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#18 Kennedi Houshmandzadeh Season 2024

Cerritos, Calif.
High School
Los Alamitos HS

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

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.

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

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.

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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