2012 (SENIOR) Was named to the All-SEC second team and the SEC All-Defensive team...appeared in 59 games, with 53 starts behind the plate...batted .233 with three home runs and 12 RBI...threw out a school-record 43 runners in her career... Easton Alabama Invite: Collected two hits, including her first career triple and drove in two in the win against Maryland (3.3). Kentucky: Batted .571 (4-for-7) with a run scored at Kentucky ... had two multi-hit games in Lexington. Mississippi: Hit .400 (2-for-5) in the series with a solo home run in the series opener (3.16). LSU: Drove in a pair of runs in the series finale win against LSU (4.8). Georgia: Batted .300 with a run scored and a stolen base in the series victory at No. 13 Georgia. SEC Tournament: Hit a two-run home run in the tournament championship game against Florida (5.12). Super Regional: Drove in the first run of game against Michigan in game two of the Tuscaloosa Super Regional. Women's College World Series: Drove in winning run against California in semifinals (6.3)...Hit an RBI single for Alabama's lone run in game one of championship series against Oklahoma (6.4)...Scored a run against Oklahoma in title clinching game three of championship series (6.6).
2011 (JUNIOR) Was named to the SEC All-Defensive team ... garnered SEC Academic Honor Roll honors ... played in 62 games and started 56 behind the dish ... batted .179 with two home runs and 21 RBI ... scored 18 runs and smacked two doubles ... broke her own school record by throwing out 17 would-be base stealers ... batted .600 (6-for-10) with eight RBI at the BAMA Bash ... went 2-for-3 with two RBI against Louisville (Feb. 18) ... batted 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI against Syracuse (Feb. 19) ... went 1-for-2 with a RBI double against Oregon (March 5) ... hit a RBI double against Arkansas (March 26) ... smashed a two run home run against Mississippi State (April 16) ... went 1-for-3 with a RBI in game two of the Tuscaloosa Super Regional against Stanford (May 27) ... started all 25 games during SEC play ... hit one home run and drove in eight runs ... fielded .991 during league games.
2010 (SOPHOMORE) Played in 58 games and earned 48 starts behind the plate ... collected her first hit of the season against South Alabama (Feb. 16) ... tallied two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs against DePaul at the Easton Challenge (March 6) ... hit a home run and a double while driving in three runs and scoring twice in the series finale at Georgia (March 14) ... blasted a solo home run and collected two hits while scoring twice against UAB (March 24) ... batted a perfect 3-for-3, drove in two and hit a home run against Northwestern (April 10) ... drove in four and drew two walks in the series opener against Mississippi (April 17) ... tallied three RBI against Georgia Tech (April 28) ... hit a home run and drove in two in the series finale against Tennessee (May 1) ... hit a double and scored a run in the semifinals of the SEC tournament against Tennessee (May 14) ... went a combined 2-for-4 during the Tuscaloosa Regional with two runs scored (May 21 - 23).
2009 (FRESHMAN) Played in 22 games and started in four as a true freshman ... batted .160 (22-for-60) with four runs scored and six RBI ... two of her four hits were doubles ... appeared in eight SEC games and batted .250 (2-for-8) with two runs and three RBI ... got a hit in her first at bat at the collegiate level against Northwestern State on Feb. 7 ... drove in three on a double off the wall against Mississippi in game one of a doubleheader on March 21 ... stole a base and scored a run against Arkansas on April 18 ... ripped a double off the wall and scored a run at No. 15 Tennessee on May 2 ... knocked in a RBI in a pinch-hitting role against No. 1 Florida in the SEC Tournament title game on May 9.
HIGH SCHOOL Dawson played for Coach Heidi Kouveras at Plant City High School ... a two-time Florida Sports Writers Association honoree ... garnered first-team honors as a senior in 2008 and second-team accolades in 2007 ... a four-time first-team All-Western Conference honoree and a two-time All-County selection ... helped her team to district runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2006 ... competed in the 2006 Adidas Futures Top 100 where she recorded the fastest pop time for catchers ... earned Tampa Tribune All-State honors and was named to the Tribune's "Parade of Athletes" as a catcher in 2007 and 2008 ... played for the Florida Gold club team ... led 6A District 8 with a .440 batting average with eight doubles, a home run and 17 RBI while posting a .491 on-base percentage and slugging .660 ... hit .559 as a junior in 2007 to lead Florida's 6A District 8 with a slugging average of .926 and a .600 on-base percentage ... had 13 doubles, three triples and two home runs while plating 33 runs
PERSONAL Kendall is the daughter of Benjamin and Diane Dawson ... she has one brother, Sawyer, and one sister, Mackenzie ... also lettered in soccer and volleyball in high school ... trains her horse and competes in rodeo ... was presented with the Athletic Academic Award at Plant City High School where she was a member of the honor roll and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.