Beach Volleyball
    Meet the Players: Christine Irvin

    Christine Irvin

    April 19, 2013

    Christine Irvin, a 5-7 freshman from Pacific Palisades, Calif., played libero for the indoor volleyball team at Marymount High School in Los Angeles. As a junior, Irvin won a CIF title. After being selected as captain her senior year, Irvin led her team to a CIF Southern Division 1A title and helped her squad secure a spot in the State Championship match.

    Irvin also starred on the Sunshine Volleyball Club for eight years. With her club team, Irvin earned gold medals at the 2003 and 2004 AAU Beach Volleyball National Championships with partner Skylar Dykstra and at the 2012 AAU Junior California 18's Open. She also won a silver medal at the VB Rags Volleyball Championships in Redondo Beach.

    Irvin is an environmental science major at USC's Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.

    1) When did you start playing sand volleyball?
    Well, I grew up near the beach, so I have always played for fun. Competition-wise, I started playing in middle school.

    2) What is your favorite thing about the sport of sand volleyball?
    I really like the atmosphere of it. It's so cool because it has a laidback feel, but it's really competitive at the same time.

    3) What is your favorite volleyball memory?
    I'd have to say my senior year in high school when we were moved up to Division 1A of the CIF championship. It was our first year competing at that level, and we ended up winning, so that was really awesome.

    4) What are your hobbies outside of volleyball?
    I really like traveling, photography, water sports and, of course, going to the beach.

    5) What is your dream job?
    I'm really into marine biology so maybe something along those lines. I think working for a company like National Geographic would be awesome, as well.

    6) What is your favorite food?
    I'm going to have to go with chips and guacamole. 

    7) If you lost all your possessions but got to keep one, what would it be?
    I'd say my laptop because I feel like it has my whole life on it.

    8) Describe yourself in two words.
    I'll go with easy-going and adventurous.

    9) What is your favorite movie?
    She's the Man. It's a classic.

    10) What's  your favorite TV Show?
    That's tough, but I'm going to say 90210.

    11) If you could invite three people to dinner, dead or alive, who would they be?
    That's another tough one. I'd have to say Ryan Gosling, Liam Hemsworth and Jesus.

    12) If you could take a vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be?
    I really want to go to Thailand. I think it would be an incredible place.

    13) If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
    I would want to travel around the world. I'd probably bring some friends and just go out and see new places.

    14) What is your favorite animal?
    Definitely a cheetah. Especially baby cheetahs because they are so cute.

    15) What is your biggest fear?
    I'm really afraid of drowning. I think that would be so scary.

    16) What kind of music are you in to?
    I'd say really anything related to the beach and summer. It is my favorite time of year.