KK McCoy Grinstead

Krista “KK” McCoy Grinstead left her mark on the softball field during the four years that she wore the Bruin uniform. KK lettered all four years in softball and also earned three letters in basketball and one in soccer. During her freshman year she batted .386, which was the lowest average of her high school career, with 20 RBI’s, 27 runs scored and 34 hits. During her senior year campaign she batted .485, had an .890 on base percentage, was successful on 92% of her stolen base attempts, had 66 hits, scored 46 runs and had 19 RBI’s with only two strike outs. McCoy earned All-District, All-Conference and All-State honors that season.

KK moved to Stillwater for college and played softball for the Oklahoma State Cowgirls. In her junior season KK was the Cowgirls leading hitter, batting .319. She had 52 hits, which was the most for the team, and scored 27 runs. She was no slouch in the field, either, as she had a .963 fielding average. McCoy batted .278 during her senior season at OSU, notching 44 hits and 20 runs scored. The Cowgirls finished 46-12 that season.

During her time at OSU McCoy earned All-Big 8 honors in 1992 and was second team academic All-Big 8 that season as well. The Cowgirls played in a 24-inning game versus KU that season. In 1993 she was 1st team All-Regional, 3rd team All-American and was an academic All-American with a GPA of 3.46. Also, during the ’93 season, McCoy and her teammates upset number one ranked UCLA 1-0 in 13 innings vs legendary pitcher Lisa Fernandez in front of a record crowd of 5,017 fans.

McCoy graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1995 and then from the KU Medical Center School of Allied Health in 1996. KK now resides in Florida for most of the year and Sturgis, SD for several months during the summer. She is married to Carl and has three children, Si, Sal and Kadrianna

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