Cristina Teuscher

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Cristina Teuscher
Personal information
Nationality  United States
Born (1978-03-12) March 12, 1978 (age 36)
Bronx, New York
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle, individual medley
College team Columbia University

Cristina Teuscher (born March 12, 1978) is a former freestyle and medley swimmer from the United States, who was a member of the Women's Relay Team that won the gold medal in the 4x200m Freestyle at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Her winning teammates were Jenny Thompson, Trina Jackson, and Sheila Taormina. Four years later, while Captain of the U.S. Women's Team, she captured the bronze medal in the 200m Individual Medley, at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Teuscher is a 1996 graduate of New Rochelle High School and a 2000 graduate of Columbia University, where she was an All-American and four-time NCAA champion. She won 12 Ivy League titles, set 17 Lion records, and was named the Honda Award recipient as the 1999-2000 Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year.[1]

She later completed her MBA at INSEAD in 2007. She followed Yale legend Frank Keefe as head coach of Yale Women's Swimming from 2010-2012. During her short tenure as head coach, the Bulldogs finished fifth and third in the Ivy League, respectively. Teuscher is on the board of directors for the Collegiate Women's Sports Awards. [2]

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  1. ^ Teuscher's page on the Collegiate Women's Sports Awards website; retrieve 2009-06-17.
  2. ^ Yale Women's Swimming and Diving Website

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