- Kirsti Merritt
- 5' 4"
- Lake Panasoffkee, Fla.
- South Sumter
Major: Social & Behavioral Sciences
High School / Travel Ball: A 2012 graduate of South Sumter High School…Played travel ball with the Gold Coast Hurricanes, coached by Marty Cooper…Named to the Orlando Sentinel All-Central Florida Softball Team…Batted .491 her senior season with seven doubles and 23 RBI at South Sumter, as the Raiders made it to the FHSAA Class 4A Quarterfinals…Registered a .702 slugging percentage and .569 on-base percentage her final year as a Raider…Competed with the Wichita Mustangs, coached by Mark Griggs, at the 2011 Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals in Huntington Beach, Calif.… A 2011 TCS Rising Stars All-American...Played travel ball with the Gainesville Gold from 2007-10, helping lead the team to the 2008 ASA State A Championship…In addition to varsity letters in softball in 2009, 2011 and 2012, earned varsity letters in volleyball (2008) and basketball (2008, 2009, 2010), leading the South Sumter Raiders to the Florida 4A Regional Semifinal…Also a letter winner in weight lifting (2008, 2009) and track (2009, 2011 and 2012), placing ninth in the Florida 2A State Championship in the shot put in 2009 and 14th in the discus in 2011…Finished 14th at the 2012 Class 2A State Championship in the shot put…A member of the Academic Honor Roll…A 2011 and 2012 member of the National Honor Society and also involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.