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 two-year letterwinner ... has played in 101 games with 87 starts ... has a .242 batting average with 48 RBI, 37 runs scored, 11 doubles, 10 home runs, 39 walks, a .413 slugging percentage and a .357 on-base percentage ... has 551 putouts, 15 assists and just five errors for a .991 fielding percentage at first base.
Sophomore (2013): Played in 58 games with 58 starts at first base ... hit .286 with 41 RBI, 31 runs scored, eight doubles, a team-high nine home runs, 25 walks, a 513 slugging percentage and a .399 on-base percentage ... had 352 putouts, 12 assists and just three errors for a .992 fielding percentage ... had 11 multiple RBI games - which ranked second on the team - and 10 multiple hit games ... homered and drove in three runs in 9-6 win over No. 25 Hofstra ... had two hits and an RBI in the 7-4 win at No. 6 Texas ... had two doubles, scored two runs and drove in a run vs. Lamar (2/23) ... had a pair of hits vs. Oklahoma State (3/6) ... hit a double, scored a run and had two RBI vs. Marshall (3/10) ... went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, two RBI and two runs vs. Indiana State (3/14) ... had a pair of hits and three RBI, plus 14 putouts in Game 2 in a doubleheader at Memphis (3/16) ... was 3-for-7 with a home run, walk and three RBI in a doubleheader vs. UCF (3/29) ... went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI at East Carolina (4/7) ... went 3-for-6 with a home run, two walks, three RBI and three runs in series vs. UAB (4/13-14) ... homered and scored twice at Oklahoma State (4/24) ... tied a school record with six RBI, going 4-for-4 with two doubles and two runs at UTEP (4/27; G1) ... went 2-for-3 with two home runs in Game 1, added two RBI and a single in Game 2 vs. Southern Miss (5/4) ... hit a two-run home run in the NCAA Regional vs. No. 14 Stanford (5/17) ... went 2-for-3 in the NCAA Regional vs. Northern Iowa (5/18).
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 ... the most memorable place she has been is Italy, where she studied abroad in the summer of 2013 ... favorite professional athletes are Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh ... favorite books are the Harry Potter series ... enjoys any Disney movie ... favorite TV show is "Glee" ... she can juggle, and balance a bat on her nose ... major is speech language pathology.
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