Club Team: St. Louis Fusion Picked Mizzou Over: Michigan, Iowa, Texas
2011: Nottelmann followed up her stellar sophomore campaign with another impressive season as a junior, as she posted a 17-1 record on the season along with a 1.91 earned run average, which was the eighth-best in the Big 12. Her .944 winning percentage broke the school record for highest single season percentage at Missouri. She opened the season with a victory over San Diego State, throwing all five innings in Mizzou's season-opening run-rule victory, allowing just one run on four hits. The following week, she recorded her first of three saves, striking out two in a scoreless seventh inning against Temple. She won her next three starts, giving up just one earned run in each of the contests while tossing complete games in two of them. She threw her second career no-hitter on March 5 against Saint Louis, striking out six in five innings of work. A few weeks later, Nottelmann tossed back-to-back complete game shutouts, picking up victories against Illinois State and Western Michigan. Overall, she started the year with 11 consecutive wins. Against Evansville on April 6, she struck out a season-high 10 batters in a complete game effort, allowing two runs without any walks. She picked up her third save of the season against Northern Iowa, throwing three scoreless innings of relief while striking out four. She threw the last inning against SIU-Edwardsville, striking out two batters to combine with teammate Chelsea Thomas for a perfect game. She didn't allow any earned runs against Western Illinois, picking up the win in another complete game effort. She earned her 15th win of the season and clinched the Big 12 title for the Tigers in game two against Iowa State, allowing one unearned run while striking out three. She won both games against Illinois State on May 21 at the NCAA Regionals, tossing all 12 innings against the Redbirds with seven strikeouts. Honors: First Team Academic All-Big 12
2010: Finished the season with 24 wins, the third most in the Big 12 and the 10th most in school history. Struck out 165 batters, sixth most in the league, and recorded eight shutouts, the fourth most in the league. Her 2.09 ERA for the season was the eighth-best amongst league pitchers. Limited opposing hitters to a batting average of just .217. Picked up her first win of the year against Virginia Tech at the NFCA Leadoff Classic. Threw two scoreless innings in relief against Northern Iowa for her first save of the year. Won back-to-back starts against Bradley (March 13) and Wichita State (March 17), combining for just three hits allowed and zero runs in the two games. Her first seven inning complete game of the season came in the first game of the Kansas doubleheader on April 7. Got her tenth win of the year out of the bullpen against SIU on April 14. Nailed down her second save of the year against Texas Tech, pitching 1.2 innings of one hit ball out of the pen. Threw her first career no-hitter against Missouri S&T on April 21, as she struck out 10 batters in five innings for her career-best 12th win of the year. Followed that up the following day with a 13 strikeout performance against Central Methodist, the most she's recorded in a single game. Against Central Methodist on April 29, Nottelmann came within one out of another no hitter as she picked up win number 15. Went a perfect 3-0 at the NCAA Columbia Regional, throwing 17 innings while allowing only two earned runs and striking out 15. In her last 10 starts of the year, she threw a complete game eight times. In NCAA Tournament play, Nottlemann went 5-2 with a 1.47 ERA, while also notching 30 strikeouts and just seven walks. Honors: First Team Academic All-Big 12.
2009: Kristin Nottelmann proved to be a dual threat to Missouri opponents in 2009. The Tiger right-handed pitcher owned the best ERA in the Big 12 Conference (1.25), led the league in saves (three), good enough for 26th best in the nation and held opponents to a .189 batting average, good enough for second best in the Big 12. In conference games alone, Nottelmann led the Big 12 with a 1.47 ERA, holding opponents to a league best .190 average. Nottelmann made eight starts and 24 appearances in the circle, notching an 11-2 record in her first year with the Tigers. In 73 innings, the freshman allowed just 13 earned runs. In the second start of her collegiate career, Nottelmann threw a season best seven strikeouts in six innings against San Diego, March 1, also earning her first solo shutout. Honors: All-Big 12 Second Team.
At the plate, Nottelmann averaged .296 on the year and .321 in Big 12 games. Taking on Big 12 opponent Baylor in Waco, Texas, Nottelmann had a 2-for-3 outing, credited with one RBI, a seventh inning double to left field, and one run scored. She tripled to right field in the fourth to reach base and eventually score. Nottelmann was 2-for-3 against the Red Raiders of Texas Tech, singling in the third and doubling in the fourth, scoring both times she reached base.
Rockwood Summit: As a member of the Rockwood Summit softball team coached by Doug Robinson, Nottelmann was a part of the Falcons 2007 State Championship squad. She earned four all-conference and all-district awards, as well as all-region accolades her sophomore (2006), junior (2007) and senior (2008) seasons and first team all-state honors her junior (2007) and senior (2008) seasons. Additionally, Nottelmann was second team all-state as a sophomore (2006). Nottelmann was a three-time Most Valuable Player for Summit (2006, 2007 and 2008) and was named the Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year her junior campaign (2007). Nottelmann was also a member of the St. Louis Fusion club team for one year and a member of her high school basketball team as a freshman (2005). She earned nine total varsity letters, with four each in academics and softball and one basketball letter. Nottelmann also received the Honor Chord for math.
Personal: Kristin Nottelmann is the daughter of Jim and Gwyn Nottelmann and has two siblings, Evan (22) and Kaitlyn (12). She was born April 16, 1990.