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33   Kirstin Austin
Kirstin Austin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Temple Terrace, Fla.

High School:
King

Last College:
FAU

Position:
OF

B/T:
L/R


04/20/2013

East's Heroics Highlight Doubleheader Sweep

No. 23 Florida State softball earns big road wins over Virginia Tech courtesy of freshman Victoria East's game-winning two-run homer in game one

04/16/2013

No. 23 Noles Host Fourth-Ranked Gators

In-state rivals face for the second time this season to finish regular-season home schedule for Florida State softball

04/14/2013

Three Seniors Lead Noles to Sweep Over Virginia

Monica Perry, Morgan Bullock and Kirstin Austin highlight Florida State's doubleheader sweep over Cavaliers on Senior Day at JoAnne Graf Field

04/13/2013

No. 25 Noles Host Virginia on Senior Weekend

Monday night matchup on ESPNU at 7 p.m. highlights three-game slate against ACC opponent

04/10/2013

No. 23 South Alabama Shuts Out Seminoles

Dominant pitching by Farish Beard and Hannah Campbell delivers first shutout performance against Seminoles since Feb. 24

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Senior Season at FSU (2013):
Led the Seminoles in batting average in conference play for the second straight season, hitting .421 (24-for-57) ... Austin's batting average in ACC play was the third-highest of anyone in the conference ... batted a career-best .333 in her senior year, tying for the second-highest on the team ... posted four home runs, 26 RBIs, nine doubles, 54 base hits and 27 runs scored ... strung together 11 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games ... tied for the team high with a 14-game hitting streak ... reached base safely in 15 straight games ... provided Florida State's only non-mercy-rule walk-off win of the season when she recorded an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth against Virginia for a 3-2 win on April 14 ... started 37 games in left field and 19 games in right field ... batted in the sixth spot the most in 2013 at 28 games ... went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in a five-inning mercy rule win against Arkansas ... set career highs in hits (3) against Presbyterian and Maryland ... her seven total bases against Presbyterian on March 5 were a career high ... finished 1-for-2 with a home run, three RBIs and drew a season-high two walks in the second game of a doubleheader at NC State ... batted .462 (6-for-13) with two doubles, one home run, five RBIs and five runs scored in the season series at Maryland ... recorded a grand slam to mark a career-high four RBIs in an 8-0 mercy-rule win at Georgia Tech in game one of a doubleheader on April 27 ... finished 2-for-4 with one double and two RBIs against Virginia in the first game of a doubleheader on April 14 ... made one of the highlight-reel plays of the year for the Seminoles with a sliding catch in left field at Virginia Tech on April 20.

Junior Season at FSU (2012):
Showed significant improvement in second season at FSU, batting .281 with one home run, 11 RBIs and 24 runs scored in 56 games played ... batted a team-best .364 (16-of-44) in conference play ... awarded the co-most improved player along with teammate Briana Hamilton at the team banquet ... recognized for a variety of academic and community service awards, being named the team's Golden Nole Award winner and a Capital One Academic District 4 Softball Team member ... All-ACC Academic Team member ... enjoyed a 22-game stretch between March 20 and April 19 where she batted .407 and provided key hits in nationally-ranked wins over LSU and North Carolina ... recorded her first career home run as a Seminole at Virginia on March 24 ... recorded multiple-RBI games versus Georgia Tech (April 15) and at LSU (April 18) ... reached base safely in 10 consecutive games ... five multiple-hit games.

Sophomore Season at FSU (2011):
Participated in 34 games, including five as a starter in left field ... was often used as a pinch-runner in key situations ... finished 2-for-4 with one double and an RBI at Florida A&M on March 23 ... her lone double of the season against the Rattlers came within inches of clearing the fence for an opposite-field home run ... recorded base hits at N.C. State on March 20 and at North Carolina on March 27 ... stole one base versus Oregon State at the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif., on Feb. 24.

Florida Atlantic University:
Played in 47 games, including 38 started ... one home run and nine RBIs ... five stolen bases in eight attempts ... .962 fielding percentage.

High School:
Had plenty of success at King High ... four-year letterwinner ... rookie of the year ... set season record for stolen bases in 2006 ... team MVP in 2007 ... season record for triples, batting average and on-base percentage in same season ... MVP honors in 2008 and 2009 ... FACA Senior All-Star Team ... Principal & Coaches Top Athlete Award ... Honor Roll in all four years of high school.

Personal:
Born on March 26, 1991 ... majoring in exercise science ... daughter of William and Anna Austin ... knows a little French ... knows how to play the piano ... wants to be a physical therapist ... most watched TV channels are TNT and USA ... sometimes listens to "Baby" by Justin Bieber ... favorite ice cream flavor is cheesecake ... wears number 33 because it's her favorite number ... loves classical music... favorite home-cooked meal is baked potato with butter, sour cream, cheese and ham.

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