Women's Swimming


AS A JUNIOR: Garnered seven all-BIG EAST honors to bring her career total to 17 ... had a hand in setting four school records throughout the season ... swam the 200 and 400 Free events at the U.S. Olympic Trials ... named the Monogram Club MVP ... earned invitations to the NCAA Championships in the 50 Free, 100 Free and 200 Free ... in fact, her 200 Free mark (1:44.89) was not only a school record and the fastest time at the BIG EAST Championships, but the nation's fifth-best performance heading into the NCAAs ... it was also a BIG EAST record ... swam the final portion of the 800 Free Relay (7:17.35) at the BIG EAST meet to help her team to a runner-up finish ... posted a 200 Medley Relay result (1:48.84) that set a school record ... third in the 50 Free (22.98) among league swimmers ... went 1:31.07 in the 200 Free Relay to set a program and BIG EAST benchmark while earning the league crown ... placed third in the 100 Free (49.39) and aided her 400 Free Relay (3:19.38) quartet to the top of the podium en route to setting a school and conference record ... swam the 500 Free at the Shamrock Invitational in a season-best time of 4:55.64.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in seven events at the NCAA Championships ... highest finish came in the 800 Free Relay, helping her team to a 13th-place accolade ... competed in the 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay and 400 Medley Relay ... individually, she competed in the 50 Free, 100 Free and 200 Free ... best finish was a 34th-place showing in the 200 Free ... two-time BIG EAST champion, taking the cake in the 800 Free Relay and 200 Free Relay ... qualified for three individual events for the BIG EAST Championships ... finished second in the 200 Free with a career-best time of 1:47.82 ... earned all-BIG EAST honors in the 200 Medley Relay and 400 Free Relay ... totaled five all-BIG EAST accolades at the meet ... finished with the team's second-best marks in the 50 Free and 100 Free.

AS A FRESHMAN: Five-time all-BIG EAST performer ... third-place finisher in the 100 Free (50.47) at the BIG EAST Championships ... runner-up in the 200 Free (1:49.12) ... key member of the 200 Free Relay team that finished third in 1:32.23 ... that mark ranked third in the Notre Dame record book ... her 400 Free Relay (3:22.48) team finished third at the league meet ... guided the 800 Free Relay (7:19.46) team to a silver finish and the second-fastest time in school history ... won the 50 Free (24.07) in the dual meet against California ... member of the 500 Crescendo Free Relay team that was the heat winner with a record-setting time of 4:32.50 at the Dennis Stark Relays.

THE RIGGINS FILE: Four-time letterwinner in swimming and softball at Sunnyslope (Ariz.) ... named the team's most improved her freshman season in swimming, then earned three consecutive outstanding swimmer awards ... qualified for the Junior National Championships in the three different relays ... born June 17, 1987, in Phoenix, Ariz. ... daughter of Janet and Greg Riggins ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

Riggins' Career Bests

Event Time Meet
25 Free 10.80 Husky Invite (2007)
50 Free 22.89 BIG EAST (2008)
100 Free 49.39 BIG EAST (2008)
200 Free 1:44.89 BIG EAST (2008)
500 Free 4:53.14 Minnesota Invite (2006)
100 Back 58.77 Northwestern/Toledo (2009)
100 Fly 1:00.42 Toledo (2008)

Christa Riggins
Christa  Riggins


Phoenix, AZ

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