Christie Zinanti Athlete Profile

#14 Christie Zinanti

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


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...2006 & 2009 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) ... started in the season finale against Arizona, pitching 2.1 innings with one strikeout ... pitched 0.2 innings against Texas in the NCAA Regional ... pitched 1 inning against Utah Valley, giving up no hits and no runs while striking out 1 ... earned her 11th win of the year at Utah State (5/10), striking out 2 in 3 innings ... pitched 5.1 innings at UNLV (5/7), striking out 6 with 2 earned runs ... won in the second game of a doubleheader at Southern Utah (5/4), striking out 5 with 3 hits, no runs and 1 walk ... 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 ... pitched 1.2 innings relief against New Mexico (4/30), striking out 2 ... 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 5.1 innings versus SDSU (4/23), striking out 3 with 6 walks and 3 earned runs ... came on in relief against UNLV (4/22), earning the win in 2 innings pitched with 4 strikeouts, 1 hit and no runs ... pitched a win, going the distance with 9 strikeouts ... pitched 3 innings with 3 strikeouts at UVU (4/13) ... pitched 1 inning versus SUU (4/7) ... struck out 1 versus Cal State Bakersfield (4/2) ... pitched 5.1 innings, striking out 8 batters against Santa Clara (3/27) ... pitched a complete game to defeat UC Santa Barbara (3/26), giving up no runs, 3 hits, no walks and striking out 2 ... pitched 1.1 innings against No. 8 Arizona State (3/13) ... pitched 1.1 innings with 1 strikeout against No. 19 Texas A&M (3/5) ... pitched a complete-game win with 2 earned runs, 6 hits and 7 strikeouts against Cal Poly (2/26) ... pitched 1 inning, striking out 2 against No. 1 Washington (2/25) ... pitched a complete game with 1 earned run and 6 strikeouts in a win against Illinois-Chicago (2/20) ... won against San Diego (2/19), pitching 4 innings with 3 earned runs and 2 strikeouts ... earned first win of the season against Seattle (2/12), pitching 5 innings with 6 strikeouts, 1 hit and no runs allowed ... struck out 5 over 6.2 innings against San Jose State (2/11)