Kristin graduated with honors from Pius X in 1999. She was the recipient of a full-ride scholarship to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). At UNL, she was an “A” student and studied accounting and finance. She was killed in an automobile accident in February 2003. She would have been married in June and graduated from college in August of that same year.
According to her parents, Kristin blossomed in her faith life while at Pius X. Whenever possible, she attended daily Mass. She continued her faith in college by joining the Newman Center at UNL. While at Pius X, she attended a National Walk for Life in Washington, D.C. and prayed at Planned Parenthood. She was involved in the Pius Right to Life Club, yearbook staff, Students Organized Against Drugs and Alcohol (SOADA) Organization and was a pitcher for the softball team. She enjoyed rollerblading, tennis, racquetball and being surrounded by many friends. She also enjoyed bargain shopping and going to garage sales.
At the time of her death, she had three jobs. She spent time working with an autistic cousin, had an internship with KPMG Accounting and worked at the Lincoln Racquet Club, who now hosts a benefit tournament in Kristin’s memory each February.
Kristin’s parents established this scholarship because attending Pius X had such a strong impact on Kristin’s spiritual life.