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Freund leads Nittany Lions in race that comes down to the final event
Senior earns top-10 placing in final meet
Garcia qualifies in second diving event for NCAA Championships
Crowell, Cornell just shy of reaching finals
Garcia to make second trip to NCAAs
Four-year letterwinner diving under Coach Kevin Grayson and Coach Carolyn Johnson at Fox Lane H.S. … Section One diving champion in 2014 and runner-up in 2015 … Division 1 Champion (2014-15) … Three-time All-Section (2013-15) honoree and two-time All-Section All-Star (2014-15) … Five-time sectional qualifier (2011-2015) and two-time state qualifier (2014- 2015) … Team captain her senior year … Member of Marlins Dive Club … Rebuilt houses in Joplin, Missouri, after tornado in 2011 … Volunteered on musical shows and played in the pit band for high school theater … Bedford Hills library volunteer.
Full name is Christina Lynne Crowell … Born October 8, 1998 in Mount Kisco, N.Y. … Parents Brian and Wendy Crowell … Mother, Wendy, played soccer at Gettysburg College … Has two siblings, Kevin and Casey… Intends to major in journalism and Spanish … Hobbies include music (piano, flute, vocals), art, hiking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities … Wants to be a journalist for a newspaper or online magazine … Favorite foods are watermelon, blackberries, and chocolate milk … Favorite Athletes are Kassidy Cook, David Boudia, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. … Favorite Actors/Actress are Robert Downey Jr. , Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Hugh Laurie, Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson…Favorite Movies are Avatar and The Prestige… Favorite TV shows are House, M.D, and True Detective.
Why Penn State?
“I chose Penn State because the atmosphere lends itself to my goal of being a journalist and a successful diver. Academics and athletics are both very important to me, and at Penn State there is more than enough support and pride for me to be able to be successful at both.”