Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Where Are They Now: Kirsten Shortridge

Who is she? Kirsten Shortridge, a former pitcher and outfielder for the Baylor Bears and LSU Tigers.

What is she known for? One of the top players in the class of 2010, "Shorty" was a solid prospect to play professional softball. After beginning her career by spending her freshman year as a Baylor Bear, she transferred to LSU and learned beneath Yvette Girouard's tutelage for the final three seasons of her career. Twice named to the all-conference squad in the SEC, Shorty also has two NFCA All-American awards atop her trophy case.

Here's a fun fact... though, as I mentioned, she was considered a good prospect to enter the ranks of professional softball, it was of her own volition that Shorty didn't go pro. She says "I was more interested in life after softball and have always had a dream of serving kids overseas and becoming a foster/adoptive parent." Thus-far, the first half of that dream has come true as Kirsten is currently a foster parent to two children. To quote her, "I couldn't be happier!"

What's she up to now? Kirsten works as a middle school special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana (the home of the Ragin Cajuns), instructing kids in the 5th-8th grade. After spending a couple of years in the collegiate coaching ranks, Kirsten's involvement with softball presently is by giving lessons and putting on and working camps.

Contact information: You can find Shorty on Facebook here. She has a Twitter page, though it has not been updated in several months. 

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