Honors and Awards
- 2012 KU’s Jimmy Walker Fireman Award
- 2011 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
- 2011 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
Summer 2012: Pitched in seven games for the Oahu Paddlers of the Hawaiian Collegiate League … Posted a 2-0 record with a 2.00 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 27 innings … Allowed just two extra-base hits and held opponents to a .212 batting average … Named No. 2 prospect in the Hawaiian Collegiate League by Perfect Game USA and No. 4 prospect by Baseball American.
2012 (Freshman): Earned selection to the Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls … Pitched in a team high 29 games, making four starts … Went 3-1 with two saves and a 3.76 ERA in 69 1/3 innings … Finished the season 49 strikeouts … Allowed just one home run … Held opponents to a .205 batting average out of the wind up … Pitched a scoreless inning in first college appearance against Bowling Green (Feb. 18) … Got his first win, tossing four perfect innings against North Dakota (March 6) … Earned win by pitching five scoreless innings against College World Series participant Stony Brook (March 9) … Recorded three strikeouts in back-to-back games, at Baylor (March 25) and at Missouri State (March 27) … Pitched a scoreless inning in KU’s first Big 12 win against Texas Tech (March 31) … Took a no-decision despite a quality start against Wichita State (April 10), allowing three runs on five hits over six innings … Earned third victory, pitching five innings against Baker (April 17) … Had season-best six strikeouts against Baker … Recorded first save against Air Force (May 4) … Tossed four innings of scoreless relief against Missouri State (May 6) … Got second save after pitching three innings against Texas at the Big 12 Championship (May 24).
At James Campbell HS: Lettered for head coach Rory Pico … Hit .345 with two homers and 14 RBIs during his senior campaign … Also Posted a 3-2 record on the mound with a 2.74 ERA in 33 innings pitched with eight walks and 35 strikeouts … Also lettered two years in paddling
Personal: Born in Honolulu, Hawaii … Son of Robert and Moana Kahana … Has three younger siblings, Rayven, Kawehi and Kanoe … Drafted in the 44th round by the Colorado Rockies in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft … Majoring in sports management.