Six-game run counts as the longest for PSU since 2008
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
Started seven games in the circle with 15 additional appearances, totaling 51.2 innings of work ... 2-2 record ... Pitched a complete game, one-hit shutout against Yale (3/15) ... First-career complete game came against Dartmouth (3/1) ... 29 strikeouts, fanning a season-best four at Michigan State (4/5) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
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
Lettered four years in softball coached by Jessica Verguldi-Scott at Radnor ... 2012 Pennsylvanie Gatorade Softball Player of the Year ... 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 ... Played club ball for the Newtown Rock Gold directed by Rick Waye ... Earned two letters in volleyball.
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.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of its strong combination of academics and athletics. I fell in love with the campus and the Penn State community."