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2009 (JUNIOR YEAR)
Made 11 appearances in the circle with four starts...Made six total starts for the Nittany Lions as an all-around player...Struck out four batters...Went 1-for-2 as a designated player against Notre Dame (3/12)...As a hitter, walked in her only plate appearance against Northwestern (3/29)...Made three assists in the field with a perfect fielding percentage...Named to Academic All-Big Ten squad.
2008 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Saw time in 16 games while starting 11 for the Nittany Lions...Compiled a 2-0 record as a pitcher with a 2.37 ERA...Recorded her first hit of the season against South Alabama (2/29)...Went 1-for-3 and set a new career record striking out four batters in a 2-1 victory over Liberty (3/15) in her first collegiate complete game...Pitched her second complete game against Bucknell (3/25)...Went 1-for-3 behind first collegiate home run in a 13-0 shutout win of Illinois (4/5)...Registered a season high two RBI with a hit in a 6-0 victory against Pittsburgh (4/8)...Struck-out three batters en route to a 4-1 win over Akron (4/30)...Named to Academic All-Big Ten team.
2007 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Saw action in eight games...Belted a three-run double in 7-1 win over Bethune-Cookman (3/3)...Earned first career start against Columbia (3/3)... Earned first start in the circle during the second game of a doubleheader against Bucknell (4/24).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Won the CIF Division 4 championship with Dos Pueblos under the direction of coach Joel Garbarino in 2005...Named First Team Channel League all four years...Won Channel League championship 2004-06...Was team captain in 2006...Had an ERA of 0.48 junior year and was named division MVP...Member of the Orange County Batbusters club team coached by Gary Haning...Batbusters team won the 2004 U-18 "A" National Championship as well as the 2006 U-18 Gold National Championship.
Kimberly Rose Wong was born on January 23, 1988 in Santa Barbara, Calif. to Richard and Rosetta Wong...Has a younger sister, Janelle (19), who plays basketball and softball at Santa Barbara City College, and a brother, Ryan (15)...National Honor Society member all four years of high school...Member of the California Scholarship Federation 2003-06...Majoring in advertising with a minor in business and liberal arts...Intends to go to graduate school for a master's degree in marketing.
QUOTING WONG ON PENN STATE
"Penn State has a great tradition and alumni following all over the country along with a beautiful campus and top notch education opportunities."
QUOTING COACH PETRINI ON WONG
"Kimi has battled a lot of adversity throughout her career. One thing that has never waivered is her work ethic and desire to be the best she can. She is definitely ready to put all of the pieces together in her senior campaign. She was a big offensive force for us this past fall and I will look to her to continue that this spring. I am ready to see her make a statement this season."
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