2009
Christensen named all-region second team

Christensen named all-region second team
May 17, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine University freshman Laura Christensen (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg H.S.) has been named Second Team All-Great Lakes Region for NCAA Division III softball by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Christensen helped the Eagles' team to its first 30-win season (31-12) since 2001. Benedictine finished third in the NAC regular season standings. Christensen paced the Benedictine team in many categories, including batting average (.418), runs (30), at-bats (134), hits (56), stolen bases (16 of 19), sacrifice hits (5) and on-base average (.463). She also had three doubles and two triples, to go along with 11 walks. Christensen had 17 multi-hit games, including six three-hit efforts. She hit safely in 33 of the teams 42 games played.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.