At Fresno State: (2001-02) Earned 14 top three finishes ... seven lifetime-bests ... second on the team in the 200 fly (2:09.16), 100 breast (1:06.18) and 200 IM (2:09.57), also top 16 at the WAC Championships in the noted events ... Academic All-WAC... Coaches Award ... nominated for the NCAA Leadership Conference ... 3.0 Club ... Kiwanis Torch of Excellence ... (2000-01) Honored with the Most Improved Swimmer Award ... had season second-fastest time in the 200 IM (2:10.33) and fourth-fastest time in the 100 butterfly (:59.68) ... swam three lifetime best performances at the 2001 WAC Championships ... six top-three finishes ... was honored at the 2001 Torch of Excellence dinner for academic performance ... Deans List.
Prior to Fresno State: Four-year letterwinner in swimming at South Tahoe High School, Calif.... received MVP honors in 1997 and 1999 and coaches award in 1998 and 2000 ... was team captain in 2000 ... holds high school records in the 50 free and 100 fly.
Personal: Born June 26, 1982, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. ... parents are Karie and John Collins... has a younger brother Kory ... chose to attend Fresno State because of its nursing program and swimming program... biggest athletic thrill as being the first freshman from her high school to qualify for the state meet in Las Vegas.
Collins' Top Times 100 Breast 1:06.10 200 IM 2:09.57 100 Fly 59.03 200 Fly 2:09.16What Head Coach Daniella Irle has to say about Collins...
"Kristi just continues to get better and better. She is continually learning and realizing how much potential she really has. It is going to be another exciting year watching her develop."