AOTW: Christina Gambino, senior softball player


Alex Kielar

AOTW: Christina Gambino, senior softball player

Name: Christina Gambino

Year: Senior

Major: Biology

Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ

High School: Ridge HS

Position: 1st Base, Pitcher

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

The science facilities are really amazing and Coach Matthews at the time helped make my decision easy.  The softball facilities are top in the area.  I also wanted to play close enough to home so my parents would be able to come watch me play on the weekends.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

I will be attending Seton Hall University to obtain a Masters of Science of Athletic Training.

Favorite building on campus?


Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

The ultimate goal is to win a World Series in Oklahoma City.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I have played my entire life.  My dad was a high school baseball coach and my brother always played baseball, so I just followed the tradition and loved it.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

Hang out with friends, go to the movies, listen to music, play UNO.

Most influential person in your life?

My older brother, Tom.  He has helped me through everything, especially how to manage being a student-athlete and I wouldn’t have made it this far without him.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

Babe Ruth.

Favorite professor?

Dr. Mullen, she is my academic adviser and encouraged me through out my 4 years.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

The Grillworks grilled cheese.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

We play a game called ‘Defend the line’, a flexible set of rules, but we hit foam balls and try and score points, and the pitching squad is undefeated through the season.

If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

Offseason, weekly yoga class.

A quote you live your life by?

“You are stronger than you see, braver than you believe and smarter than you think.” – Winnie the Pooh

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

That on or off the field you represent your team and your school, and anyone can be apart of the team. 

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

Dr. Stratford…I really need help to finish the statistical analysis for senior research.