Christa Gammon
Christa Gammon


Fairview Heights, Ill.

High School:
Belleville East




Honors: Second-Team All-MVC (2010)...MVC Honor Roll (2008, 2009).

At Missouri State: The Bears' active career leader in steals (23), Christa Gammon

will once again be called upon to set the table for the MSU offense after leading the Missouri Valley Conference with 34 hits in league play as a junior.

2010: Gammon started 51 games as a junior, including 45 at second base ... ranked third overall in the MVC with 58 hits and seventh in the circuit with a .337 batting average to earn second-team All-MVC honors ... also finished among the league's top 10 individuals in runs scored (31) and triples (2) ... led the Bears in hits, steals (11), triples and runs scored ... had two separate six-game hitting streaks, including a stretch from April 25-May 8 in which she went 14-for-23 (.609) ... was also a stand-out on defense, committing only six errors in 191 chances in the field for a .970 fielding percentage ... batted .395 in conference play ... registered a team-high 15 multi-hit games, including a pair of four-hit contests ... hit .440 as the Bears' leadoff batter and .467 with runners in scoring position ... went 4-for-4 with five runs scored, three RBIs, two doubles and two steals against Evansville (March 27); hit .643 (9-of-14) with four doubles and five runs scored in four games against Evansville ... went 8-of-12 over MSU's three-game sweep of Indiana State (May 1-2) and 12-for-17 (.706) over a four-game stretch from May 1-8 ... had another four-hit game at UNI (May 8), notching her 100th career hit ... went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and two steals in the Bears' 6-1 victory over Illinois State (May 14) at the MVC Tournament.

2009: Gammon stared 30 games at second base as a sophomore, batting .228 in 114 at-bats overall with four stolen bases and a team-high eight sacrifices ... scored 15 runs, the third-highest total on the squad ... posted two separate hitting streaks of four games from Feb. 6-22, going a combined 12-for-35 over MSU's first 10 games of the season ... went 3-for-5 with two runs scored against Butler (2/21) in a 7-1 MSU win ... was 3-for-4 with an inside-the-park home run, two RBIs and two runs scored against Central Arkansas (2/22) ... recorded four multi-hit games on the season, including two-hit games vs. UNI (3/14) and Illinois State (4/4).

2008: Gammon appeared in 42 games, making 14 starts at second and 21 as the Bears' designated player, as a freshman ... occupied the lead-off spot a team-high 21 times, with the Bears going 13-8 in those games ... recorded six multi-hit games and led the team with eight stolen bases in 11 attempts ... was perfect in the field in 38 chances ... posted hits in the Bears' first four games, going 5-of-13 with a double, an RBI, three runs scored and four steals in those contests ... went 2-for-2 with an RBI, a sacrifice bunt and three runs scored to help MSU rout Central Arkansas, 13-3 (2/24) ... registered her second four-game hit streak from March 2-12, turning in three two-hit games to hit .467 over that stretch ... tripled and drove in a run in the Bears' 7-2 loss to Drake in the championship game of the MVC Tournament (5/10) ... led the club with a .500 batting average (10-for-20), .600 slugging percentage and two stolen bases during the fall 2008 campaign.

Background: Gammon was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Belleville (Ill.) East High School ... served as team captain and was team MVP, a Golden Glove recipient, a first-team All-Metro East, all-area and all-conference selection, as well as a Super 60 Illinois participant her senior year ... led East to the state tournament and was named first-team all-area and all-metro shortstop.

Personal: Christa Lynn Gammon is the daughter of Jackie and Eileen Gammon ... born September 27, 1988, in Belleville, Ill. ... majoring in advertising.

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