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Christie Zinanti Athlete Profile

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Christie Zinanti
Position: Pitcher Height: 5-10 Roster Years: 2007-2010 Hometown: Pueblo, CO

Conference Honors

  • 2009 MWC Pitcher of the Year
  • 2009 All-MWC
  • 2007 All-MWC
  • 2006 All-MWC

Career Summaries

One of the best pitchers in BYU softball history, Christie Zinanti's name is all over the BYU pitching records. She broke many records during her time as a Cougar. Zinanti was a consistent all-MWC player. In 2009, she won MWC Pitcher of the Year. She has one solo no-hitter and one combined no-hitter to her name, both coming in 2009. Check out the season summaries tab for more information.


  • Parents are Bob and Debbie Zinanti
  • Attended Pueblo West High School
  • Also lettered in basketball three years and golf two years
  • Mentioned in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd in Jan. 2005
  • Sports hero is Derek Jeter
  • Has one brother

Before BYU

  • Back-to-back State Champion in 2004-2005 at Pueblo West HS
  • Named State Tournament MVP both years
  • 2004 all-Colorado Pitcher of the Year and 4A Player of the Year
  • 2005 all-Colorado and 4A Pitcher of the Year
  • Four-time first-team all-conference
  • Three-time first-team all-state
  • All-state honorable mention freshman year

2007 | Freshman Year

  • Became just the second pitcher in program history to record a 20-win season
  • Recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts against University of Utah on April 27
  • Second in the MWC with 20 total wins
  • First in the MWC with 10 wins in league-play
  • Named to MWC All-Conference Team
  • Two-time Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week for the weeks of April 17 and May 1

2008 | Sophomore Year

  • Was a significant contributor to a BYU pitching staff that held a 2.20 ERA and kept opponents to a .187 batting average
  • Made 31 appearances, starting in 21 games tossing 8 complete games a 2 shutouts
  • Held an 11-8 record in 117 innings pitched with a 3.53 ERA
  • Struck out a season-high 11 batters against Drake on Feb. 29

2009 | Junior Year

  • MWC Pitcher of the Year
  • Ranks 44th in the nation for ERA
  • Threw the first half of a combined no-hitter against then No. 21 Fresno State on March 5, striking out seven in five innings
  • Struck out a career-best 11 batters on three different occasions against the University of Kansas on Feb. 20, North Dakota on March 28 and the UNLV Rebels on April 17
  • Threw 10 innings aainst Ball State in the Cougars' 5-4 victory
  • Threw a complete game no hitter March 28 against North Dakota
  • Named MWC Pitcher of the Week twice
  • Set a personal single-season best with 207 strikeouts
  • All-MWC selection
  • Ranks in the No. 1 position in BYU all-time wins, strikeouts and innings pitched
  • Recorded her second 20+ win season with 21, with only three others sharing that achievement in BYU all-time history

2010 | Senior Year

  • Played in 27 games, starting 19
  • Finished as the second winningest pitcher in BYU history with 63 wins
  • Also finished second in BYU history with 524 strikeouts
  • Has pitched the most innings in school history at 572.2
  • Was second in the MWC in opposing batting average (.217) and fifth in the MWC in strikeouts (91)
  • Pitched 7 innings with 7 strikeouts, 6 walks, 1 hit and 1 earned run in a win over New Mexico (5/1) on Senior Day
  • In game one of a doubleheader against Idaho State (4/27), pitched 6 innings, struck out 8, walked 5 and gave up 3 hits and no runs in the win
  • Pitched a complete-game win with 2 earned runs, 6 hits and 7 strikeouts against Cal Poly (2/26)