Golden Hurricane falls to Northern Iowa, 2-1, Saturday
Kernen two-run home run leads Hurricane
Golden Hurricane vs. Cardinal at 4 p.m. in Lincoln, Neb.
Creger struck out 12 batters and Barrett hit a two-run homer
Creger named C-USA Pitcher of the Year
Career at Tulsa: A three-year letterwinner and starter ... has played and started in all 169 games at shortstop ... three-year all-conference selection ... has a .336 batting average, a .388 on-base percentage, a .576 slugging percentage, 187 hits, 150 RBI, 112 runs scored, 35 doubles, 32 home runs and 47 walks ... has a .952 fielding percentage with 281 putouts and 277 assists ... competed at the IABF World Cup in August 2012 as a member of the USA Baseball Women's National Team.
Junior (2012): Started all 56 games at shortstop ... a first-team All-Conference USA selection ... C-USA All-Tournament Team selection ... named C-USA Hitter of the Week on Feb. 14 and April 9 ... hit .339 with 11 home runs, 12 doubles, 46 RBI, 47 runs, a .583 slugging percentage, a .399 on-base percentage and 19 walks ... ranked among the top-10 in C-USA in slugging percentage, runs scored, hits and RBI ... had 17 multi-hit games, 12 multiple-RBI games, and 12 multiple-run games ... just the third TU player to hit 10 home runs in two seasons ... hit safely in nine straight at-bats from Feb. 11-12 - the longest consecutive hits streak in school history and the fifth-longest in NCAA history ... went 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs vs. Mississippi Valley State (2/11), and went 5-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs vs. Rutgers (2/12) ... five hits vs. Rutgers tied a TU single-game record ... was 3-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and two runs at FAU (2/25) ... went 4-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs vs. Michigan State (2/26) ... was 3-for-3 with two homers, a double, four RBI and three runs vs. Memphis (4/7) ... hit a three-run homer to drive in all three runs of a shutout win at UAB (5/5; G2) ... went 3-for-4 with a double and a run in the C-USA Tournament vs. Southern Miss (5/10).
Sophomore (2011): Started all 61 games at shortstop ... a first-team All-Conference USA selection ... led C-USA with 16 doubles and 51 RBI, ranked second with 64 hits, third with 39 RBI, and fourth with a .342 batting average ... committed eight errors all season at shortstop, including just two errors in league play ... hit .342 with 64 hits, 51 RBI, 32 runs scored, 16 doubles, six home runs, 18 walks, six sacrifice flies, a .397 on-base percentage and a .524 slugging percentage ... posted a .962 fielding percentage ... had multiple hits in 17 games, multiple RBI in 11 games, and multiple runs in six games ... went 2-for-3 with a home run and five RBI vs. Iowa State (3/4) ... drove in five runs on two hits, including a home run, in a doubleheader vs. UCF (3/19) ... went 5-for-8 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI in a doubleheader at Kansas (4/20) ... was 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI and a run vs. Marshall in the C-USA Tournament (3/12) ... went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, five RBI and three runs scored in the NCAA Regional vs. Missouri State (5/20) ... earned the No. 6 Top Play on ESPN's SportsCenter on May 21 with a diving catch vs. Oklahoma in the NCAA Regional.
Freshman (2010): Started all 52 games at shortstop ... a second-team All-Conference USA and C-USA All-Freshman Team selection ... named C-USA Hitter of the Week on May 10 ... broke the single-season school record with 53 RBI ... broke the TU freshman record by launching 15 home runs, including a school-record four grand slams ... hit .328 with a .621 slugging and a .366 on-base percentage, and added seven doubles and 11 stolen bases ... had 16 multiple hit games 12 multiple RBI games, and scored multiple runs seven times ... tied a school record with six RBI at Marshall (5/8; 1), and hit two home runs in that game ... totaled four RBI in a game on four other occasions and three RBI three other times ... recorded a career-high four hits, along with two RBI and two runs against North Dakota (3/7).
High School: Was a four-year letterwinner in softball and volleyball at Lakeview Centennial High School ... named the Lakeview High School Female Athlete of the Year, voted Most Talented and won the Lakeview Patriot Award ... was a first-team all-area selection, District 10-5A Offensive MVP, and the All-Vype Magazine Offensive Player of the Year as a senior ... earned first-team all-district honors as a junior, and was a second-team all-district selection as a sophomore ... was also a two-time first-team all-district performer in volleyball ... hit 65 career home runs, including three inside-the-park home runs ... hit .631 as a senior, with a 1.292 slugging percentage, a .707 on-base percentage, 48 RBI, 15 extra base hits and seven home runs ... also lettered her first two years in golf.
Personal: Born Samantha Doherty Cobb on Feb. 24, 1991 in Dallas, Texas ... daughter of Stephen and Sherrie Cobb ... has one sister ... most memorable event was being able to play four our country as a member of the 2012 USA Baseball Women's National Team ... her biggest sports thrill was winning the 2012 Conference USA Tournament championship ... favorite professional athlete is the Los Angeles Angels' Josh Hamilton ... favorite movies are: Billy Madison, Bridesmaids, Benchwarmers, The Hunger Games and the Harry Potter series ... favorite TV shows are: "The Office," "Glee," "Pretty Little Liars," "True Blood," and "Revenge" ... favorite book is the Harry Potter series and The Perks of Being a Wallflower... major is nursing.
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