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#20 Christina Novak
Position: Outfielder
Height: Outfielder
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rockford, Mich.
High School: Rockford HS
Eligibility: Senior
Christina Novak
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 06/08/2010

2010 — Played in 45 games, starting 44 times in center field … belted a career-high eight home runs (tied for second in school history) to finish her career with a school record 19 homers … led the team with 23 steals in 25 attempts … scored 32 runs and drove in 19 … batted .252 with a .341 on-base percentage and a .476 slugging percentage … drew 17 walks (second on the team) … went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI against SIU-Edwardsville (3/20) … belted a grand slam and stole three bases at Detroit (3/24) … went 3-for-5 with a leadoff home run against Miami in the MAC Tournament … had eight multi-hit games and three multi-RBI outings.

2009 — Started 41 games … led the team with five home runs, 19 RBI, 21 runs scored and 15 stolen bases … batted .229 overall and .164 in the MAC … named MAC West Player of the Week after being hitting .368 with three home runs and eight RBI in five games at the Troy Cox Classic, earning all-tournament team honors in the process … homered to drive in the only run of the game while also stealing a base in a win over Harvard (3/7) … went 2-for-3 with a career-high three steals while scoring two runs and drawing a walk in win over Boston (3/10) … finished 3-for-4 with a pair of steals, two runs scored and a double in a win over Jacksonville (3/13) … scored a career-high three runs in a win over Detroit (4/14) … blasted another homer at Western Michigan (4/25) … followed that up with a 3-for-4 outing with two steals and a pair of RBI in the second game at Western Michigan (4/26) … went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk and three RBI in a victory over Toledo (5/2).

2008 — Started all 45 games … team’s third-leading hitter with a .326 batting average and batted .262 in MAC play … second on the team with 24 RBI and 16 of them came with two outs … ranked fifth in the MAC and 45th nationally with 0.44 stolen bases per game … stole 20 bases in 21 attempts … posted 13 multiple-hit games and a team-high-tying six multiple-RBI games … put together a 13-game hitting streak … went 5-for-7 with four RBI and four runs scored in a doubleheader at Toledo (4/11) … was hitting .385 through the first 36 games but went 3-for-29 over the final nine games of the year to drop batting average 59 points.

2007 — Played in 40 games with 37 starts … batted .202 with a .200 MAC average … drove in 25 runs and hit four homers, both second most on the team … named to the MAC Championships all-tournament team after hitting three home runs and driving in six runs in CMU’s four games … tied a CMU single-game record by blasting two homers in the MAC Tournament championship game against Eastern Michigan (5/12) … of the 20 hits on the year, 10 went for extra bases … also homered at Northern Illinois (4/1) and versus Miami in the MAC Tournament (5/10) … had three multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games.

HIGH SCHOOL — Honorable mention all-state by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association as a senior … four-time all-conference, all-district and all-region pick … team co-MVP as a senior … twice a team captain … Grand Rapids Press Player to Watch … Advance Newspapers all-north first team as a junior and senior … earned letters in softball (four) and basketball (two) … graduated cum laude … named school’s female athlete of the year … high school coach was Casey Munger and played summer ball for Finesse and coach Kevin Kilburn.

PERSONAL — Born Christina Lynne Novak on November 12, 1987 in Grand Rapids, Mich. … nicknames are Tina, Moose and Rocko … parents are Mike and Debra Novak … integrated studies major … carries a 3.02 grade point average … lists Tom Brady as sports hero and parents as non-sports heroes … attended the same high school as former CMU football players and NFL linemen Joe Staley and Adam Kieft … claims her best non-athletic talent is remembering song lyrics … lists greatest moment in athletics as hitting two home runs in the MAC championship game as a freshman … credits her father as making her the player she is today … favorite food is anything with potatoes.

Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2007.... .202 40-37 99 17 20 5 1 4 25 39 .394 14 0 38 1 .296 2 3 2-4 18 1 4 .826
2008.... .326 45-45 138 24 45 8 2 2 24 63 .457 11 2 32 1 .382 1 2 20-21 47 6 2 .964
2009.... .229 41-41 131 21 30 6 0 5 19 51 .389 11 2 24 2 .297 1 2 15-20 38 1 5 .886
2010.... .252 45-44 147 32 37 7 1 8 19 70 .476 17 3 34 0 .341 0 7 23-25 45 2 3 .940
TOTAL... .256 171-167 515 94 132 26 4 19 87 223 .433 53 7 128 4 .332 4 14 60-70 148 10 14 .919