KUTZTOWN, Pa. — Kutztown University softball outfielders Tamara Jennings and Sara Keeny have been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 2 Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Jennings received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at last Saturday’s commencement and finished her undergraduate work with a 3.89 GPA (3.87 at time of nomination). She’s enrolled in Kutztown’s five-year computer science/information technology combined B.S./M.S. program and is set to pursue her master’s degree.
The Philadelphia native had a career-best year for the Golden Bears in 2019, setting personal single-season benchmarks in batting average (.416), hits (72), runs scored (50), doubles (13), triples (three), home runs (seven), RBIs (51), slugging percentage (.647), on base percentage (.458) and stolen bases (14).
Jennings earned All-PSAC East, NFCA All-Atlantic Region and D2CCA All-Atlantic Region postseason accolades. She ranked top five in the PSAC in hits, RBIs and runs scored, and was top 10 in batting average, slugging percentage, at-bats and stolen bases.
Keeny also graduated last Saturday with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. The Warminster, Pennsylvania completed her undergrad coursework with a 3.44 GPA (3.40 at time of nomination).
On the field, Keeny set program single-season records with 100 hits –which leads NCAA Division II– and a .158 batting average.
Keeny ranks fourth nationally in batting average (.518), eighth in on base percentage (.561), 10th in triples (seven), 12th in total bases (132) and 14th in stolen bases (45).
Keeny is a four-time All-PSAC East selection and a three-time NFCA All-Atlantic Region honoree. She was recently voted PSAC East Athlete of the Year, backing her batting average, hit and stolen base totals with 62 runs scored, 15 doubles, 29 RBIs, 23 walks, .684 slugging percentage and .955 fielding percentage in 56 games. Keeny is Kutztown’s career hits leader with 289 and holds a share of the program’s triples record with 14. She also ranks second in batting average (.440) and stolen bases (134), third in runs scored (172), fifth in total bases (348), seventh in walks (62) and eighth in at-bats (657).
Jennings and Keeny advance to the Academic All-America ballot. First, Second and Third Teams will be announced in June. The duo become KU softball’s fifth and sixth Academic All-District honorees all-time, and first since Rachel Lawes and Danielle Sienko in 2016.