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Kaylee Prather
2016-17 Softball
NO
4
POS
UTIL
B/T
R/R
HT
5-4
CL-EXP
SR-1L
HOMETOWN
Elysian Fields, Texas
PREVIOUS SCHOOL
LSU-Alexandria
Kaylee Prather

UT Tyler Awards & Honors
- NFCA All-West Region Second Team
- ASC First-Team All-Conference
- Tyler Regional All-Tournament Team
- ASC Hitter of the Week (2/27/17)

Junior (2016): Kaylee Prather started her UT Tyler career by establishing a program record with 37 stolen bases along with hitting .430 with 71 total hits during the NCAA DIII National Championship run... Prather's batting average was the fifth best in program history while her 71 hits are the fourth most of any Patriot ever... She would also lead the Patriots with 58 runs scored which was only three behind the program record... Her 37 steals came on 40 attempts and beat the previous school record by 13 steals... Prather established a single-game program record with four steals against Sul Ross... She finished the season with 24 multi-hit performances, including five games with three hits coming against Howard Payne, Concordia, Agnes Scott, Linfield and in the championship game against Messiah... She was 3-for-4 with two runs and her fourth triple of the season... Prather finished the year with 17 RBI and had a season-best 16 game hitting streak... She had seven hits in Salem for the Patriots in a season where she earned all-region and all-conference honors. 

Previous College: Played at Louisiana State University of Alexandria for two years... Was a two-time conference and regional champion and earned 1st Team All Conference.

High School: Played for coach Lexi Commander at Elysian Fields High School... Was named to All Harrison/Marion county 1st team, Max Preps Player of the Week, TSWA All State, Golden Bat Award, holds the record for career runs scored (198) and career bases stolen.

Personal: Daughter of Sallie King and Alex Prather… Three siblings- Kyndal King, Travis King and Autumn Prather

Major: Health and Kinesiology

Why UT Tyler?: "I chose UT Tyler to continue my education and be apart of another outstanding softball program. Being apart of such an outstanding program with a great coaching staff and teammates is something that not everyone will get the chance to be apart of.  I am very excited to begin our season and can’t wait to make history."  

BEYOND THE GAME
FAVORITE PRO SPORTS TEAM: DALLAS COWBOYS
FAVORITE ATHLETE: Emmitt Smith
FAVORITE MOVIE: Remember the Titans
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Prison Break
FAVORITE BAND/MUSICIAN: Kevin Gates
FAVORITE FOOD: Steak
FAVORITE HOBBY: Spending time with family and friends & working out.
FAVORITE SOFTBALL MEMORY: Winning the National Championship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FUNNIEST TEAMMATE: Abby Frame
MOST SERIOUS TEAMMATE: KK

Year  avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2016....  .430 54-51 165 58 71 7 4 0 17 86 .521 10 0 15 0 .460 1 4 37-40 43 1 0 1.000
TOTAL...  .430 54-51 165 58 71 7 4 0 17 86 .521 10 0 15 0 .460 1 4 37-40 43 1 0 1.000
CAREER ALL-TIME RANKINGS:
Highest stolen base pct.: 3rd (.925)
Most stolen bases: t-3rd (37)
Most stolen base attempts: 5th (40)

SINGLE-SEASON RANKINGS:
Most stolen bases: 1st (37 in 2016)
Most stolen base attempts: 1st (40 in 2016)
Most runs scored: t-2nd (58 in 2016)
Most times caught stealing: t-2nd (3 in 2016)
Most hits: t-4th (71 in 2016)
Most triples: t-4th (4 in 2016)
Highest batting avg.: 5th (.430 in 2016)
Most games played: t-5th (54 in 2016)

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