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    Kendal Harper
    Kendal Harper

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Palmer, Texas

    High School:
    Palmer

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    OF

    Experience:
    3L

    Bats/Throws:
    L/R

    A career .338 hitter with 94 runs scored and 57 stolen bases ... has started 162 straight games, including every contest each of the last two years ... is just 24 base hits shy of setting a new career record of 201 hits.

    2009 (Junior): A First-Team All-Southland Conference selection ... started all 56 games in the outfield with 45 starts in right ... finished second on the team and sixth in the Southland Conference with a .315 batting average ... led team and was second in the league with 35 runs scored ... finished among the conference's top 10 in hits (58), doubles (12), triples (3), total bases (76), sac bunts (11), stolen bases (18) and total plate appearances (207) ... posted more putouts (68) than any other outfielder on the team and ranked third overall ... drove in 15 runs ... led the team with 17 multi-hit games, including five three-hit performances ... had a season-best six-game hitting streak that started against Southeastern Louisiana (4/4) and continued through a game against Central Arkansas (4/10) ... streak included four multi-hit games with a trio of three-hit performances and three straight games with a double ... batting average reached a season-high .344 after 2-for-3 performance against Nicholls State (4/19) ... recorded three two-steal games ... scored multiple runs in nine games.

    2008 (Sophomore): Started all 61 games, seeing time at all three outfield positions ... led the team and finished fourth in the SLC with a .385 batting average ... finished the year in the conference's top 10 for on-base percentage (.429), runs scored (43), hits (75), doubles (12), total bases (101), sac bunts (10) and stolen bases (28) ... her 28 stolen bases led the SLC and set a new SFA single-season record, as did her 75 base hits ... posted a team-high 16 multi-hit games, including a team-leading six games with three or more base knocks ... nine-game hitting streak to open the season was the longest on the squad ... after going 0-for-3 against Jackson State (2/23) in the 10th game of the year, reeled off a seven-game hit streak as she hit safely in 16 of the first 17 games of the season ... had another seven-game streak late in the season that included a 4-for-4 performance at UT-Arlington (3/22) ... went 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and three runs scored against Siena College (2/22) ... went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI at Nicholls State (4/12) ... had just three errors in 60 attempts for a .950 fielding percentage.

    2007 (Freshman): Played in all 56 games as a rookie, making 55 starts ... batted .303, which ranked second on the team among players with at least 100 at-bats ... had five extra-base hits, including a team-best four triples ... scored 16 runs with 12 runs batted in ... swiped a base on 11 of 18 attempts ... her .985 fielding percentage was tops on the team among players who recorded at least 50 fielding opportunities ... had 61 putouts with six assists and just one error from her spot in right field ... had a team-best nine-game hitting streak that was part of a stretch that saw her hit safely in 16 of 17 games ... eight multi-hit games tied for second on the team.

    High School: Lettered in four sports at Palmer High School ... started and lettered all four years in softball for coach Brandi Chambers ... was a four-time team MVP on the diamond ... started and lettered two years as an outside hitter for the volleyball team ... started and lettered as a post all four years for the basketball team ... was a four-year letterwinner in track ... was team MVP for basketball, softball and track as a freshman and junior ... earned MVP honors for all four sports in both her sophomore and senior years.

    Personal: Born May 25, 1988, in Dallas, Texas ... daughter of Carl Harper and Melanie Wade ... majoring in kinesiology.

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