Cristina Teuscher

Cristina Teuscher (born March 12, 1978) is an American former freestyle and medley swimmer who was a member of the U.S. women's relay team that won the gold medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Her winning teammates were Jenny Thompson, Trina Jackson and Sheila Taormina. Four years later, while captain of the U.S. women's team, she captured the bronze medal in the 200-meter individual medley at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Cristina Teuscher
Personal information
Full nameCristina Teuscher
National team United States
Born (1978-03-12) March 12, 1978
Bronx, New York
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight150 lb (68 kg)
StrokesFreestyle, individual medley
College teamColumbia University

Teuscher is a 1996 graduate of New Rochelle High School and a 2000 graduate of Columbia University, where she was an All-American and four-time NCAA champion for the Columbia Lions swimming and diving team. She won 12 Ivy League titles, set 17 team records, and received the 1997–98 Honda Sports Award for Swimming and Diving, recognizing her as the outstanding college female swimmer of the year.[1]

She later completed her MBA at INSEAD in 2007. She followed Yale legend Frank Keefe as head coach of Yale Women's Swimming from 2010 to 2012. During her short tenure as head coach, the Bulldogs finished fifth and third in the Ivy League, respectively. Teuscher is on the board of directors for the Collegiate Women's Sports Awards.[2]

See also


  1. Collegiate Women Sports Awards, Past Honda Sports Award Winners for Swimming & Diving. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  2. Yale Women's Swimming and Diving Website
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Cristina Teuscher". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.

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