Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Chris Baum
Jr./So.
2010-11 Men's Tennis
Chris Baum

2011-2012: Played number one singles for the Crusaders ... finished second on the team with 14 singles wins, including an 8-14 record during the spring slate ... used three sets to earn a singles win on the road againt Detroit ... named the Horizon League Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week on Feb. 7 after earning singles and doubles wins against Dayton ... posted a 6-2 singles record in three events during the fall season ... won first five matches of the year, four of which were in straight sets ... advanced to the semifinals of the Wright State/Dayton Fall Shootout ... earned a win in the opening round of qualifying against Nate Kirk of UIC at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships ... teamed with Adam Whitmer in doubles, going 4-4 on the fall ... the duo won four straight matches midway through the season ... advanced to the finals of the Wright State/Dayton Fall Invitational in doubles ... fell 8-4 to Wisconsin in the ITA Midwest Regional Championships in doubles.

2010-2011: Finished the season with a 14-16 record overall in singles play ... won five straight matches from April 3-12, four coming in straight sets ... nine of the losses went three sets, including a 15-13 setback in a match tie-break against Purdue ... played mostly number two singles, winning a pair of Horizon League contests ... teamed with Jose Gaspar and Adam Whitmer for a majority of doubles action ... turned in a 13-15 doubles mark splitting time between number one and number two spots ... won three straight doubles contests three different times ... selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player ... named to the Horizon League’s Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls ... earned Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Presidential Academic honors.

2009-2010: Joined the Crusader roster in the spring ... moved up in the lined up throughout the year, finishing the season playing number one singles ... finished the season with a 9-12 singles mark, including a 3-4 record in Horizon League play ... won three straight matches in straight sets from Feb. 13 through March 8 ... won three of the final four matches of the season ... went 3-1 in three-set contests ... played mainly second doubles with Adam Whitmer, posting eight victories ... the duo won three straight matches on the spring trip against Creighton, Boston University, and Connecticut ... team’s Most Valuable Player.

2008-2009 (NCSU): Did not play tennis for the Wolfpack.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Panthers ... helped team to the 2007 state 4A state championship ... team was a state finalist in 2006 ... named team’s 2008 Most Valuable Player ... team’s 2004 Rookie of the Year ... team went a perfect 18-0 in 2007 ... a member of National Honors Society.

Personal: Chris is the son of William and Diane Baum ... major is electrical engineering ... born Sept. 3,1989.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay