Larry A. Ryle HS
Named to the 2010 Academic All-Big 12 second team.
Pitched 20.2 innings in 12 appearances on the year and produced a 1.35 earned run average ... threw a complete-game win over Austin Peay, striking out seven while allowing just one hit ... also recorded starts against Penn State and Texas ... averaged 7.3 strikeouts per seven innings with 21 Ks on the year ... recorded first career at bat against Iowa State.
Pitched 17.1 innings on the year and produced a 3.63 earned run average ... Went 3-0 in eight appearances on the year ... Struck out 16 and walked nine batters faced ... Allowed nine earned runs on 16 hits ... Got the win over Illinois-Chicago on March 6 ... Went 1-0 at the Oklahoma Spring Festival with a combined shutout win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... Opened the year with a win over Western Michigan at the Kajikawa Classic.
Made seven starts and 16 appearances ... Posted a 6-1 record with a 1.66 earned run average ... Pitched 46.1 innings with 11 earned runs allowed ... Gave up 40 hits and issued 15 walks ... Struck out 26 ... Held opponents to a .231 batting average ... Had one shutout on the year and combined for three others ... Went 1-1 in Big 12 play with four appearances ... Pitched 3.0 innings during The Preview featuring Bedlam ... Pitched five innings against Virginia at the Judi Garman Classic ... Did not receive a decision but held the Cavaliers to one hit and a .059 average ... Had a 0.78 earned run average and a 1-0 record at the Cathedral City Classic ... Win was over Pacific ... Pitched a total of 9.0 innings and struck out seven batters ... Went 2-0 with wins over Cal State Fullerton and Boise State at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic ... Got the win over the Titans in 4.2 innings of work in relief ... Went 5.0 innings against the Broncos to secure the victory ... Held the teams to a combined .176 batting average ... Pitched 2.0 innings in relief against Florida Atlantic at Dot Richardson's National Collegiate Softball Invitational.
Made 16 starts and 31 appearances ... Posted a 9-8 record with a 2.79 earned run average ... Pitched 110.1 innings with a staff-low 44 earned runs allowed ... Started against Missouri in the Big 12 Championship title game ... Gave up two earned runs - three total - to the Tigers in the loss ... Picked up her third save of the season with three innings pitched against Iowa State ... Struck out five against the Cyclones ... Got the win at North Texas after pitching 3.1 innings in relief ... Struck out a season-high eight batters at Cal State Fullerton ... Went the distance against Tennessee at home, striking out seven in a loss ... Pitched complete games against Creighton and Tulsa.
Lettered four years at Larry A. Ryle HS in Union, Ky., for head coach Bill Matteoli ... Posted a 34-4 record with a 0.19 earned run average as a senior ... Tallied 478 strikeouts and just 17 walks ... 2008 EA Sports first-team All-American ... Kentucky's Gatorade Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008 ... 2008 Kentucky Miss Softball ... Senior Softball Player of the Year in 2008 by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association ... Three-time Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Women's Sports Association Fastpitch Player of the Year (2006-08) ... 2008 LaRosa's Greater Cincinnati Area High School Athlete of the Year ... 2007 Class 3A Player of the Year ... Three-time first-team all-state selection (2006-08) ... Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference Most Outstanding Athlete (2006) ... Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Year (2005-08) ... Kentucky Post Player of the Year (2005-07) ... Northern Kentucky Softball Coaches Association Player of the Year (2006-08) ... All-state second-team member in 2005 ... Three-time district tournament MVP ... Four-time region tournament MVP ... 2006 overall state champions ... 2006 state tournament Most Valuable Player ... 2007 state runner-up ... Led team to five consecutive conference and district championships (2004-08) and four straight regional titles (2005-08) ... 2007 and 2008 state tournament all-tournament team ... 2007 LaRosa's Greater Cincinnati Area High School Athlete of the Year finalist ... Set numerous individual state records ... First-team all-state academic team in 2007 and 2008 ... Also lettered in volleyball for three seasons ... Named to the Northern Kentucky Girls Volleyball Coaches Association first team in 2006 ... Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference first team in 2006 ... Member of the Future Business Leaders of America ... Named to the honor roll all four years ... Played with OU teammates Karolyne Long and Katie Norris on the Oklahoma Babes Gold under head coach Steve Bachman ... Team made appearance at gold nationals in 2008.
Born Kirsten Michelle Allen in Manhattan, Kan. ... Daughter of Marti and Patrick Allen ... Has three younger siblings, Taylor, William and Ryan ... Both parents competed in track and field at Kansas State ... Majoring in health and exercise science.