|Hometown:||Santa Monica, Calif.|
Rowed three seat in the second varsity four in dual-meet victories to open the season against Loyola Marymount (March 5) and San Diego State (March 13)...rowed four seat in the open eight at the San Diego Crew Classic (April 2-3), leading the Bruins to a first-place finish on Saturday and second-place finish on Sunday...rowed four seat in UCLA's third varsity eight crew in a race against UC Santa Barbara (April 16).
Rowed five seat in the N8+ `B' crew in a dual-meet victory over San Diego State (March 13) during the second weekend of the spring season.
Competed on the volleyball and swimming teams at Santa Monica City College for two seasons (2007-09)...on the volleyball court, earned All-Conference acclaim in 2008...earned scholar-athlete honors in 2007-08 and 2008-09 in volleyball and swimming.
Four-year varsity volleyball and track and field letterwinner at Lighthouse Christian Academy in Santa Monica, Calif. under head coaches Lauren Jenkins and Suzie Dimpfl (volleyball) and Matt Spaulding (track and field)...also was a one-year varsity basketball letterwinner under head coach Mike Payton...served as the volleyball team captain as a senior, leading Lighthouse Christian Academy to two CIF Southern Section championships (2004, 2005)...also earned All-CIF Southern Section accolades as a senior (volleyball)...helped lead her school to the league title in track and field...prior to UCLA, spent eight summers in the "Junior Lifeguards" program.
Full name: Christa Helene Czer (last name pronounced SEE-zer)...born May 22, 1989 in Los Angeles...Christa is the fifth of Lawrence and Katherine Czer's seven children...has one older sister, Laurel...has five brothers - Peter, Luke, Andrew, Paul and Adam...grandfather, Frank Yokas, competed in the National Football League (NFL) for the Cleveland Browns and the Los Angeles Dons in the 1940s...English major.