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.
Kristina Marie Brackpool was born Feb. 6, 1995 in Santa Clarita, Calif., to Chris and Ana Brackpool ... Has one sister, Andrea ... Hopes to pursue a career in medicine.
BRACKPOOL ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because I knew that I would receive a great education along with connections that will help me in the future. PSU has a great balance of academics and athletics and I felt very at home when I visited."