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#17 McKenzie Morenus
Position: Catcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
City/State: Midland, N.C.
High School: Butler H.S.
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McKenzie Morenus Biography
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
Release: 07/02/2009

2012: Named to the Big South All-Conference Second-Team ... Also named to the Big South All-Tournament Team ... Named to the College Sports MadnessBig South All-Conference First-Team ... Played in and started 53 games for GWU on the season ... Split time at catcher and designated player ... Led GWU and was third in the Big South with a .390 average in conference play ...Was fifth in the Big South with a .554 slugging percentage on the season, which ranks eighth in GWU's Division I single-season record books ... Was second on the team with a .317 average for the year, which ranked in the top-10 in the Big South ... Finished tied for fifth in Big South play with 23 hits ... Was fourth in League play with a .464 on-base percentage and 33 total bases ... Finished tied for second in the conference with three sacrifice files on the season ... Had four pickoffs on the year, two of which are in conference play, which ranked second in the Big South ... Recorded a team-high eight home runs on the year, which is tied for seventh in GWU's DI single-season history ... Also had a team-high 33 RBI on the season, which ranks ninth in GWU's DI single-season record books ... Posted a team-high 13-game hitting streak on the year ... Second on the team in hits with 44 ... Allowed only one pass ball on the season ... Totaled nine multi-RBI games and six multi-hit games on the season ... Went 2-3 with a home run, a double, four walks, four RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases in the doubleheader sweep of Morgan State ... Was 1-3 with two RBI in the 5-1 win at home over North Carolina A&T ... Went 1-3 in the two losses against USC Upstate ... Was 1-3 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored in the 6-5 win over UNC Wilmington at the Seahawk Classic ... Was 2-3 with a home run, a walk, two RBI and two runs scored in the Runnin' Bulldogs' 6-4 win over Tennessee State at the UF Lipton Invitational ... Was 1-2 with a walk and a run scored in the 6-0 shutout win over UNC Wilmington at the Winthrop/adidas Invitational ... Was 1-4 with a triple and an RBI in a win over South Carolina State ... Went a combined 5-8 with a walk and a run scored in the three-game series at home against Liberty ... Was 5-9 at the plate with two doubles, a walk, two RBI and two runs scored in the three-game conference series at Coastal Carolina ... Was a combined 3-6 with four walks and an RBI in the three-game series versus Campbell at home ... Was 2-4 with three walks, an RBI and a run scored in the doubleheader split with Charlotte ... Had one hit in each of the three games at Winthrop, posting one RBI and one run scored ... Was 1-4 with a game-winning home run, two RBI and a run scored in the 3-1 extra-inning win over Charleston Southern ... Was also 1-2 with a double, a walk, two RBI and a run scored in GWU's 5-3 win over Charleston Southern in game two ... Went a combined 3-7 with a double and an RBI in the doubleheader sweep at home against Presbyterian ... Was 1-3 with an RBI in the 4-1 win over Radford ... Went 1-3 with a solo home run in the 4-1 loss at Radford ... Went 3-4 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored in the 11-9 win over No. 7 Presbyterian at the Big South Championship Tournament ... Was 2-3 with a home run, a double, a walk, three RBI and a run scored in GWU's 6-2 win over No. 3 Charleston Southern at the postseason championship tournament ... Was a College Sports Madness Big South First-Team Preseason All-Conference selection ... Named GWU's Most Valuable Offensive Player by her fellow teammates ... Wrapped up her career ranked second in GWU's Division I history in RBI with 107, tied for second in home runs with 22, third in runners caught stealing with 38 putouts, fifth in extra base hits with 53, sixth in doubles with 29, sixth in total bases with 251, eighth in walks with 52 and tied for eighth with a career fielding percentage of .974 ... Also finished her career ranked 10th in at bats with 540, 10th in runs scored with 66, 11th in hits with 152, 11th in games played at 192, 11th in games started at 191, 14th with a .281 career batting average and  in GWU's Division I history ... Earned a spot on the 2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

2011: Played in and started all 46 games behind the plate for the Runnin' Bulldogs ... Led the team with five home runs and 23 RBIs on the season ... Was also tops on the team with 11 doubles ... Posted a team-high .474 slugging percentage on the year ... Also led the team with 63 total bases ... Was third on the team with 37 hits ... Recorded 15 runs on the season ... Posted 12 multi-hit games and a team-high six multi-RBI games ... Picked up a season-high five-game hitting streak ... Picked off seven runners ... Threw out 13 potential base stealers ... Went 1-3 with a run scored in the 3-2 home win over Furman ... Was 2-4 with a double in the 3-2 win over UNC Wilmington at the Seahawk Classic ... Went 2-4 with two doubles and a run scored in the 8-4 loss to Dayton at the Seahawk Classic ... Was 1-1 with a double, two walks and a run scored in the 5-3 loss to Pacific at the UF Lipton Invitational ... Went 1-3 with a double and a run scored in the 4-1 loss to Valparaiso ... Was 2-3 with two doubles and two RBIs in the win over Towson at the Winthrop/Adidas Invitational ... Was also 2-3 with a solo home run in the 3-1 win over Providence ... Went 1-3 with a double in a loss to Cleveland State and 1-3 in a 5-0 loss to UNC Wilmington ... Was 2-3 with a solo home run in the 4-0 win over George Washington ... Went 1-3 with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored in the 11-9 game two loss at Charlotte ... Went 1-4 with two RBIs in the 11-1 five-inning win at North Carolina A&T ... Posted three hits, one of which was a double, and two RBIs in the double-header at home versus Winthrop ... Went 2-3 with a double and an RBI in the game one loss to Liberty ... Was 2-3 with an RBI in the 4-3 road loss at Winthrop ... Recorded a solo home run in the 1-0 win at Charleston Southern ... Was 2-3 with two RBIs in a 7-4 loss to the Buccaneers ... Went 3-4 with a sacrifice fly, three RBIs and a run scored in the double-header sweep of South Carolina State ... Recorded a double in the 11-3 loss at Coastal Carolina ... Was 2-4 with a home run, a walk, two RBIs and two runs scored in the 8-7 regular season finale win at Coastal Carolina ... Picked up an RBI on a sacrifice fly in the 2-1 win over No. 7 Winthrop at the 2011 Big South Softball Championship Tournament ... Named GWU's Most Valuable Defensive Player by her fellow teammates ... Earned a spot on the 2010-11 Big South Presidential Honor Roll. 

2010: Was a Big South First-Team All-Conference selection ... Played in 52 games, starting 51, splitting time at both designated hitter and behind the plate ... Was second on the team with a .281 batting average ... Recorded a slugging percentage of .477 ... Was third on the team with 27 RBIs and seven home runs ... Knocked seven doubles and one triple on the season ... Had 15 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games ... Went 4-7 with a triple, an RBI and three runs scored in the double-header sweep of S.C. State ... Was 1-3 with a home run, three RBIs and a run scored in the Runnin' Bulldogs' 9-4 win over UNC Wilmington at the Seahawk Classic ... Was 2-3 with a home run, three RBIs and a run scored in the 5-3 win over Mount St. Mary's at the Seahawk Classic... Was 2-3 at the plate with a double and a run scored in the 6-1 win over UNC Wilmington ... Had a home run in the loss to UNC Wilmington at the Winthrop/Adidas Invitational ... Went 2-4 with an RBI in the loss to Providence College and 2-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the loss to Longwood at the Winthrop/Adidas Invitational ... Hit a two-run home run in GWU's 11-5 loss to Charlotte ... Was 2-3 with a double in the 5-1 loss at Furman ... Went 3-4 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored in the second game of the three-game conference series at Radford ... Had two hits in the 2-1 eight-inning loss at Winthrop and in the 7-6 eight-inning loss at Liberty ... Went 4-9 with a home run, a double, five RBIs and a run scored in the three-game series with Charleston Southern ... Recorded two hits in each of the three Big South Championship Tournament games, recording a home run in the loss to Radford ... Totaled four RBIs and scored one run in the tournament ... Earned a spot on the 2009-10 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

2009: Played in and started 41 games for the Runnin' Bulldogs as a true freshman ... Saw action at third-base, catcher, designated player and shortstop ... Was second on the team with 24 RBIs ... Had 28 hits on the season, including four doubles and two home runs ... Led GWU with three pick offs from the catcher position ... Also threw out 10 potential base stealers on the year ... Recorded eight multi-hit games on the season ... Was third on the team with five multi-RBI games ... Posted a five-game hitting streak during the year ... Got her first career start in the season opener against Austin Peay ... Drove in her first career RBI in the Runnin' Bulldogs' win over Howard ... Picked up her first career hit in the loss to Lehigh ... Knocked her first career home run in the win over Winston-Salem State in game two of a double-header ... Went 2-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored in the win over Lehigh ... Was 5-6 with a home run, a double, six RBIs and three runs scored in the double-header sweep of Winston-Salem State ... Went 2-3 with three RBIs in a loss to Radford ... Went 1-3 with two RBIs in a loss to Presbyterian ... Went 4-8 with a home run, a double, two RBIs and a run scored in the three-game series at Charleston Southern ... Went 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the Runnin' Bulldogs' first round game of the Big South Conference Tournament ... Was 1-3 with a double and a run scored in the win over Coastal Carolina at the Big South Conference Tournament ... Earned a spot on the 2008-09 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

High School: Guided her Butler H.S. team to two state championships ... Selected to the 2007 All-State Team ... Earned 2005 NSA All-Tournament Team honors in 2005 ... Recorded a .329 batting average her junior year ... Posted a .431 on-base percentage during the same season.
 
Personal: McKenzie Jean Morenus was born on Feb. 20, 1990 in Charlotte, N.C. ... Daughter of Ron and Kelly Morenus ... Has an older brother, Tyler ... Majoring in Biology.




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