Techsters rank nationally in team GPA
More than 100 Tech athletes earn academic honor
Lady Techsters travel to Ole Miss Wednesday
Techsters, Miners finish series Sunday at 1 p.m.
Saturday game time moved up to 11:30 a.m.
Photos from Louisiana Tech's 1-0 win over UT Arlington in the 2013 WAC Softball Tournament in Ruston, La.
2013: Named Academic All-WAC ... Saw action in 50 games, making 49 starts at catcher or DP ... Batted .267 with 35 hits in 131 at bats ... Totaled four doubles, one triple and two home runs ... Scored 19 runs and registered 16 RBI ... Was 5-of-6 in stolen bases ... Recorded nine multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games ... Registered a career-high three hits in a win over Texas State ... Drove home a career-high three RBI in wins over UL-Monroe and Southern ... Hit a three-run home run against UL-Monroe ... Had a home run and triple in the win over Southern ... Registered two RBI in a win over NCAA Tournament participant Northwestern State ... Stole a career-high two bases in a win over Alcorn State ...
2012: Saw action in 54 games, making 51 starts at catcher and the designated player ... Batted .197 with 26 hits in 132 at bats ... Totaled two doubles and five home runs ... Scored 11 runs and registered 16 RBI ... Threw out 12 of 46 base steals, including some of the WAC's top threats in NMSU's Amber Olive, BYU's Jessica Dugas and Nevada's Karley Hopkins ... Had four multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games ... Recorded a career-high three hits in a win over Southern Miss ... Registered her first collegiate hit in a win over Penn State ... Hit her first collegiate home run in a loss to Evansville ... Hit the game-winning two-run home run in win over George Washington ... Hit the go-ahead three-run home run in win over New Mexico State ... Hit a solo home run in 17-7 win over Fresno State ... Hit safely in three of the four WAC Tournament games ...
High School: Lettered as a freshman and sophomore on varsity for Coach Shelly Ritch and Coach Billy Holcomb at Bullard High School ... Played catcher and shortstop and pitched ... Helped lead the Panthers to the District 14-3A title as a freshman (the first in school history) and the District 17-3A title as a sophomore ... Reached the regional quarterfinals as a freshman and sophomore ... Named District 17-3A Offensive MVP as a sophomore and senior ... Named Newcomer of the Year in District 14-3A as a freshman ... Also named the team's defensive player of the year as well as honorable mention all-East Texas ... Named first team all-District 17-3A and all-East Texas as a sophomore ... Named first team all-state as a sophomore and senior ... Did not play high school softball as a junior ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Plays travel ball for coach Dan Adkins and the Texas Glory Adkins Gold ...
Personal: Full name is Alayna Denise Kipp ... Daughter of Steve and Leanne Kipp ... Has one sister, Erin, who is a sophomore on the LA Tech softball team this year ... Born Nov. 5, 1992 in Tyler, Texas.
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