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#17 Ethan Kenkel
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 210
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Storm Lake, Iowa
High School: Storm Lake H.S.
Major: Consumer Affairs
Experience: 1 Letter
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Ethan moved into the role of mid-week starter miday through the 2015 season ... two-time member of Summit League Honor Roll for academics, who also earned a spot on the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence

2015
Appeared in 10 games — first six out of the bullpen, followed by four starts ... did not allow a run in first three outings, covering 3 1/3 innings ... earned first collegiate victory by throwing two shutout innings in Game 2 victory over Winnipeg (4/8) ... allowed one run in each of his final three starts, during which he pitched at least three innings ... picked up win in three-inning start against Dakota State (4/15) ... held Creighton to one run over three innings in no-decision in game played in Sioux City, Iowa (4/29) ... allowed one run on three hits with two strikeouts in career-best four-inning outing at North Dakota (5/12)

2014
Appeared in seven games — all in relief – including pair of Summit League contests ... threw two scoreless and hitless innings, recording one strikeout, in collegiate debut at Jackson State (Miss.) (2/16) ... pitched scoreless inning in series opener at Texas-San Antonio (2/28) ... recorded season-high two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings at Omaha (3/30) ... retired the side in order during inning of mound duty against Mount Marty (4/8) ... last appearance of season was one-inning stint in series finale at Iowa (4/26)

BEFORE SDSU
Enjoyed an outstanding all-around prep career at Storm Lake High School, where he was a highly decorated athlete in four sports ... named Siouxland Male Athlete of the Year in 2013 by the Sioux City Journal ... in baseball, was a four-time all-district selection and two-time all-state honoree ... compiled 7-1 record with a 1.34 earned run average as a senior, recording 84 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings and holding opponents to a .138 batting average ... hit 15 career home runs in helping lead team to pair of state tournament berths ... qualified four times for the state track and field meet in the discus, winning a state title as a senior with a throw of 176 feet, 4 inches ... also was a two-time all-district selection in football as a tight end and defensive end ... caught 27 passes for 464 yards and three touchdowns his senior season, adding 65 tackles and 10 tackles for loss on defense ... earned all-conference honors two times in basketball, averaging 15.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per game as a senior