2012 Season: Kristyn Sandberg won the 2012 NPF Miken Rookie of the Year Award for the USSSA Pride. Sandberg was presented with this award for finishing 4th in the League with a .355 average, 1st in RBI’s with 33, 2nd in On Base Percentage at .504, 2nd in Slugging Percentage at .624 as a rookie for the USSSA Florida Pride. Sandberg also led the league in HBP (Hit by Pitch) with an NPF record (18).
PROFESSIONAL: Selected by the USSSA Pride as the 5th overall pick in the 2nd round of the 2012 NPF Draft for her rookie NPF season.
COLLEGE: Graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012…Named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 2nd Team (2010)…Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll (2010)…Named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (2010)…Named to the All-SEC Freshman Team (2009)…Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll (2009). SENIOR:Started all 62 games…Averaged .355 in 138 at-bats…Scored 40 runs…Hit 19 homeruns…Had 51 RBI’s…Had a .826 slugging percentage…Had a .560 on-base percentage…Had a .991 fielding percentage. JUNIOR: Averaged .303 in 165 at bats…Started 60 of 61 games played…Had 50 hits…Had 14 doubles…Hit 10 homeruns…Had 31 RBI’s…Had a .570 slugging percentage. SOPHOMORE: Averaged .344 in 163 at-bats…Started 56 of 57 games played…ad 56 hits…Had 17 doubles…Hit 7 homeruns…Had 38 RBI’s…Had a .577 slugging percentage. FRESHMAN: Averaged .297 in 158 at-bats…Started 57 of 58 games played…Had 47 hits…Had 6 doubles…Hit 9 homeruns…Had 26 RBI’s…Had a .506 slugging percentage.
PERSONAL: Born January 21, 1990 to Robert and Susan Sandburg…Has a younger brother named Ryan…Was a 4-year letter winner at West Hempstead High School in West Hempstead, New York…Was a 4 time All-County selection and a 4 time Team MVP… …Also lettered in basketball and soccer in high school…Named her basketball team’s MVP, All-County Player of the Year, Conference Player of the Year, and 2nd Team All-Nassau in her senior year of high school as well as her basketball team MVP and All-Division selection in her junior year…Named a member of the Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, and President of Athlete Helping Athletes in High School…Received Dan Sullivan Award and honored for outstanding performance in science, Spanish, physical education, health, and orchestra…Played travel ball for the Virginia Shamrocks…Graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012 where she majored in Health and Physical Education.