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Christina Gibbons
Player Profile:
Christina Gibbons 1234238
Position: Defender/Midfielder
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
City/State: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Cardinal Gibbons
Career Stats

Career: Became just the 10th Blue Devil in school history to receive All-America distinction from the NSCAA ... started 64-of-65 career matches at Duke ... selected as tri-captain for the 2015 campaign by her teammates and is one of two captains in 2016 along with Lizzy Raben.

National Team Experience: Competed with the U.S. U-23 National Team in May/June of 2015 at the Four Nations Tournament in Norway, leading the squad to a 2-0-1 record and the title ... trained with the U.S. U-23 squad in April of 2015 ... named to the U.S. U-20 National Team that advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2014 U-20 World Cup in Canada ... Gibbons started and played every minute of the final three matches on the defensive end going 2-0-1 in those matches ... trained with the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team in February, April, May and July of 2014.  

Junior (2015): NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team ... NSCAA Second Team All-America ... NSCAA Southeast All-Region First Team ... All-ACC First Team ... TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI Second Team ... ACC Defensive Player of the Week and TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week Oct. 20 ... Duke Nike Classic All-Tournament Team ... TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week Honorable Mention Sept. 22 ... CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll  Sept. 1 ... NSCAA Scholar All-America Second Team ... All-ACC Academic Team ... CoSIDA Academic All-District III First Team ... started all 25 games played and saw action on defense, midfield and forward slots ... notched three goals and five assists for 11 points ... attempted 20 shots ... notched penalty kick goals in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament against James Madison and FGCU ... added an assist in a 2-1 upset victory over fifth-ranked Florida in the NCAAs ... helped guide Duke to 14 shutouts on the season, which led the ACC ... logged a team-best 2,280 minutes  ... the defense allowed only five goals over final 12 matches on its way to the NCAA College Cup.

Sophomore (2014): Second Team All-ACC selection ... appeared in 16 matches and starting 15 contests ... missed the final two contests due to a foot injury ... moved to the forward slot and netted three goals, three assists and nine points ... named to the Duke Nike Classic All-Tournament team ... scored all three goals in a four-match period against eighth-ranked Penn State, Hofstra and Pittsburgh ... totaled assists against 13th-ranked West Virginia, UAB and Pittsburgh ... her three points against Pittsburgh was a season high ... her goal against Pitt was also the game-winner ... saw action in a total of 1,282 minutes and took 32 shots ... earned preseason All-ACC and All White Kit Preseason Defender of the Year list.

Freshman (2013): Started all 24 matches ... earned All-ACC Freshman Team honors ... named to Duke Nike Classic All-Tournament team ... selected to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Team of the Week Nov. 26 ... earned Soccer America All-Freshman Second Team honors ... part of a defensive unit that earned seven shutouts on the season ... recorded three assists on the year against Kennesaw State, Virginia Tech and Arkansas  ... played a team-high 2,228 minutes.

Regional Team Experience:  Played for the ‘94 North Carolina ODP team in 2008 and 2010 ... attended the ‘94 Region III ODP camp in Montevallo, Ala., in 2010.

High School/Club:  2013 Elite Soccer Report Spring All-America ... listed No. 34 in the South Atlantic region rankings for TopDrawerSoccer.com ... 2013 Conference Player of the Year and Region 5 Player of the Year ... a three-time All-Conference, All-Region and All-State selection as a senior, junior and sophomore ... MVP of the North Carolina squad for the Clash of the Carolinas, after scoring two goals and adding one assist ... guided Cardinal Gibbons to the 3-A State Championship and a 22-2-1 record as a senior ... named the MVP of the State Championship game ... scored 34 goals and added 20 assists her senior year ... MVP and captain of her high school team as a junior ... notched 10 goals and two assists her junior year ... tallied 19 goals and 11 assists as a sophomore ... played for the ‘94 CASL Chelsea Ladies club team for eight years ... 2012 U-17 ECNL National Champions and 2011 U-16 ECNL National Champions ... 2012 U-17 ECNL Southeast Conference champions, ECNL/id2 “The Chance” finalist and “The Chance National Camp” ... 2011 U-16 Region III Premier League East champions and U-16 N.C. State Cup champions ... 2010 U-15 Region III Premier League East champions and U-15 Disney Soccer Showcase champions ... 2009 U-14 Region III Premier League East champions, USYS Region III champions, USYSA National Finalists, U-15 CASL Shootout champions and U-15 Disney Soccer Showcase champions ... 2008 U-13 Super Y National Champions.

Personal: Full name is Christina Marie Gibbons ... born on December 30, 1994 in Cincinnati, Ohio ... daughter of Thomas and Elisabeth Gibbons ... has one sister, Sarah (25) ... her father, Thomas, played soccer at Clemson from 1979-81 ... her father, Thomas, is a Fuqua School of Business graduate in 1985 ... named to the Dean’s List at Duke in the Fall of 2013, Spring of 2014, Fall of 2014, Spring of 2015 and Spring of 2016 ... a 2014, 2015 and 2016 ACC Honor Roll selection ... majoring in visual media studies.
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