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Kristen Struett

  • position OF
  • height 5-7
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Westminster, Calif.
  • High school Marina
  • position OF
  • height 5-7
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Westminster, Calif.
  • High school Marina

Kristen Struett Bio

4/29/2015

Kristen Struett Feature

3/18/2014

The Dugout Club

Struett’s 2012 Game-by-Game Statistics
Struett’s 2013 Game-by-Game Statistics
Struett’s 2014 Game-by-Game Statistics
Struett’s 2015 Game-by-Game Statistics

  • 2015 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2014 NCAA Tournament All-Region Team (Tallahassee Regional)
  • 2014 NCAA Career in Sports Forum participant
  • 2013-14 NFCA Scholar-Athlete
  • 2014 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012-13 NFCA Scholar-Athlete
  • 2013 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (Apr. 4, 2012)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Finished her career with five offensive marks inside South Carolina’s career top 15 … Ranks eighth in both sacrifice flies (7) and hit-by-pitches (14) and 14th in both runs per game (0.51) and triples per game (0.04) … Also stands 15th in RBI per game (0.49) … Among outfielders, she’s sixth in fielding percentage in the Southeastern Conference era (.976), eighth in assists (11) and ninth in putouts per game (1.01). 2015 (SENIOR): Drew 57 starts in centerfield for South Carolina … Posted the sixth perfect fielding percentage for a Gamecock outfielder in the SEC era while having the most chances (60) … Tied for fifth on the single-season charts in hit-by-pitches (8) while hitting .289 on the year … Had a .373 on-base percentage and five triples, which tied for sixth in the SEC … Two of the triples came in three-hit, two-run games during the Pirate Classic against Delaware State and East Carolina (2/7) … Drew two walks twice in the Gamecock Invitational and did it again later at UNC Wilmington (3/31) … Had the game-winning RBI vs. College of Charleston (2/14) … Posted two runs in a 2-for-4 night against Stanford (2/20) … Went 3-for-3 with a home run against Northwestern (2/22) in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic … Also homered in the next game against Western Carolina (2/26) … Posted a career-best four hits, scoring three times in the Charleston Southern victory (2/27) … Hit a three-run home run in the game-one win vs. No. 9/15 Tennessee (3/13) … Had an RBI double in a 2-for-4 day at No. 23/23 Texas A&M (3/22) … Added a two-RBI double in the College of Charleston win (4/1) … In an eight-game stretch in April (7-21), she went 13-for-32 (.406) with three doubles and two triples … The doubles came in consecutive SEC games against Arkansas and No. 14/16 Kentucky … The triples came in back-to-back games against the Wildcats and Georgia Southern … Also tripled and scored twice in the clincher at Mississippi (4/26) … A National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete and a member of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. 2014 (JUNIOR): Played in 50 games, starting 38, with the majority of starts coming in center field … Posted five assists from the outfield, tying for ninth on South Carolina’s single-season list in the Southeastern Conference era … Posted a two-RBI triple in the first game against Maryland (2/14) … Went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored at Florida Atlantic (2/16) … Posted RBI in both games of the Western Carolina (2/25) doubleheader, knocking a home run in the second game … Homered in the second game of the Furman (3/25) twinbill as well, a two-run shot … Went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI on Friday at Arkansas (4/11) … Followed that with two hits and an RBI on Saturday and two runs scored on Sunday against the Razorbacks (4/12-13) … Had a six-game hitting streak at the end of the year that began in the four games against Auburn … Posted doubles in three of those contests, going 2-for-3 in both losses to the Tigers (5/2 & 5/7) … Also went 2-for-3 with a double, a run and an RBI in the Tallahassee Regional first-round game against USF (5/16) … Posted her second triple to conclude her six-game hitting streak against Fordham in the NCAA Tournament (5/17) … Garnered recognition on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll … Participated in the NCAA’s Career in Sports Forum in June. 2013 (SOPHOMORE): Started 55 games, 41 in center and 14 as the designated player … Started 60 percent of her games (33) in the cleanup spot … Led the Gamecocks in RBI, with her 43 tying for fifth in a year at South Carolina … Her RBI per game (0.78) also ranked fifth … Also led the team with 12 multi-RBI games and ranked second with 19 multi-hit outings … Her 11 doubles ranked second on the squad … Drove in six runs in the season opener at Stetson (2/8), scoring three times and hitting a homer in the 2-for-3 game … Had another homer in the third game against Stetson (2/15), driving in three in that win … Went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI vs. Buffalo (2/16) … Drove in four and scored three times to go with a double in a 2-for-4 day against Alabama State (3/2) … Hit a homer and drove in three in the win over Georgia Southern (3/3) to clinch the perfect weekend in the Eagle Classic … Went 2-for-3 with two RBI, including the game-winning sacrifice fly in the eighth, versus Penn State (3/10) … Had a double and two RBI in the first game at Carolina Softball Stadium against No. 4/6 Alabama (3/15) … Went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI in the win at No. 13/12 LSU (3/24) … Drove in two runs with a 2-for-3 day against Appalachian State (4/3) … Had two hits in both games of the doubleheader against Coastal Carolina (4/10) … Drove in three runs and doubled in a 2-for-3 day against Georgia (4/13) … Went 3-for-4 with an RBI versus Charlotte (4/24) … Had two hits in each of the first two wins at Mississippi State (4/26-27) … Went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in the Southeastern Conference Tournament win at No. 18/15 Kentucky (5/8) … Posted 2-for-3 days in both wins over Houston in the NCAA Austin Regional (5/17-18), scoring twice in the first and driving in two in the second … Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. 2012 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 17 games total, seven as a pitcher and 16 in the batting order … Drew eight starts as the designated player and two others as a pitcher hitting for herself … Hit .364 with a double and a homer … Her best game came at Winthrop (3/28), as she went 2-for-3 with two runs, a homer and four RBI … Also started in the circle and got the win, scattering five walks and four hits over five innings … Picked up her second win in the second game against Longwood (3/31), going 4 2/3 innings in the win while helping her cause with a 1-for-2 day at the plate, scoring a run … Earned the SEC Freshman of the Week award for those two outings … Posted a four-game hitting streak starting against Auburn (4/28), when she had an RBI double … Earned a spot on the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll. HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year softball letter winner for coach Shelly Luth at Marina High School … Two-time All-Sunset League first-team member … Named the league pitcher of the year in 2010, when she posted a 1.30 ERA … Contributed a .318 batting average and 13 RBI, helping the Vikings to a share of the league title … A Cal-Hi All-California Softball Underclass second-team member in 2010 … As a senior, hit .345 and posted 42 RBI for the Vikings … Also played soccer for two years for Mike Greco … Played travel ball with coach Phil Bruder’s California Raiders … A scholar with honors graduate, she earned student of the year honors in 2007. PERSONAL: Kristen Paige Struett is the daughter of Bill and Barbara … Has one brother, Ryan … Enjoys playing beach volleyball, surfing, hiking and writing … Lists Amanda Freed as her favorite athlete and Rascal Flatts as her favorite musical group … Wants to one day be an athletic director … Majoring in sport and entertainment management.

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