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Austen Urness
Player Profile:
Austen Urness 1301237
Position: Outfielder/Catcher
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lake Elsinore, Calif.
High School: Lakeside
Club: Corona Angels
Major: Psychology

Career Game-by-Game Stats (through 2017)
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Career Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2016, 2017)
  • Three-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Eight-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2016, 2017)


Junior Season (2017)
• Earned 42 total starts, starting games at three different positions
• Made 19 starts in left field, 15 as the designated player and eight at catcher
• Started her first eight career games at catcher
• Totaled seven games with multiple hits and six games with multiple RBIs
• Set career highs in hits (33) and tied her career high in doubles (6)
• Totaled 20 RBIs to produce the third 20-RBI season of her career
• Hit a game-tying solo home run vs. Kansas
• Finished 5-for-11 with a home run in the three-game sweep of Penn State
• Had a career day in game one of the Penn State series, going 4-for-4
• Marked her first career four-hit and she hit a walk-off eighth inning home run
• Had an RBI double and a walk in her only plate appearances in Rutgers series
• Had a pinch-hit, two-run single in game three win at No. 22 Wisconsin
• Went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in win over Omaha, tying her career high in hits
• Went 4-for-9 with two doubles and four RBIs in New Mexico State series
• Had three hits, two doubles and three RBIs in doubleheader vs. New Mexico St.
• Had two hits, a double and two RBIs in game two
• Had a double and an RBI in game one
• Was 5-for-11 with two doubles and four RBIs in final three games of Wooo Pig Classic
• Is 5-for-12 with two doubles, three runs and five RBIs in NU's four wins
• Went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and two RBIs vs. Oregon State
• Had a career-long four-game hitting streak from Feb. 10-18
• Went 5-for-12 during the streak, all vs. top-25 opponents
• Went 1-for-2 with a season-high two RBIs vs. No. 24 Pitt on Feb. 18
• Became the first Husker to produce a multi-RBI game in 2017
• 1 of 15 players - and 10 hitters - named to Puerto Vallarta All-Tournament Team
• Went 1-for-4 vs. No. 13 Washington
• Went 2-for-3 with a run scored vs. No. 2 Auburn
• Had Nebraska's lone hit in season opener vs. BYU, a solo home run


Sophomore Season (2016)
• Made 30 starts in the outfield, 16 in right field and 14 in left
• Totaled two multi-hit games and five games with multiple RBIs
• Had a hit, a run and a walk vs. Louisville in the NCAA Regional opener
• Went 2-for-4 with two homers and four RBIs in game one vs. Wisconsin
• Set career highs in home runs and RBIs
• Hit a two-run homer in game two of the Northwestern series
• Went 1-for-2 with an RBI in the series finale with No. 1 Michigan
• Was 4-for-7 with a double, two runs and five RBIs in two wins at Maryland
• Went 3-for-4 with a run and three RBIs in the series finale with the Terps
• Marked her first multi-hit game of the season and tied her career high in hits
• Produced a two-run double in game two of the Maryland series
• Drove in a run and scored a run off the bench in the series opener at Illinois
• Hit her first double of the season and scored a run vs. DePaul
• Hit her first career grand slam vs. No. 9 James Madison on March 11
• The grand slam gave NU the lead and proved to be the game-winning RBI
• Finished with a career-high four RBIs vs. the Dukes
• Hit her first home run of the season vs. Wichita State on March 6
• Had a pinch-hit single vs. No. 7 Washington in the seventh inning
• Helped ignite NU's rally from a 3-0 deficit to take a 4-3 lead
• Had a game-tying, RBI single in the top of the seventh of season opener at UNI


Redshirt Season (2015)

• Suffered a knee injury in the fall that required season-ending surgery
• Utilized her redshirt season while rehabbing the injury


Freshman Season (2014)

• Appeared in 42 games with 38 starts despite missing a month due to injury
• Made 26 starts in the outfield and started 12 games as the designated player
• Started 14 games in left field, 11 in right and one in center
• Produced a .274 average with six doubles, one triple, four homers and 22 RBIs
• Was batting .313 prior to her injury
• Totaled seven multi-hit games and eight games with multiple RBIs
• Hit two home runs vs. top-15 opponents in the NCAA Tournament
• Became the first NU freshman to hit two home runs in a single postseason
• Hit a three-run home run at No. 2 Alabama in the NCAA Super Regional
• Hit a three-run homer at No. 15 Missouri in the NCAA Regional
• Recorded a pinch-hit, two-run single in her return from injury vs. Iowa
• Had a run and a double in her first career start vs. No. 12 Florida State


Before Nebraska (Lakeside High School)
• Two-time Sunbelt League MVP
• Three-time All-CIF Southern Section selection
• Four-time first-team all-league selection
• Posted .474 career average with 35 doubles, 28 homers and 122 RBIs
• Batted .614 as a senior with eight doubles, seven homers and 34 RBIs
• Hit .437 as a junior with a seven doubles, seven homers and 25 RBIs
• Batted .443 with nine doubles, nine homers and 32 RBIs as a sophomore
• Hit .442 as a freshman with 11 doubles, five homers and 31 RBIs
• Played her travel ball for the Corona Angels


Personal

• Psychology major
• Born on Nov. 8, 1994
• Daughter of Troy and Kimberlee Urness
• Troy was a college baseball at Georgia Southern and Indiana University of Pennsylvania
• Has one sister, Sarah
• Has two brothers, Kristopher and Tanner

Year

Avg.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

OB%

SLG%

SB-ATT

FLD%

2014

.274

42-38

106

19

29

6

1

4

22

9

22

.378

.462

1-1

.941

2015*

.000

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

.000

0-0

.000

2016

.194

40-30

93

10

18

2

0

5

20

8

12

.292

.376

0-0

1.000

2017

.254

50-42

130

10

33

6

0

3

20

6

26

.307

.369

0-0

.959

Total

.243

132-110

329

39

80

14

1

12

62

23

60

.327

.401

1-1

.967

*redshirted in 2015 following offseason knee surgery

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