UI shortstop thrives in freshman season with the Hawkeyes
Megan Blank, Liz Watkins and Kayla Massey named First Team All-Big Ten
Hawkeyes split Saturday doubleheader, win 2-of-3 to win 5th straight conference series
Hawkeyes look for 5th straight Big Ten series win
Ohio State wins in the bottom of the 7th, 2-1
Iowa vs. Northern Iowa Pearl Field Iowa City, IA 04-26-12
Iowa 1, Illinois 0 (10 innings) Sunday, April 1, 2012
March 25, 2012 Pearl Field Iowa City, Iowa
Wisconsin at Iowa Saturday, March 24, 2012 (Game 2)
The Preview ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Oklahoma City
Hawk Item... Played in every game of her Iowa career, appearing in 210 games with 206 starts... finished her career with 32 doubles, which ranked 13th in the record books... started games at third base, shortstop, second base and first base during her four-year Hawkeye career.
2012 as a Senior... One of three Hawkeyes to start every game... made 52 starts at first base and one at second base... posted a .331 (55-of-166) batting average with a team-best 38 RBIs and 34 runs scored... had 23 extra base hits with a team and career high eight home runs, 14 doubles and one triple... led the team with 95 total bases and was second with a .572 slugging percentage... was a perfect 8-of-8 in stolen base chances... hit .320 (24-of-75) in Big Ten play with 18 RBIs, 17 runs, seven doubles, one triple and four home runs... had a team-best 20 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games... reached base safely in 17 straight games from March 25 to April 26, the longest streak by a Hawkeye during the year... was first in the Big Ten in fielding double plays (23), second in putouts (424), third in chances (451), tied for 6th in total bases (95), ninth in slugging percentage (.572), tied for ninth in RBIs (38) and tied for 12th in home runs (8)... the eight long balls are tied for the 12th most in a single season in Iowa history... had a pair of multi-hit games at the Getterman Classic... went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI in the season-opening 11-0 win over Wichita State (2/10)... went 2-for-3 with an RBI against Belmont (2/12)... had a six-game hitting streak from Feb. 18 through Feb. 26... batted .474 with 10 RBIs, seven runs, a 1.158 slugging percentage and seven extra base hits at the Littlewood Classic... went 4-for-6 with five runs and five RBIs in the 26-5 rout of Iowa State (2/18)... two of her four hits were home runs and the five runs scored were an Iowa single game record... went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, including a home run, against Central Michigan (2/19)... batted .500 with three RBIs at the Cathedral City Classic... went 2-for-4 with a run, RBI and two steals against Fresno State (2/24)... went 2-for-4 against Cal State Northridge (2/25) and 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run in the 7-0 victory over LIU Brooklyn (2/26)... went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run against No. 8 Oklahoma (3/3)... had a pair of hits (2-for-3) and scored a run in the 2-0 win over Virginia (3/16)... connected on her fourth home run -- a three-run shot -- in a 5-4 loss to Wisconsin (3/25)... batted .429 with four runs scored and drew four walks in the three-game sweep of Illinois... went 3-for-3 with three runs scored in the 9-1 win on March 31... hit .500 with seven RBIs in the three-game series at Northwestern (4/7-8)... hit for the cycle in the series... had three RBIs in the opener, went 2-for-3 with a home run, triple and three RBIs in game two and 2-for-3 with an RBI in the finale... went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored in a 7-6 victory over Nebraska (4/14)... hit her sixth home run at Iowa State (4/18), finishing 2-for-3 with a run and RBI... batted .364 with three RBIs and two runs scored in the three-game sweep at Michigan State (4/21-22)... went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run in game one, where she hit her seventh long ball... hit a home run and finished 1-for-2 with three runs and an RBI in a 10-0 victory over Indiana (4/29) in her final game at Pearl Field... hit .364 (4-of-11) with two runs and an RBI at Ohio State (5/5-6)... had a career-best two doubles in the 13-5 win in game two... went 3-for-3 with a double and RBI in game two at Minnesota (5/12).
2011 as a Junior... Third team All-Big Ten selection... team co-captain... one of two Hawkeyes to play and start all 51 games... 48 of the starts came at second base... batted .270 (47-174) with seven doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI... drew 14 walks and went 7-for-7 on the base paths... had 13 multi-hit games... was fifth in the Big Ten with 174 plate appearances and was second with 137 assists... had a 10-game hitting streak from April 10-27... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored vs. Seattle (2/18)... had three hits, going 3-for-5 with two runs at Florida Gulf Coast (2/25)... went 2-for-4 with one run and an RBI at Stetson (3/11) and 2-for-3 with an RBI at No. 11 Tennessee (5/17)... had a pair of hits (2-for-4) at Ohio State (3/27) and had nine assists in the infield, which were tied for the most in a game in the Big Ten on the year... tied a career-high going 3-for-5 with two steals at Western Illinois (3/30)... notched team's lone two hits at Drake (4/6), going 2-for-3... had four straight multi-hit games to open her 10-game hitting streak... went 2-for-4 vs. Michigan State (4/9), 4-for-8 in the doubleheader at Minnesota (4/13) and 3-for-5 vs. Northwestern... had a pair of hits and scored two runs in the road victory at No. 1 Michigan (4/23)... hit home runs in three consecutive games April 24-27... went 1-for-2 with a long ball at Michigan (4/24), went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs and an RBI in game one vs. Wisconsin (4/27)... became the first Hawkeye since 2005 to homer in three straight games, hitting a three-run jack in game two against the Badgers to tie a career-best in RBI... hit a solo home run in the night cap of the May 4 doubleheader against Illinois.
2010 as a Sophomore... Played in 48 games with 47 starts, including 24 at third base, 13 at shortstop, nine at second base and one as the designated player... 2-3 with a double and a run scored against Penn State (4/25)... 3-4 with first career triple against Ohio State (5/2).
2009 as a Freshman... Third team All-Big Ten selection... named team's Most Improved Player... played in all 58 games with 55 starts, including 43 at third base, seven as the designated player and five at second base... batted .306 in Big Ten play... 1-3 with a double and an RBI in first-career game and start in season opening win over Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 6)... recorded pinch-hit, two-RBI single to give Iowa win over Long Beach State (Mar. 7)... 2-4 with a double while scoring game-winning run in extra innings at Cal State Fullerton (Mar. 8)... 1-3 with first-career home run in win over Hartford (Mar. 13).
High School... Three-time all-conference selection... named all-district four times... honorable mention all-region as a sophomore... first team all-region as a senior... metro women's all-conference pick as a freshman... led team to district titles as a freshman and sophomore... played for the same ASA club team (St. Louis Chaos) as former Hawkeye Chelsey Carmody... helped team qualify for ASA Gold nationals in 2008... also lettered twice in basketball and led team to state championship in 2006... named to honor roll all four years of high school... given school's Elite Knight award, which honors highest grade point average, athletic achievement and community service... high school coachw as Tony Moody.
Personal... Born Dec. 8, 1989... daughter of Jim and Barb Keim... majoring in interdepartmental studies with an emphasis in business.