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Kansas softball concluded the 2018 season last weekend with a series victory over Iowa State at Rock Chalk Park — winning two-of-three games to finish with an overall record of 27-25.
The final weekend of the season also marked the last career games for graduating seniors Harli Ridling, Jessie Roane, Erin McGinley, Mikayla Warren, Amanda Organ, Andie Formby, Sarah Miller and Annie Mehringer.
Here’s a final look at the lasting impact these eight seniors have left on the program both on and off the field:

  • In the last four seasons, KU has won 121 games, including 40 wins during the 2015 season, which is still the most wins in a season at KU in over 25 years.
  • The class also helped KU achieve the program’s highest semester GPA of 3.45 in the fall of 2017 as Miller and Formby were two of the five Jayhawks who posted 4.0 GPAs last semester.
  • The 2018 senior class is the first to play all four years of their careers at Rock Chalk Park. Ridling, a fifth-year senior, is the last Jayhawk to have played at both the on-campus Arrocha Ballpark and Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park.
  • KU’s eight seniors represent five different states — three from Texas, two from Kansas and one each from New Mexico, California and Oklahoma.
  • All eight members of the Kansas softball senior class will be graduating from the University of Kansas and “walking the hill” during Sunday’s commencement on campus.

In the KU record books …

  • Roane finished third in career doubles (51), sixth in single-season doubles (16 in 2018), seventh in career total bases (311), eighth in career slugging percentage (.507), 10th in single-season batting average (.377 in 2018) and 11th in career hits (194).
  • Ridling finished third in career home runs (37), third in career runs batted in (147), fifth in career slugging percentage (.534), sixth in career total bases (317) and 11th in career doubles (35).
  • McGinley finished 11th in single-season doubles (14).