2016 Louisiana Tech outfield preview
Kristen Miles shows the perfect balance between student and athlete
Senior outfielder Katelynn Cook's transition from barrel racing, to Northern Colorado and ending at Louisiana Tech
Lady Techsters host Bossier Parish CC Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Junior outfielder is one of 14 recipients of Spirit of Service Award
Photos from Louisiana Tech's 1-0 win over UT Arlington in the 2013 WAC Softball Tournament in Ruston, La.
2014: Saw action in 47 games, making 44 starts in left field ... Missed five games due to injury ... Led the team with a .331 batting average, collecting 43 hits in 130 at bats ... Recorded four doubles ... Led team with 31 runs scored ... Registered seven RBI ... Was 7-of-9 in stolen bases ... Led team with six sacrifices ... Was the only player with an on-base percentage over .400 ... Totaled 11 multi-hit games ... Had a team best 9-game hitting streak at one point during the season ... Recorded three-hit games against Texas and Stephen F. Austin (twice) ... Scored a season-high three runs in season opener against UT Martin ... Scored a pair of runs in a loss to WCWS participant Oklahoma ... Recorded five of her multi-hit games during an eight-game stretch in April ...
2013: Named Academic All-WAC ... Named honorable mention all-state by the LSWA ... Named the LSWA Hitter of the Week (March 14) ... Named second team all-WAC by CollegeSportsMadness.com ... Started all 53 games, including 52 starts in left field ... Batted .331 on the year with 52 hits in 157 at bats ... Recorded three doubles ... Scored 37 runs and drove home three ... Was 16-of-19 in stolen bases ... Led the team with seven sacrifices ... Didn't record an error all season in 73 chances ... Led team with 15 multi-hit games ... Recorded a career-high four hits and scored three runs in a win over Southern ... Registered three hits in a loss to Southern Miss ... Was 3-for-3 with two runs in a win over Nicholls State ... Stole a season-high three bases in a win over Alcorn State ... Was 2-for-4 with an RBI in an extra inning loss to Delaware ... Also had RBI's against Southern and Seattle ... Had the game-winning RBI on a sacrifice fly against Seattle ...
High School: Lettered four years for coach Cynthia Zea at Plano Senior High School ... Played outfield and second base for the Wildcats ... Helped lead the program to the District 8-5A title, the Texas 5A state semifinals and the Texas Region I championship as a junior ... Team finished ranked nationally in numerous polls, including No. 10 in National Fastpitch Coaches Association and No. 14 in ESPN Rise ... Also finished third in Texas in the Texas Girls Coaches Association ... As a junior, batted .546 with 85 hits, 50 runs and 27 RBI ... Was a perfect 26-of-26 in stolen bases ... The 85 hits and .546 batting average were school single season records ... Named NFCA Academic All-American four straight years ... Named the Texas Girls Coaches Association first team all-state as junior and senior ... Named Texas Sports Writers Association 5A 1st team all-state and 5A state all-tournament team as a junior and senior ... Named to the Dallas-Ft. Worth all-area team as a junior ... Named All-VYPE softball first team and the District Offensive Player of the Year as junior and senior ... Earned the program's MVP and Defensive POY award and Wildcat Team Leadership Award ... Named a NFCA Scholar Athletes three straight years ... Played travel ball for the Texas Glory and coach Kevin Shelton ...
Personal: Full name is Kristen Miles ... Daughter of Tom and Janet Miles ... Has one brother, Shawn ... Has two sisters, Nikki and Katie ... Born Dec. 3, 1993 in Plano, Texas.