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Anderson concludes power-hitting career

Portland native Kiauna Anderson led the Viking softball team to a strong showing this year in the Western Athletic Conference.

The senior leftfielder led PSU in batting (.320), hits (63), runs (19), doubles (17), home runs (5) and runs batted in (26). She set new PSU records for doubles in a season and a career (40) and became only the second player in school history to amass over 200 hits in a career. Anderson earned WAC Player of the Week honors on April 9. Last week she was honored as the Female Team Sport Athlete of the Year.

Anderson began her PSU career with a bang, batting .323 with a team-high 31 RBI her freshman year. She was one of the team’s most valuable players, starting all 53 games in right field. She also had 10 doubles and 10 bases on balls for a .407 on-base average. Her RBI total was the 10th-best total in school history for a season.

Her sophomore season she ranked second on the team in batting (.261), doubles (6), triples (3), on-base percentage (.310) and hits (41) and led the Vikings in runs scored with 20.

During Anderson’s junior year, she led the team in hits (54). She had a team-high five triples, and her 190 at-bats were the sixth-most in a single season. She played in all 56 games for the Vikings, the sixth-highest single-season total at PSU. Highlights included 14 multiple-hit games and an eight-game hitting streak.

Anderson will leave PSU with a bachelor’s degree in social science and a minor in administration of justice.