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Kristen Struett
Kristen Struett

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Westminster, Calif.

High School:
Marina

Height:
5-7

Position:
OF

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R

04/15/2014

Gamecocks Dismiss Winthrop Eagles 4-2 on Tuesday Evening

Sarah Mooney hits ninth homer of the season

04/13/2014

Gamecocks Claim Series at Arkansas with Sunday's 6-4 Win

Senior shortstop Codee Yeske goes 2-for-2 with a homer and double in win

04/12/2014

Gamecocks Complete Comeback Bid in Sat.'s 7-5 Win at Arkansas

Senior Ashlyn Masters' two-run double helps South Carolina even the series

04/03/2014

Gamecocks Take 7-Game Skein on Road to No. 15/17 Georgia

South Carolina looking for first wins in Athens since 2001

03/25/2014

Mooney Grand Slam Helps Gamecocks Defeat Furman 9-1 in Five

Blue sets career high with six strikeouts in the complete-game win

02/25/2014

Softball vs. Western Carolina

Shots from the Gamecocks' 6-3 game-one win over Western Carolina on Tues., Feb. 25

02/10/2014

Softball vs. UNC Greensboro

Snapshots of the Gamecocks' 13-0 win over UNC Greensboro during the 2014 Carolina Classic

02/07/2014

Softball vs. Iowa - 2014 Season Opener

Shots from South Carolina's season-opening win over Iowa at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field

05/18/2013

Softball vs. Houston 5/18 (NCAA Austin Regional)

Picture evidence of the Gamecocks' 5-1 win over Houston to advance to the championship round of the Austin Regional

05/17/2013

Softball vs. Houston 5/17 (NCAA Austin Regional)

Pictures from the game-one win over Houston in the 2013 Austin Regional in the NCAA Softball Tournament

Struett's 2012 Game-by-Game Statistics
Struett's 2013 Game-by-Game Statistics

  • 2013 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (Apr. 4, 2012)

2013 (SOPHOMORE): Started 55 games, 41 in center and 14 as the designated player ... Started 60 percent of her games (33) in the cleanup spot ... Led the Gamecocks in RBI, with her 43 tying for fifth in a year at South Carolina ... Her RBI per game (0.78) also ranked fifth ... Also led the team with 12 multi-RBI games and ranked second with 19 multi-hit outings ... Her 11 doubles ranked second on the squad ... Drove in six runs in the season opener at Stetson (2/8), scoring three times and hitting a homer in the 2-for-3 game ... Had another homer in the third game against Stetson (2/15), driving in three in that win ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI vs. Buffalo (2/16) ... Drove in four and scored three times to go with a double in a 2-for-4 day against Alabama State (3/2) ... Hit a homer and drove in three in the win over Georgia Southern (3/3) to clinch the perfect weekend in the Eagle Classic ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI, including the game-winning sacrifice fly in the eighth, versus Penn State (3/10) ... Had a double and two RBI in the first game at Carolina Softball Stadium against No. 4/6 Alabama (3/15) ... Went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI in the win at No. 13/12 LSU (3/24) ... Drove in two runs with a 2-for-3 day against Appalachian State (4/3) ... Had two hits in both games of the doubleheader against Coastal Carolina (4/10) ... Drove in three runs and doubled in a 2-for-3 day against Georgia (4/13) ... Went 3-for-4 with an RBI versus Charlotte (4/24) ... Had two hits in each of the first two wins at Mississippi State (4/26-27) ... Went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in the Southeastern Conference Tournament win at No. 18/15 Kentucky (5/8) ... Posted 2-for-3 days in both wins over Houston in the NCAA Austin Regional (5/17-18), scoring twice in the first and driving in two in the second ... Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

2012 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 17 games total, seven as a pitcher and 16 in the batting order ... Drew eight starts as the designated player and two others as a pitcher hitting for herself ... Hit .364 with a double and a homer ... Her best game came at Winthrop (3/28), as she went 2-for-3 with two runs, a homer and four RBI ... Also started in the circle and got the win, scattering five walks and four hits over five innings ... Picked up her second win in the second game against Longwood (3/31), going 4 2/3 innings in the win while helping her cause with a 1-for-2 day at the plate, scoring a run ... Earned the SEC Freshman of the Week award for those two outings ... Posted a four-game hitting streak starting against Auburn (4/28), when she had an RBI double ... Earned a spot on the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year softball letter winner for coach Shelly Luth at Marina High School ... Two-time All-Sunset League first-team member ... Named the league pitcher of the year in 2010, when she posted a 1.30 ERA ... Contributed a .318 batting average and 13 RBI, helping the Vikings to a share of the league title ... A Cal-Hi All-California Softball Underclass second-team member in 2010 ... As a senior, hit .345 and posted 42 RBI for the Vikings ... Also played soccer for two years for Mike Greco ... Played travel ball with coach Phil Bruder's California Raiders ... A scholar with honors graduate, she earned student of the year honors in 2007.

PERSONAL: Kristen Paige Struett is the daughter of Bill and Barbara ... Has one brother, Ryan ... Considered signing with Charleston Southern and Louisiana-Monroe before inking with the Gamecocks ... Enjoys playing beach volleyball, surfing, hiking and writing ... Lists Amanda Freed as her favorite athlete and Rascal Flatts as her favorite musical group ... Wants to one day be an athletic director ... Majoring in sport and entertainment management.

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