Kaylah Hampton
Kaylah  Hampton


Goodyear, Ariz.

High School:


Arizona Storm


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2017 (Junior):
  • NFCA All-America Scholar
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • Started 51 of the 53 games in which she appeared in on the season between catcher, the outfield and designated player.
  • Hit .289 with 43 hits in 149 at-bats with 21 RBI and 14 runs scored. 10 walks and three times she was hit by a pitch lifted her on-base percentage to .344.
  • Slugged .408 with eight doubles and three home runs.
  • Registered 10 multi-hit games.

    Went on a tear in which she registered a hit in 11 of 13 games and six of those efforts were multi-hit performances. She hit .390 with 16 base knocks in that span. 2016 (Sophomore):
  • Academic All-Big Ten.
  • Saw action in 41 games, starting 32, 28 at catcher and four as the designated player.
  • Batted at a .244 clip with three doubles and two home runs.
  • Accounted for 11 runs, including the game winner against Syracuse, and eight RBI, including the game winners against Iowa and Butler.
  • But together a four-game hit streak from February 12 to 19
  • Reached base in seven straight games Feb. 12 to 26
  • Tallied multiple hits in four games, including a three-hit effort at Iowa.
  • Defensively, made good on 98 percent of her 192 chances and threw out 10 of 39 potential base stealers.

    2015 (Freshman):
  • Saw action in 56 games, starting 53 at catcher, two as the designated player.
  • Batted .267 with 32 RBI, 17 runs, eight doubles, one triple and eight home runs.
  • Drove in a team-best eight game-winning RBI, three game-tying efforts and scored three game-tying runs.
  • Reached base via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 43 of 56 games, including a stretch of 13 straight games Feb. 6 to Feb. 21.
  • Posted multiple hits in seven games, including five perfect days at the plate and a 3-for-3 effort against Nebraska.
  • Drew 24 walks and was hit by a pitch six times
  • Batted .237 in Big Ten play with eight RBI and four doubles.
  • Defensively, posted a .983 fielding percentage and threw out 12 potential base stealers (37 of 49).

    High School:
  • An all-state selection.
  • Earned first team all-section honors each of her four years, while guiding the team to a top six finish at AIA State playoffs in 2013 and a top four finish in 2014.
  • As a senior, garnered second team all-state honors from AZ Central Sports as well as first team all-division and first team all-section accolades.
  • Verrado's four-time defensive player of the year.
  • Acted as team captain her junior and senior seasons.
  • A National Honor Society member.
  • Among the top 10 percent of her graduating class academically.
  • Logged more than 300 hours of community service as a prepster.
  • Four-year AIA scholar athlete.
  • Has been a part of Health Occupation Students of America for two years.

  • Full name is Kaylah Christine Hampton.
  • Born May 14, 1996.
  • Parents are Tee and Nichole Hampton.
  • Has one brother, Junior.
  • Played travel ball for the Arizona Storm - Beach.
  • Majoring in movement and sport sciences.

    Sweet or salty: Sweet
    Chocolate or vanilla: Vanilla
    Dogs or cats: Cats
    Cooking or eating: Eating.
    Vacation: To the quiet country or to the big city: To the quiet country.
    Coolest place I've ever been/or most unique locale: Havana, Cuba
    Place I dream of visiting someday: Greece.
    Person I look up to most & why:My mom. She is the strongest woman I know.
    Best feeling in the field (defensively): I love blocking, especially with a runner on third.
    Best Feeling at the plate (offensively): Getting a clutch hit for my team.
    Favorite thing about my position:Blocking or throwing someone out.
    Three words that describe me: Loyal, Hardworking, Goal-Oriented
    One word to describe my game: Passionate
    Team I am most excited to play in 2017: Arizona State
    My most memorable sports moment: Hitting my first home run
    Celebrity crush: Justin Bieber
    Celebrity who would play me in a story of my life: Sanaa Lathan
    Person I would like to have dinner with: FDR
    Best non-athletic talent: I'm secretly a gamer
    My stupid human trick is: I can do this thing with my eyebrows
    Dream job: Superintendent
    Song I have to listen to before a game: Ambition by Wale
    Favorite thing about playing at Bittinger Stadium: It is a second home.
    My favorite place to play in the Big Ten, besides home: Illinois
    Place I am most excited to play in 2017: Hawaii
    Person who has impacted my life/made me who I am: My great grandma

    Favorite sweet treat: Twizzlers
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Bubble gum
    Favorite holiday: Halloween
    Favorite sport besides softball: Pool
    Favorite sports team: New York Yankees
    Favorite Athlete: Carlos Beltran
    Favorite TV show: The Office
    Favorite Movie: Bridge of Spies
    Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby
    Favorite Musical Artist: Drake
    Favorite type of pizza: I hate pizza.
    Favorite Actress: Amy Poehler
    Favorite Food: Cheesy Eggs
    Favorite place on campus: The grass outside of Heavilon
    Favorite city: San Diego
    Favorite outdoor activity: Walking
    Favorite class at Purdue: ENGL 492, Composition for English Teachers
    Favorite Purdue professor: Christian Knoeller
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