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Kendyl Lindaman


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
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)

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):
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)

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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