Swimming & Diving
Duke Swimming & Diving BIO
Honors: Honorable Mention All-America (2014 - 200 Breaststroke) ... All-ACC (2013 - 100 & 200 Breaststroke; 2012 - 100 & 200 Breaststroke) ... ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Week (2013 - Oct. 9; 2012 - Oct. 25, Nov. 1) ... CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team (2013, 2014) ... CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2012) ... All-ACC Academic (2012, 2013, 2014) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012, 2013, 2014)
2013-14: Concluded her collegiate career on a high note, garnering honorable mention All-America honors with a 16th-place finish in the 200 breaststroke at the NCAA Championship ... Surpassed her own school record in the event with a 2:09.11 showing in the preliminaries ... Member of the Blue Devils’ 200 medley relay that became the first in program history to earn automatic qualification to NCAAs with a 1:37.91 clocking at the ACC Championship ... That relay also set a school record of 1:37.91 while finishing fifth overall in the conference ... Also helped set program benchmarks as a member of the 800 freestyle (7:19.70) and 400 medley (3:37.92) relay teams at ACCs ... Accounted for 57 points individually at the conference championship, finishing fourth in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 20th in the 200 IM ... Swept the breaststroke events five times during the regular season, including at the Nike Cup and against ACC opponents NC State, Miami and North Carolina ... Guided the 200 medley relay to five first-place finishes ... Duke’s top performer in the 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and the 200 IM.
2012-13: Concluded her junior campaign by making her first career appearance at the NCAA Championships, competing in the preliminaries of the 100 and 200 breaststroke ... Took home All-ACC honors in the 100 and 200 breaststroke for the second consecutive year with a pair of second-place finishes at the ACC Championships ... Broke the one-minute barrier for the first time in the 100 breaststroke, clocking 59.95 in the ACC preliminaries for a new program record ... Eclipsed her own school record twice in the 200 breaststroke, touching at 2:10.19 in the finals ... Helped establish new program records as a member of the Blue Devils’ 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle and 200 medley relays at the conference meet ... Totaled 11 NCAA provisional cuts in individual events during the season ... Swept the breaststroke events at the All-North Carolina Invitational and against Florida State, UNC Wilmington, Virginia Tech, NC State, Miami and North Carolina ... Posted a time of 1:02.01 in the 100 breaststroke against NC State and Miami for a new Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion record ... Guided Duke relay squads to five first-place finishes during the year, including 200 medley relay wins against Virginia and North Carolina ... Tabbed the ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Week Oct. 9 after winning the 500 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke at the season-opening All-North Carolina Invitational.
2011-12: Excelled in the breaststroke and individual medley events as well as on Duke’s relay teams during her sophomore campaign ... Wrapped up the season in record-breaking fashion, setting program marks as a member of the Blue Devils’ 400 freestyle, 200 medley and 400 medley relay squads ... Earned All-ACC accolades with a pair of third-place finishes in the 100 (1:01.50) and 200 breaststroke (2:11.85) ... Her 2:11.85 clocking in the 200 breaststroke final was also good for a school record ... Placed 10th in the conference in the 200 IM (2:00.29) ... Surpassed NCAA provisional standards 10 times in the 100 breaststroke and eight times in the 200 breaststroke during the season, in addition to earning three ‘B’ cuts in the 200 IM ... Won the 100 breaststroke on seven occasions and the 200 breaststroke five times ... Took first in the 200 IM at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Also placed second in the 100 breaststroke and third at the 200-yard distance ... Helped the Blue Devils’ 200 medley relay record first-place finishes against Clemson/Richmond, Virginia and South Carolina/Queens ... Named the ACC Women’s Swimming & Diving Performer of the Week following the meet with Virginia Tech, Florida State and UNC Wilmington, which saw her win the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and the 200 IM ... Repeated as the ACC Performer of the Week on Oct. 25 after sweeping the breaststroke events in the season opener against Maryland ... Over the summer, competed in the 100 and 200-meter breaststroke at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb. ... Turned in a lifetime-best time of 1:10.02 to finish 25th in a field of 152 swimmers in the 100-meter breaststroke ... also finished 41st at the 200-meter distance in 2:34.24.
2010-11: Duke’s top performer in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and the 200 IM during a standout freshman season ... Made her collegiate debut against UNC Wilmington, collecting wins in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and the 200 IM ... Won all three events the next week against Maryland ... Recorded a season-best mark of 4:25.68 to win the 400 IM against NC State and Campbell ... Took second in the 200 IM at the Nike Cup ... Anchored the winning 200 medley relay against South Carolina and Queens ... Also anchored Duke’s winning 400 freestyle relay against North Carolina with a split of 53.73 ... Competed in six events at the ACC Championships, breaking four program records ... Just missed All-ACC honors with a fourth-place finish in the 200 breaststroke ... Broke a school and personal record in that performance at 2:12.27 ... Established new program and personal records in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.31) and the 200 IM (1:59.37) at the conference meet ... Swam the second leg of Duke’s 400 freestyle relay at ACCs, which set a program record at 3:23.62 ... During the summer, competed in the 100-meter breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and the 200 IM at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships in Palo Alto, Calif.
Prior to Duke: Named her high school’s swimmer of the year ... Ranked number one in the state of Colorado as a senior ... State record holder ... Member of the 2008 state championship team ... Member of the Scholastic All-America Team ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Christine Lynn Wixted on Mar. 31, 1992 in East Brunswick, N.J. ... Daughter of Brian and Nancy Wixted ... Has two sisters, Kate and Colleen ... Sister, Colleen, is also a member of the Duke swimming and diving program ... Hobbies include snowboarding and golfing ... Majoring in sociology ... Also pursuing a certificate in Markets and Management Studies.
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