A highly-touted left-hander who will contribute immediately to the KU pitching staff ... Will be the first lefty pitcher to play for head coach Tracy Bunge ... Expected to throw a lot of innings early.
Four-year varsity softball player at Valencia, Calif. ... Earned All-Foothill league honors four straight years and led her team to four league championships ... A three-time league MVP, Santa Clarita Valley Player of the Year and Los Angeles Times Area Player of the Year ... Named to the Los Angeles Daily Times All-Area First-Team three times ... A four-time scholar-athlete ... Recipient of the Gatorade Will to Win Award ... Boasted a .27 ERA and 35-5 record her first three seasons ... Coached by Donna Lee.
Played for the OC Batbusters and was coached by Gary Haning ... Most memorable sports moment is playing in front of 65,000 fans in the 2004 Canada Cup, pitching a 17-inning shutout and being named tournament MVP.
Born Christina Marie Ross on Sept. 5, 1986 ... Daughter of Herb and Ginger Ross ... Is an only child ... Planning to major in business and journalism ... Also plays soccer and tennis.