BIO : Professional
Williams is entering her third season in the National Pro Fastpitch. Last year she was among the league leaders in wins, strikeouts and ERA. She should again compete for the pitching triple crown in 2006.
Christa was named the 2004 Pitcher of the Year. Christa?s international experience is as follows: Member of the Team USA that won the Gold Medal in the 2000 Olympics, 1996 Olympics, 1999 US Olympic Cup, and 1998 ISF World Championship. She was also a member of the USA Blue which finished third at the 1999 Canada Cup and was presented the Top Pitcher Award and was the youngest participant at the USA Softball Women?s National Team Camp in Sept. 1994. In her international debut, she pitched two shutouts and a perfect game to help the USA National Team go 15-0 and win the Pan American Qualifier. She went 3-0 with 45 strikeouts and no earned runs in 19 innings.
At the national level, Christa was a bronze medalist at the 1998 and 1999 Coca-Cola USA Softball Women?s National Team Festivals, member of the North squad that won the silver medal at the 1997 USA Softball National Team Festival, 1997 ASA First Team All American, 1996 ASA Second Team All American, U.S. Olympic Committee Athlete of the Month in July 1995 and placed Third in the 1995 ASA Girl?s 18-Under Gold Fast Pitch National Championship and Seventh in 1996.
University of Texas
After transferring to the University of Texas, she was named NCAA All-American 3 times (1999 - Second Team, 1998 - First Team, 1997 - Third Team), First Team All-Big 12 and All-Midwest Region, 1998 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and NCAA Regional MVP. During her year at UCLA, she finished second in the 1997 NCAA Women?s College World Series and was named to the First Team All-Pac 10 and All-College World Series Team.
At Dobie High School, Christa was a 3-time All American, a finalist for the 1996 ?Dial Award? and a 4-time Houston-area MVP. She pitched a perfect game with 14 strikeouts and drove in the game-winning RBI to lead the Lady Longhorns (33-0) to the Class 5A state softball title in 1995. The Dobie Longhorns were the State and Regional champs in 1993.