CU Softball BIO
20 MaKenzie Michael

CREIGHTON CAREER:  2013 (Junior) – Played in 31 games for the Bluejays, starting 11 contests in right field … In the lineup for 22 of Creighton’s 29 wins … Started off the season with two doubles and career-high three RBI in the season-opening 5-1 win over New Mexico (Feb. 7) … Added a hit in a 5-3 victory over Oregon State the next day … Scored runs on four occasions and contributed 10 putouts on defense.

2012 (Sophomore) – Key reserve made five starts at third base in 2012 ... Last hit came versus Pacific (March 9) ... Hit .333 (6-18) when playing first base or third base, but 0-for-10 as a pinch-hitter this year ... Limited by a knee injury late in the year, last playing April 22 against Evansville … Set a career high of two runs at Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Feb. 12) and hit a home run against the Lady Lions.

2011 (Freshman) – Ranked second on the team with a .300 batting average ... Started 21 games, 20 as the designated player and one at catcher ... Was CU’s starting DP in 15 of the final 16 games of the season ... Posted six multi-hit games, including a 3-for-4 game against Wichita State in the MVC Tournament (May 12) ... Hit .400 (10-25) with runners in scoring position, best among returners ... Finished 7-for-16 (.438) in eight neutral site games ... Her first career start was her only start at catcher, against Iowa State on Feb. 11 ... Went 2-for-2 with an RBI for her first collegiate hits against Florida Gulf Coast (March 10) ... Smashed her first career home run at Evansville (March 19) ... Drove in two runs on a pinch-hit single at Iowa State (March 31) ... Went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI, run scored and first career stolen base against Wichita State (April 16) ... Hit a solo home run off of MVC Pitcher of the Year Jenna DeLong in a 2-1 win at Drake (April 27) ... Had two RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in her three-hit game against Wichita State (May 12) in the Valley tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL: Tabbed the Bellevue Leader Player of the Year after hitting .413 with a pair of home runs and 12 stolen bases ... Tabbed honorable-mention all-state Class A by the Omaha World-Herald as a junior and senior ... Voted team MVP in each of her four prep seasons ... Served as team captain as a junior and senior ... Earned four letters in softball and two in basketball ... Played club softball for the Omaha Finesse and the Omaha Quakes ... Earned MVP honors at a USSSA Nationals event.

PERSONAL:  The daughter of Wendy Toyne and Barry Michael ... Has two siblings, Rydge and Laine ... Sociology (criminal justice) major with minor in political science.

Position: Outfielder
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bellevue, Neb.
High School: Bellevue East