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Cortney Kivett
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Cortney Kivett 155252
Position: Infielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
City/State: Yucaipa, Calif.
High School: Yucaipa
Club: Sudden Impact
Experience: High School


• One of the team’s top bat-handlers and fastest on the basepaths, she has been frequently tapped as a leadoff hitter.
• Enters senior season in 2011 ranked ninth all-time for Ducks in stolen bases (48) after only three seasons.
• Has started 149 games in the field – most on the Duck roster in that span.
• After starting at second base as a freshman, shifted to third base as a sophomore midseason, and also played on the left side as a junior.
• Led the Pac-10 in stolen bases (33)  as a freshman with fourth-highest total in school history and ranked 25th nationally.
• Opened collegiate career with 4-for-4 day vs. Colorado State, with a double and RBI.


2010 SEASON (Junior)
Started a team-season high 38 games at third base. Ranked fourth on team in sacrifice hits (4) and stolen bases (4). In opening 1 1/2 months of season, hit .320 entering league play in stretch that included the team’s fifth-longest hitting streak of season (6 games). In second series of early season, batted .364 in Louisville Slugger Classic (4-for-11), and hit .286 (4-for-14) the next week in her five starts in the Cathedral City Classic near Palm Springs. Hit .412 (7-for-17, 2 doubles, 2 RBI, 1 walk, 9 runs) in 10-game spring break home stand. Had a pair of two-hit games in late February victories vs. San Diego (2-for-3, 2 runs, walk) and vs. World Series advancer Hawai’i (2-for-3, 1 run). Also stroked pair of singles vs. Idaho State (2-for-3, 2 runs, double, 1 RBI). Added a double in wins vs. then-No. 18 Texas A&M and at Portland State. Hit safely in six of her first seven starts of the season, while her four stolen bases came in a three-week stretch in late March and early April in wins against North Dakota, Portland State, Seattle and Oregon State. On defense, posted a .930 fielding mark with 33 putouts and 47 assists.

2010 Season Highs
Hits: 2, Three times (most recent vs. Idaho St. (3/26/10))
RBIs: 1, Twice (most recent vs Idaho State (3/26/10))
Doubles: 1, Three times (most recent vs. Idaho St. (3/26/10))
Total bases: 2, Six times (most recent vs Idaho St. (3/26/10))
Walks: 1, Twice (most recent vs Long Island (2/26/10)
Stolen bases: 1, Four times (most recent at OSU (4/1/10))


2009 SEASON (Sophomore)
Again was one of team's top base-stealing threats and one of three Ducks that started all 50 games. Showed versatility in field by starting 25 games at second base in first two months of the season, then started 25 at third base - her first collegiate season at the position. Ranked top five on the team in batting (third, .257), hits (third, 39), stolen bases (third, 11), multiple hit games (third, 9), longest hitting streak (third-tie, 5 games), on-base percentage (fifth, .298), runs (fifth, 13) and total bases (fifth, 39). Banged out a team-season high four hits vs. Seattle to cap her season-long batting streak (5). That stretch started in early March in the Wolf Pack Classic vs. Southern Utah and NCAA qualifier Nevada and in first three home games vs. Portland State, Oregon State and Seattle (10-for-20). Had two more four-game hitting streaks early in season in the Kajikawa Classic, and again in San Diego.  Hit .351 in non-conference action after she hit .500 in Kajikawa Classic to open the season (9-for-18, 2 stolen bases), .308 in the Louisville Slugger Classic (4-for-13, 2 runs, 2 walks, 2 stolen bases), .286 in the Cathedral City Classic (4-for-14, 2 stolen bases), and .250 in both the San Diego Classic (4-for-16, 2 runs, 1 walk) and Wolf Pack Classic (3-for-12, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases). On defense, ended with a .931 fielding mark, 62 putouts and 72 assists.

2009 Season Highs
Runs scored: 3 - vs Wichita State (2/06/09)
Hits: 2 - Three times (most recent at SDSU (2/27/09))
RBIs: 4 - Five times (most recent at #4 Wash. (5/3/09))
Doubles: 1 - Two times (most recent vs PSU (3/11/09))Triples: 1 - vs #12 Missouri (2/27/09)
Home runs: 1 - Two times (most recent vs Seattle (3/24/09))
Total bases: 6 - vs Wichita State (2/06/09)
Walks: 1 - Nine times (most recent at #2 UCLA (5/1/09))
Stolen bases: 1 - Two times (most recent vs. S. Utah (3/7/09))


2008 SEASON (Freshman)
The Pac-10 season stolen bases leader led off the batting order for most of the season, and her steals tally was the fourth-best in school history. At end of campaign, led Duck newcomers and ranked third overall on team in batting (.290) and hits (58) and tops among frosh in both categories. Started 62 of 64 games at second base – tops overall among Duck frosh. Stole bases in 27 games, inlcuding five games with multiple steals, and stole bases in four straight games twice, with season high (3) in 7-1 win vs. UNLV. Opened collegiate career vs. Colorado State with 4-for-4 day – the team’s season high in hits and one off the school record – and had a double and a stolen base. Came back with a 2-for-4 effort the next morning vs. Cal Poly and had an RBI and stolen base. Continued to surge the first weekend and hit .412 for the tourney in Palm Springs (7-for-17, 1 double, 2 RBI), and also topped .500 mark in San Diego Tournament (.571, 12-for-21, 5 stolen bases) and second Las Vegas tourney (.526, 10-for-19, 3 runs, 5 stolen bases). Had a team-high 15-game hitting streak ended in mid-March’s Cascade Clash opener, then proceeded to go 7-for-21 the next three games and hit safely in nine of her next 11 games. Overall during the Cascade Clash, hit .280 (7-for-25, 2 RBI, 1 walk, 7 steals). Also had three hits vs. Fresno State (3-for-4), Cal State Bakersfield (3-for-4), Southern Utah (3-for-4) and UNLV (3-for-5). Stole season-high three bases vs. UNLV, and also had two steals vs. Northwestern State, Fresno State, Northern Illinois and Idaho State. Scored two runs in non-conference tilts vs. Bradley, James Madison and UNLV. Had RBIs in consecutive games vs. Mississippi Valley State and vs. Colorado State, Cal Poly. Had RBI single in home win over No. 22 California, and also had RBI vs. the Bears a month before in Berkeley. Singled in consecutive games in trip to No. 8 Arizona (1-for-4) and then-No. 1 Arizona State (1-for-3). On defense, had a .926 fielding mark (92 putouts, 170 assists, 21 errors).

2008 Season Highs
Runs scored: 2, Three times (most recent at UNLV (3/8/08)
Hits: 4, vs Colorado State (2/8/08 at Cathedral City,Calif)
RBIs: 1, Seven times (most recent vs Washington (May 10, 2008))
Doubles: 1, vs Colorado State (2/8/08 at Cathedral City,Calif)
Total bases: 5, vs Colorado State (2/08/08 at Cathedral City,Calif)
Walks: 2, vs Oregon State (4/2/08)
Sac hits: 1, Five times (most recent vs Washington (5/9/08)
Stolen bases: 3, at UNLV (Mar 08, 2008)


During her prep career, was honored as both a first-team and second-team All-Citrus League pick. Lettered four years in softball, and one year in volleyball. Coached by her dad, David Kivett. With her sister Ashley, played for the California Sudden Impact Gold club team. Off the field, was a Who’s Who selection and honor roll selection.

Education major. Twin sister Ashley is a Duck senior. Parents are David and Kim Kivett, and has one brother, Kyle, and another sister, Krista.


2008  .290  63  62 193 20  56  1  0  0  7  57 .295  5  1 .312  0-5  33-36  92 170 .926
2009  .257  50  50 152 13  39  0  0  0  5  39 .257  9  0 .298  0-3  11-16  62  72 .931
2010  .257  45  37  70 20  18  3  0  0  2  21 .300  3  0 .288  0-4   4-4   31  47 .929
TOTAL .272 158 149 415 53 113  4  0  0 14 117 .282 17  1 .303  0-12 48-56 185 289 .928

Runs: 2, Several times (most recent at OSU (4/1/10))
Hits: 4, Twice (most recent vs. Seattle, 3/24/09)
RBIs: 1, Several times (most recent vs. Idaho St. (3/26/10))
Doubles: 1, Several times (most recent vs. Idaho St (3/26/10))
Total bases: 5, vs Colorado State (2/8/08)
Walks: 2, vs Oregon State (4/2/08)
Stolen bases: 3, vs UNLV (3/8/08)

Nickname: CK
Favorite Color: Blue
I already have a tattoo of a: Heart
Favorite Saying: "The loudest one in the room, is the weakest."
Favorite Oregon Athlete (that doesn't play softball): Catherine Brothers
If I didn't play softball, I would be a: UFC fighter
Personal Hero: Dad
Favorite College Class: ASL
Intended Career Profession: Elementary teacher
If I Could Have Dinner With Anybody: Ashton Kutcher
I'd Die Without My: Twin sister
Favorite Place I'd Like to Travel to: Italy
Favorite Place on Campus: Barry's
Favorite Place to take Visitors to Eugene: The sub shop
Favorite Entree/Dish: Cereal
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate
Favorite Snack: Apples :)
Favorite Pizza Toppings: Pepperoni with NO CHEESE
Favorite Drink: Water
Type of Food: Mexican
Best Dish I Can Make: Eggs
Favorite Movie: Pineapple Express
Favorite TV Reality Show: The Biggest Loser
Favorite Karaoke Song: No one by Alicia Keys
Favorite Board Game: Monopoly
Favorite Video Game: Wii sports
I Chose Oregon Because: I loved the girls, and the school.
Biggest Prankster on Team: Sari (-Jane Jenkins).
Funniest Person on Team: Ashley (Kivett).
Biggest Fan: Mommy and daddy.
Most Embarrassing Athletic Moment: When i fell in the San Fran airport :)



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