RCW: Faces in the Crowd 3.33

Each week in Rock Chalk Weekly, the top Kansas Jayhawk performances are recognized as Faces in the Crowd. Get to know last week’s stars, including information on their latest accomplishments and a link to their full bio.

Women’s Golf | Freshman | Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Freshman Yi-Tsen Chou finished her first Big 12 Championship with a 6-over 222, to place in a tie for ninth at the Dominion Country Club in San Antonio, Texas. With her performance, Chou became the first Kansas freshman to finish in the top-10 at the Big 12 Championship since Yupaporn Kawinpakorn tied for 10th at the 2013 event. She also posted the highest finish by a KU freshman since Amanda Costner tied for seventh at the 2004 championship. As a result, Chou was also named the All-Big 12 Tournament Team.  


Softball | Junior | Sentinel, Oklahoma
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Junior catcher Harli Ridling led the Jayhawk softball team to a 3-1 record on the week with a win at Nebraska and a 2-1 home series victory over Nevada. Ridling paced the KU offense with a .533 batting average over the four games and a 1.200 slugging percentage. She belted three home runs and a double, while driving home eight Kansas runs.

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Men’s Track & Field | Senior | Burpengary, Quebec
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Senior thrower Mitch Cooper headlined the final day of the 90th edition of the Kansas Relays with an event- winning throw in the discus. Cooper tossed the implement 61.77 meters (202-8) for the No. 3 throw in school history, which moved him to No. 2 among NCAA Division I discus throwers this season. Cooper also added six points to the team total after placing third in his first-career javelin competition with a mark of 59.95 meters (183-6).

Baseball | Sophomore | Peoria, Arizona
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Sophomore centerfielder Rudy Karre helped Kansas to a 2-2 week that included a series win at No. 19 Oklahoma – a first for the Jayhawks in Norman since 2009 and their first series win over a top-25 opponent since 2014. Karre led KU with a .429 batting average in four starts that included six hits, two doubles, four RBIs, six runs scored, five walks, one hit-by-pitch, a .571 slugging percentage and a .600 on-base percentage.