2011 ACC Academic Honor Roll
As a Senior (2011): Appeared 37 times starting 27 games for a total of 160.1 innings pitched ... Finished the season with a 1.57 ERA, the lowest on the team, racking up a 20-6 overall record while also registering five saves ... Recorded five shutouts and 13 complete games .. Surrendered 124 hits and only 36 earned runs while striking out 138 ... Pitched a season high 7.0 innings eight times ... Netted double digit strikeouts twice with 10 at Georgia State (March 1) in seven innings of work allowing no runs ... Also notched 11 strikeouts at Virginia (April 22) in 7.0 innings of shutout work ... Recorded her first save of the season against UT Chattanooga (Feb. 12) working two shutout innings ... Save No. 2 came against Penn State (March 8), save No. 3 against Georgia State (March 13), save No. 4 vs. Lipscomb (March 19) and her final save of the season was notched at Maryland (April 2).
As a Junior (2010): Played in 45 games in 2010 while starting 38 times...Posted a .183 batting average and .383 slugging percentage on the season...Appeared in 21 games as a pitcher with an 8-2 record... Finished with a 2.30 ERA, 8th best in the conference...Allowed only 29 earned runs (43 total) in 88.1 innings while tallying 54 strike outs...At the plate, she went 2-for-3 with a home run against Northwestern (Feb. 19)...Posted two RBI and a home run while going 2-for-3 versus Arkansas (Feb. 27)...In the first round of the ACC Tournament against Boston College (May 14), she went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBI...Struck out four hitters in a shutout win over Central Florida (Feb. 26)...Pitched a complete game while giving up only one run in Tech's 6-1 win over Maryland (March 27)...Threw a season-high of six strikeouts in seven innings of work at NC State (May 1).
As a Sophomore (2009): Made an immediate impact upon transferring from Florida both at the plate and defensively ... Went 24-7 with a 1.69 ERA in 28 starts ... Pitched 17 complete games, five shutouts and held opponents to a .247 batting average ... Allowed 44 earned runs (52 total) on 171 hits and 68 walks in 182.1 innings pitched ... Had 108 strikeouts and one save in 37 total appearances ... Led ACC and was 32nd in nation in wins, while ERA was fifth and 47th, respectively ... Fifth in ACC in innings pitched, fourth in complete games and sixth in appearances, starts and shutouts ... At the plate, hit .273 with 22 runs scored, seven doubles, nine home runs, 40 RBI and a .866 OPS ... Committed just one error all season for a .989 fielding percentage ... Had nine multi-hit and 12 multi-RBI games ... Tied for eighth in the ACC in home runs, while her RBI tally was good for ninth and 121st, respectively ... Helped lead Tech to the ACC Tournament championship by allowing just one run in 13 innings (0.54 ERA).
Before Georgia Tech: Transferred from the University of Florida after her freshman season ... Pitched 7.2 scoreless innings in five relief appearances ... Batted .313 with five runs scored, two doubles, a home run and three RBI in 16 at bats.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in softball for coach Debbie Evans at McKinney North ... Led team senior year to third-place finish at the Texas State High School Final Four ... Holds school records for lowest ERA (0.12), strikeouts, wins, shutouts, home runs, doubles, triples and walks ... Was named EA Sports High School All-American in 2007 and was also a two-time, first-team all-state and three-time All-Collin honoree ... Was named the Dallas-Fort Worth Newcomer of the Year in 2004 as well as the Pitcher of the Year in 2007 ... Four-time Academic Excellence award winner ... Played on the Texas Glory Gold team which was coached by her dad ... Was also a two-year letterwinner in volleyball ... Other school activities included Homecoming and Prom Court, Crimestoppers, Yearbook, Superintendent's Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Senior Council, PALS and Teen Leadership.
Personal: Born Kristen Nicole Adkins on May 30, 1988, in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... Daughter of Dan and Kathy Adkins ... Sister of Hayley ... A Science, Technology and Culture major.