REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2003): Finished third on the team in slugging percentage (.409) ... played in 10 games for the Blazers and started in eight ... showed off her power-hitting ability as she blasted a home run and added a double in only 22 at-bats ... recorded 23 assists and posted an impressive .967 fielding percentage ... posted a significant .333 batting average with runners in scoring position ... registered a .455 success rate in advancing base-runners ... helped lead the Blazers to the 2003 Samford Fall Tournament title as she scored the game-winning run against Samford.
MEDICAL REDSHIRT SEASON (2002): Was forced to sit out the year due to an injury to her shoulder.
HIGH SCHOOL (1999-02): Attended Vestavia Hills High School in Vestavia, Ala. ... named a Second-Team All-Alabama performer ... earned Best Offensive Player honors during her sophomore season ... named the Most Improved Defensive Player as a junior and earned the team captaincy during her senior year ... accumulated a total of seven varsity letters, three in basketball and four in softball ... named a Who's Who Among High School Students ... played for the Birmingham Vipers, coached by Larry Willis.
PERSONAL: Full name is Carrie Lea Christophel ... born April 1, 1983, in Cincinnati, Ohio ... majoring in criminal justice ... parents are Rick and Connie Christophel ... twin sister Sara also plays softball at UAB.
Favorite TV Show: NYPD Blue
Favorite Movie: Animal House
If I played another sport, it would be: Golf
Favorite Musical Group: Robert Earl Keene
I came to UAB because: I liked the atmosphere of living in a big city