Christine Nichols
Christine Nichols

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fairfax, Va.

High School:
WT Woodson

Position:
Freestyle/Breaststroke/Indivdual Medley


At Michigan... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten Conference (2007-09) ... Three-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award (2007-09).

Senior(2008-09)...Championship Meets... came in 12th in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:02.51 after a career-best and NCAA consideration time of 1:02.12 in the prelims, placed 21st in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:18.98 after a career-best time of 2:18.46 in the prelims and finished 96th in the 50-yard freestyle with a season-best time of 28.49 at the Big Ten Championships(Feb. 18-21) ... Regular Season... recorded season-best times in the 100-yard freestyle (55.68) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:13.51) at the Indiana Invitational (Jan. 9-10).

Junior (2007-08)...Championship Meets... finished in 23rd in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.10, 1:03.99 prelim), 30th in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:22.17) and 80th in the 50-yard freestyle (29.64) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 21-23) ... Regular Season... touched the wall in aseason-best 1:06.39for17th place in the 100-yard breaststroke; also helped 800-yard freestyle relay (7:28.40) to eighth place at Texas A&M Invitational (Nov. 16-18).

Sophomore (2006-07)... Academic All-Big Ten ... Regular Season... won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:03.83 and took first in both the 100-yard (52.24) and 200-yard (1:55.47) freestyle at the ABC Invitational (Jan. 27); qualified for the U.S. National Championships this spring ... placed 14th in the 100-yard freestyle (53.34) at Michigan Invitational (Jan. 12-13)... competed exhibition in 100-yard (53.49) freestyle at EMU Invitational (Dec. 1-2) ... swam on second-fastest 200-yard freestyle relay (1:37.87) against No. 24 Princeton (Nov. 11).

Freshman (2005-06)...Championship Meets... placed 31st in the 50-yard freestyle (23.72), 32nd in the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.35), and 31st in the 100-yard freestyle (51.96) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 15-18) ... Regular Season... clocked in sixth in the 50-yard freestyle (25.13) against Northwestern (Jan. 21) ... anchored the 800-yard freestyle (7:58.85) relay team to fifth place, and swam on fifth-place 200-yard freestyle (1:39.69) and 400-yard medley (4:00.86) relay teams at the Michigan Invitational (Jan. 13-14) ... had sixth-place finishes in the 100-meter (1:02.24) and 200-meter (2:15.50) freestyles at the Copa Coqui 2006 (Jan. 3) ... swam on second-place 200-yard freestyle (1:39.40) relay team against Georgia (Nov. 5) ... part of second-place 400-yard freestyle (3:38.77) relay team in career debut against California (Oct. 27).

Prep... W.T. Woodson High School (2004) ... National Honor Society ... four-year varsity letterwinner in swimming ... two-time Scholastic All-American ... four-time Scholar Athlete ... Speedo and NISCA 2005 Swimmer of the Year ... 11-time All-American ... four-time all-region and all-district ... 2005 all-state ... 2002 team rookie of the year ... 2003 Gatorade MVP ... two-time team MVP ... two-time Washington Post first-team All-Met (2004-05) ... 2005 state champion in 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle.

Personal... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... major undecided ... mother, Janet, was a swimmer and diver at the United States Air Force Academy ....father, David, swam and played water polo at the United States Air Force Academy ... birthday is July 26, 1987.

EventTimeDate
50-yard Freestyle23.722/16/06
100-yard Freestyle51.962/18/06
200-yard Freestyle1:52.352/17/06
100-yard Breaststroke1:02.122/20/09
200-yard Breaststroke2:18.462/21/09
200-yard Individual Medley2:08.3811/18/05