24 Kristen Mills
24 Kristen Mills
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Harlem, Ga.
Position: RHP/1B
Bats/Throws: R/R
Previous School: Harlem

AS A JUNIOR IN 2016: Saw action in nine games and started six while splitting time in the field and on the mound … Started seven games on the mound and finished four … Pitched in relief four times and struck out 10 batters looking … Struck out 15 total batters in her 27.1 innings pitched.

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2015: Started two of her 10 games played in the field and hit .273 with three hits and two RBI in just 11 at bats … Had a .429 on-base percentage and was 1-for-1 on steal attempts … On the mound she made her return after suffering an eye injury the year before … Made three starts and seven appearances total … Compiled 14.1 innings of work and struck out 10 batters.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014: Took a redshirt after enduring an injury on the mound in a fall inter-squad practice.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013: A finalist for the 2013 ASU Freshman Student-Athlete of the Year, Mills compiled the most wins on the mound with her 8-8 record and the most games finished with seven…Ranked second on the squad in innings pitched (82.0) and starts (15)…Struck a career-high seven batters in the 3-0 win over North Georgia on Mar. 9…Hit .173 in 75 at-bats where she posted 13 hits with one homerun.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in all four years of softball under Mike Leverett at Harlem High School … Also lettered in basketball her senior year … Earned Scholar Athlete Award in 2011-2012 and named All-Region in 2010, 2012 and all-state in 2012 … In 2011 she was an All-Region first-team pitcher and All-County Pitcher of the Year … She was an honor student and National Honor Society member for all four years … Earned Georgia Certificate of Merit in 2011.

PERSONAL: Born on Jun. 18, 1994 in Harlem, Ga. … Daughter to Tommy and Melissa Mills … Has one sister, Katlyn Anderson … Plans on majoring in biology … Grandma’s cooking is her favorite food and the person she admires most is her dad … She lists “Duck Dynasty” and “Criminal Minds” as her favorite TV shows … Greatest athletic thrill is winning in extra innings and her favorite athlete is Jennie Finch … If she could be any character from a movie it would be Katniss in “The Hunger Games”.