Rowed six seat in the open eight crew at the two-day San Diego Crew Classic (April 5-6) … helped the O8+ crew finish first on day one in San Diego before posting a second-place finish in the Grand Final on day two.
Rowed four seat in the third varsity eight in UCLA’s season-opening victory against Loyola Marymount (March 9) … rowed seven seat in the open eight crew at the two-day San Diego Crew Classic (April 6-7) … helped the O8+ finish second in both of its races in San Diego, including on day two in the Grand Final.
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.