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2009 Fever Player Bio Pages (pdf)

A versatile forward who shoots well and can play inside and out, Wirth was the Fever’s second-round draft pick in 2009. She enters her second season with the Fever.

PRO-WNBA
2009: Wirth appeared in 21 games as a rookie, averaging 1.4 points and 1.7 rebounds per game…she had season highs of nine points and seven rebounds at Connecticut, 9/13…she was second on the team with a .357 3-point shooting percentage.

PRO-PLAYOFFS
2009: The rookie from Vanderbilt appeared in five games during her first postseason…she averaged 1.2 points in 5.5 minutes a game…in Wirth’s first career playoff game, against Washington in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, 9/17, she had four points and two assists, all in the fourth quarter…with the game tied at 58, Wirth scored a pair of baskets in a 9-0 Fever run as Indiana took control of the game…her playoff high for rebounds, two, came in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals vs. Phoenix, 10/9.

PRO-OVERSEAS
2009-10: Wirth is playing for Presov in Slovakia.

COLLEGE
2008-09: A first-team All-SEC performer by coaches and AP, she was a regional finalist for the State Farm All-America Team...one of only two student-athletes nationally to earn a $1,000 postgraduate scholarship from the WBCA, she was also recognized on ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-America women’s third team presented by CoSIDA...she was named to the 2009 SEC Community Service Team and was one of 10 national finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award...she capped her stellar four-year career at Vanderbilt with a career-high 28 points in the Commodores' 78-74 loss to Maryland in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16, 3/28…she led the Commodores in scoring and rebounding with averages of 16.6 ppg and 5.7 rpg…she was second in the SEC in scoring and tied for third in 3-point field goals per game…in scoring a team-high 27 points at Cal State Fullerton, she became the first player in Commodore history to go 6-of-6 from 3-point range...she recorded her only double-double of the season at Alabama with 15 points and 10 rebounds…she was named the SEC Player of the Week, 2/16, after scoring 20+ points in three consecutive games – 20 at Kentucky, 20 against Florida and 21 against Georgia...she was awarded the SEC Tournament MVP trophy after scoring 61 points and pulling down 20 rebounds and playing all 120 minutes of three games...in Vanderbilt's three NCAA Tournament games, she raised her postseason career-high each time, including a 23-point performance against Western Carolina, a 24-point outing vs. Kansas State, and her career-best 28-point effort vs. Maryland…she led the Commodores in scoring in 18 games, including 11 of the last 14.
2007-08: A first-team All-SEC honoree by league coaches, she was selected to the second-team by the AP...she ranked in the SEC's top 10 in scoring (eighth), 3-pt field goal percentage (first), 3-pt FGs made (fourth) and minutes played (10th)...she scored 20+ points in back-to-back games in wins vs. Kentucky and at Alabama...she posted the second double-double of her career with 22 points and 10 rebounds vs. Indiana State...she was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District IV third team.
2006-07: The team's third-leading scorer with an average of 11.4 ppg...she led the Commodores in scoring on seven occasions, including the first round of the NCAA Tournament and twice during the SEC Tournament...she scored in double-figures 21 times, reaching the 20-point plateau three times...she tallied a season-high 24 points in the Commodores' conference opener against Arkansas...she chalked up her first career double-double against South Florida, scoring 12 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.
2005-06: Wirth played in all 32 games and played four positions as a freshman...a starter for the first 15 games of her college career, she played her first two collegiate games just miles from her home, as Vanderbilt traveled to Tempe, Ariz., for the WBCA/BTI Classic hosted by Arizona State...she scored a season-high 17 points against Alabama in the SEC Tournament.


Personal

The daughter of Diane and Alan Wirth, her father is a former major league baseball pitcher with the Oakland Athletics (1978-80)...she has one brother, Joe, and four sisters, Alana, Theresa, and twins LeaAnne and Jennifer...her sister Alana played basketball at Barry University...Christina is a three-time gold medalist for USA Basketball, having competed in the 2005 U-19 World Championships, the 2004 Junior World Championships and the 2004 USA Youth Development Festival...she lists her favorite pro athlete as Steve Nash because he is a great competitor and teammate…she lists the World Cup as the sporting event she'd most like to attend…her favorite board game is Scrabble…her favorite restaurant is P.F. Chang's, and she says her dream job would be as a professional traveler…she wears the jersey number 34 because she shares the number with two of her sisters…as a high school senior, she was selected Arizona Player of the Year and was selected Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year after leading Seton Catholic High School to a state runner-up finish and a 28-7 record…as a senior, she averaged 25.3 ppg, 11.2 rpg, 2.2 spg and 2.2 apg...as a junior, she was named the 2004 Arizona Republic Player of the Year after averaging 23.8 ppg, 11.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, 2.7 spg and 1.3 bpg, and guiding her team to a 27-6 record and an appearance in the state quarterfinals.


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