Nittany Lions visit Panthers for last non-conference game of the season
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2014)
2015 (JUNIOR YEAR) Made five appearances, including one start... 0-0 with a 9.33 ERA... Nine innings, five strikeouts... 5.2 innings, allowed four hits, two runs and struck out four vs. Georgia Tech(2/7).
2014 (SOPHOMORE YEAR) Started seven games in the circle with 15 additional appearances, totaling 51.2 innings of work ... Posted a 2-2 record, striking out 29 batters on the season ... Pitched a complete game, one-hit shutout against Yale (Mar. 15) ... Had first-career complete game came against Dartmouth (Mar. 1) ... Fanned a season-best four at Michigan State (Apr. 5) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2013 (FRESHMAN YEAR) Appeared in 12 games as pitcher, starting seven ... Pitched a season-high five innings vs. Texas (Mar. 15), registering a season-best two strikeouts ... Contributed to a 3-0 shutout at Indiana (Apr. 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.
PERSONAL Full name is Christina Von Pusch ... Born April 9, 1994, in Tampa, Fla. ... Parents are Rick and Linda Von Pusch ... Has three siblings, Brooke, Brandon and Tara ... Majoring in supply chain and information systems with a minor in management information systems ... Intends to apply for graduate school after Penn State.