1996 Olympic Team
Atlanta, United States of America
- Womens 4×200-meter freestyle – Gold Medal
2000 Olympic Team
- Womens 200-meter individual medley – Bronze Medal
Born and raised in New York, Cristina began swimming for the Badger Swim Club under the tutelage of Coach John Collins. From 1994-2001, Cristina was a member of the United States National Swim Team, representing the US in two Olympic Games: 1996 and 2000.
She won a gold medal in 1996 as part of the 4×200 Free relay, breaking the Olympic and American Record and swimming the fast split in U.S. history. In 2000, Cristina was voted one of the US Olympic Swim Team Captains and won a bronze medal in the 200 I.M. She holds six national titles and retired from competitive swimming in 2001.
In 2000, Cristina graduated from Columbia University with a degree in psychology and an undefeated individual collegiate career, including four NCAA titles. In 2001, she won the Honda Broderick cup, which is awarded to the top female collegiate athlete in the country. In 2007, Cristina completed her MBA at INSEAD (in France and Singapore).