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Kevin Kuntz

Position IF
Height 6'1''
Weight 164 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown Tulsa, Okla.
High School Union HS

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 KU[apos]s John Trombold Gold Glove Award Winner
  • 2011 KU[apos]s Mike Hill Hustle Award
  • Three-time Big 12 Commissioner[apos]s Honor Roll member
  • Three-time Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll Member
  • Two-time Jayhawk Scholar

2012 (Junior): Started all 58 games at shortstop … Batted .251 with three doubles, two triples and 29 runs scored … Drew 29 walks for a .343 on-base percentage … Stole a team-high 10 bases in 13 attempts … Second on team with 13 two-out RBIs … Led team with 15 multi-hit games and 14 sacrifices … Batted .300 over the first 17 games of the season … Went 3-for-5 in season-opener at Middle Tennessee (Feb. 17) with a double … Matched season high with three hits against Gonzaga (March 4) … Hit safely in eight-straight games from March 16-27 … Collected three hits in series opener at Oklahoma State (April 6) … Recorded career high four RBIs at Texas (April 20) … Went 3-for-5 and matched a season high with three runs scored at UALR (May 1).

Summer 2011: Played for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League … Batted .247 with 26 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 60 games … Reached base at a .386 clip … Teammate of current Jayhawk Chris Manship.

2011 (Sophomore): Played in 31 games, making 20 starts … Started 11 games at second base, seven at third and two at shortstop … Batted .350 with 18 runs scored … Drew 20 walks in 89 plate appearances for a .524 on-base percentage … Stole five bases in seven attempts … Reached base nine times in 12 plate appearances when leading off an inning … Recorded five multi-hit games and two multi-RBI contests … Went 3-for-3 with a walk and a run scored against Wichita State (May 3) … Collected three hits and scored a season-high three runs at Kansas State (May 20) … Went 10-for-17 (.588) in six games against in-state competition.

Summer 2010: Played for the Walla Walla Sweets of the West Coast League … Batted .300 with 28 walks, 20 runs and seven stolen bases … Led team with a .446 on-base percentage … Named to the WCL All-Conference Honorable Mention team … His .300 batting average was the second-highest in the league.

2010 (Freshman): Played in 13 games, making five starts at shortstop … Hit .273 with five RBIs and seven runs scored … Collected first collegiate hit as a pinch hitter against Sacramento State (Feb. 27) … Made first start against Iowa, going 0-for-2 with an RBI (March 5) … Recorded a pair of hits against Tabor (March 10) … Recorded two RBIs and two runs scored against Arkansas-Little Rock (March 30).

At Union HS: A three-year starter for head coach Shawn Newkirk … Named to the all-metro team and all-conference team … Also awarded academic all-conference team … Selected to the Best in the West All-Tournament Team … Two-time team MVP … Batted .430 with 16 RBI and 10 SB in 2009 … Also named Defensive Player of the Year at Union High School … Hit .417 for HS career with 118 hits in 130 games … Stole 48 bases over four seasons … A member of the honor roll.

Personal: Born in Seattle, Wash. … Son of Rusty and Salli Kuntz … Selected in the 48th round by the Kansas City Royals in the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft … Father, Rusty, played seven seasons in the major leagues for the Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers … Rusty is the current first base coach for the Kansas City Royals … A geography major.