Varsity four, open eight crews each finish second in Grand Final
Bruins to begin racing at 9:10 a.m. on Saturday in Mission Bay
Bruins begin 2013 spring season with strong performances against LMU
UCLA looking to earn a strong finish at Pac-12 Championships on Sunday
UCLA to race against Trojans in San Pedro, Calif. on Saturday morning
Rowed primarily with the novice four and open eight crews as a freshman ... stroked the novice four in the season opener against Loyola Marymount (March 3) and San Diego (March 10) ... rowed six seat in the open eight at the San Diego Crew Classic (March 31-April 1) ... rowed three seat with the novice four in UCLA's dual-meet victory against Louisville at the SoCal Challenge (April 14) ... stroked the novice four against USC in the two schools' annual dual meet (April 28) ... rowed two seat with the novice four at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships.
Attended Oaks Christian High School (Westlake Village, Calif.) ... earned varsity letters as a student-athlete on the volleyball and water polo teams.
Competed for MAC Rowing Club.
Full name: Christina Nicole Nelson ... Christina is the daughter of David and Gigi Nelson ... has three brothers - Daniel, Michael and Joe ... admires the late UCLA head coach John R. Wooden and USA volleyball player Kerri Walsh ... intends to major in physiological science.