|Hometown:||Newbury Park, Calif.|
|High School:||Newbury Park HS|
UC SANTA BARBARA
2012 All-Big West Honorable Mention
Started all 58 games for the Gauchos...Compiled a .252 batting average, .354 on-base percentage, and a .442 slugging percentage on 41 hits good for 24 RBI...Led the team in home runs (7) and doubles (10)...Drew 26 walks...Matched her career-high of three hits thrice this season against Oregon (Feb. 10), St. Mary's (Mar. 11) and Sacramento State (Mar. 26)...She earned a new career-high for at-bats with five against St. Mary's (Mar. 11)...Scored 20 runs for the Gauchos, scoring at least once in 17 games with two multiple scoring games...Had at least one hit in 31 games and seven multiple hit performances...Had five multiple RBI games...Defensively, the junior accounted for 68 putouts and 96 assists...Garnered All-Big West Honorable Mention accolades.
2011 All-Big West First Team
2011: Played in and started 41 games before being sidelined with a season-ending injury during the Big West Conference series against UC Riverside…Tied the single season school record for doubles in a season with 15…Led the team in batting (.317), as well as in slugging percentage (.592) and home runs (6), both for the second consecutive year…Was second on the team in RBI (31) and tied for second in runs (27)…Drew 21 walks – second on the team – and had five multiple walk games…Tied for first with 106 assists and accumulated 74 putouts…Helped UCSB set a new school record with 32 double plays…Had 11 multiple hit games, including a career-high tying three hits against Southern Miss (March 6) and Cal Poly (April 10)…Had nine multiple run games, including a career-best tying three runs against Cal Poly (April 9)…Had seven games with multiple RBI, including five against Southern Miss, which tied her career-high…Was named the Big West Player of the Week on April 11 after helping lead UCSB to a doubleheader win over South Dakota and a series sweep of Cal Poly…She hit .700 during the series with the Mustangs with seven hits, seven runs, five RBI and five doubles…Finished her season amidst an eight game hitting streak…Heading into her junior season, she is ranked ninth on the UCSB career home runs list (15).
2010: One of three players to start and play in all 52 games...Led the team in home runs (5) and sacrifice bunts (8)...Was second on the team in both runs (17) and walks (21) and was third with three doubles...Fourth on the team for total bases (42), stolen bases (3-for-3) and at bats (133)...Was fifth among the Gauchos for slugging (.316), on-base percentage (.287) and hits (24)...Hit .180 for the season...Posted a .933 fielding percentage...Had multiple hits on four occasions and four multiple-RBI showings...Had a season-high three RBI against Idaho State (Mar. 5) and Long Beach State (May 1)...Posted four of her five homers during Big West play...Hit a solo homer in a narrow 2-1 loss to Northridge (Apr. 25)...Went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI in the following game against Long Beach State...Went 1-for-3 with a homer, two RBI and a walk in a 6-0 win over Big West Champion UC Davis (May 14)...Drew two walks on five occasions.
2009: Started the first nine games of the season before she was forced to medical redshirt due to a broken leg sustained during a contest with San Diego State (Feb. 14)...Prior to being sidelined, recorded a .391 batting average with eight runs, 10 RBI, one double and four home runs...Went 3-for-4 with three runs, five RBI and two homers in an 8-5 victory over Wichita State (Feb. 6)...Hit a three-run homer in the following game, a 9-2 win over McNeese State (Feb. 8)...Went 2-for-2 with a run, RBI and two walks against Utah State (Feb. 13)...Earned eight walks and posted a .548 on-base percentage.
Played at Newbury Park High School under head coach Darrin Carr...During her senior season she batted .412 with six doubles, three triples, three home runs and 14 RBI...Posted a .500 on-base percentage...Was named the Maramonte League Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2008...Also earned First Team honors from the Ventura County Star, team MVP honors and was named to the San Fernando Valley All-Star team as a senior...As a junior, she was named to the All-Maramonte League First Team and earned her first team MVP award...In 2006, she was awarded first team all-league honors and received Newbury Park's Big Bat award...Freshman year she collected Second Team All-Maramonte League honors...Served as her team's captain during her junior and senior seasons...Also competed in junior varsity basketball and was named Defensive Player of the Year...A four year member of the honor roll and four-time scholar-athlete honoree.
Played shortstop, second base and outfield for the 18U Gold So Cal Diamonds under the tutelage of coaches Bob Zapia and Jack Willard.
Keilani Rae Jennings was born on Sept. 3, 1990 in Ventura, Calif....Parents are Phil Jennings and Kerryanne and Matt Budnik...Has three younger siblings, Tyler, Chloe and Michah...Is majoring in business economics at UCSB...If she didn't play softball, basketball would be her sport of choice...Cheers for the LA Dodgers and LA Lakers...Favorite movies include "Step Up", "Pride and Prejudice" and "Wedding Crashers"...Enjoys watching "Gossip Girl", "One Tree Hill" and "Grey's Anatomy"...Favorite aspect of Santa Barbara is the beach...Favorite books are the "Twilight" series.
|At-bats||5||vs. St. Mary's||3/11/12|
|Hits||3||seven times||3/11/12 - most recent|
|Runs||3||twice||4/9/11 - most recent|
|Runs Batted In||5||twice||3/6/11 - most recent|
|Stolen Bases||1||five times||2/11/11 - most recent|
|Strikeouts||3||five times||3/27/12 - most recent|
|Walks||3||vs. Long Beach State||2/14/09|