Throwback Thursday: Schkade Sets Hitting Streak Record
Mean Green Sports Revisits Some of the Year's Biggest Highlights
It's Throwback Thursday and MeanGreenSports.com is revisiting some of the most notable moments of the 2015-16 North Texas Athletics calendar.
For this week's installment of the series, we take a look back at Kelli Schkade and her school-record 19-game hitting streak to begin the 2016 season.
In her second season with the Mean Green, after transferring from Missouri, the junior shortstop recorded a hit in each of the first 19 games, setting the school record for the longest hitting streak. Her solo home run in the fourth inning against Sam Houston State on Feb. 28 broke the record.
During the 19-game stretch, she led the team in batting average (.431), home runs (8), RBI (23), as well as slugging percentage (.881) and total bases (59). She saw her hit streak come to an end, going 0-for-3 in the series opener against UTSA on March 12.
Schkade started all 55 games, including 54 games at shortstop, and finished the season with a .393 batting average, the second-best mark in school history. She also led Conference USA in runs scored (52), total bases (127) and slugging percentage (.713) and tied for the league lead in home runs (13), earning first team All-Conference honors.
Stay tuned for another Mean Green highlight next Thursday.
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June 30 -- NT Introduces Seth Littrell As Head Coach
June 23 -- Dillard Breaks North Texas Kills Record
June 16 - Women's Basketball Take Down Ranked Oklahoma
June 9 - Women's Soccer Winning The Conference Tournament