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Kristina Brackpool
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Kristina Brackpool

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Valencia, Calif.

High School:
Valencia

Height:
5-8

Position:
INF

B/T:
R/R


04/24/2014

Penn State Set for Road Test at No. 12 Minnesota

Saturday's game will air live on the Big Ten Network

04/23/2014

Nittany Lions Drop Twinbill at Ohio State

Brackpool posts second home run of the season

04/11/2014

Nittany Lions Down Hoosiers, 4-1, for Fifth Straight Win

Kasie Hatfield went 3-for-3 at the dish for Penn State

04/06/2014

Lions Complete Sweep of Spartans with 6-0 Shutout Victory

Knief leads PSU offense with a double, triple and home run

04/05/2014

Late Runs Push Penn State Past Michigan State, 7-3

Nittany Lions earn third straight victory

2014
Started 25 of 30 games played in the infield, as the designated player, pinch running or pinch hitting ... Batted .197 (15-for-76) ... Drove in 13 runners ... Two-run homer and RBI-single against Seattle (2/9) ... Against Ohio State (4/23), blasted a solo homer in her lone at bat ... Four doubles on the season ... Five RBI during the Michigan State series (4/4-6) ... Season long seven-game hit streak from 2/9-3/14 ... Turned five double plays, a team-high, while posting a .987 fielding percentage.

BEFORE PENN STATE
Named first team All-Foothill League as a junior and senior ... Earned Los Angeles Daily News second team All-Area accolades for her efforts during her junior and senior seasons ... Named the offensive and team MVP her senior year ... Led Valencia in home runs and RBIs throughout her career with 22 and 75, respectively ... As a sophomore, helped lead her team to the CIF Southern Section semifinals and the Michelle Carew Tournament championship before being selected to the Stu Penter Classic All-Tournament Team ... Assisted Valencia, coached by Donna Lee, to victory at the 2011 Tournament of Champions in Bullhead City, Ariz. ... Selected to the Santa Clarita Valley Signal second team in 2011 and 2012 ... Voted team captain of the Valencia Vikings in 2012 and 2013 and co-captain of the So Cal Choppers travel team ... Played alongside current Penn Stater Karlie Habitz with the Choppers ... Earned one varsity letter in basketball.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kristina Marie Brackpool ... Born Feb. 6, 1995 in Santa Clarita, Calif. ... Parents are Chris and Ana Brackpool ... Has one sister, Andrea, who plays softball at California Lutheran University ... Majoring in kinesiology and hopes to pursue a career in medicine.

WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because it gave me a great balance in academics and athletics. I knew I would be challenged every day and I loved that idea."

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