The freshman infielder talks about her favorite things and more in this Q&A.
2015: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 47 games, starting 32, 22 at third base and 10 as the designated player … batted .256 with 14 runs, 13 RBI, three doubles, a triple and two home runs, including an inside-the-parker vs. Memphis … reached base via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 23 games, including a current six-game stretch … put together a four-game hit streak from April 26 to March 1 … tallied multiple hits in five games, including a perfect 3-for-3 effort vs. Long Island … drove in the game-tying RBI against Iowa and the game-winner against Long Island … scored two game-winning runs, vs. #24 Texas A&M and Long Island … laid down six sacrifice bunts, ranking tied for seventh among Big Ten players, and lifted two sacrifice flies … drew seven walks and was hit by pitch twice … in conference play, scored three runs, tallied two doubles and a triple and accounted for two RBI … drew five walks and was hit by a pitch once … defensively, posted a .934 fielding percentage.
2014: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 41 games at third base or as a pinch hitter, starting eight at third base and one as the designated player ... posted .200 average with eight hits, including three doubles ... drove in six RBI and scored four runs ... recorded four perfect days at the plate, including a 2-for-2 effort vs. Mississippi Valley State ... drew eight walks ... laid down two sacrifices and lifted a sacrifice fly.
2013: Received team's Heart of a Champion award, given to the player who is willing to put it all on the line for the team ... Saw action in 21 games, starting 13 at third base ... batted .209 with nine hits and three walks ... posted a five-game hit streak from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22 ... tallied multiple hits in two games, going 2-for-3 against Drake and Nebraska ... first collegiate hit was a leadoff single up the middle in the second inning against Drake ... drove in an RBI against Nebraska ... scored two runs, one against Drake and one against Michigan ... made good on 39 of her 40 defensive chances for a .975 fielding percentage.
High School: A two-time all-state selection, earning second team accolades her junior and senior years ... an FACA All-Star selection as a senior after batting .382 with 22 runs, 14 RBI and a home run ... batted .421 with 17 runs and 14 RBI as a junior en route to Miami Herald all-county first team honors and the Jen Cordero Gold Glove Award ... garnered second team all-Broward county honors as a sophomore and third team accolades as a freshman, when she led the team with 36 RBI ... led team to FHSAA Class 5A District titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011 ... a 2012 Miami Herald Silver Knight Award nominee ... plays summer ball for the Gold Coast Hurricanes ... Founder of RBIs for Cancer.
Personal: Full name is Christie Jo Parsons ... born Dec. 25, 1993 ... parents are Jim and Jodi Parsons ... has one sister, Sammie ... plans on majoring in physical therapy.