Nittany Lions and Buckeyes kick off at 6 p.m. Friday
2013 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Appeared in 12 games as pitcher, starting seven ... Pitched a season-high five innings vs. Texas (3/15), registering a season-best two strikeouts ... Contributed to a 3-0 shutout at Indiana (4/6).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Earned All-State AAA first team in 2011 and second team honors in 2010 ... Named All-DelCo first-team and All-Central League first team in 2010-11 ... Named All-Main Line Media News Softball Player of the Year twice ... Lettered four years in softball coached by Jessica Verguldi-Scott at Radnor ... Played club ball for the Newtown Rock Gold directed by Rick Waye ... Lettered once in volleyball.
Christine Von Pusch was born April 9, 1994, in Tampa, Fla., to Rick and Linda Von Pusch ... Has eight siblings: Brooke, Brandon, Tara, Igor, Boris, Maria, Katarina, and Greg ... Majoring in finance with a minor in engineering or Spanish ... Intends to apply for graduate school after Penn State.