Meet the Athlete: Claire Christian

Published 8:59 am Thursday, October 11, 2012

United South Central’s Claire Christian serves at a tennis meet in Wells earlier this season. -- Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune

Q: What year are you in school?

A: Junior.


Q: What school do you attend?

A: United South Central.


 Q: Who is your immediate family?

A: My dad, Kent, mom, Joan, and I have an older sister, Cami.


Q: What sports are you involved in?

A: I play tennis and I used to golf.


Q: How did you get started in tennis?

A: My sister played when she was in seventh grade and I was in fourth. Also, my dad brought me into it.


Q: What other extracurricular activities are you in? 

A: Yearbook, mock trial, knowledge bowl and student government.


Q: Did your parents play sports when they were younger? 

A: My dad played tennis. My mom didn’t play anything that I know of.


Q: What is your biggest sports related achievement? 

A: I was All-Conference two years in a row, academic All-Conference, team section runner up and was a fourth-place doubles finisher.

Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete?

A: Rafael Nadel, he’s a tennis player from Spain. I just love to watch him play because he’s amazing at it.


Q: What is your favorite school subject? 

A: I love math. It just comes easily to me and I have a teacher that makes it really easy to understand.


Q: Who is your favorite teacher? 

A: My math teacher Mrs. Husman. She does an amazing job teaching everybody how everything works. She makes it really easy.


Q: What are your hobbies? 

A: Besides tennis, I like to read and I like music, too.


Q: What is your favorite movie or TV show? 

A: I love “Glee.”


Q: What is your favorite food?

A: I love pizza. I’m a cheese pizza kind of person.


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