1-4 0-1 5-2

$ - at Hotel Encanto Invitational (Las Cruces, N.M.) ! - at Auburn University Tiger Invitational (Auburn, Ala.) @ - at UT-Arlington Tournament (Arlington, Texas) % - at Blues City Classic (Memphis, Tenn.) ^ - at Missouri Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament (Springfield, Mo.) & - Dakota’s Round Robin Tournament (Kansas City, Mo.) # neutral site game • - Summit League game

2010 (22-26/12-10 Summit) Coach - Meredith Smith (4th season) 2/13 $#vs. Southeast Missouri State L 2/13 $#vs. Northwestern State L 2/14 $#vs. Jackson State W 2/19 !#vs. Maine L 2/19 !at Texas Tech L 2/20 !#vs. Maine W 2/20 !at Texas Tech L 2/21 !at Texas Tech L 2/26 @#vs. Texas State L 2/26 @at Tulsa L 2/27 @#vs. Creighton L 2/28 @#vs. Eastern Illinois L 3/5 %#vs. Southeast Missouri State W 3/6 %#vs. Saint Louis L 3/7 %at Missouri L 3/7 %#vs. Missouri State L 3/10 Wichita State W 3/10 Wichita State W 3/12 • IPFW W 3/12 • IPFW L 3/13 • IPFW L 3/15 at #12 Oklahoma L 3/18 • IUPUI W 3/19 •.IUPUI W 3/19 •.IUPUI L 3/26 • at Western Illinois L 3/26 • at Western Illinois L 3/27 • at Western Illinois L 3/30 at Kansas L 3/30 at Kansas L 4/2 • at South Dakota State W 4/2 • at South Dakota State L 4/3 • at South Dakota State W 4/10 &South Dakota W 4/10 &North Dakota W 4/11 &North Dakota W 4/11 &South Dakota W 4/16 • at Southern Utah W 4/16 • at Southern Utah W 4/17 • at Southern Utah L 4/20 at UNLV W 4/23 • Centenary W 4/23 • Centenary W 5/2 • at North Dakota State L 5/2 • at North Dakota State L 5/7 • Oakland W 5/7 • Oakland W 5/8 • Oakland W

4-6 2-13 (5) 3-2 7-12 1-2 7-6 4-5 (8) 3-7 2-4 0-7 4-9 5-10 7-1 0-8 (5) 3-9 0-3 2-1 4-0 9-4 9-11 (8) 1-14 (5) 1-17 (5) 12-4 (5) 8-2 0-7 2-3 3-11 5-7 1-5 0-1 10-0 (5) 3-11 (5) 7-4 (9) 7-5 3-2 10-4 2-0 5-4 8-1 10-12 6-5 2-1 5-1 0-8 3-10 7-2 9-0 (5) 2-0

$ - at ULM 2010 Mardi Gras Tournament (Monroe, La.) ! - at Texas Tech Tournament (Lubbock, Texas) @ - at Tulsa Embassy Suites Invitational (Tulsa, Okla.) % - at Missouri Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament (Columbia, Mo.) & - Dakota’s Round Robin Tournament (Kansas City, Mo.) # neutral site game • - Summit League game

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2011 (38-16/18-5 Summit) Coach - Meredith Smith (5th season) 2/11 ! vs. Jackson State W 10-4 2/12 ! vs. Southern W 3-1 2/12 ! vs. Nicholls State W 9-6 2/12 ! vs. UT Martin L 2-3 2/13 ! at Southeastern Louisiana W 5-3 2/19 % vs. Belmont L 5-6 2/19 % at Austin Peay L 4-5 2/20 % vs. Cleveland State W 9-4 2/20 % vs. Ball State W 3-2 2/25 $ vs. Maine W 6-0 2/25 $ at UCF W 12-3 2/26 $ vs. UNF W 5-3 2/26 $ vs. #9 Michigan L 1-4 2/27 $ vs. Villanova L 0-1 3/5 # vs. Missouri State Cancelled 3/5 # vs. Southeast Missouri State Cancelled 3/6 # vs. Missouri L 0-3 3/6 # at Saint Louis W 7-6 3/12 • vs. North Dakota State W 1-0 3/12 • vs. North Dakota State W 4-0 3/13 • vs. North Dakota State W 8-1 3/14 vs. Iowa State Cancelled 3/14 vs. Iowa State Cancelled 3/18 • at IPFW L 1-3 3/18 • at IPFW L 0-2 3/19 • at IPFW L 2-7 3/26 • vs. South Dakota State W 5-0 3/27 • vs. South Dakota State W 5-1 3/27 • vs. South Dakota State L/5 7-9 3/28 vs. Wisconsin Parkside W 6-3 3/28 vs. Wisconsin Parkside W 7-3 3/30 vs. Kansas W 2-1 3/30 vs. Kansas L 2-4 4/2 • vs. Western Ill. W 3-2 4/2 • vs. Western Ill. L/5 1-10 4/3 • vs. Western Ill. W 5-0 4/9 • at Centenary W 8-2 4/9 • at Centenary W 6-2 4/10 • at Centenary W/5 11-2 4/12 at Missouri State L/5 1-9 4/12 at Missouri State L 4-5 4/16 ^ vs. South Dakota W 2-0 4/16 ^ vs. North Dakota W 4-3 4/17 ^ vs. North Dakota W 4-0 4/17 ^ vs. South Dakota W 5-3 4/20 vs. MidAmerica Nazarene Cancelled 4/20 vs. MidAmerica Nazarene Cancelled 4/23 • at Oakland W/8 4-2 4/23 • at Oakland W 11-5 4/24 • at Oakland W 5-4 4/30 • at IUPUI W/5 9-0 4/30 • at IUPUI W/8 8-6 5/1 • at IUPUI Cancelled 5/5 at Arkansas Cancelled 5/6 • vs. Southern Utah W 7-2 5/7 • vs. Southern Utah W 4-1 5/7 • vs. Southern Utah W 5-1 5/10 at Kansas Cancelled 5/12 & vs. Southern Utah L 0-1 5/13 & vs. IPFW W 5-2 5/13 & vs. Southern Utah W 4-3 5/14 & vs. North Dakota State L 0-5 ! - Lion Classic (Hammond, La.) % - Austin Peay Spring Classic (Clarksville, Tenn.) $ - UCF/Courtyard by Marriott Invitational II (Orlando, Fla.) # - Saint Louis Breast Cancer Tournament (St. Louis, Mo.) ^ - Dakota’s Round Robin Tournament (Olathe, Kan.)

• - Summit League Contest

& - Summit League Championships (Macomb, Ill.)

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UMKC vs. Opponents Arizona State__________________0-1 Arkansas___________________ 1-6 Auburn______________________0-2 Austin Peay___________________0-1 Avila_______________________10-6 Baker_______________________12-0 Ball State_____________________1-1 Belmont______________________0-1 Benedictine___________________2-2 Bethune-Cookman_____________0-2 Buffalo_______________________2-0 Butler______________________ 0-0 BYU_______________________ 0-1 Centenary___________________9-18 Central College (Iowa)__________0-2 Central Methodist______________1-0 Central Missouri [Cent Mo. State]_ 1-7 Charleston Southern____________1-0 Cleveland State________________1-1 College of Charleston___________1-0 Colorado State_________________0-5 Columbia College______________0-9 Columbia University____________0-1 Connecticut___________________0-1 Creighton___________________1-46 Culver-Stockton_______________0-2 Dayton_______________________1-0 DePaul_____________________ 0-8 Detroit Mercy______________ 1-1 Dordt________________________0-1 Drake_______________________2-30 Eastern Illinois________________0-9 Eastern Kentucky______________0-1 Eastern Michigan______________2-4 Evangel______________________2-1 Evansville__________________ 1-3 Florida A&M__________________0-1 Florida Atlantic________________1-1 Florida International____________0-1 Fordham_____________________1-0

Furman______________________1-0 Georgia Tech__________________0-1 Graceland____________________6-6 Hawaii_____________________ 0-0 Houston Baptist________________1-0 Idaho State____________________0-1 Illinois-Chicago________________0-2 Indiana State__________________0-3 Iowa State___________________3-10 IPFW______________________ 7-7 IUPUI____________________ 27-20 Jackson State__________________1-0 Kansas____________________ 1-26 Kent State____________________0-2 Kentucky___________________ 0-1 Lincoln______________________0-1 Louisiana Tech________________0-3 Loyola (Ill.)___________________0-4 Maine_______________________2-1 Massachusetts_________________1-1 Memphis_____________________1-0 Meramec_____________________1-0 Michigan_____________________0-2 Mid-American Nazarene_________2-0 Minnesota____________________0-4 Missouri___________________ 1-48 Missouri Southern______________1-1 Missouri State_____________ 6-30 Missouri Valley________________5-1 Missouri Western______________1-9 Missouri-Rolla________________2-10 Missouri-St. Louis______________1-0 Monmouth University___________0-1 NE Oklahoma State_____________0-2 Nebraska____________________0-15 Nebraska-Omaha______________0-1 Nevada______________________0-1 New Mexico__________________0-1 New Mexico State______________0-4 Nicholls State__________________1-0

North Carolina State________ 0-0 North Dakota______________ 5-2 North Dakota State________ 4-16 North Texas___________________1-1 Northeastern Illinois____________5-3 Northern Colorado_____________1-1 Northern Illinois_______________0-1 Northern Iowa________________1-13 Northwestern State_____________0-1 Northwest Missouri_____________1-4 Notre Dame___________________0-1 Oakland__________________ 23-26 Ohio________________________0-1 Ohio State____________________0-1 Oklahoma____________________0-4 Oklahoma State________________0-6 Oregon State__________________1-0 Penn State____________________0-1 Peru State____________________0-1 Pittsburg State_________________0-7 Purdue_______________________0-2 Quincy_______________________0-2 Rider College__________________1-0 Saint Joseph Univ.______________0-1 Saint Louis_______________ 22-19 Saint Mary’s___________________0-2 San Jose State__________________1-0 Santa Clara___________________0-1 Seattle_____________________ 0-0 Simpson______________________0-1 South Dakota_______________ 6-0 South Dakota State_________ 8-5 Southeastern Louisiana__________1-0 Southeast Missouri State____ 2-4 Southern_____________________1-0 Southern Illinois_______________0-2 Southern Utah____________ 25-33 Southwest Texas State___________0-2 St. Peter’s College_______________1-0 Stetson_______________________0-1

Tarkio_______________________4-0 Tennessee____________________1-0 Texas________________________0-2 Texas A&M - Corpus Christi_____2-0 Texas Southern________________1-1 Texas State____________________0-2 Texas Tech____________________1-4 Texas-Arlington_______________0-4 Texas-San Antonio_____________1-1 Troy State_____________________0-1 Tulsa_______________________0-13 UAB_______________________ 0-0 UCF_________________________1-0 UNC-Charlotte________________0-1 UNF________________________1-0 UNLV_______________________1-0 Utah Valley_________________ 1-0 UT Martin____________________0-1 Wartburg College______________1-1 Washburn___________________3-11 Washington___________________0-1 Western Illinois __________ 16-47 Western Michigan______________1-0 Wichita State_____________ 6-31 William Jewell_________________6-8 William Penn_________________0-1 William Woods________________1-3 Winthrop_____________________1-1 Wisconsin-Green Bay___________2-1 Wisconsin-Parkside_____________2-0 Youngstown State______________9-3 Valparaiso__________________24-27 Villanova_____________________0-1 BOLD type indicates a 2012 opponent

All-Time Coaches No Picture Available

George Caley 1988-1989 20-46 (.303)

Roger Hunt

Gary Bates

1991-1996 49-153 (.243) 7-19 Mid-Con (.267)

1990 5-22 (.185)

Year 1988 1989

Coach George Caley George Caley 2-Year Total

Overall *18-28 *2-18 20-46

Pct. .391 .100 .303

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1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

Gary Bates 1-Year Total Roger Hunt Roger Hunt Roger Hunt Roger Hunt Roger Hunt *Roger Hunt 6-Year Total

*5-22 5-22 *9-18 11-35 8-24 6-24 10-24 *5-42 49-153

.185 .185 .333 .239 .250 .200 .294 .106 .243

-- -- -- -- -- -- 4-10 3-9 7-19

--- -- ---.286 .250 .267

1997 1998 1999 2000

Galen Struve Galen Struve Galen Struve Galen Struve 4-Year Total

9-29 *6-32 *22-29 *26-30 62-120

.237 .158 .431 .464 .340

2-8 2-10 13-9 14-10 31-37

.200 .167 .591 .583 .456

2012 UMKC KANGAROOS SOFTBALL

Galen Struve

1997-2000 62-120 (.340) 31-37 Mid-Con (.456)

Carla Marchetti

Meredith Smith

2001-2006 80-233 (.256) 59-75 Mid-Con (.440)

2007-present 92-153 (.376) 47-59 Summit League (.443)

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Carla Marchetti Carla Marchetti Carla Marchetti Carla Marchetti Carla Marchetti Carla Marchetti 6-Year Total

18-35 31-26 17-40 9-41 12-47 11-44 80-233

.340 .544 .298 .180 .203 .200 .256

12-11 16-3 10-10 7-17 8-16 6-18 59-75

.522 .842 .500 .292 .333 .250 .440

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Meredith Smith Meredith Smith Meredith Smith Meredith Smith Meredith Smith 5-Year Total

4-46 8-31 20-34 22-26 38-16 92-153

.008 .205 .370 .458 .704 .376

1-15 6-14 10-14 12-10 18-5 47-59

.006 .300 .417 .545 .783 .443

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Tisha Abell Kristen Abernathy Michelle Acevedo Michelle Ackley Emily Adkins Jennifer Aleshire Sarah Allen Cheryl Anderson

2004-2005 2000-2001 1996-1999 1996-1999 2004 1993 2003-2006 1990

Renee Babcock Alicia Baker Amy Barnard Jennifer Barnes Eve Barry Lindsay Bauer Dawn Bax Tricia Beecher Joanna Belfonte Danielle Bennefeld Melissa Bosnak Taron Brewer Lori Brooks Carrie Brown Erin Brown Wendy Bruce Lisa Buelt Jill Buford Becky Burger

1988-1990 2007-08 2000-2001 1994, 1996 1992 2003-2004 1993 1989 2001 20091993-1994 2006-2007 1988-1990 1998 1997-2000 1992-1993 1996-1998 1997-1998 1999-2003

Kristen Caldwell Carrie Campbell Monica Canisales Jessica Carter Janet Casida Nicole Chalstrom Caitlin Christopher Jessica Clarke Linda Coates Lauren Cross Katelyn Cummings Kaelene Curry Michelle Custer

2001-2004 1994-1997 2005-08 1999 1988-1989 2009 20122003 1990 2008 2005-2006 20091988

Theresa Darby Lindsey Davis Lindsey Davis Jennifer Dawson Shelbi Den Debby DeNayer Lea Diaz Lee Anne Doane Jill Dolan Jamie Duty Emily Dye

1993 2002-2003 20101995-1996 1992-1995 1999-2000 20121993-1994 2001-2002 2003 2006

Lindsay Eaton Nicholle Ellis Carrie Endicott Sydra Estle Amanda Evans

2006-2007 2008-09 1993 1994 2008-09

Lisa Ferguson Kelly Fischer Jody Ford Keri Forst Katie Franks Cari Frauenknecht Deanna Friese

1989 20091991-1993 2005 2011 1997-2000 2010-

Jennifer Galloway Dana George Ambrette Gilkey Carrie Giltner Tammie Glick Katrina Gray

1992 1995-1996 1998 1988 1994 1993

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Betsy Hanley 2009-10 Julie Harding 1992-1995 Heidi Hart 1993 Julie Hartung 2008 Chelsea Hartwig 2009Lora Hawkins 1992 Erin Hay 1996-1997 Sierra Hayward 2006-08 Jennifer Heavener 1997-2000 Jessica Heimann 2005-2006 Katie Henning 2011Taylor Hill 2010 Kerry Hogan 1995-1998 Kim Hoiting 2005-2006 Dana Houston 1990-1991 Jeanne Howe 1995 Karen Huggins 1990-1992 Michaela Hupp 2009 Samantha Hurst 2007-09 Becky Ingold

1994-1997

Jennifer Johnson Tiffany Johnson Taia Jones

1992-1995 1991-1992 2006-2007

Cheri Kana Leigh Kaylor Lindsay Kendrick Kathy Kennedy Amanda Kinn Ashton Kistler Sarah Knauss Eryn Knecht Cheryll Kurz

1993-1995 2007 2002-2003 1991-1992 2008-2011 2008 1991 2003-2006 1991

Becky Latshaw Kristi Lee Christina Lemon Jenny Luetkemeyer

2002 20122007 1988

Kacy Manning Marlee Maples Dani Martin Kim McDowell Jaime McGrath Brandi McKown Cori Mead Laura Meier Rhiannon Mendez Kerri Miller Shelly Miller Maryann Mitts Emily Montesano Jeneane Mudloff

1996-1998 20121996 1988-1990 2004-2005 1994-1995 2006-2007 1989 2009-10 1992-1995 2001-2002 1988 1996-2000 1988-1991

Lindsey Osborne Emily Ott Megan Ott Lynn Otto Brittany Owens Kathy Owens

2005 20101996-1997 1998-2001 2008-10 1993

Kaley Patterson Cara Phillips Dana Phillips Tracey Poste Mindy Powell Katrina Powers

20111991-1993 1990 1994-1995 1991-1993 1989-1991

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Kaycee Raitt Cinda Ramos Lindsey Ramsey Amanda Rice Brittany Rich Danica Rinke Susan Roberts Kim Robertson Lauren Rodrigues Katie Runyan Michelle Rutten

2001 20122001-2004 1999-2002 2010 1993 1991 1989 2008-2011 1999-2000 1996-1997

Jenny Schade Jennifer Schaper Jacy Schmidt Jaci Schuyler Rani Sharma Carli Slagle Anna Sokolik Christie Sotelo Tina Spallo Rashonda Stanley Courtney Stevens Liz Stohs Teresa Suggs Teri Jo Sundstrom Janessa Swinney

2003-2004 1990-1991 1996-1998 2007 1993-1996 2007-10 20092006-2007 1988 2009-2011 2004 2005 1992 1998 2010

Brandy Tanner Amy Temples Cindy Thompson Kari Thurman Kacie Tietgen Ashley Toft

2000-2003 1994-1997 1988 2002-2003 2004 2006-2007

Taya Upkes Megan Ussary

2008-10 2008, 2010-

Chrystal Vega Megan Vicino Mary Vierthaler Tina VonCanon

1999-2002 20091991 1989-1990

Sarah Walz Jenny Ward Veronica Weaver Marci Wedel Nicole Westhues Amber White Ashley Whiteside Brooke Whiteside Katie Wiberg Meredith Wilcox Kylie Williamson Casie Wolf Tara Wolf Bri Wyatt

1996-1997 1994 2004-2005 1998-2000 1994 2003-2004 20082011 2002-2003 1988-1989 2005, 2007 2005-2006 20122012-

X Y Z Bold type indicates a player currently with the team.

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The Evolution of the Kangaroo

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hen choosing a mascot, the discussion usually starts with three main categories - predatory animals, historical or regional figures, or humans that represent power and strength - and ends with a collection of the usual suspects. Thanks to Walt Disney, The Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Zoo, UMKC has a very unique mascot, but how exactly does the Kangaroo fit? As it turns out, quite well. In 1936, the issue of a mascot was first brought up by the editors of The University the campus newspaper for Kansas City University. Although there were no organized intercollegiate athletics teams at the time, the newspaper staff felt that KCU’s debate team - and more importantly the school itself - deserved a unique identity. During that same year, the Kansas City Zoo purchased a pair of baby Kangaroos, and The Kansas City Star lit the fire with an article titled “Kangaroo May Go To KCU ... Student Editors Believe University Should Have A Symbol.” Others on campus were not as enthusiastic. The editors of The Crataegus - the University’s yearbook - thought that a Kangaroo was not an appropriate symbol for KCU. A proposed feature page in the 1936-37 yearbook for the Kangaroo emblem was deleted, sparking a tremendous amount of debate. As the debate wore on, interest from the campus community began to wane. It looked as if KCU would not adopt a mascot after all. But in 1937, two events would combine to indelibly link the Kangaroo with the University and give the mascot a name.

The first incarnation of Kasey Kangaroo was inked by Marceline, Mo., native Walt Disney, and featured the KCU mascot alongside a somewhat more famous rodent.

During the student government elections in the spring semester, the CO-OP Party adopted the Kangaroo as its official mascot, naming him Kasey. With a landslide victory in April behind the slogan “Kasey fits KC”, the first part of the foundation was laid. During the same month the first issue of KCU’s humor magazine - The Kangaroo - was published, with a kangaroo gracing the cover. Six months later, a kangaroo made another appearance on the cover of The Kangaroo, and although it wasn’t a solo appearance, it put a quick end to the debate over whether a kangaroo was an appropriate mascot for KCU. Missouri native and famed cartoonist Walt Disney provided the artwork for the cover illustration, which featured Mickey Mouse shaking hands with Kasey Kangaroo. In a matter of a few years, The Kangaroo thrived while The Crataegus floundered, with the latter eventually folding. The Kangaroo became the University’s yearbook and the Kangaroo became the official mascot of Kansas City University. Kasey has undergone several changes over the years, with the most recent metamorphosis led by UMKC Director of Athletics Tim Hall. With the help of local advertising agency Bernstein-Rein, UMKC developed a set of new athletics marks in the spring of 2008. After a community vote, the new Kangaroo logo was unveiled in May. With its aggressive snarl, the new Kangaroo capitalizes on UMKC’s mission to be an outstanding urban university while keeping mindful of the traditions established in 1937.

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Chancellor Leo E. Morton

LEO E. MORTON Chancellor

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eo E. Morton was named Chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City on December 15, 2008. Prior to assuming the Chancellorship, Leo was employed by Aquila, Inc, joining the firm in January 1994 as vice president, performance management. He was named senior vice president in 1996 with responsibility for re-engineering, corporate procurement and environmental services. Morton assumed additional duties for the management of human resources in 1997 and information technology in 1998. He was named senior vice president and chief administrative officer in 2000 as he also assumed responsibility for additional corporate services. Prior to joining Aquila, Morton’s management career spanned 26 years in a wide range of engineering and manufacturing positions with AT&T Microelectronics, Bell Laboratories, General Motors, Rust Engineering Company and Corning Glass. Morton has been a University of Missouri-Kansas City trustee since 2000 and was in his third year as chairman of the Board of Trustees when he stepped down to serve as the university’s interim chancellor. Previously, he was a member on UMKC’s Center for the City board and chaired the community relations committee of the Trustees. He is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Menorah Medical Center and chairman of the advisory board of Prep-KC, a major regional youth educational development organization. Morton also serves as 2nd vice chairman of the board of Swope Community Enterprises. In addition, he serves on the Board of Trustees for MRI, the Economic Development Corporation, the Kansas City Area Development Council, the Starlight Theatre, the independent advisory commission on racial profiling for the Overland Park Police Department, the Ironhorse Golf committee and as a commissioner for the Local Investment Commission.

UMKC VISION STATEMENT UMKC will become a model urban research university characterized by signature graduate and professional programs, a dynamic undergraduate population, a highly diverse faculty, staff and student body, and active engagement with its city and region.

UMKC MISSION STATEMENT UMKC’s mission is to lead in life and health sciences; to deepen and expand strength in the visual and performing arts; to develop a professional workforce and collaborate in urban issues and education; and to create a vibrant learning and campus life experience.

GOALS - Strengthen resource base and financial capacity - Strengthen core academic mission - Increase student success - Improve the racial climate and increase campus diversity

Morton has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee University, and a master’s degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Director of Athletics Tim Hall

TIM HALL Director of Athletics

Tim Hall was named the UMKC Director of Athletics on Feb. 14, 2007. In this role, he serves as a member of the Chancellor’s executive cabinet, and is responsible for leading the strategic direction in growing the university’s intercollegiate athletics program. Since Hall accepted the post in 2007, UMKC has seen competitive improvement every year. UMKC has won Summit League Championships in men’s soccer, men’s golf, men’s tennis and softball. This academic year, all four of those UMKC sports were named favorites to win the Summit League, with three others picked in the top three. The women’s basketball team posted its first 20-win season since 1991-92 and its second ever trip to the Summit League Tournament Championship game. In the fall, the women’s soccer team advanced to the conference tournament for the first time in school history, while setting a school record for wins. Women’s tennis also set a record for wins following last year’s season, and advanced to its first ever Summit League Tournament Final appearance. UMKC’s athletics department staffing has grown during Hall’s tenure as part of an effort to catch up to other Summit League schools. Those additions have made UMKC more competitive in recruiting student-athletes, while providing fundraising support for many facility improvements and agreements in each sport. The successes were reinforced by the NCAA in 2009, as UMKC Athletics received full NCAA certification without condition. The certification showed that the University is operating its athletics program in substantial conformity with operating principles adopted by the NCAA Division I membership and is valid for the next 10 years. Hall led the ‘Roos to their most successful year since 2000 in 2008-09 and the ‘Roos continued excelling in 2009-10. UMKC claimed a pair of Summit League titles in men’s soccer and men’s tennis, while also earning the runner-up nod in both men’s and women’s golf, which led to a record 2009 finish in the annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. During the 2010 campaign, the men’s tennis team won The Summit League regular season title and the men’s golf program was the league runner-up. This helped the men’s teams finish fourth in the Dr. William Steinbrecher Men’s All Sports Award standings, the best showing since 2001-02. Overall, the ‘Roos moved up to sixth place in the Commissioner’s Cup standings, which was the highest finish since 2006-07. In the classroom, the department posted a grade point average of better than 3.20 this past year. It had a 3.10 cumulative grade point in the spring 2010 semester and eight programs finished with at least a 3.0 GPA. Additionally, UMKC finished with a 958.7 APR average and the volleyball team received the NCAA public recognition award. Internally, Hall has been hard at work to align the department with peer institutions and the NCAA. He restructured the rules compliance office to be more in line with NCAA rules and the Student-Athlete Support Services Office to better assist and prepare Kangaroo studentathletes. He also continues to work with new UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton to craft the athletics’ strategic plan in concert with the University’s new strategic goals. From a fund raising standpoint, Kangaroo Athletics have never been better. In 2008, UMKC received a $5 million pledge from the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation, the largest gift in Athletics’ and the fourth-largest gift in University history. The resulting Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field opened in August 2009 and is among the premier soccer facilities in the Midwest region. Additional facility improvements have included revamped locker rooms and lounges for men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball and the retro-fitting of Old Swinney Gymnasium, which provides the basketball and volleyball programs with a first-class practice facility. The project was funded through $500,000 of private support. Hall also was instrumental in the renovation of the Swinney Recreation Center with the installation of new seatback bleachers and new scoreboards, which enhances the venue for the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball programs. The renovation allows the men’s basketball squad to move its games back on campus full-time for the 2010-11 season. Hall is also in the midst of a partnership with the Kansas City Parks Department to build a sports complex that will house both indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a 200-meter indoor track and a softball field. On an annual basis, the Kangaroo Athletics Scholarship Fund, which was rebranded prior to the 2007-08 school year, has posted three straight years of 50 percent growth, while donor participation is up over 200 percent. He also increased the department’s total sponsorships and gift-in-kind assistance to over $1.5 million and cash and trade sponsorships have increased 265 percent since 2008. Additionally, Hall has increased UMKC’s external support by 45 percent over fiscal year 2009 from $1.6 to $2.4 million. Hall also has also reconnected with over 200 former ‘Roos with the former student-athlete association. In the community, Hall has been active in an effort to get more community leaders involved in the Athletics Department. Hall restructured the Athletics Foundation Board in 2009 by adding representatives from a number of Kansas City-based businesses such as Cerner, Kansas City Southern Railways, Lathrop Gage LLC, and Mark One Electric. New partnerships have come quickly to Kangaroo Athletics, including television (Niles Media Group) and radio (810 WHB) agreements that ensure a continued presence within the Kansas City region. Renowned local advertising firm Bernstein-Rein produced a redesigned athletics logo and graphics set, while additional contractual agreements have also been signed with adidas, Truman Medical Centers, Pepsi, T-Mobile and JumpTV to better serve the department’s student-athletes. Hall continues to bring leadership to UMKC and The Summit League. In addition to his role on the Chancellor’s Executive Cabinet, Hall serves on The Summit League Joint Council leadership committee and sits on the league’s men’s basketball scheduling committee and the men’s and women’s soccer coaches committees. Additionally, Hall is also in the second of a three-year term on the NACDA Division 1-AAA Executive Committee and serves on the NCAA volleyball rules committee. Hall came to Kansas City after serving as the Associate Athletics Director for Development at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, from 2003-07. While at KSU, he was a member of the athletics senior administrative staff, working in all phases of departmental management including game and personnel contracts, scheduling, budget, policy and strategic planning. In this role, Hall created and implemented a comprehensive restructuring of the athletic advancement unit, resulting in the creation of the Office of Athletic Advancement. He increased fundraising by more than 33 percent, helped secure the largest gift to date in the history of KSU athletics, a $1.53 million gift for the baseball stadium renovation, and raised more than $16.1 million. Prior to moving back to Ohio, Hall worked at Eastern Kentucky University from 2000-03. Hall began work as the collegiate Director for Development in 2000 before being promoted to the Director of Major Gifts and Special Projects in 2001. In this capacity, he raised over $4.6 million for the university, including $1.3 million for athletics. Hall also served as the Assistant Director of Development at Saint Xavier University in Chicago from September 1999 through October 2000. At Saint Xavier, Hall managed fundraising efforts for a $13 million Athletic and Convention Center. He also managed the President’s Club, and developed and implemented the Cougar Club, an athletics affinity group. Before moving to Chicago, Hall worked at Youngstown State University as an Assistant Director of Athletic Development from 1997-99. In this role, he helped the university complete its successful $26 million capital campaign. Hall also began his collegiate career at YSU, serving in the school’s athletic marketing and promotions office. Hall earned his bachelor’s degree in sports administration from the University of Toledo in 1994. He then received his master’s degree in sports administration from Kent State University in 1998. Hall and his wife, Beth, have four children, Aidan, Aislin, Donovan and Landon, and they reside in Kansas City, Mo.

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Senior Administrative Staff Carla Wilson Senior Associate Athletics Director for Business and Finance/Senior Woman Administrator

Carla Wilson was promoted to the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Business and Administration in September 2007. Prior to her appointment, Wilson served as the Assistant Athletics Director for Business Operations for nine years. In her current role, Wilson is responsible for the human resources and business operations of the department, as well as all day-to-day operations in the absence of the Director of Athletics. Wilson is responsible for the preparation, development and maintenance of the budgets for all 16 sports and nine administrative areas of the department. She is also the sport administrator for women’s basketball and men’s and women’s tennis, and serves as a member of the Director of Athletics senior staff. As Senior Woman Administrator, Wilson is the highest ranking female involved with the management of UMKC’s Intercollegiate Athletics program, and represents UMKC in dealings with The Summit League and the NCAA. She also partakes in program-wide administrative responsibilities, including decision making at the institutional, conference and national levels. She collaboratively addresses departmental goals, supports women’s interests and supports and helps manage diversity, gender equity and Title IX matters. Wilson, who is an action member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, the College Athletic Business Management Association and the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association, is a 2010 graduate of the NCAA Fellows Leadership Development Program. A 23-year career Kangaroo, prior to Wilson’s 14 years in athletics, she served UMKC as a budget specialist in the University’s administrative affairs office for four years, where she was responsible for assisting in the preparation of the University’s $159 million budget. From 1988-93, she also served in the accounting department as a senior accountant. Wilson graduated from UMKC in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She and her husband Kevin, have four children, Shae, Tristan, Kevin Jr., and Kylan, and they reside in Olathe, Kan.

Ursula Gurney Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Services/Director of ‘Roo Life Skills

Ursula Gurney was named the Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services in August 2008. Prior to her appointment, Gurney spent seven years in various roles in academic athletic support at The Ohio State University. In her current role, Gurney serves as a member of the Director of Athletics Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for the academic development of over two hundred student-athletes in sixteen varsity sports. She oversees athletic advising, initial and continuing eligibility monitoring, at-risk programming, the tutorial, mentoring and summer bridge programs, study hall, athletic orientation and freshman transition classes. She also directs the Athletic Department’s Life Skills program and serves as the advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). In addition to her academic responsibilities, Gurney serves as the sport supervisor for the Men’s and Women’s Golf programs. Under Gurney and her staff, UMKC has built a tradition of academic success. The current cumulative department GPA is 3.23, and in 2010-11 UMKC topped the Summit League with a cumulative GPA of 3.22. Currently 14 of UMKC’s 16 teams have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better. At Ohio State, Gurney served as an academic specialist in the Student-Athlete Support Services Office. She assisted in the academic support of over 900 student-athletes in 36 varsity sports. She specialized in preparing football student-athletes to meet education requirements, and traveled with the football team to the 2008 BCS National Championship game in New Orleans, La., to monitor academic development. In addition to her advising role, Gurney served as an undergraduate instructor in the history department at Ohio State from 2002-2008. Gurney earned her bachelor of arts degree in history from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2000. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in history from SFU in 2002. She is currently a PhD. candidate in history at The Ohio State University.

Ron Aulet

Associate Athletics Director for Operations/Facilities

Aulet, who began his duties at UMKC in May 2007, oversees game operations for each of UMKC’s 16 intercollegiate sports and serves as point person for construction of new athletic facilities for the Kangaroos. Additionally, he serves as the coordinator for the strength and conditioning departments, and is the sports supervisor for men’s soccer and volleyball. Prior to his tenure at UMKC, he served as equipment manager at the University of Kansas, where he was responsible for maintenance and inventory of all equipment for KU’s Olympic sports programs. He was also the departmental contact for Coca-Cola and served as the chair of the KUAC Staff Advisory Committee during the 2003-04 school year. Aulet received his bachelor of arts degree in management from Hiram College in 1995, earning a master of arts degree with a sports administration concentration from Kent State University in 1999. He and his wife Kerrianne have two daughters - Danielle and Samantha - and reside in Lawrence, Kan.

Josh Snyder Associate Athletics Director for Compliance Josh Snyder was hired on as the Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance on May 31, 2011. Snyder comes to UMKC from Boise State University, where he served as the Executive Director for NCAA Compliance. Prior to his appointment at Boise State, Snyder spent seven years at Iowa State in several different leadership roles. While at Boise State, Snyder served as a senior staff member for the Compliance Department. He was responsible for all compliance operations and efforts. He began his appointment with the Cyclones in 2003 as the Director of Compliance and moved up the ranks to be named an Assistant Athletics Director in two years. Snyder received a bachelor’s of science in exercise and sports sciences from Iowa State University in 1995. He went on to graduate Cum Laude from Creighton University School of Law in 2001, ranking in the top-15 in his class. Snyder was admitted to practice before all Nebraska state and federal courts. He has served on multiple NAAC Committee’s and presented at several NCAA Regional Rules Seminars. While at Creighton, Snyder received two American Jurisprudence Awards for finishing first in his class in a course, was on the Editorial Staff and was a published author.

Jessica Dickson

Assistant Athletics Director for External Relations

Jessica Dickson was named the Assistant Athletics Director for External Relations in July 2007. Dickson joined the UMKC staff as the Director of Marketing and Promotions in Aug. 2006. As the Assistant AD for External Relations, Dickson oversees the marketing and promotions and ticketing initiatives for the Kangaroos. Dickson came to UMKC from Time Warner Cable/Metro Sports in Kansas City. While with TWC, Dickson created promotional materials and advertising packages for sporting events, movies, specials and cable networks. She also educated Time Warner media sales departments across the country on the network programming. Dickson graduated from Central Missouri State University in May 2002 with a bachelor of science degree in public relations and a minor in photography. At CMSU, she was a four-year letterwinner on the women’s soccer team. Dickson and her husband, Ryan, reside in Liberty, Mo.

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UMKC Athletic Facilities & Departments Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field

Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field will serve as the official home of the Kangaroos and will provide student-athletes, students and community groups with one of the top soccer facilities in The Summit League and the Midwest. The $9 million addition adds to the growing residential feel of the UMKC campus. The gift from the Durwood Foundation and its trustees to construct this stadium is another in their long history of supporting a variety of UMKC initiatives. Durwood will provide seating for 850 fans and a separate addition will host locker rooms, offices and concession areas. Stanley H. Durwood was one of the University’s and the athletic program’s most ardent supporters. His affiliation with UMKC began when NCAA Division I participation was a pipe dream. Durwood also helped establish an endowed scholarship for UMKC student-athletes.

Victor F. Swyden Athletics Training Facility The Victor F. Swyden Athletics Training Facility continues UMKC’s commitment to the total care of each student-athlete. Under the guidance of Head Athletics Trainer Ted Ferris, the UMKC Sports Medicine staff prioritizes prevention, treatment and rehabilitiation in working with Kangaroo student-athletes. Built in 1999, the Swyden Athletics Training Facility honors the memory of former Kansas City councilman and longtime UMKC Athletics supporter Victor F. Swyden, who headed the taskforce that guided the Kangaroos from NAIA to NCAA Division I. A lifetime resident of Kansas City and a graduate of Paseo High School, Swyden was honored in 1993 with the Golden Torch Award, one of the highest honors bestowed by UMKC upon an individual. For the 2009-10 season, the UMKC Athletics Department is teaming up with the UMKC School of Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, under the direction of Dr. Russell D. White. The Fellowship Program will provide health care for the student-athletes by staffing the training room 3-4 days per week and will also be available to see student-athletes in need of urgent care. Members of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program will also be present at all major home sporting events and tournaments, in addition to providing assistance with any specific athletic events. Dr. George D. Harris, Dr. Meg Gibson, Dr. Billy Irons, Dr. Matt John and Dr. Emily Lott will all be serving the needs of UMKC student-athletes. Dr. Dan Gurley, meanwhile, is entering is eighth year as the Kangaroos primary orthopedic surgeon, and Dr. Grant Smith serves as the team dentist for the Kangaroos.

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Swinney Recreation Center The home of UMKC Athletics, Swinney Recreation Center is also one of the finest fitness centers in all of Kansas City. Created through a $14.5 million addition to the old Swinney Gymnasium, the center includes five basketball courts, four racquet ball courts, a 25-meter indoor/outdoor pool and three exercise rooms - two weight rooms and a cardio room. The competition court serves as the home venue for UMKC volleyball in the fall, UMKC women’s basketball and select men’s basketball contests during the winter. It is also the main practice venue for the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. Kangaroo student-athletes enjoy some of the finest locker room facilities in The Summit League courtesy of a major renovation undertaken prior to the 200708 school year. Along with providing each studentathlete their own individual locker space, the facility also features a player’s lounge that includes leather couches and a big screen television. In addition, the lounge is equipped with a computer workstation with a high-speed internet connection.

Old Swinney Original Old Swinney Gymnasium, affectionately known as “Old Swinney”, which is part of the Swinney Recreation Center received a face lift in the summer of 2010. The renovation transforms the Old Swinney Gymnasium into a modern, collegiate practice facility that will better serve the student body, faculty and staff members and community members, as well as provide outstanding training opportunities for ‘Roo student-athletes. The $500,000 renovation plan calls for new basketball/volleyball court flooring and basketball standards and volleyball nets to be installed in the existing facility. The current skylights in the building will also be altered, which will allow for modified lighting to be put into place. The entire Old Swinney interior will be updated and scoreboards will be installed.

Dutton Brookfield Strength and Conditioning Center The Dutton Brookfield Strength and Conditioning Center at UMKC’s Swinney Recreation Center was officially dedicated on Sept. 22, 2004. Led by Director of Strength, Conditioning and Sports Enhancement Trumain Carroll, the Brookfield Center is designed to help enhance UMKC student-athletes’ levels of performance while significantly reducing the chances for injuries. The benefit of performing structured strength and power training throughout the entire year will give student-athletes the opportunity to reach new levels of physical development. The center contains free weights, plus platforms, benches and machines and the latest cardiovascular equipment. In the summer of 2006, the area purchased the latest Sports Motion system to give student-athletes the video analysis needed to improve their techniques.

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UMKC Head Coaches & the Kangaroo Athletics Scholarship Fund Rick Benben Men’s Soccer

Chris Cissell Women’s Soccer

Christi Posey Volleyball

Shameika McField Cross Country/Track & Field

Matt Brown Men’s Basketball

Candace Whitaker Women’s Basketball

Kendell Hale Men’s & Women’s Tennis

J.W. VanDenBorn

he Kangaroo Athletics ScholarT ship Fund (KASF) supports the student-athletes of UMKC through

the offsetting of expenses such as scholarships, travel, recruiting, and equipment. As costs continue to rise, support for our student-athletes through the KASF becomes more crucial as we continue to build an elite Summit League athletics department. For the 2011-12 academic year, student-athlete scholarship expenses are expected to include: • Tuition (out-of-state): $17,692 • Room and Board: $10,130 • Tuition (in-state): $6,876 • Books and Fees: $1,612 In addition, over the past year it has become extremely difficult for budgets to keep pace with rising travel and food costs. While athletics must be vigilant in cost containment, we must continue to provide for the best possible student-athlete experience. That is where the KASF donors can play such a tremendous role. Donors to the KASF enjoy a number of benefits based on their donor level, including Priority Seating, access to the pre-game Kangaroo Club hospitality parties at men’s basketball games, invitations to a number of events, complimentary media guides and gifts, and exclusive opportunities to meet the student-athletes, staff, coaches, and University leadership. For more information on the Kangaroo Athletics Scholarship Fund, please contact Scott Turek, Associate AD for Advancement at 816-235-6018. Donor Level

Minimum Donation

Benefits

Boxing Roo

$100

Tax Deduction, Membership Decal, Recognition Opportunities, Priority Status for season tickets and postseason tickets, and invitations to special events

Young Alumni

$35

A special introductory level for recent UMKC grads. If you’ve earned an undergraduate degree from UMKC within the past five years, get all the benefits of the Boxing Roo donor level for a reduced price.

Blue Kangaroo

$250

Gold Kangaroo

$500

Access for two to the “Kangaroo Club” hospitality room at men’s basketball games plus all above benefits Complimentary men’s and women’s basketball media guides and special UMKC gift plus all above benefits Access for two additional guests in the “Kangaroo Club” hospitality room plus all above benefits Complementary Parking for men’s basketball plus all above benefits

Men’s Golf

Brianna Broderick Women’s Golf

Meredith Smith Softball

Swope Circle $1,000 Captain’s $1,500 Circle All-American $2,500 Circle Kangaroo Champions

$5,000

Director’s Circle

$10,000

Premium UMKC gift, invitation to a special basketball reception plus all above benefits Invitation to the Champions’ Reception with coaches and studentathletes plus all above benefits Annual men’s basketball trip including team travel and tickets plus all above benefits


UMKC Athletic Training Staff and Team Doctors

UMKC Training Staff Shelby Brown Head Athletic Trainer

Jessica Lloyd Assistant Athletic Trainer

Ashley Melson Assistant Athletic Trainer

Tyler Fox Assistant Athletic Trainer

UMKC Sports Medicine Fellowship/Team Doctors

Dr. Russell White Head Sports Medicine physician

Dr. Russell White received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine in 1974 and completed a three-year residency in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Missouri Medical Center-Columbia. Today he is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine where he is Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Center.

Dr. Meg Gibson Team Sports Medicine physician

Margaret “Meg” Gibson MD is board certified in family medicine and has a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine. She works at Truman Medical Center Lakewood Hospital. She participated in collegiate athletics at Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her medical training including sports medicine fellowship in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia at the Unversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She has worked with athletes of all levels, from high school to professional. She spent additional time training in concussion management and is a Certified ImPACT Consultant.

Dr. George Harris Team Sports medicine physician

George D. Harris, M.D., M.S., is a Professor and Assistant Dean at UMKC School of Medicine. He is board certified in family medicine and has certificates of added qualifications in both adolescent medicine and sports medicine. He has written widely on a variety of medical topics including areas in Sports Medicine. He is the Associate Director for the UMKC Sports Medicine Fellowship. His experience in the coverage of athletes and sporting events spans over 26 years. He was previously involved in Spring Training for Toronto Blue Jays professional baseball in the early 1990’s team and continues to provide medical coverage of Division I Collegiate sports teams, presently with UMKC.

Dr. Billy Irons Team Sports Medicine physician

Dr. Billy Irons attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and did his residency at Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals. He is on the American Board of Family Medicine as well. He is now at Truman, and came there after 22 years in private practice in rural Oklahoma. During that time he assisted with high school sports. While at Truman he has spent five years in a Family Practice Orthopedic clinic and the last five years he has been involved in the UMKC Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Dr. Murtaza Batla Intern Sports Medicine physician Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Murtaza Batla eent to medical school at Baqai Medical University. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, Mich. He is now doing a Sports Medicine fellowship at UMKC.

Dr. Nina Upham Intern Sports Medicine physician Dr. Nina Upham was born and raised in Finland, where she also completed medical school. After working for 2 years in Finland as a family physician, she moved to the US and completed UMKC Family Medicine Residency at TMC Lakewood. During residency, she met and married her husband. After residency, she continued her education in UMKC Sports Medicine Fellowship where she now serves as a physician for the UMKC athletes.

Dr. Dan Gurley Team Orthopeadic physician

Dr. Dan Gurley attended Texas Christian University and received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He did his residency in Wichita. He was a member of the Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, in Jackson, Miss. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). Gurley specializes in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and Orthopedic Surgery; specializing in shoulder, elbow, and knee injuries

Dr. Grant Smith Team Dentist

Dr. D. Grant Smith is a comprehensive family dentist providing cosmetic, restorative and general family dentistry. Dr. Smith graduated from the UMKC School of Dentistry. Following graduation Dr. Smith decided to complete a Residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at UMKC. Dr. Smith received a Bachelor degree in Biology from Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. He is a member of the Academy of Sports Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, the Greater Kansas City Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Kansas City University Dental Study Club.

Dr. Andrew Jacobs Sport Psychologist

Dr. Andrew Jacobs is one of the top sport psychology experts in the United States. He works with athletes of all ages from youth athletes to professionals in areas from concentration to motivation, to team building to sportsmanship. His expertise is at helping athletes and coaches reach their peak potential. He became one of the first sport psychologists to work with the U.S. Olympic team, professional teams and a major university in the 1980’s. Since 1992, he has hosted an extremely popular weekly sport psychology radio call-in show. He has produced numerous audio programs on success and visualization and has given over 1000 speeches nationally about mental training and sportsmanship. Dr. Jacobs grew up in Kansas City, received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in 1976 and his doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology: San Diego in 1981, with a specialty in sport psychology and performance enhancement.

Becca McConville Dietician

Rebecca McConville, MS, RD, LD, is the UMKC registered and licensed dietitian. She is a member of the Kansas City Dietetic Association, the American Dietetic Association (ADA), and the ADA’s SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition) group. She attended the University of Kansas Medical School and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Missouri. She currently works at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Mo.


KANGAROOS OUT IN THE COMMUNITY

The UMKC Athletics Department takes great pride in giving back to its neighbors and friends. During the 2010-11 school year, the Kangaroos outdid themselves by hosting and participating in a plethora of successful events. Here is a short list of the community service projects that UMKC teams, student-athletes and staff took part in: UMKC Campus Move-In Day Department of Athletics Orientation Day UMKC Women’s Center Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes Children’s TLC October Pumpkin Patch Thanksgiving Can Collection for Harvesters Call-A-Thon Children’s TLC Groundhog Day Run UMKC Winter Warm-Up UMKC Career Services Etiquette Dinner Relay for Life UMKC Career Services Mock Interviews Children’s TLC Duck Race on the Plaza Blue and Gold Games ‘Roo Life Skills Challenge

Toys for Tots Toy Collection First Downs for Down Syndrome Go Red With the ROOS & the American Heart Association Summit League Food Fight for Harvesters Samaritans Feet Shoe Collection Kansas City Head Start Book Drive Project Perfect – rewarded elementary schools students for grades and attendance Girls Scouts Fitness Day Boy Scouts Fill It Up Campaign WBCA Pink Zone Sports Day at Spectrum Station UMKC’s Hispanic Youth Day Animal Haven


Student-Athlete Academic Support Services Office

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he Student-Athlete Academic Support Services Office (SASSO) provides a variety of support services to ensure student-athletes acquire the tools to meet their academic, professional and personal goals. SASSO integrates its services within the mission of the University of Missouri–Kansas City and the Athletics Department to promote the overall development of the student-athletes. To foster the positive development of student-athletes, SASSO provides a comprehensive support unit which includes: academic counseling, degree progress monitoring, assessment, tutoring, computer access, academic and individual skill development, mentoring, individualized study plans and knowledge of on-campus resources. The Student-Athlete Support Services Office was founded in 1987 in conjunction with the UMKC Center for Academic Development (CAD). Located in the Swinney Recreation Center, SASSO was renovated and expanded in 2005 and updated in 2008. The academic unit includes a study and computer room, quiet tutor spaces and several offices for personnel.

2010-11 UMKC Student-Athlete Award Recipients MEN’S BASKETBALL • 3 Academic all-League • 2 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 1 League Distinguished Scholar

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL • 9 Academic all-League • 6 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 2 League Distinguished Scholars

• 9 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 7 League Distinguished Scholars

MEN’S TENNIS • 8 Academic all-League • 6 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 4 League Distinguished Scholar

WOMEN’S TENNIS

• 12 Academic all-League • 7 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 8 League Distinguished Scholars

• Summit League Team Academic Achievement Award • 6 Academic all-League • 6 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 4 League Distinguished Scholars

MEN’S GOLF • 10 Academic all-League • 6 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 2 League Distinguished Scholars

• 35 Academic all-League • 16 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 12 League Distinguished Scholars

WOMEN’S GOLF • 5 Academic all-League • 4 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 1 League Distinguished Scholars

VOLLEYBALL • 8 Academic all-League • 8 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 5 League Distinguished Scholars

CROSS COUNTRY

TRACK AND FIELD

MEN’S SOCCER

SASSO is committed to providing student-athletes with a well rounded and diverse education.

• 14 Academic all-League • 7 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 4 League Distinguished Scholars

(Academic all-league selections must have a 3.0 GPA in the semester in which they compete and be a letterwinner.)

(Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence must have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average at the end of the school

WOMEN’S SOCCER • 13 Academic all-League • 7 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 6 League Distinguished Scholars

year and be a letterwinner.)

(UMKC Scholar Athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 during the calendar year.)

(League Distinguished Scholars must have a 3.60 GPA in the

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semester in which they compete and be a letterwinner.)

• Kaelene Curry Second Team Capital Ona all-American • 12 Academic all-League

STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SAAC) Two members of each team are selected to serve on SAAC, the members represent the student leaders for the department. SAAC meets every three weeks during the academic year to discuss a variety of issues including student-athlete welfare, NCAA issues and UMKC issues. Additionally, SAAC is engaged in community and UMKC outreach. Under the direction of the Associate AD for Student-Athlete Services, SAAC students have been involved in many community and UMKC events such as: Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, Harvesters and Children’s TLC.


Kansas City

Cowtown Shmowtown Although Kansas City’s reputation outside the Midwest may be that of an agricultural cowtown, its residents know the truth. UMKC is in the middle of it all, with history, culture and entertainment options on all sides and within just a short walk or drive. Here’s just a few of the options that students at UMKC have at their disposal.

The Legends at Village West boasts 1.1 million square feet of retail space and is home to more than 100 shops and restaurants. This northern shopping mecca is also located by the Kansas Speedway and Community America Ballpark. The Kansas Speedway hosts major league racing events like NASCAR’s Nextel and Busch series and Indy Racing League. Community America Ballpark is home to the Kansas City T-Bones and serves as the temporary site for the Kansas City Wizards. The Wizards are currently constructing a new $160 million state-of-the-art stadium at Legends.

Located within a short walk from the Volker Campus, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art includes works of art from some of the great masters. The lawn of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art resembles a badminton court with 18-ft.-tall sculptures, titled “Shuttlecocks.”

The Country Club Plaza offers 14 blocks of shopping amid beautiful Spanish architecture, fountains and statues. More than 80 miles of lights outline every building, dome and tower on the Country Club Plaza each holiday season. The Plaza is within a short walking distance from the Volker Campus. Kansas City is known as the City of Fountains with more than 200 fountains on the Plaza and in downtown KC.

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Kansas City The $850 million Power & Light District is the largest new development project in the Midwest. Just steps from the Convention Center and a short drive from the Volker Campus, the Power & Light District features eight blocks of dining, nightlife and entertainment venues. Located next to the Power & Light District, the Sprint Center opened in downtown Kansas City in October 2007. The Sprint Center is a state-of-the-art, 18,500-seat arena offering marquee concerts and sporting events. Located in the Sprint Center, the College Basketball Experience celebrates college basketball by placing visitors in electrifying, game-like situations. Home to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as well, UMKC had the honor of opening the CBE and held its first practice of the 2007-08 season.

Municipal Auditorium has hosted more NCAA Tournament games and more Final Fours than any other venue in the country. The UMKC men’s basketball team will play a game there this season.

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum chronicles the history and heroes of the Negro Leagues from their founding after the Civil War to their demise in the 1960s. The first professional Negro Leagues were founded in Kansas City in 1920, just two blocks from the museum.

Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs, seats more than 79,000 on game day. The Kansas City Royals play in Kauffman Stadium, which just wrapped up a $250 million renovation. Kauffman Stadium’s unique features include a 322-foot-wide water spectacular. The water spectacular is the largest privately funded fountain in the world. Both teams play at the Truman Sports Complex.

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THE SUMMIT LEAGUE “Ascending” and “improving” are adjectives frequently y used in media coverage of The Summit mmit League as it continues a renaissance ssance on the playing eld and in the classroom. As The Summit League celebrates its 30th anniversary season as an NCAA Division I athletics conference, the level of performance and achievement among the 11 member institutions and over 3,000 student-athletes in 19 championship sports continues to grow. Since 2007, The Summit League has produced 39 All-Americans and 28 Academic All-America selections along with three NCAA Champions, two NBA Draft choices and one Olympic Silver medalist. Headlining The Summit League’s most recent history were the additions of the University of South Dakota and the University of Nebraska Omaha to its membership. USD joined in 2009 and the 2011-12 academic year marks its rst year of full league competition. UNO’s membership took effect on July 1, 2011 and it will begin league competition in 2012-13. The Summit League’s visibility continues to expand on several fronts. The 2011 Baseball Championship drew a record number of fans after another successful Summit League Basketball Championship totaled the second-highest attendance gure in league history. Television exposure also increased with the broadcasts of four Summit League sport championships in 2010-11, including the second consecutive season that all 14 men’s and women’s basketball tournament games were televised live. Additionally, The Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships were televised for the rst time and the league’s entire Baseball Tournament was carried live, marking another rst. National reach of The Summit League was furthered when three member institutions hosted 2010-11 NCAA Championship events. IUPUI was a quad-host for the Women’s Basketball Final Four, UMKC co-hosted the Volleyball Championship and Oakland hosted the Great Lakes Cross Country Regional Championship. In men’s basketball, The Summit League ranked No. 18 in the Sagarin Ratings, placing four teams among the top 150 and six in the top 200. In the Mid-Major Top 25 poll, league champion Oakland ranked No. 5 with two rst-place votes entering the NCAA Tournament, putting them ahead of two Final Four participants, including the national runner-up. Women’s basketball joined the men in sending multiple teams to the postseason with three teams advancing for the secondstraight year, including Oral Roberts, which reached the WNIT’s round of 16 to match the league’s deepest run in that tournament. Individually on the hardwood, Oakland’s Keith Benson was selected in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks and on the women’s side, Oral Roberts’ Kevi Luper became the rst player in history to lead the NCAA in both points per game and steals per game in the same season. Several teams continued impressive championship streaks within the league in 2010-11. Oral Roberts, which nished the season nationally-ranked, won its 14th-straight baseball title, tying for the second-longest streak in NCAA history. Oakland captured its 12thconsecutive men’s and women’s swimming and diving titles while North Dakota State won its fourth-straight men’s and women’s indoor track and eld championships and its third softball crown in a row. South Dakota State became the rst women’s basketball team to win three consecutive league championships. The Summit League enjoyed a successful track and eld season with eight All-Americans, including six at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Oral Roberts’ Jack Whitt led the way by nishing as runner-up in the pole vault at the Outdoor Championships after placing third indoors. Two Summit Leaguers, North Dakota State’s Amy Anderson and Whitney Carlson, each received the prestigious NCAA Elite 88 Award, given to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative gradepoint average participating at the nals site for each of the NCAA championships. Anderson went on to earn All-America status after recording the league’s highest NCAA golf nish and Carlson became the rst female athlete in league history to earn All-America honors in two events at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships during the same year.

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The accomplishments of 2010-11 came on the heels of exceptional success the previous two years. In 2009-10, IUPUI’s Chen Ni became The Summit League’s rst female NCAA Champion when she took  rst in the platform dive. rst dive Oakland’s Keith Benson was named the Lou Henson Award winner as the men’s basketball Mid-Major Player of the Year. The preceding year, Oral Roberts track star Andretti Bain won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a member of the Bahamas’ 4x400-meter relay team after winning both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor 400-meter titles and IUPUI’s George Hill became The Summit League’s second NBA rst round draft pick. Originally formed in 1982 as the Association of Mid-Continent Universities and later known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League is in its fth year of rebranding that followed its 25th anniversary and coincided with the Summit Plan, a strategic plan that places a renewed emphasis on improving the academic and athletic performances of all league student-athletes. The Summit League has a combined enrollment of over 135,000 at 11 universities, ve of which are located in the top 76 U.S. media markets (Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Tulsa and Omaha). Member institutions include: IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), UMKC (University of Missouri-Kansas City), the University of Nebraska Omaha (which begins league competition in 2012-13), North Dakota State University, Oakland University, Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota (in its rst year as a full member), South Dakota State University, Southern Utah University and Western Illinois University. Eastern Illinois University is an associate member in swimming and diving and men’s soccer. League champions receive an automatic NCAA Tournament bid in all applicable sports. Since its inception in 1982, The Summit League has had several transcendent moments on the national stage. In 1986, Cleveland State upset third-seeded Indiana in the rst round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on its way to a berth in the Sweet 16. A decade later, Valparaiso captured the nation’s attention when Bryce Drew hit “the shot” to defeat No. 4 seed Mississippi in an NCAA rstround game and spark its Sweet 16 run. More recently, Oral Roberts’ baseball program nished the 2004 campaign with a national-ranking and became the rst Summit League school to reach an NCAA Super Regional in 2006. Three years later, North Dakota State’s 2009 softball team became the rst to advance to the Super Regional round. During the 2008-09 basketball season, South Dakota State’s women’s team was nationally-ranked throughout the year and recorded an NCAA Tournament victory. The Summit League has produced ve NCAA champions, four Olympic athletes and several All-Americans in the sports of track and eld, swimming and diving and cross country. Numerous professional players and several draft choices have come directly from The Summit League, including three Major League Baseball rst round picks, a pair of NBA rst rounders, and one WNBA selection. Former Summit Leaguer Kevin Duckworth (NBA) was a two-time all-star during his professional career. Recent and historical success coupled with an increased growth among its membership base gives The Summit League a promising future on the landscape of college athletics.

THE SUMMIT LEAGUE

340 W. Buttereld Rd., Suite 3D Elmhurst, IL 60126 Phone: (630) 516-0661 Fax: (630) 516-0673

www.thesummitleague.org

Tom Douple Commissioner

Commissioner .................................................................Tom Douple Associate Commissioner .....................................Myndee Kay Larsen Assistant Commissioner .................................................Angie Torain Director of Communications .......................................... David Brauer Director of Marketing ..............................................Vanessa Quimpo Associate Director of Communications ............................ Greg Mette Assistant Director of Compliance & Administration ....Matthew Boyer Communications Assistant .............................. Stephanie Sabaduquia


2012 UMKC Softball Media Guide