Christina Batastini is the President and head instructor of Batastini School of Basketball. Christina has over twenty years experience in coaching and playing basketball. She has a Masters in Education from Harvard University and a BA in American Studies from Stanford University. She is also certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
A Rhode Island native, she played high school basketball at Classical High School in Providence earning Parade and Nike All-American honors and Gatorade Player of New England award. The Providence Journal named Christina as one of the most influential sports figures in Rhode Island’s last one hundred years. She is also a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame and Rhode Island Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame.
Christina earned a full scholarship to Stanford University. In her four years from 1996-2000, the nationally ranked Stanford Cardinal won three Pacific-10 Championships and played in the 1997 NCAA Final Four in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Following her collegiate career, Christina played professionally for four years in Italy, Switzerland, Norway, and Sweden. She consistently ranked among the league leaders in scoring, assists, and three-point shooting percentage. She also coached youth basketball and conducted youth basketball clinics in Italy, Sweden, and Switzerland. In her last season overseas she was the player/coach for Elfic Fribourg, a top-level professional Swiss team.
In her first year back in the United States, Christina was an assistant coach for the Brown University women’s basketball team and helped lead the team to the best start in Brown University women’s basketball history. She was the head coach for seven seasons at Lincoln School guiding the girl's high school team to four consecutive Southeastern New England championships. She is the head coach of the girls' AA Prep team at St Andrews School (www.standrews-ri.org).
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