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UNC Softball Bio
12 Kristen Brown

Junior Season: Put in a historic year at the plate, breaking school records for home runs and RBI in a single season as well as setting the new career home run mark • Started all 53 games at shortstop • Earned NFCA Third Team All-America honors • Named First Team All-ACC for the second consecutive year and NFCA First Team All-Region • Batted .362 while leading the team and the ACC with 24 long balls, 67 RBI, and a .853 slugging percentage • Hit a grand slam against Elon in the last home game of the season to break the UNC career home run record (4/22) • Had five games with multiple home runs and 12 games with three-or-more RBI.

Sophomore Season: One of Carolinas’ most consistent hitters, batted over .330 for the second consecutive season while starting all 50 games at shortstop  • Named to the 2014 All-ACC first team • Recorded 53 hits with 12 homeruns • Blasted a grand slam against Syracuse (3/9) • Knocked in 45 RBIs and scored 41 runs • Registered 59 putouts with a .946 fielding mark. 

Freshman Season: Had a phenomenal first year, starting 60 of 61 games at shortstop • Named to the 2013 All-ACC team • Posted a .341 batting average with 60 hits, including 11 home runs • Added 34 RBIs and 39 runs scored • Totaled 81 putouts with a .957 fielding mark • Hit a walk-off three-run homer vs. James Madison (4/3) • Ranked top-10 in the ACC for batting average, hits, doubles and total bases • Registered 18 games with multiple hits and hit two homers vs. Georgia Tech (4/21). 

Prep: Selected 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year for New York • Pitched her high school team to a Long Island Championship as a senior • A first-team all-state selection • Selected Long Island Player of the Year in 2012 • MVP and Player of the Year of Nassau County 2012 • Member of the National Honor Society and a peer leader.

Personal: Majoring in exercise and sport science • SAAC Representative • Participates in the Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy as part of the Rising Stars program and serves as a CREED Mentor • Serves as a Community Outreach Rep with Carolina Outreach • Born May 31 in Bethpage, N.Y. • Daughter of Robert and Dawn Brown.

Brown's Career Statistics:

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SLG. BB SO SB-SA
2013 .341 61-60 176 39 60 12 0 11 105 34 .597 14 12 3-5
2014 .335 50-50 158 41 53 9 0 12 98 45 .620 20 17 3-6
2015 .362 53-53 163 57 59 8 0 24 139 67 .853 29 13 7-7
Total .346 164-163 497 137 172 29 0 47 342 146 .688 63 42 13-18

 

Position: Shortstop
Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Levittown, N.Y.
High School: General Douglas MacArthur
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