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    Kristin Wirtz
    Kristin  Wirtz

    RS Senior

    Oak Park, Ill.

    High School:
    Oak Park




    Northwestern Places 11 on NFHCA National Academic Squad

    Thompson, Wirtz earn fifth career honor


    #B1GCats Lead Big Ten With 103 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Northwestern is the lone conference school to break 100 honors for the second-straight year


    Trio of Wildcats Earn All-Big Ten Honors

    Carpenter and McCarthy named to first team, Martin to second team


    Northwestern Rakes in NFHCA Academic Honors

    Wildcats have 13 individuals recognized for their work in the classroom


    NU Leads B1G With Over 100 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Wildcats hit triple digits in a single-sport season for the first time in school history

    2014: Appeared in all 23 matches ... ... Academic All-Big Ten ... NFHCA National Academic Squad.

    2013: Saw action in 15 matches off the bench ... Tallied first collegiate goal -- the game-winner -- in a 3-0 victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/9) ... Notched the first goal of the match vs. California (9/13) ... Recorded a goal on Senior Day vs. Ohio State (11/1) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... NFHCA National Academic Squad.

    2012: Appeared in three matches ... Academic All-Big Ten ... NFHCA National Academic Squad.

    2011: Missed season due to injury ... NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2010: Redshirted ... NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree.

    High School: 2009 All-State selection ... Three-time winner of school's Sportsmanship Award ... Competed in 2009 National Futures Tournament after being selected to Midwest Regional Team ... Team was the state runner-up in Illinois in her junior season ... Four-year member of Windy City Flyers club team, which placed first and second in its pool at Festival in 2008 and 2009, respectively ... Dean's List student and member of Spanish Honor Society ... Oak Park's nominee for Pioneer Press Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

    Personal: Born Kristin Catherine Wirtz ... Daughter of Jeff and Kathy Wirtz ... Also highly involved in symphony orchestra and figure skating during high school ... Chose Northwestern over Cornell, Saint Louis, Kent State and Missouri State ... High school coach, Lauren Przyborowski, is a Northwestern field hockey alum ... Major is secondary teaching.

    Getting to know Kristin

    Name your three favorite songs on your I-pod:Count on Me, Raise Your Glass, and Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

    Facebook or Twitter: Facebook

    Describe Tracey in five words or less: All you could ask for

    What's the best part of playing Northwestern Field Hockey? You get to play the sport you love with a bunch of awesome teammates and great coaches!

    Favorite food: My Mom and Dad's Chili

    Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds, Dancing with the Stars, and Glee

    Favorite movie: Too many to choose from

    Favorite book: Harry Potter Series

    Favorite vacation spot: Disneyworld

    Favorite place to shop: Forever 21

    If I wasn't playing field hockey, I'd be playing: Softball

    If I could be any character from a TV show or movie I'd be: Ginny From Harry Potter

    Pregame superstitions: Don't really have any

    Best NUFH memory so far: Bus Rides

    Which NUFH player is the biggest jokester on the team? Nikki

    Favorite thing to do besides play field hockey? Hang out with friends

    Dream job: Coaching

    Best thing about Northwestern:The field hockey team and the beautiful campus