6   Kayla Hurd
Kayla Hurd


Gurnee, Ill.

High School:
Warren Township





10th Inning Victory Pushes Lakers to Sweep of Tiffin

First-Place GVSU Tops Dragons 6-3 and 3-1 for Fifth GLIAC Sweep


#9 Lakers Capture GLIAC Title, Andrasik Tosses Second No-Hitter

GVSU Finishes Regular Season With 24-2 Conference Record


#15 GVSU Overpowers Lake Erie in Fifth Straight Sweep

Lakers Hit Six Homers, Defeat Storm 23-0 and 12-1


Softball Rallies to Defeat Cedarville, 8-7, in Eight Innings

Lakers fall to Mary in opening game


Cleary's Walk-Off Single Gives #20 GVSU Sweep at LSSU

Lakers Rally for 7-6 Victory After Tallying 6-1 Win in Opener

2013: Named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team...Appeared in four games and made one start in the circle, while recording a 0-1 record in 4.2 innings...Tossed two scoreless innings and allowed just one hit in a 23-0 victory over Lake Erie (3/30)...Recorded first career base hit - a single - in an 8-0 home win against Lake Superior State (4/28) in the regular season finale.

2012: Named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team...Finished the year with a 3-0 record, one save, and a 3.97 ERA...Made 12 appearances and five starts for the Lakers, while striking out 28 batters in 37.0 innings...Notched a complete-game one-hit shutout against Rochester (3/20), not walking a batter and striking out a career-high 10 hitters...Earned first career save in first outing of the year, giving up two runs in three innings of relief against Northern State (3/5)...Tossed three hitless innings in 15-1 victory over Minnesota Crookston (3/9)...Recorded first conference victory in 13-3 home win over Lake Erie (4/15), allowing three runs on nine hits in 5.2 innings in the circle.

2011: Appeared in nine games in the circle for the Lakers and was a part of three shutouts by GVSU pitchers...Tossed 13.2 innings on the year with a 5.63 ERA and did not tally a win or loss during the season...Allowed 17 hits, 12 runs (11 earned), seven walks, and six strikeouts...Threw one inning of hitless relief and recorded a strikeout in her collegiate debut on March 7, a 7-4 loss to Wayne State (Neb.)...Hurled two innings in 16-2 win at Olivet (3/17), giving up no hits or runs, while walking a batter and striking out one...Worked a perfect inning in relief, with a strikeout, in an 8-0 victory over Lake Superior State (4/9).

High School: Prepped at Warren Township High School in Gurnee, Ill. under head coach Carri McGahan...Four-year varsity letterwinner and four-year starter was named team most valuable player and earned Daily Herald All-Area and North Suburban All-Conference laurels, as well as North Suburban All-Academic plaudits...Named team captain for senior season in which the Blue Devils captured the conference title and the first regional championship at Warren Township in 20 years...Voted as the defensive player of the year in 2010, leading team to school-record 28 wins...Holds school pitching records for strikeouts in a game (19), season (259), and career (457), while also throwing a school-record 178.3 innings and finishing with most wins in a season (23) and career (33) and tallying best career ERA (1.81)...Batted .388 with a .529 slugging percentage, while tallying a 23-7 record on the mound, a 2.23 ERA, and 259 strikeouts as a senior...Participated in National Honor Society for two years and President's Council for a year.

Personal: Daughter of Dale and Julie Hurd...Enjoys listening to music, dancing, and spending time with friends...Majoring in chemistry.

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