Summer 2012: Pitched in seven games for the Oahu Paddlers of the Hawaiian Collegiate League ... Posted a 2-0 record with a 2.00 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 27 innings ... Allowed just two extra-base hits and held opponents to a .212 batting average ... Named No. 2 prospect in the Hawaiian Collegiate League by Perfect Game USA and No. 4 prospect by Baseball American.
2012 (Freshman): Earned selection to the Athletic Director's and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Rolls ... Pitched in a team high 29 games, making four starts ... Went 3-1 with two saves and a 3.76 ERA in 69 1/3 innings ... Finished the season 49 strikeouts ... Allowed just one home run ... Held opponents to a .205 batting average out of the wind up ... Pitched a scoreless inning in first college appearance against Bowling Green (Feb. 18) ... Got his first win, tossing four perfect innings against North Dakota (March 6) ... Earned win by pitching five scoreless innings against College World Series participant Stony Brook (March 9) ... Recorded three strikeouts in back-to-back games, at Baylor (March 25) and at Missouri State (March 27) ... Pitched a scoreless inning in KU's first Big 12 win against Texas Tech (March 31) ... Took a no-decision despite a quality start against Wichita State (April 10), allowing three runs on five hits over six innings ... Earned third victory, pitching five innings against Baker (April 17) ... Had season-best six strikeouts against Baker ... Recorded first save against Air Force (May 4) ... Tossed four innings of scoreless relief against Missouri State (May 6) ... Got second save after pitching three innings against Texas at the Big 12 Championship (May 24).
At James Campbell HS: Lettered for head coach Rory Pico ... Hit .345 with two homers and 14 RBIs during his senior campaign ... Also Posted a 3-2 record on the mound with a 2.74 ERA in 33 innings pitched with eight walks and 35 strikeouts ... Also lettered two years in paddling
Personal: Born in Honolulu, Hawaii ... Son of Robert and Moana Kahana ... Has three younger siblings, Rayven, Kawehi and Kanoe ... Drafted in the 44th round by the Colorado Rockies in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft ... Majoring in sports management.