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    Linda Kohan

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Westminster, CA

    High School:
    Westminster

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    Infield

    Birthdate:
    03/04/1987

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R


    AS A SENIOR (2009): Team co-captain ... rounded out career by playing in her 236th game, tied for 12th all-time ... ninth on the career list with 42 doubles, eighth with 23 home runs, 11th with 119 RBI and second with 90 walks ... team MVP ... second team all-BIG EAST choice and found a spot on the BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament team ... played in 57 games and aided the Irish defense with 81 assists and a .957 fielding percentage ... boasted a .310 batting average and .579 slugging percentage ... tied for second with Dani Miller with 11 home runs ... joined Miller and Christine Lux to comprise the only Irish trio to hit 10+ home runs in the same season ... racked up 99 total bases ... laid down a team-best 12 sacrifice bunts ... amassed 53 hits including 13 doubles and 36 RBI ... sported a .324 batting average while slugging at a .689 rate in league play ... had 24 hits in 23 conference games, 13 of which were for extra bases ... five of her league games were marked by multiple RBI ... added six sacrifices and struck out just five times in 74 BIG EAST at-bats ... hit seven home runs in BIG EAST contests, good for 3rd in the conference ... collected 51 total bases in BIG EAST play, ranking fourth in the league ... season-high 14 putouts came against Sacramento State (Feb. 20) ... went 1-for-3 against UC Santa Barbara (March 7) with her first home run of the season, a three-run bomb ... one of three Irish players to hit a home run in the fourth inning against Northern Illinois (April 1), sparking an Irish scoring fest of nine unanswered runs ... went 2-for-2 with two RBI and two runs scored against Seton Hall (April 5) ... that performance was part of an eight-game hitting streak that included five multi-hit efforts ... the streak was capped off with a 3-for-4 performance at Connecticut (April 11) ... sent rockets out of the park in both games of a doubleheader against No. 22 DePaul (April 8) ... belted a two-run dandy against North Dakota State in game two of the April 22 doubleheader that snapped a three-game homerless streak for Notre Dame (it was the team's longest drought without a home run since the second week of the season) ... had three RBI and two hits with two runs in the series with North Dakota State ... also hit a home run in her next outing against Syracuse (April 26) ... went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored against Louisville (May 3) ... trumped that showing with a 3-for-3 day including a solo home run versus the 17th-ranked Cardinals in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship (May 8).

    AS A JUNIOR (2008): Team co-captain ... tagged as a third-team all-BIG EAST performer after finishing fifth with 15 RBI and second overall with seven doubles in league play ... also tied for eighth among conference contenders with 44 assists ... school record holder for walks in a single season (39) and third all-time with 81 free passes to her name ... boasted team's third-best batting average (.302) ... second in slugging percentage (.477) and doubles (8) while totaling six home runs and 31 RBI ... led the Irish with a .456 on-base clip ... entering the team's conference home opener, she had drawn more walks (20) than hits (19) for an on-base percentage of .412 which led the team ... was walked at least two times in 10 games on the season ... bombed two homers during an 11-5 win against Wisconsin (April 16) including one dinger during a school-record three-homer fourth inning ... the three homers were the most ever for Notre Dame in a single inning as the Irish totaled four homers in the contest, the first time since the team had done so since an April 9 meeting at Pittsburgh in 2006 ... Meagan Ruthrauff had three blasts in that game with Kohan adding the fourth ... her first homer against the Badgers christened the Melissa Cook Stadium scoreboard by leaving a noticeable point of impact ... good for four RBI with three hits and two scores against Wisconsin ... led all Irish hitters during the NCAA Regional with six RBI and five hits in three games ... went 2-for-2 with four RBI including a home run in the opening bout with Kent State (May 16) ... capped off the season one day later against Golden Flashes with a 3-for-4 effort and a pair of RBI ... opened the season with one hit and one run scored while drawing two walks against Utah (Feb. 15) ... unloaded for a perfect 2-for-2 day at the dish against North Florida (Feb. 23), also driving in one run ... also hit by a pitch in that game ... went 1-for-3 against UC Davis (March 1) and drove in a score ... celebrated her 21st birthday by going 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI at UC Riverside (March 4) ... earned two walks in a matchup versus UCLA (March 7) ... singled against Virginia Tech (March 8) ... had two smooth knocks against both Towson (March 14) and Campbell (March 15) ... registered her first multi-run effort of the season with two scores against the Camels ... made her way on base with a walk against IUPUI (March 26) before scoring posting a run on the Jaguars ... snapped a three-game hitting skid in game one against DePaul (March 30) by cranking a single through the left side of the infield ... in the second game of the doubleheader with the Blue Demons, she sent her first homer of the season deep over the centerfield fence ... also showed some smooth glovework in the contest by making several key defensive plays at the hot corner ... came up big for the Irish at St. John's (April 5) during the doubleheader finale with the Red Storm ... tied at 4-4, game two went into extra innings for the first time in the history of the 26-game series ... five scoreless frames went by until Kohan belted a go-ahead solo homer to left to crack the game open as Notre Dame would record an 8-4 win in the 12-inning affair ... she ended the contest in the bottom half of the stanza with a flash of the leather by snagging a liner and doubling-off a napping Red Storm runner at first for the final out ... scored twice without recording a hit - but was walked twice - at Seton Hall (April 6) ... had three hits in three games from April 12-13, each of which were good for two bases ... sent the game-winning homer out of park at Louisville (April 19) on a nationally-televised contest against the Cardinals in the eighth inning to complete a come-from-behind victory in game one ... followed that performance with three hits, two doubles and two runs parlayed with four RBI in game two ... it was the second time in three games she recorded four RBI, giving her 10 during the trio of games from April 16-19 ... had two hits against Providence (April 26) and Syracuse (May 4) ... scored the game-wining run on Ashley Ellis' eighth-inning single against Loyola-Chicago (April 24) ... doubled against Connecticut (April 27), Valparaiso (April 29), and Syracuse (May 4) ... played and started in 60 contests.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2007): One of only three players to start each of the team's 56 contests ... finished with a steady .238 clip on 34 hits in her 143 at-bats ... scored 15 times ... had eight doubles and one homer ... her 23 RBI total was the fourth highest on the team ... drew a team-high 20 free passes ... registered seven multi-RBI contests ... 1-for-3 with a walk to start the season at Auburn (Feb. 16) ... 1-for-2 with a home run, two RBI, one run scored and a walk against Tennessee Tech (Feb. 17) ... 1-for-3 against Virginia Tech (Feb. 18) ... scored a run against California (Feb. 23) ... 2-for-3 with three RBI and a walk against UNLV (Feb. 24) ... drove in the game-tying run with her RBI-single in the bottom of the seventh with two outs in that contest with the Runnin' Rebels ... 1-for-3 with an RBI against Ole Miss (Feb. 25) ... drove in the game-winning score with her two-RBI single in that game ... went 1-for-4 with a double against Virginia (March 2), and managed to score the game-winning run ... 1-for-2 with a double, one run scored and two RBI at Jacksonville (March 2) ... 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI against Virginia (March 3) ... had the lone Irish hit against Michigan (March 4) ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (March 6) ... 1-for-3 with two runs scored and a walk against Eastern Kentucky (March 11) ... 2-for-3 against Louisiana-Lafayette (March 16) ... walked and had a hit against IUPUI (March 22) ... was issued two walks, scored twice and drove in a run during the March 24 doubleheader with St. John's ... crossed the plate after being walked against Seton Hall (March 25) ... had two hits - including a double - during Notre Dame's twinbill with Pittsburgh (March 31) ... collected a hit against Syracuse (April 1) ... was 1-for-1 with a walk and a sacrifice bunt in the first game against Providence (April 14) ... went 2-for-4 with a walk, one run scored and two RBI in the doubleheader with Western Michigan (April 17) ... finished 2-for-3 with a run scored and one RBI when the Irish faced Valparaiso (April 19) ... had a hit and later scored against Louisville (April 21) ... posted a 2-for-5 day with a sacrifice in a pair of losses to South Florida (April 22) ... went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI against Loyola-Chicago (May 1) ... had a hit and an RBI in the first game against Rutgers (May 5) ... walked twice and scored a run in the second contest of a two-gamer with Villanova (May 6) ... walked and had a hit against Connecticut (May 10) in the opening game of the BIG EAST Tournament ... had a two-run double and scored a run against DePaul one day later ... drove in all three of Notre Dame's scores against Wright State (May 19) to keep the Irish alive in the NCAA Tournament.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2006): Appeared at both third and first base for the Irish ... also served as the team's option at designated player when not in the starting defensive alignment ... slammed three home runs in her first collegiate weekend of action, earning a spot on the BIG EAST Conference Honor Roll (Feb. 20) ... first career hit for the Irish was a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning against Colorado State (Feb. 17) ... finished 2-for-3 against BYU (Feb. 17) and was hit by a pitch ... 2-for-3 with a solo home run against UNLV (Feb. 18) ... posted three hits against Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 19), going 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored ... finished 2-for-4 with an RBI against Memphis (Feb. 25) ... 2-for-4 with an RBI-double versus Kansas (March 4) ... hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning in Notre Dame's 4-3 loss to Alabama (March 19) ... 2-for-3 with a single, double and one run scored in game one at Western Michigan (March 25) ... had a single in the day's second game against the Broncos, finishing the doubleheader 3-for-6 ... smacked two doubles in the twinbill with Eastern Michigan (April 4), finishing 2-for-3 in the doubleheader with a walk ... drove in the lone pair of runs in Notre Dame's 4-2 loss to Akron (April 5) with a two-out RBI-double in the bottom of the seventh inning ... 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a solo home run - her fifth of the season - in Notre Dame's 14-4 victory over Pittsburgh (April 9) ... 2-for-2 with an RBI-double, single and a walk in Notre Dame's 6-0 win over Ball State (April 11) ... drove in the third and fourth runs in a 5-0 shutout win against DePaul (April 13) with a two-RBI double ... 1-for-2 with an RBI-single versus Toledo (April 19) ... went 3-for-3 and reached base four times in Notre Dame's come-from-behind victory over Villanova (April 22) ... just missed cranking out the game-tying home run in the bottom of the seventh, drilling a double off the top of the Ivy Field wall ... eventually scored the game-tying run on a double by Carissa Jaquish ... 1-for-1 with three RBI in game one against Rutgers (April 23) ... hit a two-RBI double in the first inning against the Scarlet Knights and added a sacrifice fly ... finished game one against Purdue (April 26) 3-for-4 with two RBI, two singles and a double ... 1-for-2 with two runs scored at Valparaiso (April 27) ... 1-for-3 with an RBI-single in game two at Louisville (May 1) ... 2-for-2 with a double and two walks in game one at Seton Hall (May 6) ... was 1-for-3 with a double and one run scored in the latter game of the league doubleheader ... went 1-for-3 with two RBI in the NCAA Tournament contest against Southern Illinois (May 20) ... totaled 12 multi-hit games ... third on the team with 13 doubles ... recognized as a first-team All-American performer by the Jewish Sports Review.

    THE KOHAN FILE: Four-year letterwinner in softball at Westminster (Westminster, Calif.) ... four-time first-team all-Goldenwest League pick and four-time all-California Interscholastic Federation selection ... the 2003 (.625) and 2004 (.654) Orange County Batting Champion ... named team MVP her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons ... also named to the all-Orange County team in 2005 ... competed in water polo and volleyball at Westminster .. was a forward on the water polo team and outside hitter on the volleyball squad ... earned first team all-Goldenwest league honors in volleyball during the 2002 season ... extracurricular activities included MERITS, Spanish Club and student government ... daughter of Coni and Rick Kohan ... oldest of two children ... has a brother, Robert ... born March 4, 1987, in Westminster, Calif. ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a finance degree.

    Kohan's Career Statistics

    Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO GDP OB SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD
    2006 .275 63-63 178 20 49 13 0 5 29 77 .433 22 8 26 0 .376 2 5 0-0 321 39 7 .981
    2007 .238 56-56 143 15 34 8 0 1 23 45 .315 20 4 26 1 .343 2 9 0-0 97 112 8 .963
    2008 .302 60-60 149 23 45 8 0 6 31 71 .477 39 4 19 1 .456 1 8 2-2 46 106 13 .921
    2009 .310 57-57 171 29 53 13 0 11 36 99 .579 9 1 20 1 .346 1 12 0-0 96 81 8 .957
    Total .282 236-236 641 87 181 42 0 23 119 292 .456 90 17 91 3 .382 6 34 2-2 560 338 36 .961

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