UNLV is on the road for the second consecutive weekend, heading just up the interstate for five games at Southern Utah's Red Desert Classic in St. George .
Comeback effort lifts the Rebels to a 5-4 victory over Montana but the magic runs out in a 6-1 loss to Hawaii in game two of Saturday's doubleheader.
UNLV drops first game 4-2 to fifth-ranked Oregon but gets a come-from-behind 6-3 victory over host Hawai'i to go 1-1 on the day.
UNLV is on the road for the first time in 2017, playing five games over the weekend in Honolulu at the Bank of Hawai'i Invitational Feb. 24-26.
UNLV’s Morgan Ettinger highlights the first day of the DeMarini Classic with her stellar performance in relief.
2016 (Junior): Started in 33 of 39 games played with 17 starts in the circle, 11 at first base, four as the designated player and one at second base… Ranked first in Mountain West in least hit by pitches for pitching (two) and eighth nationally, fourth in ERA (3.28), 10th in opposing batting average (.286), tied for eighth in games started (17), fourth in earned runs allowed (43), sixth in fewest walks allowed (29), tied for fifth in least home runs allowed (eight) and tied for second in least doubles allowed (11)…Topped the pitching staff in ERA and with least hits (109), runs (65), earned runs, walks, doubles , triples (two), batting average, and hit by pitches given up… Was selected MW Pitcher of the Week on March 15 after pitching 13.0 innings in three games that included two complete games….Allowed only one unearned run, five hits and three walks with nine strikeouts for a 0.00 ERA, wins against Santa Clara and Wisconsin and a save versus Valparaiso…Reached base in 16 straight games, starting against Southern Utah (Feb. 18) and finishing the streak against Santa Clara (March 11)…Registered an eight game-hitting streak that started versus Southern Utah, tied for the third longest streak on the team…Produced two multiple-hit games and three multiple-RBI games, including a four-RBI performance in the win over Wisconsin (Feb. 25)…Had the game-winning RBI against Wisconsin and the game-winning run versus Portland State (Feb. 21)…Shutout Portland State, allowing just four hits and no walks.
2015 (Sophomore): Started 13 of 26 contests played with all as the starting pitcher ... Had an ERA of 4.32 in 79.1 innings of work ... Lead the team with a 9-4 record ... Struck out 38 batters and walked 32 ... Had 11 appearances with no earned runs, including five starts ... Threw a scoreless, complete game against UTEP and allowed only four hits and one walk with a season-high five strikeouts ... Batted .300 with three hits and one run.
2014 (Freshman): Started 23 of 31 contests played in with 13 as the designated player, six at second base, two at third base and one each at first base and pitcher ... Batted .197 with 15 hits, one of which went for extra bases (one double) ... Had one RBI and scored eight runs ... Had four multiple-hit games, which included a season-high two hits on four occasions ... Had one multiple-run game with two scores against Seton Hall (March 2) ... Had two stolen bases ... Made two appearances in the circle with one start ... Had an ERA of 5.83 in 6.0 innings of work ... Had one save ... Struck out two batters with a season-best one on two occasions: New Mexico (April 19) and San Diego State (G2/April 22) ... Allowed nine hits and five runs (five earned) ... Walked six ... Picked up first career save in two innings of relief at New Mexico (April 19).
High School: A 2013 graduate of California HS in San Ramon, Calif. ... Lettered four years in softball and once in basketball ... Helped the Grizzlies to East Bay Athletic League championships in 2010 and '13 ... Earned all-league honors all four years, including first-team recognition in 2012 and '13 ... Tabbed to the 2013 All-East Bay First Team, Cal-High Sports All-State Second Team ... Selected to a number of team-specific awards, such as: rookie of the year (freshman), MVP (sophomore), offensive player of the year (junior) and silver slugger (senior) ... Led the team in home runs and extra-base hits from 2012-13 and stolen bases in '12.
Personal: Kwyn Marie Cooper was born in Mountain View, Calif. ... The daughter of Ondray and Monique Cooper ... Has one brother, Ondray Jr. ... Father, Ondray, played college football at West Texas State ... Majoring in sociology.