| Kristen Birkhold
· Career statistics
Left-side forward and midfielder who is fast, serves a great ball and gets up and down the line with speed ... adds a left-sided service to the team.
· Played for five years with the powerhouse Sereno '89 White team coached by Ally Maxwell.
· Arizona ODP Player Pool (2004-05) and Region IV (2005) ODP Championship Teams ... played on the Arizona state champion team in 2003.
· Sereno '89 White team won the 2004 Nike Harvest Cup.
· Four-year letterwinner for Coach Wyck Chew at Paradise Valley High School.
· 2006 PVHS Female Athlete of the Year.
· Earned All-Region and All-State honors.
· Captained her team during her senior season.
· 2007 team finished as the state runner-up after becoming Region F Champions.
· Scholar-Athlete all four years with a 4.0 GPA.
· Member of the National Honor Society.
Born Kirsten Anne Birkhold on February 1, 1989 in Phoenix, Ariz. ... daughter of Mike and Jan Birkhold ... has one brother, Connor (15) ... major is liberal arts.
OFF-FIELD WITH KRISTEN BIRKHOLD
Proudest Athletic Moment: receiving Female Athlete of the Year my junior and senior years in high school
Nobody knows how much I: love to take naps
Childhood Ambition: to be a lawyer
First Job: working a summer camp at Sunrays Gymnastics
Biggest Challenge: making the transition from high school to college
Inspiration: my family and friends
Favorite class: Government
Favorite Movie: Miracle
Favorite Athlete: Steve Nash
Favorite Sports Team: The Phoenix Suns
What I like most about UT: the burnt orange