SOPHOMORE / 2007
Appeared in 10 games on the mound after making the switch from catcher to pitcher ... was 0-1 with a 5.82 ERA in 17.0 innings of work ... struck out 16 batters against just four walks ... made six appearances in Big Ten action, posting an 0-1 record with a 7.56 ERA in 8.1 innings ... pitched a season-high 5.2 innings out of the bullpen at Alabama-Birmingham (3/13) ... struck out a season-best four batters in 3.2 scoreless innings at Penn State (5/5) ... did not allow an earned run in 2.0 innings vs. Iowa (5/12), striking out three.
FRESHMAN / 2006
Appeared in three games ... was a defensive substitution in two games vs. Chicago State (3/25-26), recording four putouts and one assist at catcher ... was hit by a pitch and had first collegiate at-bat vs. Valparaiso (4/26).
REDSHIRT / 2005
Redshirted in his first year at Purdue.
Four-year letterwinner at Maine West High School ... earned all-conference and all-area honors as a senior and was named team MVP and served as squad's captain, batting .352 ... helped team claim conference, regional and sectional championships during senior campaign, collecting 32 hits, including nine doubles, four triples and five home runs, scoring 44 runs and driving home 24 ... captained the team as a junior and earned all-conference accollades, hitting at a .296 clip with two doubles and one triple ... was a member of the National Honor Society and was a four-year honor roll student.
Full name is Christopher James Ivanic ... was born on April 26, 1985, in Park Ridge, Ill. ... son of Jim and Linda Ivanic ... has one sister, Stacey ... majoring in movement and sports science.