Wildcats win series, 2-1, and return to action at No. 14 Minnesota next weekend
2013: Made five starts in the circle and four relief appearances ... In limited action, averaged an impressive 10.83 strikeouts per seven innings with 33 Ks over 21.1 total frames for the year ... Entered a contest at No. 25 Nebraska (3/22) and tossed two scoreless innings of relief with five strikeouts ... Struck out five and allowed no earned runs in 2.0 innings of relief against Iowa (4/13) ... In a no-decision start against Northern Illinois, struck out the side in the first and second innings before exiting the circle after 4.2 frames with a career-best nine strikeouts.
High School: Two-time Southern Lakes Conference Player of the Year ... Three-time All-Southern Lakes Conference first team, All-County first team and team MVP ... Earned All-State second team honors as a freshman and first-team accolades as a sophomore and junior ... 2011 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Area Player of the Year ... Entering her senior year, has a career record of 53-8 with a 0.42 ERA and 692 strikeouts in 382.0 innings of work ... As a junior, led Wilmot Union to a state runner-up finish with a 25-2 record, a 0.31 ERA and 302 strikeouts in 160.0 innings pitched ... Threw the eighth no-hitter in state tournament history ... Once fanned 17-straight batters in a Southern Lakes Conference contest ... Recorded 15-straight shutouts at one point during her prep career ... Has led Wilmont Union to three conference titles and two total state tournament appearances ... Played seven years of club with the Wisconsin Lightning, earning seventh place at the ASA Class A Nationals ... Club coach is Scott Hermes ... Honor roll member.
Personal: Born Kristen Marie Wood ... Daughter of Jerry and Dawn Wood ... Volunteers at a no-kill animal shelter ... Chose Northwestern over Wisconsin ... Plans to major in life and biomedical sciences.