|Hometown:||Port Neches, Texas|
|High School:||Port Neches-Groves|
Junior season (2010)
Saw action in 45 games with 41 starts, all in center field … hit a career-best .195 on the season with a career-high seven doubles, a home run and a career-high nine RBI … scored 13 runs, drew eight walks and was 2-for-4 in stolen base attempts … shared the team lead with nine sacrifice bunts … had five multi-hit games on the year, including three in her last five contests … hit an even .300 over the last two weeks of the season … was 2-for-3 with a double in the regular-season finale at Samford on May 9 … had two hits each in games against Chattanooga and Georgia Southern at the Southern Conference Championship … hit .313 in four games at the tournament … was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and a three-run homer against Western Carolina on April 17 … was 2-for-2 with a double and the lone run scored in UNCG’s 1-0 win over Howard on March 5 … had two-RBI games against Tennessee Tech (3/7) and Furman (4/25) … had a .960 fielding percentage, committing just two errors in 50 chances … had two outfield assists, nailing runners at the plate against St. Joseph’s (2/20) and Akron (3/5).
Sophomore season (2009)
Appeared in 42 games with 36 starts, all in the outfield … hit .136 on the year with 12 hits … had four doubles and a triple … knocked in seven runs and scored 12 … drew seven walks … was 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts … went 2-for-3 with a double and a run against UNC Wilmington on Feb. 13 … was 1-for-3 with a double, a run and two RBI against Army the following day … scored a run in each of UNCG’s three games at Western Carolina, getting hits in each of the last two … had three RBI in game two of a doubleheader at Furman on March 21, hitting a bases-clearing triple in the first inning … drew a pair of walks in game one of a doubleheader against North Carolina Central on April 7, scoring twice in the contest … also earned two walks at Georgia Southern on April 19 … had an RBI single against College of Charleston in the Southern Conference tournament on May 7 … turned in a .949 fielding percentage on the season, committing just two errors in 39 chances … had three outfield assists .. earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the spring semester.
Freshman season (2008)
Played in 52 games with 44 starts ... hit .148 on the season with three doubles and a home run among her 16 hits ... had nine RBI ... scored 10 runs ... went 3-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI against Radford on April 1, including hitting what would prove to be the winning two-run single in the top of the eighth inning ... was 2-for-2 with a double and a run against Chattanooga on March 21 ... hit her first career home run against Towson on March 1 at the East Carolina Pirate Clash.
Three-sport athlete at Port Neches-Groves High School ... three-year varsity outfielder for Brook Buchanan ... earned 2007 Defensive Player of the Year honors ... was named second team all-state and was named to the Port Arthur News Dream Team, the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Team and the All-Southeast Texas Big School Team ... also played basketball and ran cross country ... played summer ball with the Texas Storm DeMarini.
Kristen Renee Gabel ... born Aug. 11, 1989, in Mobile, Ala. ... daughter of Robert Gabel and Traci Walter ... has an older brother, Dustin, and a younger sister, Madisen ... majoring in kinesiology.