At Rice 2012-2013: Conference USA Academic Medalist; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Honor Athlete; Kathryn E. Scholl True Blue Spirit Award (presented to the Owl who has shown dedication, discipline and leadership, but most importantly consistent hard-work and commitment, to the team concept)... Won her third-straight C-USA individual title in the 400-individual medley (4:16.45) in as many years... Was a full three seconds behind first place midway through the breaststroke leg of the C-USA's 400-IM before rallying with a steady 57.51 in the final 100-freestyle to win the league title by more than two seconds over second place... Won the 400-IM then came back the next day to win the silver medal in the mile behind teammate Erin Flanigan after a career-best 16:33.48... The first 1,000-yards of her C-USA mile was the fastest of her career (10:02.72)... Finished fifth in the conference in the 200-IM with a career-best 2:02.61, part of a Rice scoring barrage where the Owls claimed four of the top six spots... Scored 51 points at the C-USA meet to help the Owls win the second league title in the program's history... The 51 points was the seventh-highest on the team.
2011- 2012: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Honor Athlete; Defended her C-USA individual championship in the 400-yard individual medley with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 4:18.67, becoming the first Owl to win back-to-back league titles since All-American Mandy Mularz claimed the WAC championship in the 50-freestyle in 2002 and 2003... Led a 1-2 Rice finish in the 400-IM with Shelby Bottoms for the league's fastest times of the year... Reached the championship finals of two other C-USA events and notched a pair of fifth place finishes in the 200-IM and the mile... Swam a career-best 2:03.83 in the 200-IM... Posted a season-best 16:49.01 in the mile as the Owls claimed three of the top five spots in the event... Scored a total of 48 points at the C-USA meet, the sixth-highest total on the team... Best mark in the 1,000-freestyle was from the intermediate split of the C-USA mile (10:13.15).
2010-2011: Shared Rice's Rookie of the Year award (with Michelle Gean) as the program's top freshman; C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll; Won the C-USA individual championship in the 400-yard individual medley with a new C-USA record time of 4:16.13 that also broke the oldest Rice record in the books (16 years)... Finished second in the mile at conference with a career-best time of 16:45.58, the fifth-fastest mark in school history... Fastest mile by an Owl freshman in five years... Placed tenth in the league in the 500-freestyle with a career-best 4:58.63... Scored a total of 44 points for the Owls at the C-USA meet, the sixth-highest total on the team... Posted the Owls' best 1,000-free of the season (10:11.34) at the intermediate mark during the C-USA mile.
A 2010 graduate of Granite Bay High School in California... Two-time High School All-America in the 500-freestyle and in the 200-individual medley... Helped lead the Grizzlies to the Sierra Foothill League championship and 2009 Section title... Finished second in the 500-freestyle (4:57.78) and fourth in the 200-individual medley... Named the program's Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2007... Coached by John Sherman... Advanced Placement Scholar.
Club -- Competed for the Sierra Marlins... Junior national qualifier in long-course 400-IM... Short-course national qualifier in the 200-IM and 400-IM... Coached by Jeff Pearson (club)... USA Swimming Academic All-America.
Full Name: Quincy Elizabeth Christian. Born: January 16, 1992 in Austin. Parents: Al and Jan Christian of Granite Bay, Calif. (one brother, one sister). Chose to attend Rice over Princeton, Notre Dame and the University of San Diego. Rice College: Wiess