Christina Jones

USA Synchro

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Club: Santa Clara
Event: Team/Duet
Height: 5-9
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Missoula, Mont.
Hometown: Fremont, Calif.
Current Residence: Walnut Creek, Calif.

Career Highlights:
2007
- Nominated to the 2007 U.S. Pan American and 2008 U.S. Olympic Teams; FINA World Championships: Combo 3rd, Team Free 5th; Duet Free 5th, Duet Tech 5th, Solo Free 5th, Solo Tech 4th; Pan American Games: Duet 1st (Olympic Games qualifying event); FINA World Trophy Cup: Combo 2nd, Team 3rd
2006 - U.S. National Championships: Solo 1st, Duet, 2nd, Team 1st; Swiss Open: Solo 1st, Duet 1st, Team 1st; FINA World Cup: Solo 4th, Duet 4th, Team 4th; FINA World Trophy Cup: Combo 1st, Duet 4th, Team 4th
2005 - Junior Pan American Games: Solo 1st, Duet 1st; Japan Open: Solo 3rd, Duet 4th; Junior National Championships: Solo 1st, Duet 1st, Figures 1st, Team 3rd; U.S. National Championships: Solo 2nd, Duet 1st, Team 1st; Rome Open: Solo 3rd; FINA World Championships: Solo 5th, Team 4th, Combo 5th
2004
- FINA Junior World Championships: Solo 2nd, Duet 2nd, Team 4th, Figures 9th; German Open: Solo 2nd, Duet 6th; Junior National Championships: Solo 1st, Duet 1st, Figures 1st, Team 1st; U.S. National Championships: Team 1st, Solo 5th, Duet 6th, Elements 1st

Personal:
Daughter of William Noel and Kathleen Jones...Goal has always been to compete in the Olympic Games...One of three synchro swimmers in the world who competes without a nose clip...Career goal is to become a physical therapist, athletic trainer or a sports psychologist...Has also competed in soccer, gymnastics, ice skating and swimming... Attributes her synchro inspiration to former Santa Clara Teammate and three-time Olympian Anna Kozlova...Jones is known as the "ritual athlete" on the Team as she follows certain routines before competing.

Awards:
2006
- Named the 2006 USSS Athlete of the Year; Named to the USSS All-America Team I; Kay Vilen Memorial Award
2005 - Named to the USSS All-America Team I; Named to the USSS Junior All-America Team; Kay Vilen Memorial Award; Carol Dentch Award
2004 - Named to the USSS Junior All-America Team; Carol Dentch Award
2003 - Named to the USSS Junior All-America Team
2001 - Santa Clara Grand Slam Award