|Kristen McGrath - 25
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012)
Named to the All-Conference USA Second Team ... selected to the C-USA All-Tournament team ... started in 58 games as the designated hitter ... tallied a UAB single-season record 14 home runs ... batted .311 with a team-best 41 RBI on 51 hits ... recorded 11 multiple-hit games and nine multiple-RBI games ... hit a walk-off home run in the season opener against UMass (2/10) ... batted 2-for-4 with five RBI, one double and a grand slam against Kentucky (3/18) ... went 2-for-3 with two runs, four RBI and two homers vs. Marshall (3/24).
AS A FRESHMAN (2011)
Started 37 games for the Blazers ... batted a .211 with nine runs and 18 RBI on 24 hits ... launched five long balls ... blasted a three-run homer over the centerfield wall in the 11-3 victory over Samford (3/22).
Attended Gaither High School in Tampa, Fla. ... hit .561 with seven home runs and 30 RBI during her senior season ... tabbed first-team all-state by the Tampa Tribune after going 6-for-10 with three doubles at the Class 5A, District 9 tournament ... selected as Hillsborough County's 2010 Player of the Year by the St. Petersburg Times ... posted a .439 batting average during her junior season with three home runs, 29 hits and 22 RBI ... named Gaither High School MVP ... also tabbed to the all-state third team and the All-Western Conference First Team by the Tampa Tribune ... selected to the 2008 All-Western Conference First Team and received all-county honorable mentions from the Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times ... helped lead her team to the Class 6A district title during her freshman season ... garnered Tampa Tribune All-County Honorable Mention, All-Western Conference Honorable Mention and was the recipient of the Gaither High School Rookie of the Year Award.
Full name is Kristen Lauren McGrath ... born Jan. 26, 1992 ... daughter of Lori and Joe McGrath ... has an older brother, Sean, and a twin sister, Megan, that will also will play softball for UAB ... majoring in early childhood education.