UMKC’s Curry Named to Capital One Academic All-America Team for Second-Straight Season
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (umkckangaroos.com) For the second season in a row, UMKC infielder Kaelene Curry earned Capital One Academic All-American honors as she was named to the third team after posting a 3.93 GPA, while majoring in psychology and leading the Kangaroos in batting (.330), at-bats (188), runs (33), hits (62), and on-base percentage (.407).
Last season, the Downers Grove, Ill. native earned second team honors when she posted a 3.98 GPA along with being named The Summit League's Player of the Year.
In four seasons as a Kangaroo, Curry became the program's all-time leader in hits (223) and runs (142), while finishing second in on-base percentage (.435), walks (70), and stolen bases (52) along with being third in batting (.350).
In the classroom, she has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team twice and The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League Team three times. Additionally, Curry earned the UMKC scholar athlete award twice and Distinguished Scholar on the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence by the league twice. Also, she received an NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete honor in 2011.
This season, Curry and the Kangaroos won seven out of their last eight games, including a three-game sweep over Western Illinois to finish 13-11 in league play to clinch the fourth and final spot in The Summit League Championships in the final weekend of the regular season. To end its season, UMKC fell 9-0 to IPFW in six innings in game six of the league tourney finishing the season 27-30 overall.