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

Career Game-by-Game Stats (through 2016)
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Career Honors & Awards

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


Sophomore Season (2016)

  • 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-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 March 11
  • The grand slam gave NU the lead and proved to be the game-winning RBIs
  • 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 game-tying, RBI single in top of the seventh inning 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

.183

31-22

71

7

13

2

0

3

15

4

9

.256

.338

0-0

1.000

Total

.237

73-60

177

26

42

8

1

7

37

13

31

.332

.412

1-1

.974

*redshirted in 2015 following offseason knee surgery
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