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Kristina Inouye

School

Stanford

Position
Infield
Major
Computer Science (BS/MS)

Classroom

Inouye graduated in 2020 with a 3.48 GPA in her computer science major. She currently carries a 3.89 GPA in her pursuit of a master’s in computer science.

During the shortened 2020 season, she landed on the PAC-12 Honor Roll and the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team. In 2018 and 2019, Inouye earned PAC-12 All-Academic honors, while also being named a NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete in 2019.

Inouye is pursuing a career in product design with a focus on developing technology for social good and responsible design.

Character

Inouye has shown tremendous resilience to overcome numerous injuries during her five year career. Instead of walking away from softball, she fought through her injuries and found creative ways to maintain her fitness and continue her training when traditional methods were not possible.

Community

Inouye participated in the Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement (ACE) Program in 2017 – a partner program between Stanford and Duke, which gives student-athletes at both universities the opportunity to participate in international service projects.

After her freshman year, she spent three weeks in India with ACE volunteering at VIDYA School – a NGO-funded school seeking to empower low-resourced K-12 students. Inouye and her cohort taught sports and English to the students, with an emphasis on educational and leadership development.
Inouye has also utilized her background in design thinking in her volunteer efforts. She conducted research and product design for a program to connect formerly incarcerated individuals with services in their community, developed new methods for recruiting first-time blood donors for the Stanford Blood Center, and she taught students in Palestine the design-thinking process.

Competition

A four-year starter, Inouye earned PAC-12 All-Conference second team honors in 2019.

She has started all 185 games since she arrived at Stanford as a freshman, seeing time at shortstop and third base. Inouye has raised her batting average every season of her career, improving from a .274 average as a freshman to a .343 average in her 2020, COVID-shortened senior season. In her junior season, she led Stanford with 31 runs batted in and she finished second on the team with a .309 batting average.