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Kendyl Lindaman

Iowa

Pro Player - INF

Career Honors:
2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2020 SEC Co-Player of the Week (3/17)
2020 USA Softball Player of the Year Top 50 “WatchList”
2019 USA Softball Top 50 “WatchList”
2019 NFCA All-American Third Team (DP/UT Non-P)
2019 NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team (DP/UT Non-P)
2019 All-SEC First Team
2019 SEC Player of the Week (3/26)
2019 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player of the Week
2018 NFCA All-American Second Team
2018 All-Great Lakes Region First Team
2018 Big Ten Player of the Year
2018 All-Big Ten First Team
2018 Big Ten All-Tournament Team
2018 USA Softball Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List
2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America
2018 Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-District 6
2018 Academic All-Big Ten
2017 NFCA All-American First Team
2017 All-Great Lakes Region First Team
2017 All-Big Ten First Team
2017 Big Ten All-Tournament Team
2017 Big Ten Player of the Year
2017 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
2017 NFCA Freshman of the Year Top-3 Finalist
2017 Big Ten All-Defensive Team
2017 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient
2017 NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete

As a Senior (2020): Season Ended March 11, 2020 Due to COVID-19 After 27 Games Played
Honors:
SEC Academic Honor Roll
SEC Co-Player of the Week (3/17)
USA Softball Player of the Year Top 50 “WatchList”

Active NCAA Career Leader Ranks:
Games Played – 212 (3rd)
RBI – 207 (1st)
Home Runs – 62 (2nd)
Walks – 176 (2nd)
Total Bases – 440 (5th)

National Ranks:
Batting Average – .410 (121st)
Hits – 32 (50th)
Home Runs – 7 (46th)
Home Runs Per Game – 0.26 (114th)
On Base Percentage – .525 (59th)
Slugging Percentage – .731 (98th)
Total Bases – 57 (43rd)
Walks Per Game – 0.67 (59th)

SEC Ranks:
On Base Percentage – .525 (14th)
Hits – 32 (9th)
Home Runs – 7 (T-6th)
Total Bases – 57 (9th)
Walks – 18 (T-4th)
Plate Appearances – 99 (T-5th)
Chances – 187 (3rd)
Putouts – 181 (3rd)
Fielding Double Plays – 11 (2nd)

UF Senior Records:
Fielding Percentage – .995 (T-6th)

Notables:
Played and started in all 27 games for the Gators at first base. Hit .410 going 32-of-78 at the plate with 22 RBI, 17 runs, four doubles and seven home runs.
Reached bases safely in all 27 games played and produced a 15-game and 10-game hit streak.
Drove in the game winning RBI five times, tallied seven multi-hit and three multi-RBI games.
Earned the last SEC Player of the Week in 2020 with a pair of standout performances in the Gators final two games of the season against Penn and Florida State.
She went 4-for-4 with a pair of timely home runs against the Quakers and the Seminoles. The Ankeny, Iowa native's first home run came in the 1st inning to give the Gators a 1-0 lead against Penn and her second occurred in the 3rd inning of a tied 2-2 game against the Florida State.
Lindaman crushed her seventh home run of the season off FSU reliever Kathryn Sandercock to give the Gators a 4-2 lead that it wouldn't give up. This is her second career SEC Player of the Week honor.
Produced the third longest hit-streak in program history by a senior. Overall, the 15-game streak is the sixth longest in program history regardless of class. Lindaman also recorded a hit in 25 out of the 27 games played in 2020.
Senior Hit-Streaks
20 Games – Megan Bush – Feb. 25 – March 25, 2011
16 Games – Melissa Zick – April 14 – May 10, 2007
15 Games – Kendyl Lindaman – Feb. 8-22, 2020
13 Games – Aja Paculba – Feb. 11 – March 4, 2011
12 Games – Francesca Enea – Feb. 19 – March 7, 2010
11 Games – Ashley Boone – Feb. 16-24, 2001
Lindaman also hit .450 (9-for-20) with five runs, two doubles and three RBI over the seven-game stretch that included UNF and the Bubly Invitational.
The stats officially don't count but Lindaman belted a two-run home run off of reigning USA Softball National Player of the Year Rachel Garcia in the exhibition with Team USA and close down the Red, White and Blue's lead 5-2.


As a Junior (2019):
Honors:
2019 USA Softball Top 50 “WatchList”
2019 NFCA All-American Third Team (DP/UT Non-P)
2019 NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team (DP/UT Non-P)
2019 All-SEC First Team
2019 SEC Player of the Week (3/26)
2019 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player of the Week

NCAA Ranks:
Total Bases: 121 (49th)
Walks: .63 (75th)
Home Runs: 15 (50th)
Hits: 65 (116th)
Home Runs Per Game: 0.22 (122nd)
On Base Percentage: .463 (117th)

SEC Ranks:
RBI: 54 (T-7th)
Home Runs: 15 (T-10th)
Total Bases: 121 (7th)
Walks: 42 (10th)
Plate Appearances: 246 (5th)
At-Bats: 197 (T-5th)

UF Junior Records:
At-Bats: 197 (T-10th)
Hits: 65 (T-8th)
Home Runs: 15 (T-4th)
RBI: 54 (7th)
Walks: 42 (T-7th)
On-Base Percentage: .463 (T-10th)
Fielding Percentage: .995 (6th)

Notables:
Played in all 67 games for the Gators at either catcher or the designated player.
Her .330 average ranked second on the team only behind Amanda Lorenz's .422 average.
Produced a 10-game stretch where she hit eight home runs and registered 19 RBI.
Registered her first grand slam as a Gator when she put the team ahead 6-0 in the 4th inning against Syracuse.
Notched her second grand slam of the season against No. 9 LSU and gave the Gators a 4-1 lead in the top of the 7th inning.
Produced the game-winning RBI nine times throughout the season and scored the game-winning run twice.
Posted career highs throughout 2019: At-Bats: 7 at Ole Miss (3/2), Runs: 3 vs. Mercer (3/24), Hits: 3 vs. No. 14/22 Arkansas (4/6), RBI: 6 vs. Mercer (3/23), Triples: 1 vs. No. 19/14 Michigan (2/9), Home Runs: 2 vs. Mercer (3/23), Putouts: 15 at USF (2/10)

As a Sophomore (2018 - Minnesota):
• Started all 58 games at catcher
• Hit .512 in conference play with a 1.279 slugging %
• Ranked eight in NCAA and first in Big Ten with 20 home runs
• Ranked 16th in NCAA and second in Big Ten with a .532 on base percentage and .832 slugging percentage
• Fifth in the NCAA and first in the Big Ten with 0.95 walks per game.
• Recorded 13 multi hit and 14 multi RBI games
• Went 7-for-11 with four runs and two home runs in sweep at Iowa (Apr. 12-13)
• 4-for-8 with six runs and two home runs in sweep against Nebraska at home (Apr. 20-22)
• Was walked seven times each against Illinois (Mar. 30) and Wisconsin (Apr. 25).
• Tallied five RBI in game two of the series against Penn State (May 5)

As a Freshman (2017 - Minnesota):
• Started all 61 games at catcher
• Broke single-season program records for home runs (20), slugging percentage (.899), RBI (tied-76), walks (63), on base percentage (.598)
• .426 batting average led Big Ten and finished third in the NCAA for on base percentage. Tied for third in the NCAA in RBI, fourth in RBI, fourth in slugging % and seventh in home runs
• First collegiate game and start at catcher in game versus Maryland (Feb. 10)
• Recorded her first career home run against Texas (Feb. 11)
• Posted her first collegiate triple against UC Davis (Feb. 25)
• Went 3-for-3 with two RBI against No. 8/8 Washington (Mar. 10)
• Went 2-for-3 with 3 runs, six RBI and two home runs, one of which was a grand slam, in the series opener against Illinois (Mar. 31)
• Broke the single-season home run record against NDSU with her 16th of the year (Apr. 26)
• Launched her 20th home run of the season, which was a grand slam, against Illinois in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament (May 13)
• Gave the Gophers a lead in the ninth inning of an NCAA Tournament elimination game against La Tech with an RBI double (May 21)

High School / Travel Ball:
Five-time All-Conference and four time All-District member
Four-time All-State First Team
Selected to play in the PGF High School All-American game (2016)
Three-time Iowa 5A Player of the Year
Holds the Iowa High School All-Time home run record with 71 home runs
Ankeny Centennial High School track shot put record holder
Three-time All-Conference honoree in basketball and was a 5A State Champion (2015)

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