Christine Alford
Christine Alford
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
High School: Sydney Secondary Distance Ed. Ctr.
Highlights of career: All-Ivy in singles in 2003-'04 and in doubles for the 2004-'05 and 2005-'06 seasons ... ITA scholar-athlete in 2005-'06. 2005-2006 season: First competition of the fall was at the USTA Team Invitational where she went 1-1 in the C-Flight of singles ... upset the #2 seed, Seva Iwinski, from Texas A&M 6-2,6-3 ... went 1-1 in singles competition At the Brown Classic ... posted a 3-5 overall singles record and 5-6 overall doubles record in dual match play in spring 2006. 2004-2005 season: Went 3-5 in fall singles play, with a win over Bryce Marable from Tennessee ... Went 4-2 in fall doubles play with partner Lindsey Dashiell.Went 2-3 at the No. 3 position and 4-9 at No. 4 in spring 2005 ... was 2-5 in Ivy play ... went 8-7 (3-3 Ivy) at No. 1 doubles with Aimee Kim ... went 0-1 (0-1 Ivy) at No. 2 doubles with Stephanie White. 2003-2004 season: Completed the 2003 fall season with a 9-4 record in singles and a combined 8-4 doubles record with teammates Stephanie White and Aimee Kim ... Defeated No. 1 singles player from SMU, Kit Carson, in three sets at the Rice Tennis Classic ... Captured the Brown Invitational Flight B Doubles Championships with teammate Aimee Kim. In the spring 2004 season, went 4-8 in singles play at No.1 and 3-5 at No. 2 ... Clinched the wins for Yale against Central Florida and Penn ... Went 5-10 in doubles play. Prior to Yale University: Has a wealth of international playing experience ... Has played in the Australian Open Junior Championships. Personal:
Residential College: Pierson
Major: Anthropology
Favorite food: Cheese and crackers
Favorite TV Show: M*A*S*H*
Favorite Book: Great 20th Century Speeches
Nickname: CA
Favorite Movie: The Green Mile
Favorite Song: Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
Favorite class at Yale: Belief in the Existence of God
Favorite thing about New Haven: Yale buildings/campus
Interesting fact nobody knows: "I used to be tanned."
Best sports memory at Yale: "All our spring break trips."
Why she chose Yale: Incredible opportunity
Other schools she officially visited: none
Post-graduate plans: Get a job in HR; corporate citizenship