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Christina Jonsson
Christina  Jonsson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Austin, TX

High School:
Vista Ridge HS

Height:
5-5

Event:
Breast/IM


04/08/2016

Nine Swimmers Named MPSF Scholar-Athletes

The list includes six repeat honorees and three newcomers

04/10/2015

Nine Swimmers Named MPSF Scholar-Athletes

The list includes six repeat honorees and three newcomers

02/20/2015

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

01/17/2015

Toreros Take Second in the Beach Cup

Jackie Taylor finished in first in the 100 and 200 freestyle

01/16/2015

Toreros Win Two Events in First Day of Beach Cup

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

01/29/2016

2016 Beach Cup

USD Swim & Dive team at the 2016 Beach Cup

10/29/2013

USD SWIM vs. UCLA | Oct. 19, 2013

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

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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