Stefanie Christoferson
Stefanie Christoferson


Santa Barbara, CA

High School:
San Marcos



2001: One of three Flames to play in all 71 games during the season?became the softball program?s second All-American earning third-team honors?named to the All-Great Lakes Region First Team?Midwestern Collegiate Conference Player of the Year for the second straight year and was also a member of the All-MCC First Team?2001 MCC Tournament MVP after hitting .500 with two home runs and five RBI?posted career-bests with a .380 batting average, 14 home runs and 56 RBI?her 14 blasts set a new UIC single-season record?set the NCAA record for career games played on April 28, playing in career game No. 292?played in 304 games in her career?broke the UIC career hits record on April 21 at Detroit, collecting career knock No. 284 with a home run to leftfield?owns the UIC career record with 37 home runs?all in all, ranks in the top 10 in the career rankings in 11 offensive categories?led the nation with 24 doubles?owned 24 multi-hit games and 15 multi-RBI outings during the season?hit three home runs ? tying the UIC single-game record with two in game one - rapped out two doubles and drove in six in the Flames? doubleheader sweep at Detroit on April 21?launched a game-breaking home run in UIC?s upset win over #10 DePaul on April 18?three-time MCC Player of the Week?currently in the midst of a 12-game hitting streak?tabbed a hit in 13 of her last 14 games?finished her career with a .344 batting average (312 hits) with 37 HR and 179 RBI.

2000: UIC?s triple-crown leader with team-highs in batting average (.346), home runs (11) and RBI (44)?named 2000 MCC Player of the Year, as well as All-MCC First-Team while taking home Second-Team All-Great Lakes Region honors?named to the MCC All-Tournament team after going 2-for-3 in the championship game with a two-run homer and three total RBI?missed the 2000 NCAA Region 8 Championships with a broken finger?her 11 round-trippers tied Samantha Iuli for the most hit by a UIC player in a single season?led squad with 10 multi-RBI games, including a career-best five RBI effort versus Baylor of February 12, which included a pair of home runs, tying the school record for dingers in a game?owned the UTA Classic in Arlington, Texas, going 12-for-20 at the plate in the tournament with four home runs and 10 RBI?hit a pair of walk-off home runs this season, most recently against Eastern Illinois on April 13?set a school record with a hit in six consecutive at bats, going 4-for-4 versus Loyola on April 1 then getting hits in her first two at-bats at Butler on Arpil 9?tied the school record for hits in a game with four versus Loyola on April 1?owned a 10-game hitting streak between March 25 and April 25?batted .667 with the bases loaded for the Flames.

1999: First Team All-MCC and Second Team All-Great Lakes Region selection?two-time MCC Player of the Week honoree?handled a pitching staff that compiled a 0.63 ERA in MCC play?committed just two errors all season and none after the third game of the year?strung together a nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 19-27?had 26 multi-hit games including eight three-hit outings?drove in three runs on six occasions?was perfect at the plate against East Carolina, IUPUI and Loyola, going 3-for-3 in each contest?swiped a pair of bases versus Middle Tennessee State?was 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in a victory at No. 9 South Carolina?circled the bases with a home run in a win over Maryland.

1998: Excellent defensive catcher, started all 77 games behind the plate?named to the MCC All-Newcomer Team and the All-MCC Second Team?ranked second on the team with 11 stolen bases?gunned down 22 of 49 would-be base stealers?kicked off her career in auspicious fashion, clubbing a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning as UIC pulled out a 2-1 victory over Texas-San Antonio?hit safely in 10 of her first 11 games?had 13 multi-hit games?tied a UIC single-game record with a pair of triples in a victory over Florida International?went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI in a win against Central Michigan?batted .371 in MCC action and played error-free defense?homered en route to a 3-for-4 effort against DePaul on April 28?hit safely in all three games at the NCAA Regional?went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI versus Ball State.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in both softball and basketball at San Marcos High School?helped her softball teams to league championships as a freshman and junior?first-team all-league selection all four years?also was an all-county pick?named the Athlete of the Year in 1997?listed in Who?s Who in Sports.

Personal: Daughter of Bud and Kathy Christoferson?born July 25, 1978?majoring in sociology.