Field Hockey

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Kaitie Kirchner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Greensburg Central Catholic

Position:
Forward

Major:
Industrial Engineering

Kaitie Kirchner

03/05/2012

Buckeyes Selected to NFHCA National Academic Squad

Ohio State has had at least 10 selections for six-consecutive years

Ohio State Career Honors: 2011 Academic All-Big Ten ... two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete (2010) ... two-time NFHCA National Academic honoree (2010 and 2011).

2011 (Sophomore Season):
Played two games for the Scarlet and Gray ... recorded minutes in a 4-1 road win at Kent State (Sept. 18) and a win vs. Ball State (Sept. 27).

2010 (Freshman Season): Played in two games for the Buckeyes in 2010 at the forward position ... saw action in two Buckeye victories at home against Robert Morris (Sept. 29) and Ball State (Oct. 27) in Columbus.

Prior to Ohio State: Started playing field hockey as a sophomore at Greenburg Central Catholic ... helped lead high school squad to the playoffs for the first time in program history as senior captain ... played for East Coast Field Hockey ... with club team, played at National Hockey Festival in California ... played in USA Futures field hockey program for two years (2009 and 2010) ... traveled to Germany to play indoor field hockey, gaining international experience (Feb. 2010).

Personal:
Daughter of Norman and Janine Kirchner ... has two siblings, David and Taylor ... enjoys traveling, snowboarding and figure skating ... mother played basketball, volleyball and track in college at California University of Pennsylvania ... brother, David, plays ice hockey at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. ... grandmother played field hockey at Slippery Rock University ... great-grandfather played in the minor league system for the Pittsburgh Pirates ... lists greatest sports thrill as playing field hockey in Germany ...wants to continue to play field hockey in Europe after graduation ... prior to field hockey, was a competitive figure skater for nine years at the Pittsburgh Figure Skating Club ... also competed on high school track and field team for four years.

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