PROFESSIONAL: Enters her second season in the NPF with the USSSA Pride. Merritt was drafted in the 2016 NPF College Draft by the USSSA Pride as the 25th overall pick.
2016 Season: Kirsti finished her debut season with Pride hitting .286 in 77 at-bats with 22 runs scored, 22 hits, 3 doubles, 2 HR, 10 RBI and an .433 OBP.
COLLEGE: Back-to-back WCWS National Champion (2014 & 2015). First freshman to ever be named the SEC Tournament MVP (2013). Holds the Florida single-season (35, 2015) and career (57) records for getting hit-by-a-pitch. SENIOR (2016): All-SEC Second Team. JUNIOR (2015): NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team, All-SEC First Team, SEC Academic Honor Roll. SOPHOMORE (2014): NFCA All-Southeast Region Third Team, WCWS All-Tournament Team, SEC Academic Honor Roll. FRESHMAN (2013): SEC All-Freshman Team, SEC Tournament MVP, SEC All-Tournament Team, SEC First-Year Honor Roll.
PERSONAL: Born on July 19, 1994. Five-sport letter-winner at South Sumter High School: Softball (2009, 2011-12), Volleyball (2008), Basketball (2008-10), Weightlifting (2008-09), Track and field (2009, 2011-12). Majored in Psychology at the University of Florida.