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Penn State dropped the series finale to Rutgers Sunday afternoon at Beard Field
The Nittany Lions earned their fourth shutout of the 2017 season
The Blue and White gave up five unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh
A walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning allowed Nebraska to earn the 2-1 win
2016 (JUNIOR YEAR)
Made 46 appearances and 41 starts at first base for Penn State in the 2016 season...Tallied 29 hits and 18 RBI…Notched three doubles and two home runs…Drew 10 walks and had two sacrifice hits…Crossed home on 12 occasions for the Nittany Lions…Posted eight games with two hits and six multi-RBI games…Had a six-game hitting streak and an 11-game reached base streak…Went 2-for-4 with four RBI and scored once against No. 24 Ohio State (April 6)…Went 1-for-3 with a home run against Illinois (May 7)…Had a team-high 331 putouts and notched seven assists with a .983 fielding percentage.
2015 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Appeared in 54 games, with 53 starts, including 52 at first and one at catcher...Batted .344 (54-for-157) with 54 hits, 21 runs, 11 doubles, 11 home runs and 46 RBI...Posted 10 multi-hit games, including five with three hits...Had 11 games with two or more RBI...Notched two games with five RBI...Posted a homer vs. Arkansas (Feb. 6) and went 1-for-2 with a homer and two RBI vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 7)...Went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI at Missouri State (Feb. 14)...Had a 2-for-3 performance with a run, a double and two RBI at Mississippi State (Feb. 21)...Went 2-for-3 with two RBI vs. No. 20 Missouri (Feb. 27)...Homered against Western Illinois (March 1)...Went 3-for-4 with two runs, a homer and two RBI at Sacramento State (March 14)...Had a RBI double against Northwestern (March 22) and 3-for-4 with a grand slam, two runs and five RBI vs. Bucknell (April 1)...Notched a home run and three RBI at Wisconsin (April 3) before posting a double and two RBI in game two...Went 3-for-4 with a run, a double and three RBI against Indiana (April 12)...Blasted a two-run home run against Ohio State (April 15)...Went 3-for-4 with a double, a grand slam and five RBI vs. Ohio State (April 15)...Had two-run homer at Michigan (May 3)...Homered in Big Ten Tournament vs. Michigan (May 8).
2014 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Started 25 of 30 games playing in the infield, as the designated player, pinch running or pinch hitting in her first season donning the Blue and White ...Batted .197 (15-for-76)...Drove in 13 runners...Had a two-run homer and an RBI-single against Seattle University (Feb. 9)...Blasted a solo homer in her lone at bat Against Ohio State (April 23)...Registered four doubles on the season...Posted five RBI during the Michigan State series, (April 4-6)...Recorded a season long seven-game hit streak from Feb. 9 - March 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 RBI 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 Mollie Sorensen and former Nittany Lion Karlie Habitz with the Choppers...Earned one varsity letter in basketball.
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 played softball at California Lutheran University...Majoring in kinesiology.