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  Cristelle Grier
School: Northwestern University
Year: Junior
Home Town: Epsom
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High School: Putney
Height: 5-6
Birth Date: Sunday, January 30, 1983
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: English
Singles Record: 155-29
Doubles Record: 139-34

Fall 2004: Began fall competition ranked No. 1 in the nation ... Went 13-4 in singles play ... Runner-up at ITA All-American Championships ... Runner-up at ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships ... Went perfect 12-0 in doubles action alongside Audra Cohen, winning second-consecutive ITA National Indoor Championships.

2003-04: Compiled a 40-5 singles record, setting a school record for wins in a season ... Her ledger included a 27-2 mark in duals and 13-0 in the Big Ten ... Named to 2004 ITA Collegiate All-Star Team in doubles with partner Jessica Rush (one of three duos to earn the honor) ... Earned All-America for the second-straight year by advancing to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Singles Championship ... Unanimous choice for Big Ten Player of the Year, making her the sixth player in conference to be twice honored ... Won all three singles and doubles matches at the Big Ten Championship ... Went 1-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles at NCAA Regional Championship ... During the regular season, defeated nation's No. 1 player, Georgia's Agata Cioroch, 6-3, 6-4 ... Defeated 20 ranked opponents this season in dual play ... Had an 8-2 record against players in the top 25 ... Accumulated a 19-match winning streak from February to May ... Won singles title at the ITA Midwest Championships for the second-straight year, and advanced to the semifinal round of the ITA National Indoor Championships ... Had a 41-6 record in doubles with Rush, including 26-4 in duals and 12-1 in the Big Ten ... Advanced to quarterfinal round of NCAA Doubles Championship ... Defeated 12 ranked opponents in doubles ... The duo claimed titles at the ITA Midwest and National Indoor Championships ... Two-time Big Ten Athlete of the Week (2/12 and 4/28).

2002-03: Completed the season with a 38-7 record at No. 1, tying a school record for wins ... Went 25-0 in dual matches, including 12-0 in the Big Ten ... Named ITA All-America and All Big-Ten ... Nominated for Suzy Favor Award for outstanding female athlete in the conference ... Big Ten Player of the Week (3/31) ... Put together a school-record 28-match winning streak from Jan. 15 to May 21 ... Defeated 10 ranked opponents, including USC's No. 3 Jewel Peterson ... Competed as a wildcard in Wimbledon, where she fell in the second round of qualifying ... Advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Singles Championship, the furthest an NU player has ever gone in that tournament ... Posted a 23-5 record, including 10-0 in the Big Ten, at No. 1 doubles with partner Jessica Rush ... Ranked 90th in Omni Hotels/Intercollegiate Tennis Preseason rankings ... Defeated teammate Marine Piriou to win the ITA Midwest Regional Championship for first collegiate tournament win ... Named ITA National Player to Watch, Midwest Region Rookie of the Year and Midwest Region Player to Watch ... Finished the fall season with a 10-6 record ... Won all three matches of the All-America Qualifying Draw to compete in the Main Draw ... Fell in the Round of 32 ... Defeated top-seeded Vilmarie Castellvi (Tennessee) in the first round of the ITA National Indoor Championships ... Fell in the Round of 16 at National Indoors to conclude the fall season ... Top player in the Midwest, according to the ITA Regional fall rankings.

High School: Helped lead Putney to a national title ... Played No. 1 in high school ... Also played netball and ran track ... London champion in the javelin ... Netball team competed in the national event.

Personal: Born Cristelle Patricia Grier on 1/30/83 ... Daughter of Richard and Sal Grier ... Chose Northwestern over Penn State, Richmond, Fresno State, William & Mary and Illinois ... Majoring in English.