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Kristina Brackpool
Kristina  Brackpool


Valencia, Calif.

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Penn State Falls to Michigan in B1G Quarterfinal

Brackpool homers, but big inning drives Wolverines


Nittany Lions Advance Past Terrapins, 10-6

Knief breaks season hit record; Penn State faces top-seed Michigan on Friday


Nittany Lions Face Terrapins in B1G First Round

Penn State meets Maryland at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday


Nittany Lions Downed, 10-2, by No. 3 Michigan

Brackpool homers; Penn State begins Big Ten Tournament on Thursday


Nittany Lions Fall, 8-0, at No. 3 Michigan

Penn State continues final series of the regular season on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Appeared in 54 games, including 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... 10 multi-hit games, including five with three hits... 11 games with two or more RBI... Two games with five RBI... 1-for-2 with a homer vs. Arkansas (Feb. 6)... 1-for-2 with a homer and two RBI vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 7)... 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI at Missouri State (Feb. 14)... 2-for-3 with a run, a double and two RBI at Mississippi State (Feb. 21)... 2-for-3 with two RBI vs. No. 20 Missouri (Feb. 27)... Homer vs. Western Illinois (Mar. 1)... 3-for-4 with two runs, a homer and two RBI at Sacramento State (Mar. 14)... 1-for-2 with an RBI double... RBI double vs. Northwestern (Mar. 22)... 3-for-4 with a grand slam, two runs and five RBI vs. Bucknell (Apr. 1)... 2-for-2 with a homer and three RBI at Wisconsin (Apr. 3, game 1)... 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI at Wisconsin (Apr. 3, game 2)... 3-for-4 with a run, a double and three RBI vs. Indiana (Apr. 12)... 1-for-3 with a two-run homer vs. Ohio State (Apr. 15, game 1)... 3-for-4 with a double, a grand slam and five RBI vs. Ohio State (Apr. 15)... Two-run homer at Michigan (May 3)... Homer in Big Ten Tournament vs. Michigan (May 8).

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 ... Had a two-run homer and an RBI-single against Seattle University (Feb. 9) ... Against Ohio State (Apr. 23), blasted a solo homer in her lone at bat ... Registered four doubles on the season ... Posted five RBI during the Michigan State series, (Apr. 4-6) ... Recorded a season long seven-game hit streak from Feb. 9 - Mar. 14 ... Turned five double plays, a team-high, while posting a .987 fielding percentage.

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 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 plays softball at California Lutheran University ... Majoring in kinesiology and hopes to pursue a career in medicine.

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