99  Kara Ross
Kara Ross

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
Olathe East HS

Last College:
Central Arizona

Height:
5-9

Position:
1B/C

Experience:
2L

B/T:
L/R


HONORS

  • 2007 Sunshine State All-Tournament Team
  • 2007 Blues City Classic All-Tournament Team
  • Spring 2007 Tiger 3.0 Club
  • 2005 NJCAA All-American
  • 2005 NJCAA All-Region
  • NJCAA National Championship Tournament MVP
  • 2004 Third Team All-American

  • 2007 (Senior): Selected to the Sunshine State All-Tournament Team hosted by Florida State ... Selected to the Blues City Classic All-Tournament Team hosted by Memphis ... Tied for the team lead in game-winning RBI with six ... Belted a game-winning walk-off home run against SEMO in the bottom of the ninth ... Hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh against Houston ... Set a Memphis record with 15 putouts at first base against Tulsa in the C-USA Championship ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI in a 2-1 win in game one of a DH with UAB (4/28) ... Went 3-for-3 with three singles in game one of a DH with SEMO (4/24), matching a career high ... Hit a solo home run off 2007 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, Monica Abbott, to give Memphis a brief lead over No. 1 Tennessee (4/10) ... Abbott intentionally walked Ross in her next at bat ... Hit a two-run single off the left field wall against Tulsa (4/7)

    2006 (Junior): Started 50 of 51 games played ... Played 44 games at first base and seven at catcher ... Also played three games as the designated hitter ... Hit .269 with five home runs, four doubles and 25 RBI ... Tied for the team lead in walks with 25 ... Tied for second on the team in home runs with five ... Walked a team season high three times against Lipscomb (3/14) and Tennessee State (4/19) ... Tenth in Conference USA in putouts with 283 ... In conference only games, fourth in the league in RBI with 18 and home runs with four ... Had a five-game hitting streak early in the season ... Had 10 multi-hit games ... Launched her first home run of the season over the left field wall against No. 18 UL-Lafayette (2/11) ... Went 5-for-8 with four singles in a doubleheader with Grambling State (2/28) ... Sacrifice fly in extra innings gave Lady Tigers 2-1 victory over Princeton (3/4) ... Went 2-for-3 in the game with a pair of singles and the game-winning RBI ... Knocked in a season-high four RBI in a 2-for-4 performance with one run scored and a home run in the second game against UTEP (3/18) ... Went 3-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored in a doubleheader against Austin Peay (3/29) ... Hit 2-for-3 in the second game of a doubleheader against UCF (4/14) ... Hit three home runs in a five-game period toward the end of the season ... Tied her season high of four RBI in a 2-for-3 performance with a home run, a double and a run scored against East Carolina (3/23) ... Went 3-for-6 with four RBI, a home run and a run scored in a doubleheader with Marshall (4/29) ... Hit in three RBI and went 2-for-3 with a home run and run scored against Houston (5/6).

    At Central Arizona (Sophomore): Was an NJCAA All-American and All-Region honoree as a sophomore at Central Arizona ... Joins teammate Bridgette McNulty who also transferred from Central Arizona to Memphis ... Led CACC with a .534 batting average and 110 hits ... Was also second with 28 doubles and third with 96 RBI ... Helped Central Arizona to a NJCAA National Championship with a win over Indian River (Fla.), and was named the tournament Most Valuable Player.

    At Neosho County Community College (Freshman): Lettered one season at NCCC and was named a third-team All-American in 2004 ... Team finished fifth at the 2003-04 national tournament.

    Prep: Played softball, volleyball and basketball at Olathe East High School ... Coached by Jeff Hulse at OEHS ... Was a Kansas Softball Coaches Association All-State honoree ... Helped her 2001 high school team to a state championship and was named all-state in 2002 and 2003 ... Was a member of the Fashion Club, the Art Club, STOMP Dance Group and STUCO.

    Academic Highlights: Graduated in May 2007 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in communication & sport and sociology ... Named to the spring 2007 Tiger 3.0 Club.

    Personal: Daughter of Kevin and Terri Ross ... Born Sept. 24, 1984, in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Enjoys dancing, singing and talking on the phone.

    STATISTICS
    
           AVG  GP-GS  AB   R   H   2B  3B   HR   RBI
    2006  .269  51-50  145  18  39  4   0    5    25
    2007  .286  61-59  175  14  50  5   0    5    36
    Total .278 112-109 320  32  89  9   0    10   61	
    
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