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The Nittany Lions earned their fourth shutout of the 2017 season
Friday, April 21-Sunday, April 23 | Nittany Lion Softball Park and Beard Field
Ziegler hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth to secure the sweep
The Nittany Lions split the day defeating South Dakota and falling to No. 8 Washington
Kristina Brackpool went 2-for-2 at the plate and drew one walk
2017 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Made 24 appearances with nine starts in her first season donning the Blue and White…Notched six hits and drove in two runs…Drew one walk and had three stolen bases…Earned her first collegiate hit against Oklahoma State (Feb. 11) on a pinch hit at-bat…Pinch ran against Georgia Tech (Feb. 18) and scored her first run…Went 2-for-2 at the plate and scored twice against Bucknell (April 19)…Drove in an RBI in back-to-back games against Rutgers (April 21-22).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Prepped at King Phillip High School where she was a two-sport athlete participating in softball and track and field…Holds three King Phillip High School records in track and field including: 300 meter, 4x400 meter relay and the 1600 sprint medley relay…Finished second in the All-New England Meet in the 4x400 relay and placed third in the 300 meter at the Massachusetts Division 2 Championship meet…Was named captain in her senior season…Competed in the New Balance Indoor Championships in her freshman and sophomore year…Notched Boston Herald, Boston Globe and Sun Chronicle All-Star honors as a track athlete…Helped the team to a state championship in her junior campaign…Was a four-year letter winner in softball…Earned 17 wins in her freshman season and helped the team to a quarterfinal appearance...Named a two-time Boston Globe, Boston Herald, HockomockSports.com and Sun Chronicle All-Star…Led her team to a final four appearance in the Southeastern Massachusetts Division 1 playoffs in her junior season…Named Premier Girls Fastpitch Northest High School All-American, ESPN Boston MIAA All-State Softball First Team, Hockomock League First Team All-Star, 2016 King Phillip High School Female Athlete of the Year and team captain in her senior campaign…Paced her team to a 2016 Massachusetts State Championship…Hit .469 with 45 hits including 10 extra-base hits and two home runs as a senior…Stole 28 bases on 28 attempts…Played travel ball for the Rhode Island Thunder Gold for four summers.
Full name is Christa Marie Wagner…Daughter of James and Melissa Wagner…Has one brother, Alex…Major is undecided.