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#18 Kennedi Houshmandzadeh Season 2023

Position
Infield
Height
5'4
Class
Junior
Hometown
Cerritos, Calif.
High School
Los Alamitos HS
B/T
R/R
Experience
2L

2022 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
2021 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2022)
Stared three games at second base and made 11 total appearances … Had one hit, four RBI, and one home run in her eight appearances at the plate … Hit her first career home run against Nicholls on March 23, three-run shot in a shutout victory … Finished the season with slugging pct of .500.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2021)
Appeared in seven games this season and tallied one hit in two at-bats … Went 1-for-1 in stolen base attempts … Recorded one putout on the year catching a pop fly at second base against North Dakota on Feb. 17

HIGH SCHOOL
Joined the Tigers from Cerritos, California and lettered all three years at Los Almitos High School … Part of the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation in 2020 … Ranked the 16th best recruit by Extra Inning Softball and 73rd by FloSoftball … Helped her prep team to a 72-16 record in three years … Senior season was halted due to COVID-19 … Was named a PGF All-American as a junior and helped her squad to the CIF Southern Section Division I Championship as a freshman … Played summer ball for the Firecrackers under her father TJ Houshmandzadeh … Helped the team to a 10th place finish at USA Gold Nationals this summer … Was a four-time Honor Roll and All-Academic Team selection … Also earned the President’s Award for Educational Excellence as a senior and was a member of the Junior Honors Society.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kennedi Jourdan Houshmandzadeh, born October 11, 2002 in Cerritos, Calif … She is the daughter of TJ and Kaci Houshmandzadeh … Her father TJ played professional football in the NFL after being drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft … He played college football for the Oregon State Beavers … Is the sister of teammate Karrington Houshmandzadeh and played summer ball with teammate Emilee Casanova … Kennedi and Karrington are the fifth pair of sisters to play for the Tigers … Also has two other siblings, Kambri and Krew … Plans to major in biology.

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