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Kristen Struett
Kristen  Struett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Westminster, Calif.

High School:
Marina

Height:
5-7

Position:
OF


Struett's 2012 Game-by-Game Statistics
Struett's 2013 Game-by-Game Statistics
Struett's 2014 Game-by-Game Statistics
Struett's 2015 Game-by-Game Statistics

  • 2015 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2014 NCAA Tournament All-Region Team (Tallahassee Regional)
  • 2014 NCAA Career in Sports Forum participant
  • 2013-14 NFCA Scholar-Athlete
  • 2014 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012-13 NFCA Scholar-Athlete
  • 2013 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (Apr. 4, 2012)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Finished her career with five offensive marks inside South Carolina's career top 15 ... Ranks eighth in both sacrifice flies (7) and hit-by-pitches (14) and 14th in both runs per game (0.51) and triples per game (0.04) ... Also stands 15th in RBI per game (0.49) ... Among outfielders, she's sixth in fielding percentage in the Southeastern Conference era (.976), eighth in assists (11) and ninth in putouts per game (1.01).

2015 (SENIOR): Drew 57 starts in centerfield for South Carolina ... Posted the sixth perfect fielding percentage for a Gamecock outfielder in the SEC era while having the most chances (60) ... Tied for fifth on the single-season charts in hit-by-pitches (8) while hitting .289 on the year ... Had a .373 on-base percentage and five triples, which tied for sixth in the SEC ... Two of the triples came in three-hit, two-run games during the Pirate Classic against Delaware State and East Carolina (2/7) ... Drew two walks twice in the Gamecock Invitational and did it again later at UNC Wilmington (3/31) ... Had the game-winning RBI vs. College of Charleston (2/14) ... Posted two runs in a 2-for-4 night against Stanford (2/20) ... Went 3-for-3 with a home run against Northwestern (2/22) in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic ... Also homered in the next game against Western Carolina (2/26) ... Posted a career-best four hits, scoring three times in the Charleston Southern victory (2/27) ... Hit a three-run home run in the game-one win vs. No. 9/15 Tennessee (3/13) ... Had an RBI double in a 2-for-4 day at No. 23/23 Texas A&M (3/22) ... Added a two-RBI double in the College of Charleston win (4/1) ... In an eight-game stretch in April (7-21), she went 13-for-32 (.406) with three doubles and two triples ... The doubles came in consecutive SEC games against Arkansas and No. 14/16 Kentucky ... The triples came in back-to-back games against the Wildcats and Georgia Southern ... Also tripled and scored twice in the clincher at Mississippi (4/26) ... A National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete and a member of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

2014 (JUNIOR): Played in 50 games, starting 38, with the majority of starts coming in center field ... Posted five assists from the outfield, tying for ninth on South Carolina's single-season list in the Southeastern Conference era ... Posted a two-RBI triple in the first game against Maryland (2/14) ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored at Florida Atlantic (2/16) ... Posted RBI in both games of the Western Carolina (2/25) doubleheader, knocking a home run in the second game ... Homered in the second game of the Furman (3/25) twinbill as well, a two-run shot ... Went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI on Friday at Arkansas (4/11) ... Followed that with two hits and an RBI on Saturday and two runs scored on Sunday against the Razorbacks (4/12-13) ... Had a six-game hitting streak at the end of the year that began in the four games against Auburn ... Posted doubles in three of those contests, going 2-for-3 in both losses to the Tigers (5/2 & 5/7) ... Also went 2-for-3 with a double, a run and an RBI in the Tallahassee Regional first-round game against USF (5/16) ... Posted her second triple to conclude her six-game hitting streak against Fordham in the NCAA Tournament (5/17) ... Garnered recognition on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Participated in the NCAA's Career in Sports Forum in June.

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 ... 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.