Posted a 7-5 overall record in singles play ... Tallied five wins in doubles, all coming in tournament play ... Received the team's Scholar-Athlete award for her 3.85 GPA in recreation, sport and tourism ... Also secured the Strength and Conditioning award for the third straight year as voted on by her teammates ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
An enthusiastic team leader from the sidelines...Produced a 10-3 overall singles record in tournament play ... Finished with a record of 2-1 in doubles ... Received the Scholar Athlete Award for her 3.88 GPA in recreation, sport and tourism and the Strength and Conditioning Award voted on by her teammates ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Vocal leader and team contributor from the sidelines ... Logged a 3-1 record in tournament play ... Finished with a record of 3-3 in doubles matches ... Received the Strength and Conditioning Award as voted on by her teammates.
Ball State University 2006-07
Played one season for the Red Birds ... Carded a singles record of 15-5 at Ball State ... Recorded a 6-2 record in Mid-Atlantic Conference matches ... Led her team to a semifinal appearance at the MAC Tournament ... Named to the Dean's List in both her fall and spring semesters.
Four-time tennis letterwinner at William Fremd High School ... Named MVP of her squad 2004-05 ... Led her team to the Mid-Suburban League Conference championship in 2005 ... Three-year state tournament participant ... Was a four-year winner of the High Honor Roll.
Born Christine Michelle Stromberg on May 5, 1988 ... Daughter of Frank and Irma Stromberg ... Has two sisters, Stephanie and Kimberly, both Illinois alumni ... Past summer jobs include being a Junior Tennis/Pro Camp Counselor ... Plans to continue her education by getting a master's before pursuing a career in sports event planning ... Biggest thrill in sports is when she plays a close match ... Other interests include being a fan of all Chicago sports and watching movies ... Credits her long-time coach Chris for being the most influential person in her athletic career ... Names her sisters as the most influential people in her life.
The Stromberg File
Favorite Movie: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Favorite Athlete: James Blake
Biggest Sports Thrill: Being the last match on a 3-3 tied dual match
Favorite Food: Chinese
Favorite Illini Athlete: Mike Davis
Favorite Activity Outside of Tennis: Ultimate Frisbee
Three words that described me: Sudious, procrastinator, relaxed
Favorite Class at Illinois: Severe and Hazardous Weather
What's on your I-Pod: Oldies but goodies
Why Illinois? Tradition
Singles Doubles Season Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten 2007-08 3-1 0-0 3-3 0-1 2008-09 10-3 0-0 2-0 0-0 2009-10 7-5 0-0 5-6 0-1 Total 20-9 0-0 10-9 0-2