University of Iowa Athletics

#50 Kalena Burns

Height 5-10
Class Sr.
Hometown Corona, California
High School Corona Centennial
Kalena Burns - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

2023 as a senior

  • Did not see any game action.
  • Fall and Spring Dean’s List.

2022 as a junior

  • Saw action in 51 games.
  • Batted at .268, with 127 at bats.
  • Registered nine runs, 34 hits, and four home runs.
  • Completed five doubles, one triple, and 27 RBIs.
  • Completed a fielding percentage of .971.

2021 as a sophomore

  • Played in 39 games and started 31 games at 1B or DP.
  • Hit four doubles, four home runs, and had 20 RBIs.
  • Hit .238 and slugged .396.
  • Had 110 putouts and four assists.
  • Had four RBIs against Rutgers on May 1.
  • Named to Fall Dean’s List.

2020 as a freshman (season cut short due to Coronavirus)

  • Played and started in all 22 games at 1B or DP.
  • Finished second on the team with a .403 batting average.
  • Hit a homerun in her first career at bat against East Carolina on Feb. 7.
  • Recorded two three-RBI-games against East Carolina and Loyola-Chicago.
  • Tallied eight multi-hit games.
  • Ranked fourth in the Big Ten with 29 hits and first among freshman.
  • Notched 20 RBIs to place fifth in the conference with eight multi-RBI games.
  • Led Iowa with five homeruns and tied for fifth in the conference.
  • Finished the season as the eight-best batter in the Big Ten.
  • Named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week on March 9.

High School

  • Three-time scholar athlete honoree
  • 2017 and 2018 Big 8 All-League Senior
  • All CIF Southern Section Team Award her junior years
  • Team Captain
  • Four year letterwinner
  • High School coach was Krista Humphreys
  • Club coach was Marty Tyson


  • Born Aug 3, 2001
  • Daughter of Kari and Kunane Burns
  • Dad played football at University of La Verne
  • Has two siblings: Liana and Kulia
  • Majoring in Elementary Education