Sept. 28, 2015
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Celia Jimenez arrived at The University of Alabama last spring and has wasted no time starring both on the field and in the classroom.
A native of Alcaudete, Spain, Jimenez played her first two collegiate seasons at Iowa Western Community College before transferring to Alabama to finish her degree in Aerospace Engineering and to compete for the Crimson Tide.
The junior midfielder has been a staple in the Tide’s lineup in 2015, as she is one of just two players to start all 12 games to begin the season. Jimenez currently leads the team in points (nine) and goals (four), and has collected the game-winning goal in two of the Tide’s four victories.
Although her success with the Tide has been evident, her biggest achievement on the field may have come before she played her first game for the Crimson Tide.
Jimenez spent the summer competing in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup for the Spanish National Team, earning the start in all three of Spain’s matches in the country’s first appearance in the World Cup.
Watch here as Jimenez describes her once-in-a-lifetime experience at the World Cup and what ultimately led her to Tuscaloosa to compete for the Crimson Tide both athletically and academically.