2004-- Team co-captain ... Rowed in the varsity eight throughout the season, earning victories against UC Irvine (Mar. 20), Loyola Marymount (Mar. 27), and at the Stanford Invitational (Apr. 17) ... Squad captured third in the Cal Cup and captured the Miller Cup (Apr. 24) ... Rowed six seat in the V8 that competed in the Grand Finals of the Pac-10 Championships ... Part of the Pac-10 All Academic First team, and a CRCA Regional Scholar Athlete ... Rowed the two seat throughout the fall season, with strong performances in the Head of the Charles Regatta (Oct.23) and the Head of the Lake Competition (Nov.14) ... Recognized with the Bruin Boat Mover Award and the Bruin Scholar Award ... Awarded Director's Honor Roll every quarter throughout the year.
2003 -- Rowed in the first novice eight that enjoyed a successful spring campaign ... N8 squad went undefeated in dual meets, recording victories vs. Long Beach State (Mar. 15), Loyola Marymount (Mar. 29), UC Davis (Apr. 19), Sacramento State (Apr. 19), Minnesota, (Apr. 26), and USC (May 10) ... N8 squad also enjoyed success in regattas, winning at the Berg Cup (Mar. 22), placing third at the San Diego Crew Classic (Apr. 6), and earning a victory at the Miller Cup (Apr. 12) ... Rowed the two seat in UCLA's claim to the Pac-10 Novice Eight Championship (May 18) ... Also rowed the two seat in the varsity eight during the fall schedule ... Named to the Director's Honor every quarter throughout competition.
2002 -- Gained racing experience in the fall with the novice squad ... Named to the Director's Honor Roll for the Fall `02 quarter.
High School -- Four-year varsity letterwinner in soccer and two-year varsity letterwinner in volleyball at Johansen HS ... In volleyball, team captain two years (2000-01) ... Received All-league honorable mentions (Central California Conference) in 1999 and 2000 ... In soccer, goalkeeper four years with the varsity team ... Received first team All-league honors in 2001 ... Team captain her senior season ... Also selected as team's Best Defensive Player in 2001 ... Played premier soccer for the SJSFC Elite.
Personal -- Full name is Kristin Leigh Bixel ... Born November 27, 1982 in Turlock, CA ... Parents are Kevin Bixel and Tamie Dami ... Has two younger sisters, Erica and Kennedy, and a younger brother, Dominic ... Physiological Science major.