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Christine Houghtaling
Christine Houghtaling

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, FL

High School:
Palmetto HS

Height:
5-7

Position:
OF

Major:
Communication


Senior (2009): Appeared in 43 games with 33 starts....hit 2-for-4 with an RBI,scored a run and threw a runner out at the plate against UMass in season opener...went 2-for-2 against Missouri...also threw runners out at the plate against Harvard and Middle Tennessee...had six stolen bases on the season...slapped an RBI double against Western Kentucky...

Junior (2008): Platooned in center field, playing in 28 games, including 25 starts...successful in her only stolen base attempt on the year...committed only one defensive error...went 1-for-3 in her first game of the season against Missouri State...had an RBI single against no. 6 LSU...had five game hitting streak during the season, going 7-for-19 (.368) during that time...threw runners out at home against Missouri State and Middle Tennessee...went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Towson...had a 2-for-3 game with 2 runs scored against Western Kentucky...also had a 2-for-3 game and scored against Troy...hit .300 with 2 outs.

Sophomore (2007): Missed significant time due to a shoulder injury...played in 11 games, mostly as a pinch runner...was able to see the field more near the end of the season...went 2-for-5 at the plate with a pair of runs scored and an RBI.

Freshman (2006): Batted .211 (16-for-76) on the season, including three doubles and a homerun...batted .346 with runners in scoring position (9-for-26), knocking in 12 runs...first-career hit came in a 1-0 loss to East Carolina (2/10)...first-career RBI and double came in a 3-4 loss to Purdue (2/10)...posted a career-high in hits (three), runs (two), and RBI (two) versus UMass (3/17)...two-run single helped the Owls pick up a 7-2 win over Florida International (4/4)...first-career homerun drove in two runs versus North Florida (5/1)...made two starts in NCAA Regional play...did not make an error all season, fielding 32 chances cleanly.

Travel Ball: Played for the Miami Stingrays.

High School: Played for Gator Rebhan at Miami Palmetto Senior High School where she was the 2002 Miami Herald Player of the Week and for a team that was the 2003 FHSSA 6A State Champions...in 2005 the Palmetto Panthers earned a FHSSA Runner-up finish...individually, earned 6A All-Dade Honorable Mention honors in 2003 and was Second Team All-Dade in 2004 and 2005.

Personal: Undecided in major...daughter of Mark and Nancy Houghtaling...born April 10, 1987, in Miami, FL...has one brother, David.

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