2012 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
Outstanding player who returns for his sophomore season after suffering a season-ending neck injury in March of 2012 ... has fully recovered and will be a strong contender for a starting role in the LSU outfield this season ... a scrappy left-handed hitting outfielder that was one of the key offensive contributors on Catholic High's 2010 5A state championship team ... possesses a very short, quick swing which allows him to hit for high average ... batted .600 (12-for-20) in the 2011 Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association 17U National Championships in Atlanta.
Suffered a season-ending neck injury on March 25 at Auburn; diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in the C-1 vertebrae of his neck after crashing into the centerfield wall while trying to catch a fly ball ... played in 22 games (16 starts in center field), batting .246 (15-for-61) with two doubles, one triple, 11 RBI, 10 runs and two stolen bases ... batted .263 (5-for-19) in six SEC games with one double and two RBI ... tripled and collected two RBI versus Alcorn State (Feb. 18) ... drove in a career-best three runs versus Dartmouth on March 3 ... 2-for-4 at Tulane (March 6) with a double and one RBI ... collected two RBI and scored two runs versus Southern on March 20.
A 2011 first-team Class 5A all-State selection, batting .433 with eight homers, 40 runs and 34 RBI ... also earned all-state honors in 2010, batting .382 in 2010 while helping lead Catholic to the state title ... placekicker for Catholic High's football team; named the 2010 special teams MVP; 34 of his 50 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks ... earned Academic all-State recognition in both baseball and football ... recorded a cumulative 3.95 GPA and was a four-year member of the Principal's Honor Roll ... a member of the National Honor Society and served as his class captain in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Full name is Christopher John Sciambra ... parents are Jay and Ellen Sciambra ... has a younger sister, Elizabeth, and two younger brothers, Robert and Matt ... majoring in construction management at LSU ... born March 13, 1993.
Sciambra's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 4 several times; most recently at Auburn (3/25/12)
Hits: 2 three times; most recently vs. Northwestern State (3/14/12)
Runs Scored: 2 three times; most recently vs. Southern (3/20/12)
Doubles: 1 twice; most recently at Auburn (3/24/12)
Triples: 1 vs. Alcorn State (2/18/12)
Home Runs: none
RBI: 3 vs. Dartmouth (3/3/12)