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    Jennifer Klinkert

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Chino, Calif.

    High School:
    Chino Hills

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    IF

    Birthdate:
    09/29/1988

    Experience:
    3L

    B/T:
    R/R

    Jennifer Klinkert

    05/10/2013

    Softball Heads to C-USA Championship Final with 3-0 Win over Tulsa

    Cougars face winner of UAB and Marshall on CBS Sports at 11 a.m.

    05/09/2012

    Five Cougars Earn Conference USA Honors

    Holly Anderson, Haley Outon and Melissa Gregson land on First Team

    05/05/2012

    Softball Starts Senior Day With 7-5 Win

    Senior Gregson goes 1-3 with RBI and two runs

    04/28/2012

    Houston Suffers 4-1 Setback at UCF

    Cougars fall to 29-20 on the year, 12-8 in C-USA

    04/25/2012

    Houston Shutouts HBU 5-0

    Haley Outon's fourth home run in last five games

    Get to know Jennifer Klinkert Watch

    2011 Conference USA Softball All-Academic Team
    2010-11 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    2011 All-American Strength and Conditioning Athletes of the Year (NSCA)
    2010 C-USA Softball All-Academic Team
    2009-10 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll & Academic Medal
    2010 Preseason All-Conference Team
    2008-09 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll & Academic Medal
    2008 All-South Region Second Team
    2008 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
    2008 All-Conference USA First Team
    2008 Conference USA Freshman of the Year
    2008 All-Conference USA Freshman Team
    2007-08 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll & Academic Medal

    2011 Season (Junior)
    Started 60 games at 2B an made 61 appearances on the year ... Led the team in walks (26) and was second in on base percentage (.398) ... Ranked third on the team in home runs (3) and RBIs (32), good for sixth best in the conference in both categories ... Fourth on the team in runs scored (35) and fifth with 46 hits ... Had a hit in seven of Houston's eight post season games including a home run against Oklahoma State (May 28) ... Went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three runs and RBIs against Sam Houston State (Feb. 25) ... Went 5-for-6 in the series against UTEP (April 9-10) with four runs scored, three RBIs and three walks against the Miners.

    2010 Season (Sophomore)
    After redshirting due to injury in 2009, she started every game in 2010 and belted eight home runs for the second-highest total on the team ... Made her return against No. 22 Ohio State (Feb. 12)... Went 1-for-2 against No. 21 Louisville (Feb. 13) ... Blasted a home run with an RBI, going 1-for-3 against Kansas (Feb. 13) ... Went 1-for-3 against No. 15 Baylor (Feb. 14) ... Hit a home run with three RBI, going 2-for-4 and scoring three runs in win against UTSA (Feb. 19) ... Went 1-for-3 with one run and an RBI in victory against Jacksonville State (Feb. 26) ... Went 2-for-2 with four RBI in win against Southern (Feb. 27) ... Scored a run and went 1-for-2 in victory against Southern (Feb. 28) ... Went 1-for-3 with a run against No. 19 Texas A&M (March 3) ... Belted a double, driving in two RBI in win against Monmouth (March 9) ... Went 1-for-2 with one RBI, two runs and a stolen base in shutout against Southern in game one (March 11) ... Scored a run and recorded two walks in game one of the Southern Miss series (March 13) ... Blasted a home run, collected two RBI and scored two runs in game two of the Southern Miss series (March 11) ... Hit second home run in two consecutive games, driving in three RBI to help the Cougars shutout and sweep the Golden Eagles (March 14) ... Recorded two hits, two walks and one run in the North Dakota State doubleheader (March 16) ... Went 2-for-3 in game two of the Louisiana-Lafayette doubleheader (March 30) ... Went 1-for-3 in game two of the UAB series (April 2) ... Hit two home runs in the first inning of the 20-0 shutout against Prairie View A&M en route to tying a career high of five RBI and setting a career record with 10 total bases (April 6) ... Scored two runs and recorded one hit in Memphis sweep (April 10-11) ... Hit a double in game two in Tulsa series (April 17) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in game one and three of the Marshall series, collecting a double and a home run (May 1-2) ... Blasted a home run, collecting two RBI in regular season finale win against Baylor (May 8) ... Drilled a hit and earned a walk against UAB in game one of the C-USA Tournament (May 13).

    2009 Season (Medical Redshirt)
    Batted .700 in the Cathedral City Kickoff (Feb. 6-8), including a 2-for-2 performance with a double hit against UC-Riverside ... Recorded a 1-for-2 performance against James Madison with two RBIs and seven putouts (Feb. 7) ... Went 4-for-4 scoring one run and three RBIs against Oregon State on Feb. 8 ... Sat out the rest of the season due to injury.

    2008 Season (Freshman)
    Statistically had one of the best offensive season for a freshman in school history ... Her 15 home runs is third most in UH single-season history ... Started 57 games as a freshman ... Of the 57 starts, 47 were at first base and four at third base ... Led all Conference USA freshmen in home runs (15), RBIs (55), total bases (104) and walks (42) ... Holds a .329 batting average, .651 slugging percentage, .477 on-base percentage, 47 runs scored, 14 home runs, 99 total bases and 39 walks ... Two-time C-USA Hitter of the Week ... Belted her first collegiate home run versus McNeese State (Feb. 9), a 2-run blast to deep center ... In the series she was 4-for-6 with a homer and five RBI's and a run scored ... Went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI's and two runs scored versus DePaul (Feb. 15)... Knocked in a season-high five runs, including a third-inning grand slam against Texas A&M-CC(Feb. 17) ... Crushed a two-run blast and scored a run at Texas A&M (Feb. 27) ... Posted a season-high 11 putouts against Texas (Mar. 5) ... Sprayed three hits in three at-bats including at 2-run rocket to left and recorded three RBI's at Marshall (Mar. 15) ... Scored 6 runs, knocked in five, homered and went 4-for-5 with six walks in a weekend series at East Carolina (Apr. 12-13) ... Roped a three-run blast and scored a run at UAB (Apr. 27) ... Hit a grand slam against Memphis in the opening round of the C-USA Championship (May 8) ... Had 17 putouts in the tournament and two assists (May 8-10).

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Established herself as a Sierra League Top-Five Athlete under Leah O'brien and Dave Litle at Chino Hills High School ... Won two, back-to-back championship titles in the Sierra League ... Selected to the All-League First Team in 2007 and 2004-05 and Second Team All-League in 2006 ... Also played volleyball and basketball, and earned Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year Awards ... Was a four-time Academic All-League recipient and a three-year 4.0 grade point average athlete ... Received the President's Award for Scholar Athlete in 2007 ... Played for the California Cruisers in summer league.

    PERSONAL
    Daughter of Mark and Michelle Klinkert ... Has a sister named Kelsey and a brother named Jason ... Born on Sept. 29, 1988 ... Chose Houston because of the softball program that continues to build and the team chemistry ... Also recruited by Arizona State, Arizona, Washington, North Carolina State and Ohio ... Hobbies include working out, riding bikes and doing anything active ... Majoring in nutrition.

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