Three-time Conference USA Academic Medalist (2011, 2012, 2013)
Three-time Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2011, 2012, 2013)
Two-time NFCA Academic Scholar Athlete (2011, 2012)

2013 (JUNIOR): Started 36 games ... hit .202 with six RBI ... finished tied second in squad with six stolen bases ... posted a .959 fielding percentage ... went 3-for-4 with a run scored in win over Mississippi Valley State (3/15) ... had six multi-hit games ... made spectacular diving catch in shallow right field with bases loaded and two outs to secure win over Siena (3/26).

2012 (SOPHOMORE): Started 47 games ... finished third on the team with three home runs and RBI (30) ... scored 21 runs ... finished second in doubles (13) ... went 3-for-4 with four RBI and a home run at East Carolina (3/24).

2011 (FRESHMAN): ‪Played in 51 games for the Miners ... batted .241 in 2011 ... recorded 20 runs on 33 hits while driving in 16 runs ... laced 11 doubles, one triple and two home runs ... pitched in two games ... drove in four runs on three hits against North Dakota on Feb. 25, 2011.

PRIOR TO UTEP: A three-time El Paso Times All-City selection as a pitcher and outfielder ... posted a 42-12 record as a pitcher while recording a .714 batting average ... tabbed the All-District 4-3A MVP as a freshman and junior ... named the defensive MVP as a sophomore ... member of the National Honor Society, student council and Future Farmers of America ... selected as senior class president ...member of the Triple Crown USA softball team and the Club USA National Softball Team ...played club for the Texas Sluggers where she was selected as an All-American USA and named the Texas State Tournament MVP.

PERSONAL:Full name is Kayla Rae Black ... daughter of Billy and Pamela Black ... played softball for sisters Janelle (head coach) and Angela (assistant coach) at Clint High School ... sister Candace played softball at NM State ... father coaches Texas Sluggers Travel Ball ... born 10/21/92 (El Paso, Texas) ... nursing major ... nickname is KB.

Kayla Black

Kayla  Black


Clint, Texas

High School:
Clint HS




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