Kansas Jayhawks
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Kirsten Pruett

Position Pitcher
Height 5'9''
B/T R/R
Class Redshirt Junior
Hometown Bastrop, Texas
High School Cedar Creek HS

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll [2017]

2019 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Appeared in 15 games with four starts in the circle
  • Finished with a 7.78 ERA in 27.0 innings pitched with 12 strikeouts
  • Pitched two innings in relief against UMASS (2/8) to secure Kansas first victory of the season and her first career victory
  • Pitched a season-high 5.2 innings against Iowa (2/15), registering a season-high three strikeouts
  • First start of season at Arizona State (2/9)
  • First career appearance at Kansas against Stanford (2/8)
  • Made her first Big 12 appearance at Oklahoma State (4/5)

2018 (FRESHMAN at Louisiana)

  • Made one appearance in the circle as a redshirt freshman
  • Threw three strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings against No. 2 Florida (Feb. 17); entered the game against the Gators with one out in the top of the fourth and struck out her first two-career batters faced to end the inning

2017 (REDSHIRT at Louisiana)

  • Did not see any game action during the 2017 season

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

  • Competed for four seasons at Cedar Creek High School under the guidance of head coach Rebecca Sharkey
  • Graduated high school as the career record holder for wins, strikeouts and innings pitched in Cedar Creek history
  • Closed her career with first-team all-district honors and a second team All-Centex selection after recording 329 strikeouts, a 1.04 ERA and a .489 batting average as a senior
  • Pitched every inning of every game to lead the Eagles to the regional quarterfinal round of the 2016 UIL State Championship — the furthest the program had ever advanced in the postseason
  • Finished 14-2 with a 1.37 ERA as a junior in 2015, helping guide the Eagles to an undefeated record in District 26-5A and become the first team in any of the school’s sport to advance past the first round of the playoffs
  • Was named district MVP and an All-Centex pitcher for her efforts
  • As a sophomore in 2014, tossed two no-hitters and four one-hitters, which landed her a spot on the Texas Sports Writers All-State Team
  • Finished with 298 strikeouts, a 1.91 ERA and .173 opponents’ batting average resulting in District 17-4A Defensive Player of the Year and first team all-district honors
  • Named Cedar Creek’s team MVP twice (2014, 2015) and was a finalist for the Bastrop County Outstanding Female Athlete as a sophomore and junior
  • Played summer ball for Texas Blaze.

ACADEMICS

  • Post-graduate plans include becoming a pediatric speech pathologist
  • Member of the National Honor Society at Cedar Creek High School

PERSONAL

  • Daughter of Tim and Jill Pruett
  • Has one younger brother, Ty