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Christina Wirth

School

Vanderbilt University

Position
Forward
PPG
14.3
RPG
5.4
APG
2.0

Classroom

A four-time honoree on Vanderbilt’s Dean’s List, Christina has put together quite an impressive academic resume. Christina has been named a Region IV Academic All-American by CoSIDA for the past two seasons and has earned Southeastern Conference Honor Roll status three times. At Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Christina has carried a 3.55 GPA while majoring in human & organizational development and minoring in child development. Christina has been named the 2009 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year by league coaches, and was chosen to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America third team last month. Christina has carried a 3.6 GPA and has begun pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

 

Character

A leader off the court as much as on it, Christina is a shining example to teammates, coaches and fans. A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Leadership Team, Christina helps to plan social events and service projects for Vanderbilt’s chapter. She is also the women’s basketball team’s representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, coordinating outreach events for all of Vanderbilt’s student-athletes. Well-respected throughout the entire Vanderbilt community, Christina has been voted a two-year captain by those closest to her—her Commodore teammates.

Community

Christina is extremely active in enriching the world in which she lives. In the Nashville community, Christina has made a point to be a visible part of numerous community service efforts, including the annual Buddy Walk, which raises awareness about Down Syndrome, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Christina also volunteers her time at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and mentoring to young girls at Mercy Ministries, a Christian-based home. On top of this, Christina has sponsored a child in Zambia and serves a soup kitchen in her home state of Arizona.

Competition

Christina has been called the Commodores’ “reluctant superstar.” She has led Vanderbilt in scoring in each of the past two seasons as a captain for the nationally ranked Commodores. A first-team All-Southeastern Conference performer in 2008, Christina is a candidate for the league’s Player of the Year award this season after being named a unanimous preseason all-conference selection. As a junior last year, Christina became only the 13th Commodore to reach the 1,000-point plateau prior to her senior campaign. During her time at Vanderbilt, Christina has played four different positions on the court and uses her vast knowledge of the game to help in the development of younger players on the team.