Sara Christophel - 11
Sara Christophel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Birmingham, Ala.

High School:
Vestavia Hills HS

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
04/01/1983

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R


JUNIOR SEASON (2004): Finished with the second-highest batting average on the team (.298) ... had a team-leading 12 doubles and added one triple ... her 74 total bases and .460 slugging percentage each led the squad ... led the team in stolen bases with 10, as she was successful on 10 of 11 attempts totaled 48 hits, which was good for second on the team, 17 of which went for extra bases ... finished the season with a .351 on-base percentage second on the squad with four homeruns ... scored the second-most runs (22) on the team ... recorded 18 RBI, which was the second-highest total of any Blazer ... her .983 fielding percentage ranked second on the team ... started 49 games ... recorded 53 putouts and had five assists ... had a three-hit, five-RBI performance in a 71 win at Chattanooga on March 20 and totaled 11 multi-hit games in all.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2003): Ranked No. 12 in Conference USA's final standings in batting average (.307) ... finished the season ranked eighth in the conference in sacrifice bunts (11) ... led the Blazers in batting average (.307), hits (50), total bases (69), sacrifice bunts (11), slugging percentage (.423) and on-base percentage (.358) ... finished the season with a perfect 1.000 stolen base percentage after stealing four bases on four attempts ... started in all 52 games that she played in ... registered 65 putouts and 19 assists and finished with a stellar .966 fielding percentage ... posted an impressive .315 batting average versus right-handed pitchers ... led the team with a .553 success rate in advancing runners on base ... helped guide the Blazers to the championship title of the 2003 Samford Fall Tournament by hitting .462 and compiling three RBI, a double and a triple.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2002): Played in 43 games and started in 31 ... named to the Conference USA All-Tournament team ... received C-USA Academic Honors ... finished the year with a .277 batting average in 94 total at-bats ... scored 21 runs on 26 hits and added a homerun, a triple and two doubles ... posted the team's third-highest on-base percentage (.333) and accumulated 33 total bases ... laid down seven crucial sacrifice bunts and registered seven stolen bases ... ended the season with seven RBI and eight walks ... recorded a .351 slugging percentage ... defensively, she finished with a .930 fielding percentage and eight assists.

HIGH SCHOOL (1998-01): Attended Vestavia Hills High School in Vestavia, Ala. ... earned seven varsity letters, three in basketball and four in softball.

PERSONAL: Full name is Sara Rebecca Christophel ... born April 1, 1983, in Cincinnati, Ohio ... majoring in criminal justice ... parents are Rick and Connie Christophel ... twin sister Carrie also plays softball at UAB.

BLAZER BITS:

Favorite Movie: Legally Blonde

10 years from now, I hope to be: A successful lawyer

Favorite internet Web site: www.espn.com

Person I would most like to meet: Mike Bibby

Favorite Actress: Reese Witherspoon

 
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