Minnesota softball saw 11 of its current and former student-athletes receive 2016-17 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Tuesday.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
No. 15 Minnesota homered five times in its Big Ten-opening win
Minnesota earned a 15-6 win in six innings against UC Davis and a 4-2 victory over Louisville on the second day of play at the Sportco Kick Off Classic
02.28.16 Softball vs. Houston
2017 • JUNIOR SEASON
Moved over to first base and started in all 61 games • finished tied for first all-time in Gophers single season history with 76 RBIs (tied with teammate Kendyl Lindaman who also had 76 RBIs in 2017) • hit .374 with a .443 on base percentage and a .637 slugging percentage • smacked 12 doubles and 12 home runs • received All-Big Ten second-team honors • named to the Big Ten All-Tournament team • selected to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 Softball Team • picked up NFCA Great Lakes All-Region first-team accolades • had nine RBIs and had a team high .714 slugging percentage at the Texas Classic had nine RBIs and had a team high .714 slugging percentage at the Texas Classic. tallied one run, one RBI and had 13 putouts at first base in two games against Maryland at the Texas Classic • notched three hits including a double and six RBIs in two games against Texas • added three hits and two RBIs against Colorado State • drilled two hits in two wins over Notre Dame • tacked on two runs and three hits including a homerun and two RBIs in games against Notre Dame • contributed three hits, three RBIs, and 18 putouts in a pair of games against UC Davis • had three hits including a three run homer, three runs and three RBIs against Fresno State • tallied eight putouts in game against Cal Poly • had a showing of two hits and one RBI against Idaho State • came away with one hit, one run, one RBI, and ten putouts versus Troy • contributed two hits and one RBI in Minnesota's victory over Illinois State • had an outstanding performance in two games against Seattle with three hits including a three run homer, two runs, seven putouts and seven RBIs • established one hit and 11 putouts in two games against No. 8/8 Washington • added one run, three RBIs and one home run against South Dakota • tacked on two hits and two RBIs in win over Oregon State • established one run, three hits and three RBIs in win over California • contributed three runs and three hits including a homer and five RBIs in two wins over Pacific • notched four hits, two RBIs and 22 putouts in a weekend series against Nebraska • tallied two hits and one RBI against Illinois • established one hit and a home run, three RBIs and scored two runs in two wins over South Dakota • launched a double and a grand slam along with three runs, seven RBIs and 22 putouts in three games against Indiana • hit a home run and added two RBIs and 29 putouts over three games against Northwestern • contributed two hits, three RBIs and one run in two games versus Wisconsin • in three games against Purdue, had four hits including a home run, six RBIs and one run • was the hero of the Big Ten Tournament. Against Illinois she hit walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning in the Big Ten semifinals to send Minnesota to the championship • launched the tiebreaking home run against Ohio State in Minnesota's Big Ten Tournament championship win. • NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Started all 57 games at either the shortstop or designated player positions • earned first team NFCA Great Lakes All-Region honors as a non-pitcher/utility player • named to the All-Big Ten second team as a utility player • hit .302 on the year with 10 doubles, a triple and six home runs with 33 RBI and a slugging percentage of .491 • recorded a walk-off homerun against No. 8 Oklahoma on the first day of the season • had two hits and a run against Texas Tech • established a run against No. 19 Washington • recorded a run and RBI against Virginia Tech • had a hit in each game against Florida State, earning a run in the first matchup of the weekend • hit a double against Arizona State • in two games against Houston, established one home run and two RBI, hitting a double • established an RBI in win over Western Carolina • accomplished a run, hit and RBI in win over Georgia • earned two runs, three hits and four RBI in win over Jacksonville • had two hits and two runs in win over UMASS • accomplished one hit in victory over Mercer • recorded one hit and two RBI in win over Long Island University • earned a hit and two RBI in win over No. 13 Oklahoma including a game tying RBI single in the seventh inning • earned a hit and RBI in both wins over Kansas and UMKC • had three hits in three at bats against Purdue, also contributed a run • started all weekend at shortstop against Northwestern, recording a homerun and four RBI • recorded 2 runs, 4 hits and 4 RBI on the weekend against Illinois • established one hit in the second game against Wisconsin • established one RBI, two hits and one run against Rutgers • served as shortstop and designated player in two games against Nebraska, contributing one hit, run and RBI • played as shortstop and designated player in series against Maryland, adding two runs, three hits and one RBI • recorded three hits in the Big Ten Tournament including a big single in the tenth inning of the championship game against Michigan • had three hits including two doubles while scoring two runs in the NCAA Seattle Regional.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Appeared in 16 games as a pinch hitter and at the third base and shortstop positions • launched a two-run home run in her first collegiate plate appearance against UC Davis (Feb. 7) • scored a run in the Gophers' Feb. 8 win over UNLV • notched an RBI single in the team's Big Ten-opening win against Illinois March 20.
Earned five softball letters and four softball letters at Pleasant Valley High School • was a four-time all-state honoree, including first-team nods in 2013 and 2014 • selected to four All-Mississippi Athletic Conference teams and received first-team recognition in her final two seasons • was named to the 2012 all-state tournament team • also played club softball for the Southeast Iowa Allstars.
Plans to study kinesiology • was a member of the National Honor Society and was an academic all-conference honoree during her time at Pleasant Valley High School • most memorable sports thrill was playing in the softball state tournament in 2012 • enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends • former teammate of Wisconsin's Chloe Miller and Western Illinois' Holly Hoelting • daughter of Dennis and Jacque Dwyer • born Oct. 20, 1995.
Lindaman Earns Academic All-America Honor
6/4/2018 - Softball
Kendyl Lindaman was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I Team, as selected by CoSIDA.
Lindaman Named NFCA All-American
5/30/2018 - Softball
Kendyl Lindaman has been named a NFCA All-American earning second team as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
161 Gophers Receive Spring Academic All-Big Ten Honors
5/30/2018 - Softball
A total of 161 Minnesota student-athletes were honored by the Big Ten on the Academic All-Big Ten Team for spring and at-large sports.