Golden Hurricane falls to Northern Iowa, 2-1, Saturday
Kernen two-run home run leads Hurricane
Golden Hurricane vs. Knights at 1:30 p.m.
Barrett is a repeat selection, Kernen receives first league academic honor
Golden Hurricane wins 8-0 (5 inn.) and 9-4
Career at Tulsa: A returning letterwinner.
Freshman (2012): Played in 43 games with 29 starts at first base ... C-USA All-Freshman Team selection ... hit .143 with a .282 on-base percentage, .233 slugging percentage, seven RBI, four extra base hits, six runs scored and 14 walks ... had a .990 fielding percentage with 199 putouts and just two errors all season in 204 chances ... worked her way into the starting lineup immediately with 20 starts in the first 23 games, and was a key player at the end of the season ... had four hits in her final 11 at-bats (.364) with a home run and two runs in her last 10 games ... homered in Tulsa's C-USA Tournament win over Southern Miss (5/10) ... had a hit in the NCAA Regional vs. No. 4 Oklahoma (5/19) ... drove in a run vs. Houston (4/21; G2) ... was 2-for-3 with an RBI at UCF (3/11) ... had a hit and scored a run vs. North Texas (3/2), and had a hit and drove in a run vs. Loyola Chicago (3/3) ... drove in runs vs. Mississippi Valley State (2/11) and Rutgers (2/12) on the first weekend of the season.
High School: A four-year letterwinner in softball at Oakville Senior High School ... as a senior, she led her team to the Missouri State Championship, earning all-state honors after hitting .536, with .606 on-base percentage and a .917 slugging percentage with 45 hits, 14 doubles and 35 RBI ... three-time first-team all-state infielder, and was a second-team all-state selection as a freshman ... also lettered three times in track and field and twice in basketball
Personal: Born Julianne Marie Kernen on July 27, 1992 in St. Louis, Mo. ... daughter of Keith and Linda Kernen ... has two sisters ... mother played basketball at Southeast Missouri State ... biggest sports thrill was winning the 2012 Conference USA Championship ... most memorable softball moment was leading her team to the state championship ... favorite professional athlete is the Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols ... favorite books are the Harry Potter series ... favorite movie is Cinderella ... favorite TV show is "Glee" ... she can juggle, and balance a bat on her nose ... major is arts and sciences.
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