Austen

Urness

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#27

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

Bio

Career Game-by-Game Stats (through 2018)
Photo Gallery

Career Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2016, 2017)
  • Three-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Nine-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)


Senior Season (2018)
• Started two games as the designated player while appearing in six games on the year
• All six at bats came during Big Ten play
Had one double and one RBI
Made her first appearance of the season on April 27 at DP against Wisconsin, coming back from what was supposed to be a season-ending knee injury
• Hit an RBI double on the first pitch of her first at bat of the season
• Also started at DP on April 29 against Wisconsin


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 a career high 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 five 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 
• 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
• 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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