Women's Basketball

Christina Wirth - 34

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.

High School:
Seton Catholic

Height:
6-1

Position:
F

Birthdate:
04/18/1987

Christina Wirth

Year
G-GS
Min/Avg
FG-A
Pct.
3FG-A
Pct.
FT-A
Pct.
Reb-RPG
A
T
B
S
Pts-PPG
2007-08
34-34
1097/32.3
165-349
.473
71-171
.415
45-54
.833
170-5.0
89
53
9
48
446-13.1
2006-07
34-34
989/29.1
140-279
.502
53-121
.438
54-62
.871
148-4.4
80
65
3
27
387-11.4
2005-06
32-15
560/17.5
66-141
.468
31-70
.443
18-24
.750
79-2.5
34
24
3
26
181-5.7
Career
100-83
2646/26.5
371-769
.482
155-362
.428
117-140
.836
397-4.0
203
142
15
101
1014-10.1

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2007-08: Named a first-team All-Southeastern Conference honoree by league coaches... Second-team recognition from the Associated Press... Ranked in the SEC's Top 10 in scoring (eighth), 3-point field goal percentage (first), 3-pointers made (fourth) and minutes played (10th)... Has made 68 consecutive starts for the Commodores... Became the 30th member of Vanderbilt's 1,000-point club with her fourth three-pointer of the WVU game with less than two minutes to play off an assist from Merideth Marsh... First back-to-back 20-point games of her career in wins over Kentucky and at Alabama... Earned all-tournament honors at the 2007 Contra Costa Times Classic in Berkeley, Calif.... Played 40 minutes for second-straight game in win over No. 10 Duke... Named Most Valuable Player of the 2007 Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament... Posted the second double-double of her career with 22 points and 10 rebounds against Indiana State... Named preseason All-SEC by league coaches (first team) and writers (second team)... Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District IV third team.

2006-07: The only returner of the three Commodores who started all 34 games last season... Team's third-leading scorer, averaging 11.4 points in 29.1 minutes per game... Ranked 22nd in the SEC in scoring, 13th in field goal percentage, second in three-point field-goal percentage and 11th in three-pointers made... Led the Commodores in scoring on seven occasions, including the first round of the NCAA Tournament and twice during the SEC Tournament... Scored in double-figures 21 times, reaching the 20-point plateau three times... Tallied a career-high 24 points by connecting on 10-of-11 field goals in the Commodores' conference opener against Arkansas... Posted her first career double-double against South Florida, scoring 12 points and pulling 11 rebounds... Also posted 10 or more rebounds against Princeton and Tennessee as well... Shot over 50 percent from the field on the season... Earned All-Tournament honors at the 2006 VU Holiday Classic.

2005-06: One of only four Commodores to appear in all 32 games this season... Played four positions on floor as freshman for the Commodores, a tribute to her work ethic and basketball IQ... Transition between positions made easier by the combination of her 6-1 frame and her excellent shooter's touch from behind-the-arc... Featured in the starting lineup for the first 15 games of her collegiate career... Played her first two collegiate games just miles from her home, as Vanderbilt travelled to Tempe, Ariz. (a neighbor of Mesa) for WBCA/BTI Classic hosted by Arizona State... Scored two points in her initial game, but did pull down nine rebounds, a mark which stands as her career-high to-date... Reached double-figures in scoring in her second contest, posting 13 points against Clemson... Scored in double-figures in six contests while leading the Commodores in scoring on two occasions (vs. North Carolina in Dec., and vs. Alabama in the SEC Tournament)... Posted a career-high 16 points against Mississippi State, coming off the bench for the first time in her VU career... Bettered that total in the first round of the SEC Tournament, hitting on 8-of-12 shots on her way to scoring 17 points against Alabama... Had a career-high four assists on three occasions (at TAMU-CC, vs. Miami Univ., and vs. Alabama)... Nabbed multiple steals in seven games.

High School (Seton Catholic): Compiled 2,550 points, 1,173 rebounds, 312 steals, 266 assists and 120 blocks during her career at Seton Catholic High School (Ariz.)... Led Seton Catholic to a state runner-up finish and a 28-7 record after averaging 25.3 ppg., 11.2 rpg., 2.2 spg. and 2.2 apg. as a senior in 2004-05... As a junior, averaged 23.8 ppg., 11.6 rpg., 1.8 apg., 2.7 spg. and 1.3 bpg., guiding her team to a 27-6 record and an appearance in the state quarterfinals... Helped her 2002-03 team to the state quarterfinals and a 27-4 mark, while totaling 20.1 ppg., 8.0 rpg., 2.9 spg. and 1.7 apg... Chipped in 10.1 ppg., 6.8 rpg., 2.5 apg. and 1.9 spg. as a freshman, playing on a team that went 31-4 and advanced to the state title game... Selected Arizona Player of the Year (2005)... Selected Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year (2005)... Named USA Today All-America Top 25 (2005)... Street & Smith's and McDonald's All-America (2005)... Named WBCA All-America honorable mention (2005)... Named Arizona Republic Player of the Year (2004)... Two-time East Valley Tribune Player of the Year (2003, 2004)... Received an invitation to the 2004 adidas Top Ten camp... Selected all-state and all-region (2004)... Attended the Adidas Top Ten Camp (2003)... Named Arizona Republic All-City first team in 2003.

Personal: Daughter of Diane and Alan Wirth... Father Alan is a former major league baseball player (San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics)... Has one brother, Joe, and four sisters, Alana, Theresa, and twins LeaAnne and Jennifer... Sister Alana played basketball at Barry University... Three-time gold medalist with the 2005 USA U-19 Basketball Team, the 2004 USA Junior World Championship Team and the 2004 USA Youth Development Festival West Team... Won the team ball competition in the 2005 McDonald's All-American game... Majoring in Human & Organizational Development and Pre-Nursing.

Off the Court with Christina Wirth:

Favorite Pro Athlete: Steve Nash -- great competitor & teammate

Sporting Event I'd Most Like to Attend: World Cup

Favorite Board Game: Scrabble

Favorite television networks: Disney Channel

Best concert I've ever attended: Chris Tomlin

Favorite restaurant in my hometown: P.F. Chang's

Favorite meal in the Hendrix Room: Chicken, green beans and mashed potatoes

Favorite city in Spain: Barcelona

Favorite family vacation: Beach trip to San Clemente, Calif.

Favorite class this semester: Health Services to Diverse Populations

My dream job: Professional traveler

My day can't start until: I've had my omelet from Rand

One rule I'd change in college basketball: 24-second shot clock

I wear my jersey number because: I share the number with two of my sisters

Item I brought to VU to remind me of home: Tons of pictures

My advice to young people is: Work hard and have fun

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