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Kristie Fox
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: December 13, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona ?- 2006: Named first-team NFCA All-American ... Named All-Pac-10 first team ... Started all 65 games for Arizona at shortstop ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on March 14 and May 9.  One of just two Pac-10 players to be honored twice ... Hit career and team-high 15 home runs with 66 RBI ... Scored or drove in at least one run in eight of UA’s 12 postseason games ... Women’s College World Series: Drove in two of UA’s three runs versus Oregon State, including game-winning, walk-off RBI single ... Drew five of UA’s 13 walks at the WCWS ...  Tucson Super Regional: Batted .500 (5-for-10) with two home runs and nine RBI ... Snapped a seven-game hit streak in Game 1 ... Had a career night in Game 3 with two home runs, eight RBI and a 4-for-4 performance at the plate ... Tucson Regional (5/18-20): Batted .333 (4-for-12) with a home run and five RBI ... Drew 31 walks to only 18 strikeouts ... Eight doubles tied for second on the team ... Was issued three intentional passes during the year ... Opened the season with five-game hit streak, ended regular season with a four-game streak ... Had five multi-hit games in last nine games of regular season.  Had at least one extra-base hit in seven of those nine contests ... Led Arizona in Pac-10 play with .364 batting average, 14 runs scored, seven home runs and 21 RBI ... Led UA with 18 multi-RBI games, including a six-RBI game against Baylor on March 10 ...  Second on team to Caitlin Lowe with 19 multi-hit games ... Scored or drove in at least one run in 41 of UA’s 65 games ... Hit game-winning home run in Arizona’s 4-2, 13-inning victory at California on April 22 ... Hit walk-off, RBI double in UA’s May 6, 2-1 victory over Stanford ... Named to USA Softball Player of the Year pre-season watch list.


2005: NFCA first-team All-American ... Led the team the nation with 64 RBI ... Finished with a .356 batting average, good for second on the team ... Drew 27 walks while striking out in just 15 of her 180 at-bats ... Perfect 8-for-8 in stolen bases ... Second on the team with nine home runs ... Led Arizona with 13 doubles ... Started all 57 games at shortstop, while hitting in the three-spot ... Women’s College World Series: Doubled to lead off 11th inning in an extra-inning victory over California ... Super Regional: Walked in four of her nine plate appearances ... 2-for-5 with one run scored ...Tucson Regional: Had an on-base percentage of .750 in the three Regional games ... Walked in her first three plate appearances of the postseason ... Went 2-for-2 with two walks and an RBI in a 3-0 win over Oklahoma State ... Homered and doubled, while scoring three runs an driving in two in a 9-0 win over Oregon State on April 30 ... Was 2-for-4 with five RBI in a 10-3 win over Arizona State ... Drove in three of UA’s four runs in a 5-4 loss to UCLA on April 17 ... Responded to a season-long four-game hitless streak by going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI against Oregon on April 10 ... Hit a two-out, walk-off grand slam to beat California 4-2 on April 2 ... Had back-to-back hitless games for the first time of the season on March 20 and 25 against Michigan and Louisiana-Lafayette (26th and 27th contests of the year) ... Had a career day going 5-for-5 with two home runs and six RBI over North Carolina State on March 13.  Followed that game with five RBI in her next two games ... Went 5-for-7 with six RBI in a pair of wins over Eastern Michigan ... Through team’s first 13 games, her six multiple RBI games were equal to that of the rest of UA combined ... Went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, and three RBIs in a win over UT-Chattanooga 13 ... Was selected the USA Softball National Player of the Week for the week of February 1-7 after batting .692 while going 9-for-13 ... Tallied a double, two home runs, nine RBI and three stolen bases in UA’s five games of the Arizona Pepsi Classic. 


2004: Took over at shortstop for Olympian Lovie Jung and turned in a solid performance ... Started every game except one ... Hit .320 on the season, scoring 32 runs on 56 hits and driving in 37 ... Had nine homers on the year, not including her solo shot against Jennie Finch in Arizona’s exhibition game against Team USA, the first run given up by Finch on the national tour ... Showed speed on the bases, going 7-for-9 in stolen bases ... Had 77 putouts and 82 assists while keeping a .975 fielding percentage ... Started the year hot, with 13 hits and nine RBI in her first seven games ... Drove in three or more runs six times during the year ... Hit .300 in four games in the postseason ... Participated in the USA Elite Team competition in summer following season.


High School: Mt. Carmel High School, San Diego, Calif., 2003 ... Holds Mt. Carmel records for highest batting average, most hits, runs, steals, and doubles in a season ... 2003 Mt. Carmel Athlete of the Year ... 2002 first-team all-league, second-team All-CIF, first-team All-State ... Member of 2003 Junior Olympic team, which captured the silver medal in China ... 2002-03 Union Tribune All-Academic team.


Personal: Academic major is psychology with a business minor... Daughter of Michael and Jennifer Fox ... Father is a project manager and mother is a teacher ... Mother was a cheerleader for the Chicago Bears ... Enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping and sleeping ... Born Kristie Lynn Fox on Sept. 16, 1985.