11 Keilani Jennings
11 Keilani Jennings
Birth Date: 09/03/1990
Height: 5-7
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Newbury Park, Calif.
High School: Newbury Park HS
Position: Infield

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 4 five times 5/2/10
Hits 3 twice 3/12/10 - most recent
Runs 3 twice 3/12/10 - most recent
Runs Batted In 5 vs. Wichita State 2/6/09
Stolen Bases 1 four times 3/13/10 - most recent
Strikeouts 3 four times 5/2/10 - most recent
Walks 3 vs. Long Beach State 2/14/09