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Nine post perfect 4.0 GPAs in 2015-16 to continue record-setting year for Nittany Lion student-athletes
The Nittany Lions fell 9-0 in it's Big Ten series finale
Friday, May 6 - Sunday, May 8 | Nittany Lion Softball Park and Beard Field
The Nittany Lions were unable to string their hits together against the Hawkeyes in the loss
BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR (2016)
2016 (SENIOR YEAR)
Made 20 appearances with six starts in the circle…Earned three wins and suffered just two losses…Hurled 39.2 innings in her senior season with 17 strikeouts…Combined for one shutout…Posted a 3.35 ERA, giving up 19 earned runs…Threw to all but one batter in a 2-1 loss to North Florida (2/28)…Tallied a season-high four strikeouts against North Florida…Had one putout and 12 assists for a perfect fielding percentage.
2015 (JUNIOR YEAR)
Made five appearances, including one start...Tossed nine innings with five strikeouts...Hurled a season-high 5.2 innings, allowed four hits, two runs and struck out four against Georgia Tech(Feb. 7)...Garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors.
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.
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.