Cee Ketpura

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Event: Girls Singles
Height: 5-3
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
Hometown: Orange, Calif.
Current Residence: Orange, Calif.
High School: Villa Park High School (2012)
Coach: Zi Min Cai, Ignatius Rusli, Halim Haryanto Ho, Rudi Gunawan, Tony Gunawan

PERSONAL
Cee Nantana Ketpura is the daughter of Manop and Jane Ketpura…She has one brother, Nick Ketpura and one sister Nan Ketpura…She attends high school at Villa Park High School in Villa Park, Calif., where she anticipates graduating in 2012…Began competing in the sport of badminton when she was seven years old in Thailand…Appeared in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd in the Aug. 31, 2009 edition…In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, which is stored on her iPod along with movies…Her favorite movie is “Dear John” and her favorite television show is “The Secret Life of an American Teenager”…Lists 2000 Olympic badminton gold medalist and 2005 World Badminton Champion Tony Gunawan as her role model.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
 
2010 Results:
• U.S. Youth Olympic Games Team - Badminton
• U.S. Adult National Championships, Women’s Singles, Silver
• USA Badminton National Team – Uber Cup Finals

2005-09 Results:
• Five-time U.S. Junior National Badminton Triple Crown Champion (women’s singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles). In the Under-19, Under-17 and Under-15 age divisions.
• Has never lost a U.S. Junior National Championship match

2003 Results:
• Yonex Junior Thailand Open Badminton Championships, Under-11 Girls Singles, Gold

2001 Results:
• Merlin Badminton Championships in Thailand, Under-9 Girls Doubles, Gold