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Christine Olson
Christine  Olson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gilbert, Ariz.

High School:
Mesquite

Height:
5-5

Event:
Breast/IM

08/06/2013

Virginia Has 286 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,909 student-athletes recognized

08/06/2013

Virginia Has 293 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,916 student-athletes recognized

08/06/2013

Virginia Has 293 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Conference has record 2,916 student-athletes recognized

04/23/2013

Virginia Swimming and Diving Announces End-of-Season Awards

Barrett, Bartholomew named MVPs, Seniors honored

02/16/2013

Virginia Finishes Action at Cavalier Invite

Women's ACC Championships start Wednesday

01/26/2013

Swimming vs. Wisconsin/Virginia Tech (by Matt Riley)

Swimming vs. Wisconsin/Virginia Tech (by Matt Riley)

01/22/2013

Swimming Senior Day (by Matt Riley)

Swimming Senior Day (by Matt Riley)

NCAA All-American
2010: 200 Breast (HM)

ACC Champion 

2010:
200 Breast



Virginia Career Bests

100 Breast:
1:01.40
 (3rd all-time at UVa)
200 Breast: 2:09.94 (Virginia record)
200 IM: 2:02.85

400 IM: 4:13.22 (8th all-time at UVa)




2012-13
• Posted season-best times in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.34), 200 breast (2:14.61), 200-yard individual medley (2:03.63) and 400 IM (4:18.80) at the Georgia Fall Invitational
• Placed seventh in the 200 breast and 15th in the 400 IM at the Georgia Fall Invite
• Finished second in both the 100 breast and 200 breast at the Cavalier Invite
• Picked up dual-meet wins in the 200 breast against Navy and Duke

2011-12
• Returned to the ACC scoring team after missing most of the 2010-11 season

• Finaled in all three of her events at the ACC Championships

• Just missed all-conference honors with a fourth-place showing in the 200 breaststroke (2:11.86)

• Placed fifth in the 400 individual medley (4:15.15) at the ACC Championships

• Also recorded a seventh-place performance in the 100 breast (1:02.06) at the conference meet

• Her prelim time of 1:02.00 in the 100 breaststroke was her best of the season

• Named to All-ACC Academic Team
• 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke


2009-10

• Competed in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events at her first NCAA Championships 

• Earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 200 breaststroke with a 15th-place performance (2:11.43) at the national meet 

• Finished 31st overall in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.04) at the NCAA Championships

• Set the school record en route to tying for the top finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:09.94) at the ACC Championships

• Also garnered all-conference honors with a second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.40) at the conference meet

• Placed fourth in the 400 IM (4:13.40) and posted season-best prelim time of 4:13.22 in the event at ACCs 

• Clocked a time of 2:02.85 in the 200 IM at the UVa Invitational (Dec. 4)

• Selected to CSCAA All-Academic Team 

• Named to All-ACC Academic Team
• Selected to ACC Academic Honor Roll
 


High School
• 2005 Arizona High School State Swimmer of the Year

• Four-time Mesquite High School MVP

• Seven-time Arizona SA Division I State Champion

• Placed ninth in the 200 breast at the 2008 Olympic Trials

• Awarded Top 10 Percent of Class certificate

Personal
• Daughter of Courtney and Yoshimi Olson

• Has an older sister, Amy 

• Worked as a lifeguard

• Loves all bodies of water besides the pool, including oceans and lakes

• Enjoys experimenting with cooking and trying local and healthy foods

• Majoring in economics with a minor in media studies

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