Cristina Teuscher is a two-time Olympian, competing in both the 1996
Atlanta Games as well as the 2000 Sydney Games. She won a gold medal as a member of the record-setting 800
freestyle relay in Atlanta and followed that performance up with a bronze medal
in the 200 individual medley at the Sydney Games, where she was captain of the
Cristina shocked the swimming world when she decided to swim at
Columbia University. At Columbia,
Teuscher was a four-time NCAA champion. She won 12 Ivy League titles and set 17
school records. In her four collegiate seasons, she never lost an individual
race, including all she entered in the NCAA championships. As a senior, she
received the Honda Award as the nation’s top collegiate swimmer and was later
honored with the Honda-Broderick Cup as the best collegiate women’s athlete in
the United States.
Currently, Cristina is the Robert J.H. Kiphuth Head Coach of Women’s
Swimming and Diving at Yale University.