Chris Russo
Chris Russo
Height: 5-9
Year: Junior
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
High School: Westlake HS
Bats/Throws: 2V
EXP: 1V

NORTHRIDGE - 2010-11
Chris Russo competed in all 11 tournaments and was the only Matador player to play all 33 rounds ... finished second in scoring average at 73.6 after taking 2,429 shots over 33 rounds ... finished second on the squad with two top-10 finishes and four top-20 finishes was CSUN's low scorer in two tournaments; the Santa Clara Cabo Collegiate (Oct. 2-4) and the Folino Invitational (Mar. 21-22) ... top finish of the season was a fifth-place at the Cabo Collegiate after finishing at three under-par 213 ... low round of the season was a 69 in the second round of the Big?West Championship (May 2-3) ... also posted a round of 70 on three different occasions ... finished tied for seventh at the Big West Championship with a three round (+6) 222, his second straight top-10 finish at the conference championship.

2009-10
Russo competed 10 of Northridge's 11 tournaments, playing 30 rounds as a true freshman ... finished third on the team with a 74.2 stroke average after taking 2,227 shots over 30 rounds ... had his first collegiate top-10 finish when he placed a Northridge-best eighth at the Big West Championship (May 3-4) ... finished with a six over-par 222 (70-70-82) ... finished tied for 20th at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic (Apr. 4-5) with a five over-par 215 (72-68-75) ... his second round 68 was his low round of the season and his 215 total was his low for 54 holes.

WESTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered in golf at Westlake High School in Westlake, Calif. ... was the three-time golf team MVP (2007-2009) ... began his prep career at Chaminade High School in West Hills, Calif. ... graduated in 2009.

PERSONAL
Born February 6, 1991 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. ... parents are Kathy and Pat Russo ... has one brother, Daniel ... favorites include the Los Angeles Lakers and pizza ... says the best thing about being an athlete is "getting to compete at a very high level" ... likes to go to the beach and hang out with friends in his spare time ... lists the best advice he ever got as "do what you love and you'll never 'work' a day in your life" ... major is Business Law.

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