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    Kristina Wright

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Ramona, CA

    High School:
    Ramona

    Height:
    5-9

    Position:
    Catcher

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R


    05/04/2012

    Softball To Close Regular Season At Pittsburgh

    Irish and Panthers set for three games at Vartabedian Field.

    05/02/2012

    Notre Dame Student-Athletes Honored At Annual O.S.C.A.R.S. Ceremony

    This is the 11th-year for the traditional year-end gala honoring more than 750 student-athletes for their achievements on the field and in the classroom during the 2011-12 school year.

    05/02/2012

    Notre Dame Student-Athletes Honored At Annual O.S.C.A.R.S. Ceremony

    This is the 11th-year for the traditional year-end gala honoring more than 750 student-athletes for their achievements on the field and in the classroom during the 2011-12 school year.

    05/02/2012

    Notre Dame Student-Athletes Honored At Annual O.S.C.A.R.S. Ceremony

    This is the 11th-year for the traditional year-end gala honoring more than 750 student-athletes for their achievements on the field and in the classroom during the 2011-12 school year.

    03/14/2012

    Irish Hit Five Homers in Historic 16-0 Victory

    Notre Dame scores most runs since 2009 win over Valparaiso.

    05/24/2012

    2012 Athletics Graduation Feature

    A look back at Notre Dame's 2012 Commencement Ceremonies with Irish student-athletes, including former swimmer and commencement speaker Haley Scott-DeMaria.

    06/04/2012

    2012 Notre Dame Softball: A Season in Photos

    Images of the Irish during the run to another NCAA tournament.

    04/04/2012

    Notre Dame Knocks Off Northwestern

    Notre Dame claimed a 9-1 win in five innings of Northwestern.

    03/28/2012

    Softball Wins Home Opener Over Western Michigan

    Amy Buntin's three-run, walk-off homer gives Irish 5-3 win at Melissa Cook Stadium.

    03/28/2012

    Softball vs Toledo 3/28

    THe Irish faced off against Toledo in a double header on Tuesday afternoon.

    AS A SENIOR (2012):Appeared in 15 games for the Irish, getting the start on five occasions (four at catcher) ... recorded first hit and RBI of the season along with six putouts against Minnesota (Feb. 26) ... belted a two-run home run in a 16-0 rout of Cal State Fullerton (March 14) ... contributed a pinch hit single against Connecticut (April 1) ... combined for 24 putouts on the year ... credited with five assists in the field.

    AS A JUNIOR (2011):Posted 11 starts and played in 16 games for the Irish ... did not commit a single error in 97 chances from behind the plate ... tallied two runs, two hits, two RBI and drew two walks at the plate in 20 at-bats ... doubled home a run against Fordham (March 6) ... scored a run during a pinch-hitting effort in a bout with Loyola-Chicago (April 13) ... finished 1-for-1 with one RBI and scored one run in a home win over St. John's (April 30).

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2010):Emerged as Notre Dame's go-to catcher ... recorded a .995 fielding pct., the 12th-best mark in program history ... started 56 contests ... had 34 hits for a .286 average with eight doubles an seven home runs for a .529 slugging pct. ... scored one run and singled against Creighton (Feb. 12) ... exploded for four RBI with two hits and her first career home run against Virginia (Feb. 26) ... had at least one hit in each of the four games at the Cavalier Invite (Feb. 26-27) ... collected four hits at Western Michigan (March 18) along with a home run, her first of three in a five-game stretch ... two three-RBI games in the month of March ... scored twice against Western Michigan (March 18) and Eastern Michigan (March 23) ... doubled in one run at Seton Hall (March 27) ... seven game hit streak spanned from March 12-23, capped off by a three-hit performance against Eastern Michigan ... doubled in one run against Rutgers (April 1) ... scored and recorded an RBI against USF (April 10) ... two-run homer against Cleveland State (April 15) ... two hits - including a double - and drove in one run at Louisville (April 17) ... posted four hits - including two doubles - with two runs scored during the Villanova series (April 24-25) ... the latter game with the Wildcats also featured a home run ... homered at St. John's (May 9).

    AS A FRESHMAN (2009):Shared catching duties with Alexia Clay ... played in 22 games with 20 starts ... laid down a sacrifice bunt against Stanford (Feb. 20) ... first collegiate hit came at Sacramento State (Feb. 21) ... also scored against the Hornets ... recorded hits against Pacific (March 13), Ball State (March 24) and Pittsburgh (April 4) ... doubled against Ball State and Pittsburgh, as the shot against the Panthers drove in a career-high two RBI ... 15 putouts against Pittsburgh, and 10 more versus Western Michigan (March 25) ... faulted behind the plate just once in 132 chances.

    PREP AND PERSONAL:Listed as one of the top prospects at her position among Californians, according to Rivals.com ... earned four letters in softball and has served as team captain for three seasons under Ramona (Calif.) head coach Mike Schuler, taking home the team's MVP honor in 2007 ... batted .429 as a senior with an on-base clip of .561 ... had five homers, 24 RBI, scored 22 runs and drew 18 walks while striking out only once her entire senior season ... received all-Valley League honors three times in as many seasons, and was voted to the all-city team following her junior campaign ... played volleyball for Ramona as a freshman before focusing solely on softball ... in her first stretch with the prep squad, she tied for the fourth-most RBI (20) in the conference and was third with a pair of home runs in league play ... as a junior, her total of eight home runs was good for third-place among all players in North County ... also that season, she had 38 hits in 79 at-bats, scoring 32 times and drove in another 25 runs ... her .481 batting average was sixth-best in the league, which was supported by an on-base percentage of .585 ... won her team's 2005 Defensive Player of Year award, then racked up the Coach's Leadership award in 2006 and took home the Valley League's Player of the Year award that same season ... made it onto the California Interscholastic Federation's (CIF) 2007 all-San Diego team, and found a spot on the CIF's all-academic squad as well ... the Union-Tribune named her to its second-team in 2006, and then she played her way into its first-team one season later ... through three prep seasons, she sported a .418 batting average, .498 on-base percentage, plated 79 runs, drove in 75 more scores and slammed 16 homeruns ... for four consecutive years her summer team, So Cal Athletics, played its way into the ASA National Tournament and finished 5th in the 18U Gold division in 2005 ... daughter of Sylvia and Keith Wright ... born June 12, 1990 ... has two siblings, Ashley and Christian ... member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Renaissance Club and president of high school's Spanish Club ... marketing major in the Mendoza College of Business...also majoring in psychology.

    Wright's Career Statistics

    Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO GDP OB SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD
    2009 .108 22-20 37 2 4 2 0 0 2 6 .162 5 4 11 0 .283 0 1 0-0 118 13 1 .992
    2010 .286 56-56 119 19 34 8 0 7 20 63 .529 18 3 27 0 .393 0 3 0-0 346 29 3 .995
    2011 .100 16-11 20 2 2 1 0 0 2 3 .150 2 0 6 0 .182 0 0 0-0 90 7 0 1.000
    2012 .150 15-5 20 1 3 0 0 1 3 6 .300 0 0 2 0 .150 0 0 0-0 24 5 1 .967
    Total .219 109-92 196 24 43 11 0 8 27 78 .398 25 7 46 0 .329 0 4 0-0 578 54 4 .994
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