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Christina Jonsson
Christina  Jonsson


Austin, TX

High School:
Vista Ridge HS




Nine Swimmers Named MPSF Scholar-Athletes

The list includes six repeat honorees and three newcomers


Nine Swimmers Named MPSF Scholar-Athletes

The list includes six repeat honorees and three newcomers


Two More School Records Fall at MPSF Championships

Bri Jurries sets record in the 100 breaststroke and helps USD set another in the 400 medley relay


Toreros Take Second in the Beach Cup

Jackie Taylor finished in first in the 100 and 200 freestyle


Toreros Win Two Events in First Day of Beach Cup

USD wins 800 free relay and Keenan Lineback earns first in the 500 free


2016 Beach Cup

USD Swim & Dive team at the 2016 Beach Cup


USD SWIM vs. UCLA | Oct. 19, 2013

USD vs. UCLA, Oct. 19, 2013 | Photos courtesy of Brock Scott,

USD Honors & Awards 
-MPSF Scholar Athlete (2015 & 2016)

Junior (2015-16): 
Named MPSF Scholar Athlete (3.66 GPA)... Posted three season best times at the Purdue Invite: 200 breast (2:23.29), the 200 IM (2:10.71), and the 400 IM (4:35.23)... Swam the 100 breast in 1:09.40 at the MPSF Championships.

Sophomore (2014-15):
Named MPSF Scholar Athlete (3.62 GPA)... Had the team's second fastest time in the 400 IM (4:.29.22)... Had the team's third fastest time in the 200 Breast (2:20.04).

Freshman (2013-14):
Posted the team's best time of the season in the 200 Breast at the 2014 MPSF Championships (2:19.86)... Posted the second best time on the team in the 200 IM (2:07.02) and 400 IM (4:26.64) at the 2014 MPSF Championships... Swam career best (1:06.83) in the 100 Breast at the 2014 MPSF Championships.

High School: Was a two-year letterwinner at Vista Ridge High School... Was a US Open qualifier and Winter National qualifier in the 200 breast as a senior... Set the Nitro Swimming Club girls 15-16 record in the 400m IM... Also held Nitro records in the 200m breast and 200m fly... Named Most Improved on her Nitro club in three separate years... As a junior, was a Summer Junior National and Winter National Qualifier in the 200m breast... Swam a 2:04.63 in the 200 fly at the TXLA Jingle Bell Splash as a senior... Clocked a 2:15.83 in the 200 breast at NCSA Junior Nationals... Two-time USA Swimming Academic All-American.

Personal: Born Nov. 26, 1995 in Glendale, Ariz.... On why she chose USD: "Beautiful city, great coaching staff, close-knit team, and it just seemed like a really great place to go to college"... Was also recruited by Vanderbilt, University of Arkansas, West Virginia University, Texas Christian University, Marshall University, and Villanova University... Her older sister, Annika, swam at South Carolina and her father, Stefan, swam at New Mexico... She is a dual citizen of both the USA and Sweden... Loves reading, ocean life, and animals.

What is your most memorable swimming/diving moment? Why?
Making Junior Nationals in my 200 Breaststroke at a Grand Prix meet! It was so memorable because I didn't expect it. It was such an amazing surprise.

Describe yourself as an athlete and as a student.
I am a very self-driven athlete and student. I strive to be the best I can be in both the pool, and in the classroom. I aim to try my hardest in everything I do, demanding as close to perfection as I can get.

What piece of coaching and/or personal advice has stuck with you over the years?
"Sometimes you have to take a few steps backwards to gain the momentum to take a giant leap forward."

Quick Hits
Favorite TV show: Friends
Favorite movie: Any Harry Potter movie
Favorite food: Ice cream or spaghetti
Favorite place to spend time: By the ocean
Most listened to song on your iPod: "Somewhere Only We Know" - Keane 
Major: Undecided

Career Top Times

Event Time Meet
100 Breast 1:06.83 2014 MPSF Championships
200 Breast 2:19.86 2014 MPSF Championships
200 IM 2:07.02 2014 MPSF Championships
400 IM 4:26.64 2014 MPSF Championships
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Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
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Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
Video Thumbnail Torero Tuesday
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
Video Thumbnail On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
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Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
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Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Video Thumbnail Halloween Hoopla
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
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39 years in review by former players and coaches
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Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
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Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
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Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
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Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
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Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
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Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
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Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
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USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
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From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
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Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
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Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
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Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
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Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
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Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
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Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
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Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics


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