|THE WEEKLYS ON HAYS:|
"A quick left-handed hitter and outfielder who batted third for the Lil' Saints Gold softball team last summer, Kristen has a blend of power and speed that should serve her well on the collegiate level. She is a solid player who makes very few mistakes."
Attended Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Ariz., where she lettered in softball four times and captained the team as a senior…Selected as the Outstanding Female Athlete in a team sport and was inducted into her school's Athletic Hall of Fame last spring…Chosen first-team All-Desert Valley Region and was picked honorable mention All-Northeast Valley in both 2001 and '02…Received the Matador Award as a junior…Competed for the Lil' Saints club team that advanced to Broken Arrow, Okla., for the ASA Gold National Championship last summer.
Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences…Plans to attend graduate school after leaving Rocky Top…Highest aspiration is to win a national title…Member of the honor roll all four years and volunteered with special needs students while at Shadow Mountain…Regards former club coach Jim Henry as an influence because he spent countless hours with her in the batting cages…Considers pitching her high school team to the state tournament as a senior to be her biggest accomplishment in sports…Models herself after United States Olympic softball hero Dot Richardson…Chose to attend Tennessee because of the support given to Lady Vol student-athletes by the Women's Athletics Department…Has one sister, Madison, 14…Kristen Michelle Hays was born Jan. 11, 1984, in Memphis, Tenn…Her parents are Bobby and Diana Hays.
Actor: Chris Rock
Actress: Julia Stiles
Sports Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Pro Athlete: Andruw Jones
Pig-Out Food: Puffy Cheetos
Spot on Campus: My bed
Quote: "Happiness is like peanut butter, you can't spread a little without getting some on yourself."
Car: 3000 GT
Prized Possession: My pictures
Vacation Destination: Great Barrier Reef
Softball Player: Leah O'Brien-Amico
Restaurant: Claim Jumper
Pump-Up Song: Bombs over Baghdad (Outkast)
|Q & A WITH KRISTEN|
One word or phrase to describe 2003 Lady Vols: Raw
Teammate who will surprise everyone this season: Katherine Card