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Sanchez-Q Tennis Pro Career Kickoff

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Raised by 6 people in 49 months



Howdy!


My name is Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar and I am a former student -athlete of Texas A&M University. I recently graduated with a degree in International Commerce and decided to come back to my home country of Spain to follow my dream of becoming a Professional Tennis player.  When I decided to pursue my education and compete for my university in the United States, it was necessary to put my professional tennis aspirations on hold. 

After four and a half successful years playing three varsity sports at Texas A&M University, my official journey of being a professional tennis player is starting again. The beginning is not going to be easy and the expense that I will accumulate over time is one of my biggest concerns. Entry fees, accommodations and flights to different tournaments are costs that are going to be hard to deal with during the first year of this project.

I have decided to share this website with my friends, family, and people who understand how hard and long this journey is going to be and want to be there with me every step of the way.  Any support and contribution would be greatly appreciated and also would be used as an extra motivation to keep going. I can’t wait to begin this new phase in my life with you and am looking forward to what this year is going to bring!

 

In addition I would love to share my experience as a student-athlete and the impact that college sports had on me and I would like to share some of the accomplishment during my college years.

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE EXPERIENCE

Being a student-athlete probably is one of the best things that happened to me. Coming to this country (USA) to be able to study in college at the same time that I play sports at a high level is the best decision I made in my entire life. Thanks to this, I strongly believe that nowadays I am a better athlete, student, and definitely a better person. Being a student-athlete is not easy. Every day school and team responsibilities, time management between practices, classes and competition plus teammates and friends to worry about… It is just stress and tiredness almost all the time…non-stop. However at the end it is all worth. Why? Just because this allowed me to be the person I am today: physically and mentally stronger, confident, positive, altruistic, kind, and definitely a better friend, sister and daughter. I am proud of the human being I am shaping into and this is all because the student-athlete experience.

Cristina's Video links 

Aggie Tennis Player Feeling at home

Aggie moves from the Court to the Field
  

Sanchez-Q Switches sports VIDEO

Women Basketball Senior Class Tribute VIDEO


En Español 

Hola, me llamo Cristina Sánchez-Quintanar y he sido estudiante y atleta en la Universidad de Texas A&M. Recientemente me he graduado con una licenciatura en Comercio Internacional y he decidido volver a mi país, España, a perseguir mi sueño de ser tenista profesional. Cuando tome la decisión de continuar con mis estudios y competir por mi universidad en los Estados Unidos de América fue necesario poner mis aspiraciones de ser tenis profesional en pausa. 

Después de cuatro años y medio de éxitos en América y después de competir para mi Universidad en tres deportes diferentes en División 1, mi camino para llegar a ser tenis profesional está comenzando de Nuevo. Los primeros pasos de este camino no van a ser fáciles y los costes que se acumulan es lo que más me preocupa de todo esto. Inscripciones, hoteles, comidas, vuelos y otros costes cuando hay que viajar a los torneos puede que sea lo más difícil con lo que tenga que lidiar durante el primer año de este proyecto.

He decidido crear y compartir esta página web con amigos, familiares y todas aquellas personas que realmente entiendan lo duro que puede llegar a ser este camino y que quieran mostrarme su apoyo en cada paso que voy a dar. Cualquier tipo de apoyo y contribución será muy apreciada y, por supuesto, la utilizaré como esa motivación extra que tanta falta me va a hacer para seguir adelante. Estoy impaciente por empezar esta nueva etapa de mi vida y no puedo esperar para ver lo que este año tiene guardado para mí.


Mi experiencia como estudiante y atleta en USA.

Ser estudiante al mismo tiempo que deportista es probablemente una de las mejores cosas que me ha pasado. Ir a estudiar a Estados Unidos y ser capaz de poder compatibilizar estudios y deporte de alto nivel en una Universidad es la mejor decisión que he tomado en mi vida. Gracias a esto, realmente creo que hoy en día soy una mejor deportista y más completa, mejor estudiante y sobre todo mejor persona. Ser deportista y estudiante al mismo tiempo no es fácil. Cada día clases y responsabilidades con el equipo, intentar administrar el tiempo entre entrenamientos, clases y competiciones además de estar atenta a compañeras de equipo, amigos, vida social… es bastante estresante y agotador. Es sencillamente un no parar. Sin embargo, al final ha merecido todo la pena. ¿Por qué? Simplemente porque toda esta experiencia me ha convertido en la persona que soy hoy: física y mentalmente más fuerte, con confianza en mí misma, positiva, sincera y amable, y definitivamente una mejor amiga, hermana e hija. Estoy orgullosa de la persona en la que me he convertido y todo gracias a la experiencia de poder haber sido deportista y estudiante en USA. 

 

ATHLETICS HONORS

·         Member of the number one seed NCAA Tournament soccer team at University of Maryland             

·         Atlantic Coast Conference Soccer Tournament Finalist                                                                                           

·         Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Atlantic Region Player to Watch                                        

·         Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week                                                                       

·         All-Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Team                                                                            

·         NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Championship Participant (Round of 32)                                        

·         Ranked #34 in final Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings                                                                          

·         Two-time Big 12 Player of the Week                                                                                                                               

·         Big 12 Singles Champion (at #1 position)                                                                                                                       

·         Big 12 Doubles Champion (at #1 position)                                                                                                    

·         Big 12 Newcomer of the Year                                                                                                                                            

·         Big 12 Player of the Year                                                                                                                                                      

·         First player in Big 12 Conference history to receive both Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year honors in the same year

·         NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship Doubles participant                                                                  

·         NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship Singles quarterfinalist                                                                             

·         #18 final doubles ranking (ITA)                                                                                                                          

·         #6 final singles ranking (ITA)                                                                                                                                               

·         ITA All-American (singles)                                                                                                                                                   

·         ITA Texas Regional singles champion                                                                                                                              

·         ITA Senior of the Year (Texas Region)                                                                                                                            

·         All-SEC first team                                                                                                                                                                    

·         SEC Regular Season Champions (Women’s Tennis)                                                                                  

·         NCAA Team Championships Finalist (Women’s Tennis)                                                                         

·         NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Championship (Round of 16)                                                                              

·         #5 final singles ranking (ITA)                                                                                                                                               

·         ITA All-American (singles)                                                                                                                                   

·         Member of the SEC regular and tournament championship soccer team                                       

·         Member of the Sweet 16 Women’s Soccer Team                                                                     

·         Women’s Tennis Athletic Scholarship                                                                                                                            

·         Women’s Basketball Athletic Scholarship                                                                                     

·         Member of the #17 ranked Women’s Basketball Team
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Raised by 6 people in 49 months
Created October 3, 2014
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€50
Anonymous
44 months ago
€50
Michael Korpiel
44 months ago

Gig 'em Cris! You can do amazing things, and I wish you the best of luck. May you always find a home in the Aggie community.

€1,500
Anonymous
44 months ago
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€20
Eleonore Paillaud
44 months ago

Hola mi amiga y companeria de habitacion! Queria ayudarte en tu sueno, porque creo en ti y que eres la mejor! besos de Paris ♥

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€100
Neal Trousdale
49 months ago

Best of luck in your pro career Cristina

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