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Kinsley

Jennings

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Pitcher/Infielder
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sugar Hill, Ga.
High School: North Gwinnett
Other College: USC Upstate

Bio

Academic Honors

  • Fall 2017 Dean's List
  • Spring 2017 Athletic Director's Honor Roll
  • Fall 2016 Dean's List

Athletic Honors

  • 2017 Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year
  • Second-team All-Sun Belt
  • Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week - April 4

2017: Named 2017 Sun Belt Conference Newcomer of the Year and second team all-conference… Also named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week on April 4… Was GSU’s top pitcher with an 18-11 record and a 3.34 ERA… Threw four complete games and one shutout… Also totaled three saves, which was most on GSU’s staff… Jennings struck out 91 batters through 153.0 innings of work… Jennings got stronger in conference play, going 11-4 with a 2.32 ERA and 62 strikeouts… She ranked eighth in the Sun Belt in innings pitched (153.0), 10th in strikeouts (91), fifth in wins (18), tied for second in saves (3), and was third in appearances (41)… She threw a complete-game shutout against Texas State one day after going eight innings and allowing just two earned runs against the Bobcats… Against Kennesaw State, she allowed just one run over six innings… A few days later she held App State to one earned over six innings before shutting down the Mountaineers again in the series finale the next day, striking out 10 through 6.2 innings… The 10 strikeouts was a season-high… She recorded nine strikeouts against Troy on March 19… Her 18 wins was tied for ninth-most in a single-season in GSU history.

USC Upstate: Saw action at pitcher and as a pinch hitter…In 2015, pitched in six games and hit in six…Went 1-0 in the circle…Started twice…Earned the win in a wild 21-20 victory over George Mason (Feb. 13)…After getting the start and leaving after the second inning, came back on to toss the final four innings of work to get the win…Did not allow a run in her first 3 2/3 innings of work…Did not register a hit in six at-bats on the year.

High School/Travel Ball: A standout high school and travel ball career...Led North Gwinnett High School to back-to-back region championships in 2012 and 2013...Named the region pitcher of the year as a junior...A two-time all-state, all-region and all-county selection...Went 14-3 with a 1.01 ERA in the circle as a senior...Hit .338 with eight home runs and 33 RBIs...Plays travel ball for the Atlanta Vipers Gold team...Helped lead the Vipers to the 2013 ASA 16U national championship...Did not allow an earned run in the tournament...Teamed with fellow signee Amanda Storch to lead the Vipers...Also helped lead the team to the Georgia Gold 16U championship...Her teams have advanced to the ASA Nationals since playing in 12U.

Personal: Born Feb. 27, 1996 in Lawrenceville, Ga…Daughter of Todd and Jalana Jennings…Has a younger brother, Kade...Her grandfather, Jim, played football and baseball at Tulane...Has a cousin, Will Betts, who played soccer for Mercer.

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