Academic Accolades for the Conference USA Champions
Owls Increase Lead In Team Standings Heading Into Final Day
Owls Post Two More Event Wins Thursday
Championship Meet Begins Feb. 26 In Atlanta
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
|200 IM||2:02.16||2013 C-USA Championships|
|400 IM||4:16.13||2011 C-USA Championships|
|500 Freestyle||4:58.63||2011 C-USA Championships|
|1,000 Freestyle||10:02.72||2013 C-USA Championships|
|1,650 Freestyle||16:33.48||2011 C-USA Championships|
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