Seventh-seeded Tigers take on No. 2 seed UAB Thursday
Tigers' athletics well-represented in the 100th year commencement activities.
Keanah Prestridge begins her first season in 2012 as a student assistant coach on the University of Memphis softball team. The Moore, Okla., native lettered two seasons with the Tigers following a standout junior college career at Seminole State College.
Prestridge ranks second in Memphis history with 24 runners thrown out in her career and has the school's second lowest career stolen base against percentage (.680). She ranks third in school history with a .987 career fielding percentage and fifth in career putouts with 506.
As a senior, Prestridge played in 29 games in 2011 and started 26 contests at catcher. She ranked second on the team in putouts with 174 and recorded seven caught stealing.
Prestridge totaled 16 runs in her two years at Memphis with 13 RBI, two home runs, two doubles and a .158 batting average. She appeared in 78 games with the Tigers and started 75 contests.
Prior to Memphis, Prestridge was a Third Team All-American in 2009 at Seminole State College and helped the Trojans finish third in the nation at the NJCAA National Tournament. She was a First Team All-Region II selection in 2009 after earning NFCA Second Team All-Region honors as a freshman in 2008.
Prestridge prepped at Moore High School in Moore, Okla., and helped the team win the state championship in 2005.
Second in all-time career caught stealing by (24) and second in lowest stolen base against percentage (.680) in school history...Has the school's third highest career fielding percentage (.987) and ranks fifth in career putouts (506).
Played in 29 games and started 26 contests at catcher in 2011...Ranked second on the team in putouts (174)...Recorded seven caught stealing...Ranked second the team in fielding percentage 174-15-2(.990)... Posted her fifth career multi-hit game with two hits against DePaul...Scored a run against No. 22/24 Ohio State after reaching base on a fielder's choice...Drove in her season's first RBI on a fielders' choice that drove in Libby Goranson...Appeared in three games behind the plate during the Stanford Nike Invitational, recording 20 putouts...Singled in a run against Mississippi Valley State in game two...Threw out two runners against Houston, March 20...Scored two runs against Alabama State in her game two start behind the plate...Went 1-for-1 with an RBI and two sacs in the first game against Marshall...Singled and laid down a sac bunt in the second contest against UCF... Singled and scored a run in the opener against UAB.
Has played in 49 of 51 games with 49 starts at catcher...Made her Memphis debut as the starting catcher in a doubleheader with Wichita State and had two walks and one run scored in game one...Made 12 putouts in game two...Recorded her first hit against Appalachian State and had 13 putouts...Went 1-for-3 against Indiana State...Threw out two steal attempts to tie a school record against McNeese State...Hit her first home run with Memphis in game one against Belmont and had three RBI in the game and two runs scored...Scored two more runs in game two after walking twice...Threw out her third runner of the season in game one...Had a single and threw out two runners against Drexel...Recorded her first pick off against Rutgers at first base...Went 2-for-2 with four RBI, a walk and a hit by pitch against Jacksonville...Hit her second home run of the season in the game, a three-run shot to left, and had two runs scored...Had singles against Loyola and Fordham...Hit a pair a doubles with an RBI and two walks in a doubleheader with North Florida...Threw out her seventh base runner of the season in game one...Walked three times in a three-game series with UTEP and had a run scored in game one...Went 2-for-3 in the first game of a doubleheader against Saint Louis and had 14 putouts...Had two walks, a sac and threw out a steal attempt in a three-game series against Tulsa...Scored the game winning run in the fourth inning in the first game of a doubleheader with Mississippi Valley State and had 15 putouts in the game...Went 2-for-3 with a walk in the second game against the Delta Devils...Walked six times in a three-game series with Marshall, including a school record tying three times in game three...Threw out a base runner at second in game three against Houston...Went 2-for-2 with the game winning RBI in game one against Alabama State...Went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a HBP in game two against Southern Miss...Singled in the 10th inning in game three...Went 1-for-2 and scored a run in the top of the third in game two against UAB...Moved into sole possession of first place for single-season caught stealing by throwing out Charina Sumner in game two against East Carolina.
Seminole State College - 2008-09
Named a Third Team All-American as a sophomore in 2009 after helping the Seminole State Trojans finish third in the nation at the NJCAA National Tournament...Coached by Kristina McSweeney...Caught nearly every game for the Trojans in her two years at Seminole State...A First Team All-Region II in 2009 after earning NFCA Second Team All-Region honors as a freshman in 2008...As a sophomore, hit .433 with 36 RBI and 29 runs scored...Played in 53 games and totaled 68 hits with 11 doubles in 157 at bats...Led her team as a freshman with a .453 batting average and 67 runs scored, while also totaling 50 RBI, nine home runs and 16 doubles in 80 games.
A four-year letterwinner at Moore High School in Moore, Okla....Coached by Robert Wakefield...Helped team win the state championship in 2005...Team finished 32-4 her senior year...An all-district, mid state all-conference and all-state selection...Finished her prep career starting the most games at Moore High in the past eight years.
Played travel ball with the Oklahoma Babes Gold for six years...Coached by Steve Bachman.
Full name is Keanah Elizabeth Prestridge...Parents are Union Prestridge, Kay Prestridge and Lisa Hunt...Born February 1, 1989, in Oklahoma City, Okla....Nickname is K.P. or Pres.