Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#19 Kenzie Fowler
Position: Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Canyon del Oro H.S.
Experience: 3 Letters

2012: Named to the 2012 USA Softball Player of the Year Watchlist ... Needs 21 wins in 2013 to become the eighth pitcher in Arizona history to record 100 victories ... Ranks eighth in Arizona history with 79 career wins, sixth in career strikeouts with 794 and ninth with 652.1 innings pitched ... Went 15-9 with a 2.85 ERA in 154.2 innings pitched ... Struck out 180 batters and limited opponents to a .218 batting average ... Recorded eight shutouts on the season ... Saved two games ... Went the distance in 15 of the 25 games she started ... Notched four games with double-digit strikeouts, including a season-best 12 against College of Charleston (3/2) ... Pitched 38 consecutive innings of scoreless softball (2/23-3/4) ... Ranked 31st in the country with 8.1 strikeouts per seven innings ... Tossed a one-hit, seven-inning shutout against UAB (2/17) ... Picked up a pair of victories at the Hillenbrand Invitational while striking out 19 batters in 14 innings pitched ... Did not allow a run to cross the plate in 21 innings of work at the Cathedral City Classic. Fowler recorded complete-game shutouts of Fresno State, Oklahoma State and Syracuse and picked up a save vs. Fordham ... Allowed three hits in 12 innings pitched while not allowing College of Charleston to cross the plate on the weekend. Fowler struck out 20 batters, including a season-high 12 in five innings (3/2) ... Was perfect through three innings vs. Iowa and allowed only one run on three hits while striking out nine Hawkeyes. The run allowed was her first given up in 38 innings ... Tucson Regional: Allowed one run in six innings against Notre Dame (5/19) ... Fanned six Fighting Irish without walking a batter in Arizona's 7-2 victory ... Norman Super Regional: Allowed seven runs, five earned in her start in game two ... Allowed nine hits while walking five and striking out two.

2011: An NFCA All-American for the second consecutive year, a second-team selection ... Cited as a Pac-10 All-Academic performer (honorable mention) ... Named to the NFCA All-West Region first team ... An all-conference honoree for the second time in as many years, a second-team choice ... One of 25 players named USA Softball Player of the Year Finalists ... Chosen as USA Softball Player of the Week and Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (3/28-4/3) when she shutout Stanford in 15.1 innings pitched, allowing just four total hits while striking out 17 Cardinal batters ... Earned preseason accolades ESPN Preseason All-America (first team) and USA Softball Player of the Year Watchlist (50 players) ... Was hit in the head by a foul line drive while sitting in the dugout (Washington, 4/17), concussing the star and sidelining her for over two weeks ... Had a standout year despite her statistics being deflated due to the missed time because of injury ... Struck out over a batter-per-inning, 243 strikeouts in 213.1 innings pitched ... Had a 1.84 ERA, fourth best in the conference ... Held batters to a .205 batting average, ninth best in the Pac-10 ... Her 213.1 innings pitched were fifth most in the league ... Was fourth in the conference with 243 strikeouts ... Won 26 games, the third most in the Pac-10 ... Greatly increased her strikeout totals toward the end of the season; four of her seven total 10+ strikeout games came in the last month of the season ... If you remove a stretch of six games (3/11-3/18) in which she struggled due in part to a windup change, her season ERA shrinks to 1.27 ... Did not give up an earned run in eight appearances (3/19-4/3), totaling 31.1 innings pitched while striking out 34 and allowing only 11 hits ... Ranks ninth on the Wildcats' all-time victories list with a career record of 64-18 ... Through just two years, is already seventh on the school career strikeout list with 614 Ks ... Registered saves on 3/5 vs. Idaho State and 5/7 at UCLA ... Pitched four innings of a combined no-hitter tossed along with Shelby Babcock (Cal State Northridge, 3/25) ... In the first game back following the injury, slung a gem in Arizona's 5-1 win at UCLA (5/6) in which she went the distance, allowing one run on three hits while striking out 11 ... Pitched all 10 games of Arizona's extra-inning victory against California while allowing just one run (5/12) ... Tucson Regional: Pitched every inning of the regional for the Cats while picking up the three wins in dominant fashion ... Claimed a season high 15 strikeouts against New Mexico State (5/21) ... Did not allow a run through the first 16.1 innings of the regional before giving up two in the final 2.2 to Texas Tech ... Tucson Super Regional: Pitched all but three innings vs. Oklahoma, allowing 10 runs on 13 hits while taking both losses ... Struck out 10 Sooners in 10 innings pitched.

2010: Arizona's ace earned a reputation as one the most feared pitchers in the country as a freshman ... Cited as a first team NFCA All-American, the first Wildcat freshman to be a first team All-America selection since Caitlin Lowe in 2004 ... One of 10 finalists for USA Player of the Year ... One of two conference freshman named first team All-Pac-10 ... Selected to first team NFCA All-Pacific Region ... Started 47 games, posting a 38-9 record with a 1.53 ERA in 52 appearances ... Honored as NFCA Player of the Week as well as Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week, March 8-15 while not allowing a run over the four game Wildcat Invitational, which included a 17 strikeout, one-hit outing vs. Creighton ... Garnered USA Softball Player of the Week and Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week April 15-22 in Arizona's sweep of Stanford, where she allowed only 11 hits and struck out 19 ... Had a season high 18 strike outs in her second collegiate game vs. Northwestern ... Tossed four no-hitters, including a perfect game, and threw six one-hitters ... Against Oregon State on April 24, tossed a five-inning perfect game, the eighth in UA history and first Taryne Mowatt's on March 18, 2006 ... Held opponents to a .174 batting average during the conference slate, only bested by USA Softball Player of the Year Danielle Lawrie of Washington ... Also finished second to Lawrie in innings pitched (95.2), strike outs (106) and wins (12) ... Recorded one save in an 11-3 victory for Arizona against Louisville on March 18 in which Fowler tossed three innings in relief ... Her 38 wins rank fourth on Arizona's all-time list and were third best in the country this year ... Struck out 371 batters, seventh best in a season in Arizona history ... With just one season in the books, already finds herself on the all-time list for strikeouts in a career in seventh place ... Pitched 284.1 innings, sixth most in Arizona history ... Got it done in the batters box as well in 11 games recording an at bat ... Finished the season with a .364 batting average, homering twice and driving in six runs in 22 at bats ... Blasted a grand slam April 3 vs. ASU ... Tucson Regional: Struck out 26 batters over three games in which she went 2-0 ... Picked up the win in the first two games without allowing a run and scattering six hits over 11 total innings pitched ... Pitched a season-high 204 pitches in the third game over 11.1 innings before being lifted in favor of Sarah Akamine who recorded the win ... Gave up five earned runs 22.1 total innings pitched over the weekend, all while fighting off swelling in her pitching hand ... Tucson Super Regional: Picked up the win in the first outing vs. BYU in a 2-1 decision which she struck out 10 ... Was hit on her throwing arm by a line drive that chased her from the game before recording an out in the second game ... WCWS: Named to All-WCWS Team for a gutsy performance that included 36.2 innings pitched over six days ... Had two 10+ strikeout outings (13 vs. Hawaii on June 5 and 12 vs. UCLA and June 7) ... Pitched all but nine innings in the series for Arizona.

High School: Undoubtedly one of the most heralded recruits in Arizona history ... Canyon Del Oro High School, Oro Valley, Ariz., 2009 ... Played four years of varsity softball under Amy Swiderski ... Was the 2008 and 2009 Gatorade National Player of the Year, and the 2007-09 Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year ... Is a four-time NFCA and EA Sports first team All-American, a 2008 Under Armour All-American and made the 2006-09 Arizona Republic All-State first team ... Also named the 2009 NHSCA National Player of the Year ... Was an NFCA Academic All-American in 2009 ... Led the Dorados to three 4A State Championships, and one runner-up ... Four-time Arizona Daily Star, three-time Tucson Citizen, and 2009 Arizona Republic Player of the Year ... Was a member of the 2006 USA Junior National Team, and won a gold medal at the National Pan American World Qualifier in Puerto Rico ... Among the 13 pitching records held at CDO, few are more impressive than her 0.048 ERA in her senior season, her 1,449 career strikeouts in 685 innings and her 14 no-hitters in a season ... Is also an accomplished hitter, holding three CDO records for career hits (163), home runs in a game (2), and RBI in a single season (45) ... Played eight years of travel ball for the Arizona Desert Thunder under her father, Lance Fowler ... Placed in the top 25 for 18 gold in 2007-09 ... Also played volleyball in her freshman year, and was named offensive player of the year.

Personal: Academic major is journalism ... Daughter of Lance and Kelly Fowler; both UA graduates ... Father is an engineering manager ... Mother is a high school coach and a public relations coordinator ... Has one sister, Mattie ... Eight of her family members have graduated from Arizona ... Six relatives participated in college athletics, most in basketball ... Lists photography and traveling as her hobbies ... Decided to attend UA because "I wanted to play for the best coaching staff in the nation and for my hometown" ... Born Kenzie Anne Fowler in March, 1991.

Career Honors: 2012 UAS Softball Player of the Year Watchlist (50 Players) 2011 NFCA All-American (Second Team) Pac-10 All-Academic (Honorable Mention) NFCA All-West Region (First Team) All-Pac-10 (Second Team) USA Softball Player of the Year Finalist (25 Players) USA Softball Player of the Week (3/28-4/3) Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (3/28-4/3) USA Softball Player of the Year Watchlist (50 Players) ESPN Preseason All-American 2010 NFCA All-American (First Team) All-WCWS All-Pac-10 (First Team) Pac-10 All-Freshman NFCA All-West Region (First Team) NFCA Player of the Week (3/8-3/15) Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (3/8-3/15) USA Softball Player of the Week (4/15-4/22) Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (4/15-4/22) USA Softball Player of the Year Finalist (10 Players) USA Softball Player of the Year Finalist (25 Players)

Career Single-Game Highs: (Pitching) Innings pitched: 11.1, Hofstra, May 23, 2010 Walks allowed: 9, at Arizona State, Apr 01, 2010 ; Hofstra, May 23, 2010 Strikeouts: 18, vs Northwestern, Feb 13, 2010 Batters faced: 57, Hofstra, May 23, 2010 Field chances: 3, at Arizona State, Apr 01, 2010 ; vs Cal State Fullerton, Feb 14, 2010 ; at California, Apr 13, 2012 Putouts: 2, at Arizona State, Apr 01, 2010 ; at Stanford, Apr 01, 2011 Assists: 3, vs Cal State Fullerton, Feb 14, 2010 Runners CS: 2, 4 times (Hitting) Hits: 3, at New Mexico, Mar 28, 2010 Doubles: 1, at New Mexico, Mar 28, 2010 Home runs: 1, at Arizona State, Apr 03, 2010 ; at New Mexico, Mar 28, 2010 Total bases: 7, at New Mexico, Mar 28, 2010 RBI: 4, at Arizona State, Apr 03, 2010 Runs scored: 1, at Arizona State, Apr 03, 2010 ; vs Purdue, Feb 12, 2010 ; at New Mexico, Mar 28, 2010 Walks: 2, Stanford, Apr 18, 2010 Struck out: 1, 5 times Sac bunts: 1, vs Virginia, Mar 21, 2010 At bats: 4, at Arizona State, Apr 03, 2010 ; at New Mexico, Mar 28, 2010