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Kayla Wenner
Kayla  Wenner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nicollet, Minn.

High School:
Nicollet HS

Height:
5-10

Position:
Outfielder


05/28/2015

Record 14 Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Honors

Fourteen members of the Minnesota softball team were named academic all-conference honorees Thursday

05/02/2015

Gophers Win Twice on Senior Day

Minnesota defeated Purdue by scores of 3-2 and 4-2 to cap its regular season.

04/26/2015

Gophers Blank Hawkeyes to Secure Sweep

Minnesota picked up its third-straight shutout of Iowa

04/03/2015

Gophers Down Michigan in Home Opener

No. 14/12 Minnesota posted a 9-1, run-rule win over the fourth-ranked Wolverines

02/08/2015

Minnesota Wins Twice, Moves to 4-0

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

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2015 Game-by-Game Stats

2014 Game-by-Game Stats

2013 Game-by-Game Stats

2016 • SENIOR SEASON:
Contributed two runs against Utah Valley • established an RBI against Long Beach State • recorded two hits against No. 19 Washington • in two games against Virginia Tech, added two runs and three hits • earned one hit against No.13/15 Florida State • hit a double and advanced to third on an error, later contributing a run against Mount St. Mary's • made a diving catch to get Minnesota out of the third inning, also added two runs and one hit in the win over No. 19 Arizona State • established two runs and one hit against Saint Francis • in two games and wins against Houston, contributed one run, two hits, one of them a double • earned two RBI in two at bats in win over Western Carolina • drilled three singles in first inning alone, recording two runs and RBI against Jacksonville • recorded two hits in win over No. 9 Georgia • scored only run in loss against Robert Morris • hit a triple, bringing in two runners, earned two runs herself in win over UMASS • helped her team to 8-0 win over LIU, stealing two bases and earning two runs • hit her first homerun and scored two more times in win over No. 13 Oklahoma • in three games against Purdue, accomplished one run, two hits and two RBI • recorded four runs, two hits and two RBI in two games against Northwestern • started in left field for all three games against Illinois, recording two runs, four hits and one RBI • started in left in the double header against Wisconsin, adding one hit and one RBI in the second game • started in left field in the series against Rutgers, establishing two runs, two hits and one RBI • started in left for both games against Nebraska, contributing two runs, hits and RBI • started in left for series against Maryland, adding two runs, two RBI and three hits. 

2015
JUNIOR SEASON:
Academic All-Big Ten and NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete • made 40 appearances with 37 starts, all of which came in right field • hit .151 on the season with a .308 on-base percentage, eight RBI, six steals on as many attempts, and a pair of home runs • scored two runs in a wins over Nebraska (M

2014
SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Academic All-Big Ten and NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete • made 40 appearances with 37 starts, all of which came in right field • hit .151 on the season with a .308 on-base percentage, eight RBI, six steals on as many attempts, and a pair of home runs • scored two runs in a wins over Nebraska (March 23) and Northwestern (April 12) • had hits in three-straight games from Feb. 22 to March 2 • had five-game reached-base streaks from Feb. 7-15 and from Feb. 21 to March 2 • notched two hits in the Gophers' Big Ten quarterfinal round win against Purdue (May 9) • had three game-winning runs and her solo home run against Missouri State (March 7) proved to be the game-winner • drove in two runs and registered a triple against Hampton (Feb. 22).

2013
FRESHMAN SEASON:
Saw action in 49 games, starting 29, primarily in right field • batted .246 on the season, fourth-best on the team • belted seven home runs • had the team's third-best slugging percentage (.609) • drew 23 walks • 13-of-14 stealing bases • made her collegiate debut as a pinch runner against DePaul (Feb. 9) • went 2-for-3 with a HR, two runs and an RBI vs. Georgia Southern (March 16) • went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI at Northwestern (March 30) • in a doubleheader at Iowa State, hit 4-for-7 with two runs, a home run and four RBI (April 24) • also hit HRs against Northern Iowa (Feb. 16), Nebraska (April 16) and Ohio State (April 28).

HIGH SCHOOL:
A 2012 graduate of Nicollet High School • three-sport standout • three-time all-section and four-time all-conference honoree for softball • also named all-conference three times for volleyball and three times for basketball.

PERSONAL:
The daughter of Mike and Lana Wenner.

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO OBP SF SH SB-ATT PO A FLD
2013 .246 49-29 69 22 17 0 2 7 12 42 .609 23 0 32 .435 0 2 13-14 8 0 .889
2014 .151 40-37 73 15 11 0 1 2 8 19 .260 17 0 27 .308 1 5 6-6 15 0 .938
2015 .150 51-22 20 23 3 0 0 1 2 6 .300 4 1 9 .320 0 1 12-13 19 0 .905
TOTAL .191 140-88 162 60 31 0 3 10 22 67 .414 44 1 68 .365 1 8 31-33 42 0 .913

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