|High School:||Barbers Hill|
Junior season (2010)
Appeared in a career-high 32 games with nine starts, eight at catcher and one at designated player … hit .209 with a career-best five home runs, 12 RBI and a .581 slugging percentage … also had a double and drew a career-best five walks … all 12 of her RBI and all five home runs came with two outs … was UNCG’s pinch-hitting specialist, going 6-for-19 (.316) as a pinch-hitter … three of her five homers came as a pinch-hitter, including a grand slam in the top of the ninth inning to lead UNCG to an 11-10 win over Liberty on April 7 … had a pinch-hit solo homer in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings against Virginia Tech on Feb. 14 … had a pinch-hit two-run homer in the seventh against Delaware on Feb. 21 … also homered against Marshall and Niagara … had a pinch-hit RBI single against NC State on March 25.
Sophomore season (2009)
Missed a portion of the season with injury … appeared in 17 games with two starts, one in right field and one at designated player … hit .222 on the season with two hits in nine at bats … drew two walks … had an on-base percentage of .364 … scored four runs on the season … had just one fielding chance on the season, but handled it flawlessly for a 1.000 fielding percentage … went 1-for-4 in a start at North Carolina A&T on April 16 … was 1-for-2 in a start against Liberty on April 29 … appeared in several games as a pinch-runner … drew a walk as a pinch-hitter and scored a run against College of Charleston on April 26 … scored a run against No. 16 Georgia as a pinch-runner on Feb. 22 … scored a run as a pinch-runner against No. 16 North Carolina on Feb. 25 … scored as a pinch-runner against North Carolina Central on April 7.
Freshman season (2008)
Played in 27 contests with 13 starts ... saw action in the outfield, behind the plate and at designated player ... hit .170 on the season with a triple and a home run ... had three RBI ... earned two walks ... was 1-for-2 in stolen base attempts ... made just one error in 27 chances for a .963 fielding percentage ... caught one runner trying to steal ... had two multi-hit games, coming in back-to-back games against Coastal Carolina at the JU/Best Western Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla. ... was 2-for-2 against the Chanticleers on Feb. 9, then went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple against Coastal the next day ... was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run against Towson on March 1.
Four-year catcher for Kirk Hall at Barbers Hill HS in Mont Belview, Texas ... four-time all-district selection ... two-time selection to SoutheastTexas.com’s All-Southeast Texas team ... also saw time in the outfield and was an all-area selection at the position ... led the Eagles to regional championships in 2005 and 2006 ... team advanced to the state finals twice (2005, 2006) ... competed with the Texas Storm DeMarini out of Bellaire, Texas ... helped the Storm qualify for Gold Nationals in 2006 and 2007.
Katie Lynn Stripling ... born April 2, 1989, in Houston, Texas ... daughter of Clifton and Linda Stripling ... has two older brothers, Robert and Craig ... majoring in kinesiology.