Cougars launch five long balls to improve to 5-1
Cougars win 6-0 over Army and 13-5 against Sam Houston State
Cougars split the opening day with 4-1 loss to No. 8 Nebraska
Hear from head coach Kyla Holas, Kayla Holland and Sydney Gerbracht
Cougars close out home fall ball schedule on Friday at 3 and 5 p.m.
» 2012-13 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
JUNIOR (2014)Has started all 53 games and played every inning at second base this season ... Recorded 45 hits with three home runs on the season... On defense, committed only 13 errors for a .952 fielding percentage... Was a part of 11 of the 26 double plays.
SOPHOMORE (2013)Started 57 games at second base ... Finished the year with a .313 batting average, .479 slugging percentage, ranking fourth on the team ... Had 51 total hits including 13 doubles, four homeruns, and 24 RBI ... Second on the team with the longest hitting streak of 14 games (March 20-April 9) and tied for second on the team with the longest reached base streak of 22 games ... Had 12 multiple hit games ... Hit her first homerun of the season in her first start against Lipscomb going 1-for-1 with 3 RBI ... Went 2-for-3 at OU (Mar. 1) facing the National Player of the Year, Keilani Ricketts ... Delivered a 2-for-3 performance at BYU with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI (Mar. 29) ... Had a career high three hits in a game going 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored at Memphis (Apr. 28) ... Hit her fourth homerun against Mississippi State going 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI contributing to four of Houston's six runs in the win (May 6) ... Had a successful NCAA Regional appearance batting average of .375 (3-for-8) in three games with a double, two RBI and a run scored against South Carolina and Army (May 17-18).
FRESHMAN (2012)Started 11 games in the outfield and at DP, appeared in 20 games ... Started the first game of the year in right field and recorded an RBI with a bases-loaded walk in her first career at bat ... Registered first career collegiate hit against Sam Houston (Feb. 11) and had a steal and an RBI in the game ... Hit her first home run against Memphis (March 25) in a pinch hit opportunity ... Scored a run and had a hit against Texas Southern (April 24).
HIGH SCHOOLPlayed for Cy Fair High School under head coach Walt Mangan... Named Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2008... Team MVP in 2010 and 2011... Finished as the runner-up for the 2010 Cypress Springs Scholar Athlete of the Year...District MVP in 2011... All-State Academic and All-State Team in 2011... Second Team All-District in 2008 and 2009...Competed for the Cy-Fair Intruders in the summers, serving as the team captain for two seasons...Also made the U-18 Gold Team at the age of 14...Competed in the U-18 Gold ESPN tournament in California and the Gold Nationals in Georgia with the Houston Power team.
PERSONALFull name Kayla Brooke Holland... Born on July 12, 1993 in Houston... Daughter of Diana and Sidney Holland... Father is a coach... Sister to Korey and Kelsey... Majoring in psychology, career ambition to become sports psychologist... Member of National Honor Society, SNHS, FCA and PALS... Active with church charities, Cy-Fair Sports Association and Roger Clemens Foundation.