UW Health Sports Medicine 

Katie Christner
Katie  Christner


Tinley Park, Ill.

High School:
Victor J. Andrew




2015: Played in all 52 games, starting 49 ... tallied a season-best two runs four times ... hit two doubles, one vs. DePaul (3/1) and one vs. Furman (3/13) ... was walked a career-high three times vs. New Mexico State (2/27) ... scored 22 runs, which ranked sixth best on the team

Played in 41 games, starting in 24 ... went two-for-two with a run and double vs. North Dakota (4/9) ... recorded a career-high three hits, including a double and triple against Green Bay (4/16) ... scored two runs on three occasions

2013: Played in 40 games, starting in 26 ... recorded first career hit against Presbyterian (2/8) ... scored first career run at Charlotte (2/8) ... hit first career home run against Notre Dame (2/10) to lead the Badgers to a 6-5, 10-inning win over the Irish ... tied for seventh on UW freshman single-season stolen base record list with seven ... .875 stolen base percentage is tied for fifth

High School: Four-year letterwinner ... named first-team all-conference sophomore and junior year ... Southwest Suburban all-conference sophomore, junior and senior year ... Illinois Coaches' Association second-team sophomore, junior and senior year ... earned Scholar Athlete award all four years... earned Chicago Sun-Times all-area honorable mention junior year ... named Southtown Star all-area senior year ... earned Chicago Tribune all-state honorable mention senior year ... made Chicago Tribune Scholar Athlete team senior year ... named Victor J. Andrew Female Athlete of the year senior year ... head coach was Jim Holba ... letterwinner in volleyball sophomore year ... was a National Merit commended student and earned the Community Service Award for over 100 hours of service ... Graduated first in class of 530

Personal: Parents are Randy and Julie Christner... her father, Randy, played baseball at Cornell and mother, Julie, played soccer at Walsh University ... has two younger siblings, Kelly and Travis ... enjoys hanging out with friends and family, coaching the Grissom Middle School softball team and reading ... major is undecided

Why Wisconsin?

"It has an amazing mix of everything you could be looking for in a college experience (besides warm weather, of course). The campus, athletics, academics and social life are all top tier."

Off the Field with Katie

Favorite Coach quote: "You're all just sitting around having tickle fights..." -Coach Schneider

If you were stranded on an island, which two teammates would you bring with you and why? Taylor-Paige Stewart and Megan Tancill because they are both nerds and would calculate the means to get off the island.

Greatest fear: One time at my cabin, I was driving in the middle of the night with my sister and a friend. On the side of the road, we saw a lady with pale skin and dark hair. She had blanket around her and was facing away from the road. She didn't move when she heard us coming, and it was the creepiest thing I've ever witnessed. So my biggest fear is having the "Hexie Witch" come for me.

What is your favorite movie line or scene? Dirty Dancing - "Nobody puts baby in the corner."

What is your favorite book? The Divergent series

Season Highs
At Bats 4 (3x) MR at Michigan, May 4
Runs 2 (3x) MR at Michigan, May 2
Hits 3 vs. Green Bay, April 16
Doubles 1 (2x) MR vs. Green Bay, April 16
Triples 1 vs. Green Bay, April 16
Home Runs N/A
Runs Batted In 1 (3x) MR at Michigan, May 2
Walks 2 vs. Purdue, April 26
Strikeouts 2 (2x) MR at Michigan, May 4
Stolen Bases 2 (2x) MR vs. Purdue, April 26
Hitting Streak N/A
Career Highs
At Bats 4 (6x) MR at Michigan, May 4, 2014
Runs 3 vs. Eastern Michigan, March 16, 2013
Hits 3 (3x) MR vs. Green Bay, April 16, 2014
Doubles 1 (3x) MR vs. Green Bay, April 16, 2014
Triples 1 vs. Green Bay, April 16, 2014
Home Runs 1 vs. Notre Dame, February 10, 2013
Runs Batted In 3 vs. Presbyterian, Feb. 9, 2013
Walks 2 (2x) MR vs. Purdue, April 26, 2014
Strikeouts 2 (9x) MR at Michigan, May 4, 2014
Stolen Bases 2 (2x) MR vs. Purdue, April 26, 2014
Hitting Streak 4, March 3-10, 2013


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