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      Kenora Posey
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:
Crenshaw Learn Charter

Height:
5-6

Position:
2B/SS

Birthdate:
06/24/1986

POSEY'S CAREER HIGHS
At Bats:4 at Florida (3/11/07) & vs. Arizona (6/5/07)
Runs:3 vs. ETSU (3/30/07)
Hits:2 (seven times)
Hit Streak:4 games (2/23-3/2/07)
Runs Batted In:3 vs. Sacramento State (2/17/07)
Doubles:0
Triples:1 vs. Florida International (2/16/07)
Home Runs:0
Walks:1 (14 times)
Stolen Bases:2 (four times)

AS A JUNIOR (2007):

Raised her average to .272 in 2007 with 34 hits in 125 at-bats while starting 59 of 69 contests for the national runner-up Lady Vols...Terrorized the opposition on the basepaths to the tune of 29 steals in 32 attempts to raise her career numbers to 50-of-57 on stolen bases...Posey now ranks fourth on the all-time UT chart for swipes behind only former Tennessee All-Americans Lindsay Schutzler, Sarah Fekete and India Chiles...Led the Orange & White with 11 successful sacrifices in 2007...Hit a robust .444 (4-of-9) in the Women's College World Series best-of-three championship series including 4-of-6 in the final two contests against eventual champion Arizona...Stole four bags at the WCWS to tie the events all-time record...Singled, scored a run and stole two bases in the 2-0, WCWS-opening victory over No. 7 Texas A&M (5/31)...Delivered a .375 hitting effort with three singles and four runs scored in the best-of-three NCAA Super Regional triumph over No. 12 Hawai'i...Grounded out for an RBI in the seventh inning of UT's 7-0 win over Winthrop (5/20) in NCAA Regionals...Singled during the Big Orange's 4-0 triumph over No. 1 Alabama (5/6) that clinched UT's initial Southeastern Conference regular-season championship...Hit safely in five of seven match-ups from March 24-March 28, including two games versus Arkansas, one against Liberty and two against Western Kentucky...Posted a career-best four-game hit streak from Feb. 23-March 2 that included match-ups versus No. 12 UCLA (2-for-3), Oklahoma State (1-2), Illinois-Chicago (1-2) and Oakland (1-2)...During the skein, Posey hit .555 with three runs scored...Recorded a career-high three RBI on a 2-for-3 effort in a 9-2 victory over Sacramento State (2/17) at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev...Blasted her initial career three-bagger in the second inning and later scored during UT's 8-0 (5 inn.) rout of Florida International (2/16).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2006):

Played in all five WCWS games...Went 1-for-1 with a run scored against #9 Arizona State...Registered a .375 (3-of-8) average in NCAA Regional No. 4 while scoring three times...Had a hit in two at-bats during UT's successful run through the SEC Tournament...Ran twice as a pinch runner at home versus #11 LSU and went 0-for-1 at the dish...Saw action in all three match-ups at #9 Georgia...Registered a hit in four at-bats against USC...Was 0-for-2 at the dish in two games against Ole Miss...Scored a run as a pinch runner in the 6-4 loss to #24 Florida...Singled in two at-bats in the DH sweep of ETSU (4/5)...Scored three times and delivered a pair of hits in UT's sweep of Arkansas...Ripped a hard shot up the middle for a single in the 8-0 victory at Kentucky (3/30)...Scored a run in UT's 5-4 (9) loss at #6 Alabama...Scored twice and went 1-of-4 at the plate in two starts at second base against Liberty (3/23)...Was 1-of-2 at the plate in UT's 8-0 (5) win over #18 Auburn (3/19)...Scored a run in the 15-1 (5) rout of Belmont (3/14)...Hit .333 (3-of-9) with three runs scored at the USF adidas Tournament in Clearwater, Fla...Posted a 1-of-2, one run effort in the 20-0 (5) title tilt win over UMass at USF...Went 1-of-5 (.200) at the Worth Invitational while starting twice at second base in the three games she played for UT during the weekend...Singled in her only at-bat against #25/22 Iowa at the NFCA?Leadoff Classic...Saw action in three of UT's games at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev...Laced a third-inning single in Tennessee's second contest and hit .333 on the weekend while seeing action in two of UT's three games at the CCU Tournament...Also scored her first run of the year in the 10-4 romp of CCU (2/10).

AS A FRESHMAN (2005):

Played in 53 contests with 20 starts...Scored 15 runs and swiped nine bases in 13 attempts during the '05 campaign...Started at second base and scored a run in the 3-2 loss to No. 1 Michigan in the Women's College World Series...Singled in the seventh inning during UT's 2-0 victory over No. 4 Stanford in the NCAA Super Regionals (5/27)...Plated a run as a pinch runner in the 9-0 win over Miami University (5/20)...Went 2-for-3 in UT's series-closing win over LSU (5/8) and 2-of-3 with two runs scored in SEC Tournament action against No. 9 Alabama (5/14)...Registered a 1-for-3 performance with a run scored in Tennessee's 9-0 victory at Ole Miss (5/1)...Saw action in three games at the Palm Springs Classic and went 0-for-4 at the plate... Scored as a pinch runner in the 12-0 rout of Mercer (2/19) at the GSU Invitational in Statesboro, Ga....Saw action in all five games at the Clearwater Invitational for Tennessee and crossed the plate four times as a pinch runner.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Led her Crenshaw Learn Charter High School softball squad to three league championships with an overall three-year mark of 60-15...Served one softball season as a team captain...Picked up two first-team Los Angeles all-city nods in 2003 and 2004 and a second-team selection in 2002...Also chosen all-area as well as her team's Most Valuable Player... Holds the school record for most career stolen bases with an astounding 235 over a four-year period...Played summer ball for the RBI Los Angeles Monarchs from 1997-2004...Recipient of the RBI Softball Player of the Year award.

PERSONAL:

Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...An honor roll student, Posey came to UT because of its top-flight nursing and softball programs...Cites meeting the 2000 U.S. Olympic Softball Team in Hawaii as her biggest thrill in the sport to date...Career objective is to own her own facility to teach softball fundamentals to kids from 6-18 years of age...Has modeled herself after national team shortstop and former UCLA player Natasha Watley...Has a younger brother, Kennieth Dominique Posey, 12...Kenora Teray Posey was born June 24, 1986, in Los Angeles, Calif...Her parents are Kennieth and La'Sandra Silas Posey.

POSEY'S CAREER STATISTICS

YEARAVGGP-GSABRHRBI2B3BHRSBSBABBSOHBPSFSHTBSLG%OB%
2005.11353-206215700009131130037.113.127
2006.24758-227320180000121221600118.247.267
2007.27269-591253334401029321115401136.288.350
Totals.227180-1012606859401050571444401561.235.277
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