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#20 Kylee Muir
Position: Infielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
City/State: Portland, Ore.
High School: Lincoln
Club: Oregon Northwest Bullets

Career Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)
  • Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

Career Capsule   
Kylee Muir will enter her junior year at Nebraska in 2014, after being granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. A powerful hitter, Muir has put in tremendous work in an effort to earn more playing time. She has been selected by her teammates as Nebraska’s Lifter of the Year in each of the past two seasons. Her hard work paid off in 2013, when she saw the most extensive playing time of her career and hit .293 with three doubles, one homer and six RBIs.

Muir worked at first base in her first four seasons at Nebraska, but all of her playing time came at designated player or as a pinch hitter. Muir has moved to the outfield this spring where she can contend for a full-time starting position. In her career, Muir has appeared in 33 games and made 13 starts, all as the designated player. She owns a .250 career average with four extra-base hits among her 14 total hits. Muir has also added eight RBIs and three walks, while scoring six runs.

Sophomore Season [2013]
Another dedicated offseason of work paid off for Muir in 2013, as she enjoyed the best season of her career while earning the most playing time of her career. Chosen as Nebraska’s Lifter of the Year in a vote of her teammates for the second straight year, Muir earned nine starts in 2013 and made 16 pinch-hitting appearances.

Muir posted an impressive .293 batting average, totaling 12 hits, six runs, three doubles, one homer and six RBIs in 41 at bats. Entering the season, Muir had recorded a total of two hits, two RBIs, no extra-base hits and no runs scored in 15 at bats.

She earned the start in four of Nebraska’s five games during the opening weekend and delivered in a big way. Muir went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles, two walks, two runs scored and two RBIs in the season opener against Illinois-Chicago. She matched her career totals in hits and RBIs in the game, surpassed her career walk total and produced her first career extra-base hit and run scored in Nebraska’s 14-5 victory. She then went 2-for-2 with a double the next day in another matchup against UIC. The following day, Muir had another big day against the Flames, recording two hits for the third straight game. She finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs and her sixth-inning home run tied the game and forced extra innings, where the Huskers prevailed in eight innings, thanks in part to her game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. Muir capped a terrific opening weekend with a 1-for-3 effort against New Mexico. Overall, Muir was 7-for-11 (.636) with three doubles, one homer, four RBIs and three runs scored in the opening weekend.

Muir extended her season-opening hit streak to five games with a 1-for-3 performance against Southern Utah the next weekend in her fourth straight start. She added a run and an RBI against the Thunderbirds. In March, Muir picked up her first pinch hit against New Mexico State, and she then produced an RBI off the bench against Purdue on April 20. She started a five-run, sixth-inning rally that propelled Nebraska past No. 9 Michigan on April 28 with a leadoff single. Muir’s pinch-hitting success continued in the postseason, when she went 2-for-2 in a pair of pinch-hitting roles at the Women’s College World Series. She ignited another rally against No. 2 Florida, beginning the bottom of the seventh inning with a pinch-hit single. The Huskers went on to score three times in the frame to force extra innings.

Medical Hardship [2012]
Muir appeared in only one game as a sophomore, grounding out in a pinch-hit at bat against South Dakota. Among other injuries, Muir suffered a hand injury in March and was lost for the season. The NCAA awarded Muir a medical hardship for the 2012 season and granted her a sixth year of eligibility.

Redshirt Freshman Season [2011]
After redshirting in her first year with the program in 2010, Muir appeared in seven games in 2011. Muir started four games as the designated player and came on to hit in three other games, as she did not see game action in the field during her redshirt freshman season. Muir produced a two-run single in her first career at bat against her hometown school Portland State in the Huskers’ season opener on Feb. 10. That at bat earned her the first start of her career the next day against San Jose State. Muir also started the Huskers’ Big 12 Conference games against No. 5 Texas and No. 22 Texas A&M, facing a second-team All-America pitcher in each of those starts. Muir’s other start came at Creighton on April 13, when she went 1-for-3 and lined a single off the outfield fence. She walked in her only plate appearance of the NCAA Tournament against Pacific.

Freshman Season [2010]
Muir redshirted in her first season with the program in 2010.

Before Nebraska
Muir is the first Oregon recruit to play for the Huskers since the early 1990s and only the fifth ever. The first Oregon native to play at Nebraska was current Husker Head Coach Rhonda Revelle.

Regarded as one of the top power-hitting prospects in the country coming out of high school, Muir hit 12 home runs in the summer of 2007 while playing for the Northwest Bullets, an elite travel ball team coached by her father, Dennis.

Muir played her prep ball at Lincoln High School in Portland, enjoying a decorated four-year career. She was a four-time all-state selection, earning Class 4A honorable-mention accolades as a freshman, before garnering second-team honors in 2007. As a junior, Muir was a third-team selection in Class 6A, Oregon’s largest classification. She then went on to earn first-team honors as a senior in 2009. Muir was also a four-time, first-team All-Portland Interscholastic League selection, earning co-Most Valuable Player honors in 2007 and Player-of-the-Year distinction as a senior in 2009.

As a junior, Muir led Oregon’s largest class with a slugging percentage of 1.222 and an on-base percentage of .711. She also ranked second in the state in walks (18) and third with a .519 batting average. Muir helped lead Lincoln to three consecutive appearances in the state playoffs.

In the summer, Muir put up impressive numbers while helping lead the Bullets to a 17th-place finish at the 2008 ASA Gold National Championship and a top-10 finish in 2009. Previously, Muir was a member of the Bullets’ state and regional championship teams in 2003 (12-and-under), 2004 (14-and-under) and 2005 (16-and-under).

Personal
Kylee Denise Muir was born on Nov. 3, 1990, in McMinnville, Ore. She is the daughter of Dennis Muir and Melody Cobb and the step-daughter of Marcy Muir. Kylee has two brothers, Tyler and Bennett and two sisters, Tori and Kaitlin. Kylee is a pre-criminology and criminal justice major with a Spanish minor. She is a two-time academic All-Big Ten selection and a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

Year

Avg.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

OB%

SLG%

SB-ATT

FLD%

2010

 DNP                            

2011

.143

7-4

14

0

2

0

0

0

2

1

7

.200

.143

0-0

.000

2012

.000

1-0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

.000

0-0

.000

2013

.293

25-9

41

6

12

3

0

1

6

2

10

.341

.439

0-0

.000

Total

.250

33-13

56

6

14

3

0

1

8

3

17

.300

.357

0-0

.000

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