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Ute Spotlight: Kelsi Hoopiiaina

Senior-to-be Kelsi Hoopiiaina was a Pac-12 Honorable Mention selection in 2012.

Senior-to-be Kelsi Hoopiiaina was a Pac-12 Honorable Mention selection in 2012.

July 26, 2012

Hoopiiaina's 2012 Game-by-Game Stats

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Hoopiiaina Notes: 2012 Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention selection ... helped turn 16 double plays last season, which tied for fith in the Pac-12 ... in three years as Utah starting shortstop, owns 162 career starts ... seventh in the Pac-12 with 19 stolen bases on 19 attempts last season ... tied with Whitney Holm for team lead with 21 extra-base hits in 2012 ... teams with second baseman Jackie Sweet as Utah's record-setting double-play combination.

2012: Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention selection ... tied for fifth in the Pac-12 with 16 double plays turned ... ranked third on the team with a .322 batting average ... one of three Ute infielders to start all 56 games ... seventh in the Pac-12 in stolen bases with 19 on 19 attempts ... tied for team lead with 21extra-base hits (11 doubles, nine home runs and a triple) ... had hits in 10 of Utah's first 12 games ... led team with 41 runs scored and 11 doubles ... ranked second on the club with 56 hits and nine home runs, which is her career single-season high ... 16 multi-hit efforts led the team ... scored a run in Utah's last four games and 31 of 56 overall ... hit a two-run home run that highlighted a 2-for-4 effort a the plate against UC Santa Barbara (2/11) ... also went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and a stolen base against Portland State (2/12) ... hit a single in the opener against San Diego State (2/10) ... homered in back-to-back games at the UNC Greensboro Spartan Classic ... hit a three-run shot against Drexel (2/24) and a grand slam against Rider (2/25) ... went 4-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in the Drexel game ... hit her second grand slam of the season as part of a 2-for-3 effort at the plage against Howard (3/10) ... combined to go 5-for-8 at the plate with three home rusn, three RBI and five runs scored in doubleheader against Southern Utah (3/21) ... hit two round-trippers in the second game against the Thunderbirds (3/21) ... had a 2-for-3 effort with a double at the plate at No. 3/3 Washington (3/25) ... also went 2-for-3 in the finale of the series with No. 19/15 Oregon (4/15) ... connected for a double in the finale against No. 15/15 UCLA (4/22) ... was 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored in the first game at Weber State (4/25) ... recorded her third two-steal game of the season in second game against WSU (4/25) ... had two hits in three at-bats with a run scored during series opener against Oregon State (4/27), which included a double in the third ... laid down a sacrifice bunt in middle game of OSU series (4/28) ... doubled and went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base in series finale against the Beavers (4/29) ... ended season on four-game hit streak ... went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and scored the game-winning run against Utah Valley (5/8) ... was 5-for-11 at the plate with four runs scored and three RBI during series against No. 15/17 Stanford (5/10-12) ... in 6-0 win over the Cardinal in the series opener, went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer ... had two hits in three at-bats to go with a stolen base during middle game of Stanford series (5/11) ... singled in series final versus Stanford (5/12).

2011: All-Mountain West Conference Team selection ... started all 51 games at shortstop for Utah ... finished sixth among the MWC leaders with a .419 batting average in league games ... fourth on team with a .320 overall batting average ... also tied for ninth in the league with a .500 on-base percentage and had a .399 mark in all games ... had two or more hits in eight games and had six multi-RBI outings ... turned in a .941 fielding percentage with 79 putouts and 98 assists from her shortstop post in the Ute defense ... helped Utah defense turn 18 double plays ... did not commit an error during last six games of season ... turned in three, four-RBI performances ... ended season on season-long-tying four-game hit streak ... tagged four home runs ... hit a pair of grand slams: in second game of doubleheader against George Mason (3/22) and against Idaho State (4/1) ... registered a home run and double for four RBI against New Mexico (4/22) had a two-run single against No. 9/12 Hawaii (2/18) ... went 2-for-3 at the plate versus Nevada (2/27) ... hit an RBI single and stole a base against UC Santa Barbara (2/27) ... connected on a solo home run at Florida State (3/6) ... cracked two hits, including a double, during second game of doubleheader against Southern Utah.

2010: Started all 55 games at shortstop in her first season with the Utes ... posted a .924 fielding percentage ... hit for a .243 average, including 11 doubles and four home runs ... scored 29 runs ... drew 33 walks ... stole a pair of bases ... had 127 assists and 67 putouts ... totaled seven multi-hit performances ... hit by pitch three times during league play, which tied for second in the MWC ... tied for the single-game high in the conference-only stats with two sacrifice hits against BYU (4/9) ... hit by pitch twice against UNLV (5/6), which tied for the league's single-game high during league play ... was a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored against Cal State Fullerton (2/20) ... had two more 3-for-3 days at the plate: against South Dakota State, that included an RBI, a triple, and a run scored, as well as against Northern Iowa (3/14), to go with an RBI and two runs scored ... went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI against Oregon (2/25) ... stole a pair of bases against Idaho State (2/13) ... had a season-high eight assists at BYU (4/10) and also turned in a pair of sacrifices against the Cougars.

High School/Travel Ball: First-team all-state and 5A State All-Tournament team during sophomore and junior seasons ... hit .400 in five appearances at the ASA National Championships ... won five State Acceleration championships with the T-Birds ... had a two-run game in 2006 to help the T-Birds defeat the Devastation ... went 2-for-3 against the Chinese Olympic team last summer ... played with Victory USA last summer and hit over .400, striking out only five times ... has a 3.4 grade-point-average.

Personal: Majoring in sociology ... parents are Craig and Penny Hoopiiaina ... born Oct. 2, 1990 ... nickname is 'Hoop.'


Hoopiiaina's Career Statistics


Year     Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2010    .243  55-55    148   29   36  11  1   4   24    61  .412  13 5 	 21 1 	 .323  1   6   2-9      67   127 16 .924
2011    .320  51-51    122   26   39  5   1   4   26    58  .475  15 1 	 19 1    .399  0   3   3-4      79   98  11 .941
2012    .322  56-56    174   41   56  11  1   9   26    96  .552  19 2 	 25 2 	 .391  2   2   19-19    91   102 13 .937
TOTAL   .295  162-162  444   96   131 27  3   17  76    215 .484  47 8 	 65 4 	 .371  3   11  24-32    237  327 40 .934 


 

 

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