#23 Kristen Sturdivant
|HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)||Bartlett, Tenn. (St. Benedict of Auburndale)|
2013: NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete…Member of Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team…Tied for third overall in the A-Sun with 13 home runs…Led team with 10 multiple RBI games…Led team with .987 fielding percentage at first base…Also led the team in chances with 395 and putouts with 374. Second on team in slugging percentage (.576), RBI (32) and total bases (87)…Tied for third in doubles with eight…Fourth on team in batting average (.265), on base percentage (.364)…Fifth on team in hits with 40.
2012: Split time at designated player and first base... Hit .252 with seven home runs and 20 RBI... Scored the game-winning run twice and drove it in three times... Hit a solo home run in the Lady Bisons upset of Virginia Tech (Feb. 24)... Pitched an inning of scoreless relief against South Alabama (March 2)... Drove in three runs against St. John's (March 4)... Homered and drove in two runs, including the game-winner, against Drake (March 9)... Season's first multi-hit game came against Jacksonville (April 1), going 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and the game-winning RBI... Went 3-for-3 with a season-high three RBI, a home run and a run scored against Belmont (April 14)... In game one against ETSU (May 5), went 3-for-3 with a home run, a double, an RBI and two runs scored; hit a pinch-hit home run against the Bucs in game two.
2011: Picked up some starts for the Lady Bisons in her first season, predominantly as a designated player or at first base... Hit .217 with three home runs and eight RBI in just 46 at-bats as a freshman... Picked up first career hit, a home run against Georgia State (Feb. 19), along with two runs batted in... Of her 10 hits, six went for extra bases... Went 2-for-2 with a home run and a double against MTSU (Apr. 6), picking up an RBI and a run scored... Hit a solo home run against Jacksonville (Apr. 8), part of a 2-for-3 day... In the last game of the regular season against Belmont, went 3-for-3 with a double... Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.
High School: Led St. Benedict High School to state runner-up finish in 2008, 2009 and 2010 … Three-time All-Tournament Team selection (’08, ’09, ’10) … Named 2009 All-Region MVP … Four-year letterwinner in softball … Lettered once in bowling … Member of 2010 state runner-up bowling team … Named Most Improved on high school bowling team as a senior … Honor Roll Student … Coached by Christy Bingham
Personal: Kristen Shea Sturdivant ... Born March 12, 1992 … Daughter of Charlie and Pam Sturdivant … Has one brother (AJ) … Elementary Education major … Nickname is “Kris” … High school teammate of Morgan Murphy (plays at Auburn) and Melanie and Melissa Bryan (both play for Central Arkansas).