|CAREER AND 2001 HIGHS|
At Bats: 4 (four times)|
Runs: 2 vs. Kentucky (3/21) & Rhode Island (2/16)
Hits: 2 vs. Stephen F. Austin (4/7)
Hit Streak: 3 games (four times)
Runs Batted In: 3 vs. Rhode Island (2/16)
Doubles: 1 (four times)
Home Runs: 1 (five times)
Walks: 2 vs. Oregon State (2/11) & Hawaii (2/2)
Stolen Bases: 1 vs. Stephen F. Austin (4/7)
THE WEEKLYS ON ROUSTAN:
"An excellent defensive third baseman who has the ability to hit for power and average, Carissa is a true leader on the field. She gives one hundred percent in everything she does and we will count heavily on her to motivate the other infielders."
AS A SOPHOMORE (2001):
Proved to be a durable asset on the hot corner, as she was penciled in for all 59 Lady Vol outings... Ranked first in the SEC at third base with a fielding percentage of .970 despite being tested repeatedly...Did not commit an error over her final 40 games last spring...Delivered a solo homer to provide the Lady Vols with a 5-2 cushion at Florida on April 29...UT would go on to pick up its initial win in Gainesville...Nine of her 22 hits last season went for extra bases...Earned 10 free passes...Came through with four hits during the Lady Vol Spring Invite...Her solo home run in the sixth put the Orange up on Virginia, 3-1... Went 2-for-3 with a double versus Stephen F. Austin...Singled in game one of the series against Mississippi State...Contributed a pair of hits when #4 Alabama visited Tyson Park...Jacked a leadoff homer off UK's Morgan Marr to start the fifth in her home debut on March 21...The blast to right field broke an 0-for-21 hitless drought...Hosts would go on to post a 4-2 win...Enjoyed a fine day at the Triangle Classic in Raleigh, N.C., on Feb. 16...Belted first career homer in the fifth inning of a 4-0 blanking of Illinois and later cranked a three-run shot during a 12-0 whipping of Rhode Island...The first hit of her UT career was a two-bagger versus Hawaii.
JUNIOR COLLEGE (2000):
Attended Palomar Community College in San Marcos, Calif., for one year and was among the state leaders in RBI?Earned all-state accolades as the Comets won the California state championship?Received a Golden Glove at the tournament?Other Lady Vols who attended Palomar and played for Coach Mark Eldridge before arriving in Knoxville include Sarah Ayres, Annie Fletcher, Candice Fode, Jennifer Ortiz and Lisa Warren.
Lettered in softball all four years and served as captain twice at Temecula Valley High School...Made first-team all-league from her sophomore through senior seasons and was a second-team pick as a freshman?Tabbed as her conference's Offensive Player of the Year in 1999 and received all-county accolades as well?Voted as her team's Most Valuable Player as a sophomore.
Majoring in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice?Ambition is get better every time she steps on the playing field?Tries never to underestimate an opponent?Enjoys dancing and watching waves crash on a beach?Former teammates playing college softball include Martha Serrato (Temple), Tawnya Ledesma (Cal State Northridge), Alexis Madrid (Notre Dame), Heather Allistar (Missouri) and Rachelle Biber (Texas Tech)?Chose to attend Tennessee since it was a chance for her to experience new things, receive a great education and play the game she loves?Has a pair of brothers, Nick, 22, and P.J., 18?Carissa Nicole Roustan was born Dec. 8, 1980, in Santa Ana, Calif...Her parents are Patrick and Rita Roustan.
ROUSTAN'S CAREER STATISTICS