• One of team's most versatile infielders, capable of playing catcher or third base, and has good speed, power and clutch instincts at plate.
• Among Duck returnees in 2011, ranks second career-wise in doubles (17) and walks (32) and third in stolen bases (10).
2010 SEASON (Junior)
Started a team-high 43 of the team’s 56 games at catcher, and three at designated player. At season’s end, tied for fourth on team in doubles (8), walks (12) and stolen bases (4). Shined at the plate against many of the nation’s top teams and ranked fifth on the team in hitting in Pac-10 play (.267, 12-for-45, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 3 walks, 1 stolen base). Logged fifth-longest hitting streak of season for team (6 games). Hit safely in 19 of the last 41 games, and in that stretch led teams in doubles (8), and among regular starters ranked third in batting (.312). In the NCAA Regional, went 1-for-2 in the finale vs. No. 7 Georgia Tech with her first game-winning RBI of the season on an eighth inning sacrifice fly. In that game, she also drew a bases-loaded walk to score UO’s first run, then scored UO’s second run when she singled and scored on a triple by Allie Burger. Added a double in the NCAA Super Regional. Led team in batting in series at No. 5 UCLA (.625, 5-for-8, 1 homer, 3 RBI). Among other noteworthy series at the plate, hit .471 (8-for-17, 4 doubles, 4 RBI, 2 walks) in the 10-game spring break home stand and started seven games. Opened Pac-10 play with a .500 weekend at the plate at Oregon State (2-for-4, 1 run). Fielding-wise, logged a .987 fielding mark (348 putouts, 21 assists).
2010 Season Highs
Hits: 2, Six times (most recent at #5 UCLA (5/1/10))
Home Runs: 1, at #5 UCLA (5/1/10)
RBIs: 1, Three times (most recent at #7 Ga. Tech (5/23/10)
Doubles: 1, Eight times (most recent vs #8 Missouri (5/29/10))
Total bases: 5, at #5 UCLA (5/1/10)
Walks: 2, Twice (most recent vs Portland State (5/5/10))
Stolen bases: 1, Three times (most recent Portland State (5/5/10))
2009 SEASON (Sophomore)
Started 34 games - including 25 at catcher (a shared team high with Kaitlin Vitek) and played 42 total. Also started six games at third base in February and March, and two games in designated player slot in final three weeks of campaign. At season's end, ranked top-five on team in triples (second-tied, 1), stolen bases (fourth, 4), multi-RBI games (fourth, 3), RBI (fifth, 13), longest hitting streak (fifth, 4) and hit by pitches (second-tie, 3). Had team-season high three runs scored in second game of season vs. Wichita State in her first multi-hit effort of '09 (2-for-4, 1 double, 1 home run, 4 RBI). Also matched her RBI career high (4) three weeks later in 8-7 loss to No. 12 Missouri (2-for-4,1 walk) thanks to a three-run triple in the fifth inning and RBI single in the first inning. Went 2-for-4 the next day vs. another recent NCAA veteran, San Diego State (2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 stolen base). In final home weekend of season, went 2-for-4 vs. No. 6 Arizona at home, including a 10th inning single up the middle that she beat out to set up the winning run by the next batter, Lindsey Chambers. Also singled in back-to-back, mid-April home games vs. Oregon State (1-for-2, 1-for-3) with win in former contest. Was perfect in her four steal attempts with thefts vs. San Diego State, Southern Utah and consecutive games vs. No. 2 Stanford and Oregon State. Defensively, threw out a team-high five opposing baserunners, and sported a .962 fielding mark overall (155 putouts, 22 assists, 7 errors).
2009 Season Highs
Runs scored: 3 - vs Wichita State (2/6/09)
Hits: 2 - Four times (most recent vs #6 Arizona (5/7/09))
RBIs: 4 - Two times (most recent vs #12 Miss. (2/27/09))
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 (2/6/09)
Walks: 1 - 10 times (most recent at PSU (4/22/09))
Stolen bases: 1 - Three times (most recent vs. #2 Stan. (4/5/09))
2008 SEASON (Freshman)
Quickly proved herself as one of team’s top newcomers, and started 46 games, including a team-season high 37 games at catcher. At season’s end, ranked top five for Ducks in slugging (fifth, .351). Ranked second on team in Pac-10 action in doubles (2), home runs (2) and walks (6), and also ranked fourth in hits (8). Had season-high four-game streak in Pac-10 games at No. 1 UCLA and vs. Oregon State and No. 1 Arizona State. Went 5-for-12 in that stretch and also had two RBIs in the Beaver game in her 2-2 effort at the plate (and included a home run and triple). Also stroked home run over left field wall to break up no-hitter vs. No. 24 Washington in pinch hit appearance in early May. In 1-0 postseason win over Tulsa, reached based three times (1 hits, 2 walks). Among her four multi-hit games, she went 2-for-3 vs. Pacific with season-high 3 RBI and a stolen base, and 2-for-3 vs. Cal Poly (with team season high 2 doubles, 2 RBI) in her third collegiate game. Her season high in hits came in 3-3 afternoon (with double) vs. Portland State. Hit first career home run vs. Kansas in second collegiate tournament. Fielding-wise, threw out seven of the 42 base runners who tried to steal, and ended with a .962 mark (183 chances, 21 assists, eight errors).
2008 Season Highs
Hits: 3, at Portland State (4/16/08)
RBIs: 3, vs Pacific (2/24/08 at Cathedral City,Calif)
Doubles: 2, vs Cal Poly (2/09/08 at Cathedral City, CA)
Home runs: 1, Three times (last time vs #24 Washington (5/9/08))
Total bases: 5, vs Oregon State (4/2/08)
Walks: 2, vs Tulsa (5/17/08 at Norman, Okla.)
Stolen bases: 1, Twice (last time vs Mississippi Valley State (3/14/08))
Was a first-team all-league selection in 2007 and four-year letterwinner, and was coached by her dad, David Kivett. In seasons prior was a second-team All-Citrus Belt League and honorable mention CIF honoree. Lettered one year in volleyball as an outside hitter. Also played point guard in basketball. Played club softball for the Sudden Impact 18U gold team and was coached by Skip Matulik. Off the field, was honored to the “Who’s Who” rolls, and was an honor roll and scholar athlete selection. High School (Coach): Yucaipa ‘07 (David Kivett).
Journalism / Electronic Media major. Twin sister Cortney is a Duck senior and led the Pac-10 steals in 2008 (33). Parents are David and Kim Kivett, and has one brother, Kyle, and one other sister, Krista.
Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A FLD%
2008 .211 55 46 114 12 24 7 0 3 12 40 .351 10 1 .278 1 2 2 3 183 21 .962
2009 .179 42 34 95 9 17 2 1 2 13 27 .284 10 3 .278 0 0 4 4 155 22 .962
2010 .275 50 46 91 15 25 8 0 1 12 36 .396 12 0 .356 1 2 4 6 348 21 .987
TOTAL .220 147 126 300 66 66 17 1 6 37 103 .343 32 4 .302 2 4 10 13 686 64 .974
CAREER GAME HIGHS
Runs scored: 3, vs Wichita State (2/6/09)
Hits: 3, vs Portland State (4/16/08)
RBIs: 4, Twice (most recent: vs #12 Missouri (2/27/09))
Doubles: 2, vs Cal Poly (2/9/08)
Triples: 1, vs #12 Missouri (2/27/09)
Home runs: 1, Several (most recent at #5 UCLA (5/1/10))
Total bases: 6, vs Wichita State (2/6/09)
Walks: 2, vs Tulsa (5/17/08)
Stolen bases: 1, Several (most recent: vs BYU (2/18/10)
Nicknames: AK 47 and Fudge
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Stuffed Animal: My teddy bear named "bear".
Pets: Sunny (dog).
I have a tatoo of: Wings on my right shoulder.
Favorite Saying/Motto: "create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life" ~ Golda Meir.
Favorite Pro Team: Steelers.
Favorite Elite Softball Player: Stacy Nuveman.
Favorite Oregon Athlete (that doesn't play softball): Dennis Dixon.
If I didn't play softball, I would compete in: Synchronized swimming.
If I could go back in time, I'd go to (where/when): THE 80's!!!!!!
Greatest Accomplishment: Beginning my college education.
Something Most People Don't Know About Me: I would love to be a comedian someday, I love to make people laugh since it's the best medicine in the world.
Personal Hero: My old coach, Skip.
When I was a young I wanted to be a: Singer.
Favorite College Class: Mass Media and Society.
Intended Career Profession: Sports Broadcaster.
If I Could Have Dinner With Anybody: Jesus.
I'd Die Without My: Ipod.
First Car: Ford Ranger.
Favorite Place I've Visited: Mazatlan, Mexico.
Favorite Place I'd Like to Travel to: All over the world hopefully.
Favorite Place on Campus: The library.
Favorite Place to take Visitors to Eugene: The walk to Autzen Stadium
Previous/Current Volunteer Experience: Quack in Action.
Favorite Entree/Dish: ANY CARBS!
Favorite Ice Cream: Phish Food from Ben and Jerry's.
Favorite Snack: Pretzles and cheese.
Favorite Pizza Toppings: Veggies.
Favorite Drink: Starbucks.
Favorite Type of Food: Italian.
Best Dish I Can Make: Cereal.
Favorite Movie: Bull Durham.
Favorite Actor: Kevin Costner.
Favorite Actress: Angelina Jolie.
Favorite TV Comedy: Flight of the Conchords.
Favorite TV Drama: House.
Favorite TV Reality Show: The Real World.
Favorite Cartoon Character: Stewie from family guy.
Favorite Singer or Band/CD: Kanye West, John Legend.
Favorite Karaoke Song: I will always love you by Whitney Houston.
Favorite Book: How to Not Date a Jerk.
Favorite Board Game: Trouble.
Favorite Video Game: Mario Kart.
I Chose Oregon Because: I fell in love with it.
Funniest Thing any player/coach has said: Well, Cortney tripped and fell in the airport but no words were needed for it to be funny.
Pre-game Rituals or Superstitions: I dance........ i just dance.
Special Item I Have to Travel With: Ipod!!!!!!!
Coolest Howe Field Moment: When Jo Gail's foul ball hit the stuffed duck on top of the dugout during the senior game.
Funniest Person on Team: Sari (-Jane Jenkins).
Biggest Fans: My mom and dad.
Most Random Place Somebody Recognized Me in Eugene: The bathroom.