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Hyde Looking to Make Impact




Christine Hyde is looking to have a breakout year in 2011-12

Oct. 21, 2011

by Meredith Hillgartner
Texas Tech Athletics Communications

In her junior year here at Texas Tech, guard Christine Hyde has adapted to life in Lubbock and is now focusing on her basketball career.

The business major and Brampton, Ontario native is one of five juniors on the team this season, and is hoping to keep up her momentum of the past two years.

After starting in ten games each as a freshman and sophomore, Hyde said she is going to try to secure that spot this year.

"Now that I'm a junior, obviously my goal is to work to get that starting spot," Hyde said. "Because nothing is really guaranteed."

Hyde is working on progressing as an individual player, which will ultimately help her team once the season begins in less than a month.

"Personally I just hope that I continue to work hard on my off days and get better as an individual to help out my teammates," Hyde said.

And Hyde has progressed. Last year she set a personal record of having three 3-pointers against Oklahoma State.

Although happy with the achievement Hyde said setting records isn't something she aims to do or even really pays attention to.

"I really don't look at the stat sheet," Hyde said. "I don't really have any record breaking goals. I just kind of want to just go out and play and if records happen then it happens."

Head coach Kristy Curry said she is proud of the work Hyde has put in the last two seasons but said there is room for her to improve.

"She's starting to understand that what happened the play before good or bad you've got to let that go and play the next possession," Hyde said. "She still needs to mature and grow and I'm proud of where she is at."



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