CAREER: An experienced senior who provides MSU with some offense in the designated player position ... Has seen action in 54 career games, including one start in 2011 and one start in 2012 ... Recorded career highs in hits, doubles, RBIs and walks as a junior this past season ... A three-time NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete and SEC Academic Honor Roll member.
2012: Played in 29 games, mostly as the team's top pinch hitter ... Earned her only start of the season March 25 in the series finale vs. Tennessee at home ... Hit .182 with four hits, a double, two walks and four hit by pitches ... Named a 2012 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete as well as a 2012 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll selection ... Pinch-hit and singled in the six-run seventh inning in which MSU came from behind to win at South Alabama in the 2012 opener ... Hit a bases-clearing, three-run double in pinch-hit duty, including the game-winning RBI, to help State beat Memphis by a 9-6 score on the final day of the 2012 Mardi Gras Invitational ... Punched a base hit to left in a pinch-hit role in the win over SIU-Edwardsville at the Bulldog Round-Robin ... Earned a pitch-hit walk vs. DePaul at the NFCA Leadoff Classic ... Was hit by a pitch in back-to-back games against No. 12 Michigan and Jackson State ... Had a pinch-hit RBI single in the shutout win over Eastern Illinois at the Bulldog Classic ... Pinch hit and sacrificed Jessica Cooley over to second base on a bunt, setting up MSU's walk-off win on the next at-bat as Erin Nesbit scored Cooley in the home win vs. UAB ... Made her second career start and first one of 2012 in the home series finale against No. 12/11 Tennessee ... Drove in a run as a pinch-hitter in the second game of a Good Friday doubleheader sweep at Arkansas ... Pinch-hit in the run-rule win at home vs. Jackson State, recording an RBI with a bases-loaded walk ... Was hit by a pitch as a pinch-hitter in the series finale at Auburn.
2011: Named a 2011 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete as well as a 2011 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll selection ... Collected the first hit of her career in State's series opener at Kentucky, while drawing her first start as a Bulldog the following day ... Scored the first run of her career in State's April 19 win against Mississippi Valley State.
2010: Earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete and SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll accolades ... Played in seven games as a pinch-hitter, registering five at-bats ... Was hit by a pitch in her debut, a win against Oregon State at the Aggie Classic ... Drew a walk in State's victory at Southern Mississippi.
PRE-COLLEGE: Prepped for Emily Johnson at Community District 94 High School her senior season after playing for Jim Schaudt her first three years ... Hit .320 with eight doubles, a home run, 16 RBI and 11 runs scored in her senior season, leading her squad to a 27-6 record ... Tabbed Community's Female Athlete of the Year her senior season after leading her team to second place in the DuPage Valley Conference and the region finals ... Named Press Publications Honorable Mention for the second-straight year and was a unanimous selection for her second All-DuPage Valley Conference honor in as many seasons ... Collected a .335 batting average as a junior, hitting nine doubles, two triples and four home runs while driving in 16 runs and scoring 18 more ... Guided the Wildcats to the conference championship, regional title and 4A Sectional finals ... Earned all-conference accolades after guiding Community High School to a 24-9 record in 2008 ... Earned a pair of Softball Athlete of the Week honors during her junior campaign ... Played the summer of 2009 for DTA Elite and head coach Kevin Simpson ... Hit .371 with a home run, 15 RBI and 13 runs scored to pace DTA Elite to the Glen Ellyn Invitational championship and a third-place showing in the ASA Chicago Metro Tournament that qualified the team for ASA Nationals in Las Vegas ... Competed for Simpson's Illinois Thunder travel squad in 2008, hitting .542 with two home runs, six doubles, six triples, 19 RBI and 18 runs scored ... Collected a 1.042 slugging percentage with the Thunder ... Also played basketball for Community District 94, leading the 2006-07 team to the regional championship ... Earned Press Publications Honorable Mention and team MVP for her efforts on the hardwood during the 2007-08 season ... Four-time member of the Community High School Honor Roll ... Also received the Excellence in Math Award all four years of her high school career ... A four-time Academic All-Conference selection in softball and a two-time honoree for basketball ... Awarded the Presidents' Award for Educational Excellence in 2009 and the Community High School Academic Merit Award.
PERSONAL: Born Christine Michelle Rovtar on Jan. 4, 1991, in Hinsdale, Ill. ... Daughter of Steve and Debbie Rovtar ... Has two sisters, Allison and Kimberly ... Majoring in kinesiology (CLEP) ... Obsessed with musicals, with Glee being her favorite television show ... Starting physical therapy school this summer at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Ill.
AB 2, 2x, last vs. Tennessee, 3/25/12
R 1 vs. Mississippi Valley State, 4/19/11
H 1, 5x, last vs. Eastern Illinois, 3/3/12
RBI 3 vs. Memphis, 2/12/12
2B 1 vs. Memphis, 2/12/12
BB 1, 3x, last vs. Jackson State, 4/10/12