Notes Helped lead UCLA to three NCAA Regionals (2008, 2010, 2011) and the team's third-ever appearance in the College World Series (2010)... compiled a career .255 batting average in four seasons, totaling six home runs, nine triples, 24 doubles, 84 runs and 51 RBI in 180 games (116 starts)...also registered 24 stolen bases in 30 career attempts...an athletic outfielder with a strong arm, tallied 11 outfield assists in four years...selected in the 39th round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim...chose to return for his senior season after being selected in the 21st round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies.
2011 Played in 58 games, making 49 starts (42 in right field, four in center, one in left and two as the designated hitter)...batted .250 with two home runs, four triples, 12 doubles, 28 runs and 18 RBI...led the Bruins with 15 stolen bases in 16 attempts...totaled 12 multiple-hit games, including three three-hit efforts...also registered two multiple-RBI games...served as one of four team captains (along with Gerrit Cole, Marc Navarro and Steve Rodriguez)...went 3-for-4 with one triple, one double and a career-high three runs on "Senior Day" in a 5-2 victory against California (May 22)...went 4-for-9, batting .444 with one triple, one double, four runs and two walks in a series victory against Cal State Bakersfield (May 11-13)...went 2-for-3 in each of the final two victories against Cal State Bakersfield...went 3-for-4 with one double, two RBI, two runs, one walk and one stolen base in a critical 5-2 win against Oregon State (May 1)...went 3-for-5 with one home run, one double, one RBI, one run and two stolen bases in a 6-4 midweek victory versus Long Beach State (April 12)...hit safely in each of UCLA's games at Washington State (April 8-10), leading the Bruins to a Pac-10 series victory - went 3-for-13 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs that weekend...went 2-for-3 with two doubles, one RBI and one run in a 10-2 win over Saint Mary's (March 12)...went 2-for-4 with one home run, one run and one RBI against Georgia (March 11)...went 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBI, two walks and one stolen base in a 9-0 win against Pepperdine (Feb. 22).
2010 Played in 59 games, making 31 starts (11 in right field, 11 in center and nine in left)...batted .264 with three home runs, two triples, four doubles, 16 RBI and 30 runs...stole eight bases in 11 attempts...earned honorable mention All-Academic Pac-10 accolades for the second consecutive season...batted at a .381 clip in 23 Pac-10 contests, going 16-for-42 with 12 runs...registered eight multiple-hit games, including a career-high three hits against Washington State (May 30)...also totaled three multiple-RBI efforts, including a season-high three RBI versus Kent State (June 4) in UCLA's first game of the NCAA Regionals...went 2-for-3 with one double, three RBI and two runs in UCLA's 15-1 postseason victory over Kent State (June 4)...went 3-for-4 with one triple, one walk, one RBI and one run in the Bruins' final regular-season game versus Washington State (May 30)...went 2-for-4 with one run and one stolen base at Texas A&M Corpus Christi (March 12)...went 4-for-8 in a three-game series sweep at Washington (May 7-9)...went 2-for-4 in the series opener at Washington (May 7), totaling two RBI and one run...went 2-for-2 in the second game at Washington (May 8), with one double and one run...went 2-for-4 with one home run, two runs and one RBI in a 6-2 midweek victory at home against UC Santa Barbara (May 18)...went 2-for-5 with one double, one RBI and one run in UCLA's series-clinching 11-2 win at California (May 23).
2009 Played in 45 games, making 23 starts (20 in right field, one in center, one in left and one at catcher)...earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention acclaim...batted. 286 with eight doubles, two triples, one home run, 15 RBI and 18 runs...committed just two errors in 86 chances and led the Bruins with eight outfield assists...led UCLA in Pac-10 play with a .324 batting average (11-for-34) in 20 conference games...collected seven two-hit games and four multiple-RBI efforts (including two three-RBI performances)...went 2-for-4 with one double, one walk, three RBI and two runs in a 9-4 win over California (May 9)...went 2-for-4 with one walk, three RBI and two runs in a 15-2 victory against Cal State Bakersfield (May 5)...was 2-for-4 with one walk in an 8-5 win at Stanford (April 10)...was 2-for-4 with one triple and one run in a 7-2 victory at Pepperdine (March 25)...went 2-for-5 with two doubles and one run in a 5-4, 10-inning loss to Rice in the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park (Feb. 27)...went 2-for-4 with one double and one run in the series finale as UCLA's starting catcher against UC Davis (Feb. 22)...was 1-for-2 with one triple and two RBI in the season-opening contest versus UC Davis (Feb. 20).
2008 Played in 18 games, making 13 starts in the outfield (six in right field, two in center and five in left)... batted .178 with one triple, two RBI, seven walks and seven runs...scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning against Virginia (May 30) in the first game of the NCAA Regional at Cal State Fullerton; as the pinch-runner, scored from second base on a throwing error by the third baseman...totaled a season-high two hits in a 2-for-4 effort in a 12-8 loss at Cal State Fullerton (May 20), netting his first career triple and two runs...went 1-for-4 against UC Irvine (April 8) with one run...was 1-for-3 against San Diego State with one run and one RBI...drew a walk in his first collegiate appearance, versus Long Beach State (March 21).
High School Three-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Laguna Hills High School under head coach Pete Tereschuk...earned second-team All-CIF honors as a senior and was named a first-team All-Sea View League selection as a junior and All-Pacific Coast League selection as a senior...named MVP of the Pacific Coast League his senior season, Laguna Hills High School Athlete of the Year and Pacific Coast League Athlete of the Year...posted a .446 average in 29 games his senior season, totaling a .504 on-base percentage and a .604 slugging percentage; collected 33 runs, 14 RBI, seven doubles, three triples, one home run and 12 walks; set a school single-season record with 26 stolen bases (in 27 attempts)...competed in the Orange County All-Star Game and the Pacific Coast League sv. Sea View League All-Star Game his senior season...as a junior, recorded a .360 average in 25 games; tallied 18 runs, 10 RBI, four home runs, seven doubles and 11 walks; posted a .448 on-base percentage and a .613 slugging percentage...also was a three-year varsity football letterwinner under head coach Bruce Ingalls and played varsity soccer his freshman year...as a football player, named a first-team All-CIF selection as a senior, and gained first-team All-League honors as a junior and senior...broke the record for Orange County's longest high school pass reception, a 99-yard catch; also set the record for single-game touchdowns with five...his senior season, scored 22 touchdowns; totaled 1,100 rushing yards on 146 carries; also caught 24 passes for 564 yards.
Personal Full name: Christopher Michael Giovinazzo (pronounced JOH-vin-not-zoh)...born November 30, 1988 in Los Angeles...is the older of Vincent and Susan Giovinazzo's two sons...has one younger brother, Matt, who is a freshman on the UCLA baseball team...his uncle, Nick, played football at UCLA and his father, Vincent, attended UCLA...political science major.
Career Highs At-bats - 6 (twice), last at Nebraska (3/6/11) Runs - 3 vs. California (5/22/11) Hits - 3 (four times), last vs. California (5/22/11) RBI - 3 (three times), last vs. Kent State (6/4/10) Doubles - 2 (twice), last vs. Saint Mary's (3/12/11) Triples - 1 (nine times), last at Arizona State (5/29/11) Home Runs - 1 (six times), last vs. Long Beach State (4/12/11) Stolen Bases - 2 (three times), last vs. Long Beach State (4/12/11)