*SIGNED in Italy for 2022* NCAA Division I C/SS/2B, Team Captain, Solid Hitter with Great Defensive Skills partially available winter 2022/23 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

*SIGNED in Italy for 2022* NCAA Division I C/SS/2B, Team Captain, Solid Hitter with Great Defensive Skills partially available winter 2022/23

Name: Kiana Workman

Height: 173cm

Weight: 66kg

DOB: September 6, 1996

Date Available: February 1, 2022

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: 2B, SS

Positions (alt): 2B, SS

College: Texas Tech; Rutgers University

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Personal

Kiana has experience at two NCAA Division I universities in the U.S. She has good power at the plate – 30 percent of her hits as a collegian were for extra bases – but can also bunt for a hit or put down a sacrifice.

She was originally recruited to Texas Tech University as a catcher, though her primary position in high school and on travel teams was shortstop. She later got in a good amount of time at second base and shortstop, though. At Rutgers, she caught and played second base.

She has a good throwing arm, with a 1.7 pop time to second base and throws in the low 70s (mph) from her infield positions.

Kiana says she leads “by example. While I’m usually not the most vocal person on the field, I pride myself on keeping a positive energy and presence. I am very passionate about the game, and I enjoy learning and teaching with those around me. I like to keep things light and fun while also being focused once I hit the field.”

Kiana also has quite a bit of coaching experience with youth teams, various softball camps and a high school-level travel team.

 

Career highlights

  • Had 110 hits, including 10 home runs, scored 47 runs and tallied 69 RBIs in collegiate career
  • Appeared in and started 41 games at shortstop in 2021
  • Collected 22 hits, including six doubles, along with seven runs scored in 2021
  • 2x Team Captain (2020, 2021)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021)
  • 2x Academic All-Big 12 First-Team (2017, 2019)
  • Academic All-Big 12 Second-Team (2018)

 

Overseas Goals

Kiana wants to take her career overseas and play at higher levels. Additionally, she enjoys traveling and adapting to/learning about new environments. She says, “With an overseas opportunity, I will be able to live in new places and experience new cultures while playing softball.”

 

Articles/Recognitions

Softball Senior Spotlight: Kiana Workman

Softball Comes Back To Take Series Finale From Ohio State

Softball Sweeps Purdue to Close Out Florida Weekend

Softball Signs Four More to 2020 Roster

The Player’s Journal: Reaping What We’ve Sown

Texas Tech Softball Position Preview: The Infield

The Player’s Journal: Game Week

 

Videos

Rutgers Softball (RUSoftball) 2021

— Texas Tech Softball (@TexasTechSB) May 13, 2017

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2015-19 Texas Tech University NCAA Division I 2015-16 Pinch Hitter; 2016-17 Starting secondbase; 2017-2018 Starting shortstop; 2018-19 Redshirt
2019-21 Rutgers University NCAA Division I Starting shortstop, Team Captain
2022 Metalco Thunders Castelfranco Italian Serie A1 Starting shortstop and catcher

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2015 Head coach Tomball Girls Softball Association Youth worked with youth players aged 6-12 on fundamental skills
2015-19 Staff Texas Tech Softball Camps Ages 6-18 worked with players on fundamental to advanced offensive and defensive skill work
2015-19 Assistant Coach Texas Peppers Travel Team High School skill work for college recruitment
2021 Assistant Coach Concordia Lutherin Baseball/Softball Camp High School
2021 Staff Rutgers University Softball Camp High School offensive and defensive skill work

Stats

Pro/Overseas Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2022 (In Progress) Metalco Thunders 22 58 4 15 3 1 0 11 8 6 2 2 .259 .358 .345

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2016-19 Texas Tech University 134 330 33 76 14 0 6 47 24 69 15 - .230 .284 .327
2020-21 Rutgers University 64 169 14 34 9 0 4 22 7 35 1 - .201 .233 .325

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Kristen Butler

Rutgers University Head Coach

Glynn Tolleson

Texas Peppers Head Coach

I have known Kiana since she was in 5th grade and started playing for my tournament ball program the Texas Peppers Gold out of Houston, TX.

I have watched her grow from a young player to a polished lady that showed servant leadership on and off the field. As a coach you hope your players become “player coaches” on the field. Leading the team in the right direction and promoting the organizations culture. Kiana is all of that and more.

Her personality is such that others will follow her. That can be a dangerous trait if the player isn’t someone going in the same direction as the organization’s mission. Kiana was willing to ask questions when she needed clarification on our mission as coaches, and always followed what we needed to create a positive environment for our young ladies.

Of course Kiana had her struggles as a teenager coming into her own. No one makes it through the terrible teenage years without adversity. But as she made mistakes she learned and grew from them. She owned her failures, was accountable, and improved as a person each time.

I believe that Kiana can play and coach at the highest level. She is passionate about softball, high of character, and loves to learn. Her skill set on the ball field is without question, her playing career can attest to that. But her love of the game and her belief in what the game can do to grow young ladies in to powerful women is what I admire about her most.

I have been coaching for 15 years. I’m a 6A High School head coach. I have helped hundreds of young ladies pursue their dream of playing college softball at all levels from D1-JUCO. I myself was a D1 softball player. All of this is to say, I cannot recommend Kiana Workman enough for this opportunity.

Anyone that gets the opportunity to work with her will be happy they did. She is a player and person that is truly unforgettable on and off the ball field.

Brandon Duncan

Miami of Ohio Assistant Coach

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), New Zealand Semi-pro

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Host Family

 

Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season

 

Prior engagements: No

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: Surgery on right ankle in 2019

 

Traveling with a companion: Perhaps for a short term visit

 

Educational background: BA in Kinesiology, Masters in Health Administration.