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#13 Kiki Stokes
Position: Outfielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'5"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Olathe, Kan.
High School: Olathe East
Club: DeMarini Zephyrs
Career Honors & Awards
  • Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)

Sophomore Season [2014]
Kiki Stokes started all 62 games as a sophomore outfielder for the Huskers in 2014. She earned 57 starts in center field and five starts in left. Stokes also spent the first 23 games of the season batting leadoff, before spending the majority of the season hitting sixth or seventh in the Nebraska order. One of the fastest players in school history, Stokes hit away more in her sophomore season while still incorporating small-ball elements into her offensive attack.

Stokes batted .297 in 2014, and she led the team with 16 stolen bases, which tied for the fifth-highest sophomore total in school history. By swinging away more, Stokes also saw an increase in her power numbers from her freshman to her sophomore season. In addition to raising her batting average .033, Stokes set career highs in doubles, triples, homers and extra-base hits. She produced seven doubles in 2014 after not recording any doubles as a freshman. Stokes added four triples, the third-highest sophomore total in school history. She also doubled her freshman home run total with four homers in 2014. The increased power helped Stokes produce 24 RBIs, while her .445 slugging percentage was a .117 improvement from her freshman season. Stokes also came through in the clutch, batting .327 (17-for-52) with runners in scoring position and .356 (21-for-59) with two outs, producing 10 of her 24 RBIs with two outs.

Even with the increased power and run production, Stokes was still one of Nebraska’s best hitters at reaching base. She ranked third on the team with 27 walks, and her .407 on-base percentage was second only to first-team All-American Taylor Edwards. Stokes not only drew a career-high 27 walks, but she also struck out three fewer times in 2014 than she did in 2013, despite 57 more at bats as a sophomore.

Stokes finished with 13 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI efforts as a sophomore. She hit .317 during the Big Ten Conference season with a .427 on-base percentage. Stokes swiped nine bases in 12 tries during league play, the third-highest total in the conference. Stokes’ strong second-half of the season was highlighted by her performance in the NCAA Tournament, where she batted .364 (8-for-22) to post the Huskers’ second-highest postseason batting average. Stokes added one double, one triple, one homer and seven RBIs in Nebraska’s seven NCAA Tournament contests.

Stokes began her sophomore season by belting a two-run homer in the season opener against UTEP. She hit safely in each of her first five games of the season and eight of her first nine contests. She hit her second homer of the season against All-American Ally Carda and No. 8 UCLA on Feb. 23, before producing her first career triple and a double to help the Huskers upset No. 13 Oklahoma on March 1.

Over the final 20 games of the season, Stokes was 22-for-59 (.373) with three doubles, two homers, one triple and nine RBIs. She produced seven multi-hit efforts during that stretch, while also drawing seven walks and stealing eight bases. In the NCAA Columbia (Mo.) Regional, Stokes finished 6-for-14 (.429) with a homer, a double and seven RBIs. She produced five RBIs in Nebraska’s two victories over No. 15 Missouri that clinched the Huskers’ regional championship.

Off the field, Stokes was named to Nebraska’s 2014 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Freshman Season [2013]
Stokes was Nebraska’s primary leadoff hitter and starting center fielder in 2013, earning both prominent roles despite her freshman status. Stokes started 58 games, including 45 starts in center and 13 starts in left. She was in the starting batting lineup for 44 of her 58 starts, hitting leadoff in 39 of those starts. Stokes batted .264 on the season with a triple, two homers and nine RBIs. She showed good patience at the plate, drawing 26 walks to tie for third on the team. She led Nebraska with 13 stolen bases and ranked third on the team with 40 runs scored, while her on-base percentage was over .400. Stokes’ 13 stolen bases were the sixth-most by a freshman in school history, and the most by a Husker freshman since 2000.

Stokes’ career got off to an outstanding start, as she hit .366 in the month of February and enjoyed a season average at or above .400 for 12 of Nebraska’s first 15 games. She began her career with back-to-back multi-hit games, going 5-for-10 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored on the opening day of the season. Stokes picked up two more three-hit games during an outstanding second weekend, when she went 8-for-12 (.750). She also drew five walks in five games the second weekend, highlighting a streak of 10 consecutive games where she drew at least one walk and a career-opening streak of 13 straight games reaching base safely.

After going 4-for-8 with three runs scored and three stolen bases in a doubleheader at Oklahoma State on March 3, the speedy Stokes showcased her power over the next two weeks. She hit her first career home run – an inside-the-park shot – at Wichita State on March 9 to break a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning. One week later, Stokes blasted a walk-off, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to power the Huskers past New Mexico State. Both of her two home runs in 2013 were game-winning homers in the seventh inning or later.

Stokes produced nine multi-hit games and two multi-RBI efforts in 2013. She also drew at least one walk in 22 games, while scoring at least one run in 27 contests. Stokes drew multiple walks on three occasions and scored multiple runs in nine games.

Defensively, Stokes committed four errors in the outfield, although she owned a 1.000 fielding percentage in left field and made several diving plays down the stretch.

Before Nebraska
Stokes was a three-time NFCA High School All-American for Olathe East High School. She earned second-team All-America accolades as a sophomore in 2010 and was a first-team selection as a junior in 2011 and again as a senior in 2012. Stokes is the fourth Olathe East player to earn high school All-America honors before playing for Nebraska.  

Stokes was East’s starting center fielder and leadoff hitter each of her four seasons.  She boasted an impressive .605 batting average in her high school career, collecting 181 hits, nine doubles, 13 triples and one home run, while producing 67 RBIs and 55 walks. On the basepaths, Stokes scored 163 career runs, while stealing 87 bases in only 91 attempts.   

Stokes set the top three single-season marks in Olathe East history for batting average and on-base percentage, a noteworthy accomplishment for a program that has produced more than 40 scholarship athletes at the collegiate level. She also owns the top three marks for runs scored and steals in a season. Stokes is also East’s all-time career record holder with a .605 batting average, 181 hits, 163 runs scored and 87 steals.  

In her senior season, Stokes hit .603 (47-for-78) with two doubles, four triples and 21 RBIs. She drew 16 walks and struck out only twice while boasting a .656 on-base percentage. Stokes also stole 29 bases in 30 attempts, while scoring 48 runs. She delivered in clutch situations, batting .750 (18-for-24) with runners in scoring position.   

As a junior in 2011, Stokes batted .631, collecting 53 hits in only 84 at bats. She added seven triples, three doubles and one home run, while totaling 48 runs scored, 29 RBIs, 23 stolen bases and a .686 on-base percentage. Stokes was also clutch at driving in runs out of her leadoff spot, batting .871 (27-for-31) with runners in scoring position.

Her 48 runs scored were a school record, topping her mark from the previous season, while her average and on-base percentage both ranked second in school history, trailing only the marks from her sophomore season. Her 53 hits also ranked second in Olathe East history and were just two shy of the school record set by former Kansas Jayhawk Val Chapple. Stokes also drew 17 walks as a junior, the second-highest total in school history behind only Teddi Ewing, a four-year starter for Michigan from 2006 to 2009.

Stokes was named an NFCA first-team All-American as a junior. She was joined on the first team by Jordan Bettiol, now a Husker junior outfielder.

Stokes was a second-team All-American as a sophomore in 2010. As a sophomore, Stokes batted .653 (49-for-75) with three doubles, two triples, 41 runs scored, 10 RBIs, a .710 on-base percentage and 28 stolen bases in only 29 attempts. She set school records for batting average, on-base percentage and stolen bases.

As a freshman, Stokes immediately earned the starting job in center field, as well as the role as the Hawks’ leadoff hitter. She batted .532 (33-for-62) with 26 runs scored, 11 sacrifices, seven stolen bases and a .568 on-base percentage.

In her high school career, Stokes helped lead Olathe East to a pair of regional championships and three top-five finishes at the Kansas 6A state tournament, including the 2012 state championship, when the Hawks ranked 13th nationally. Olathe East owned an 88-10 record during her career. Stokes played her travel ball for the DeMarini Zephyrs.

Personal
Keandria (Kiki) DeVonshae Stokes was born on April 22, 1994, in Maryville, Mo. The daughter of Kenny and Odester Stokes, Kiki has an older brother, Kenny (22) and a younger sister, Kirsten (12). Her father played football at Northwest Missouri State. Kiki has not declared a major, but she earned a spot on the Fall 2012 Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

Year

Avg.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

OB%

SLG%

SB-ATT

FLD%

2013

.264 60-58 125 40 33 0 1 2 9 26 31 .403 .328 13-16 .895

2014

.297 62-62 182 36 54 7 4 4 24 27 28 .407 .445 16-22 .958

Total

.283 122-120 307 76 87 7 5 6 33 53 59 .405 .397 29-38 .930
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