A Kennedy High School graduate, who never competed for her high school, Christine enrolled at CRC in the spring of 1977 and competed in gymnastics for the Chiefs. Coached by Gert Larsen, she was the first ever female state champion at Cosumnes River College and the only athlete in school history to win the state championship twice.
Chris was the state champion at the community college level in the advanced class in 1977. That fall, she broke her ankle during a tumbling exercise and was out of gymnastics for almost an entire year. Coach Larsen had to talk Chris into returning to gymnastics and competing for the Chiefs.
In 1979, she won the beam and parallel bars competition and finished second in vaulting at the State Gymnastics Championship, thus winning the “Women’s Individual All-Around” open competition and helping her team to a seventh place finish in the State Team Competition.
Along the way to her state championship in 1979, Christine led her team to a Valley Conference Championship by sweeping all four events at the conference championship meet. She scored 8.15 in the vault, 8.1 on the parallel bars, 8.3 on the balance beam and 8.0 in floor exercise. Her outstanding marks in the four events resulted in Christine winning the Valley Conference “Most Valuable Gymnast” award.
That same year, Chris was named, “Gymnast of the Year” by the Sacramento Athletic Hall of Fame. She also received the Cosumnes River College “Most Outstanding and Most Valuable Athlete” awards. No other athlete in school history has won both of these awards in the same year.
After leaving Cosumnes River College, Christine never competed in gymnastics again. She transferred to Cal State Northridge and graduated in 1981 with a degree in Physical Therapy. She worked as a Physical Therapist for about two years and then went to medical school at U.C. Irvine and completed her residency at U.C. Davis.
Currently, Christine resides in Sacramento with her husband Marc and their two children. Her daughter Alyson plays basketball and her son Alex plays baseball. She is a doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kaiser, South Sacramento.