2011 (SOPHOMORE): Started 14 of the 31 games her sophomore year…walked three times against UT Arlington (2/11)...in the same game she recorded 14 putouts…was limited in game action after battling injuries throughout the season.
2010 (FRESHMAN): As a freshman, McKinney played in 49 games and started 41 as the primary first baseman for the Islanders…had a .298 batting average in her first year while hitting seven doubles, one triple and four home runs to go along with 16 RBI…hit her first collegiate home run against Southland opponent McNeese State (2/12) in the second game of the season and hit one against No. 10 Stanford the very next day (2/13)…had a career-high three RBI against McNeese State (2/12) at the Hawaii tournament…stole a season-high two bases against UT Arlington (5/1) and had a total of five on the year…drew 13 walks and reached on a hit-by-pitch a team-high 13 times as well.
High School: Played at New Braunfels Canyon HS for head coach Kevin Randal...was both a first team all-district player as well as first team all-county selection all four years of high school...led her team to a 4A State Championship and a 38-3 record during her senior season...named district offensive MVP her sophomore and junior years...hit .361 with a .436 on-base percentage and drove in 42 runs on eight home runs while scoring 46 runs and stealing 10 bases...part of the first softball team to win a state championship at Canyon HS...also played volleyball.
Personal: Born Meagan Elaine De La Garza on May 15, 1991, in Seguin, Texas...parents are Erika and Tim McKinney...plans to major in business/marketing.