UND Roster

2008-09 Swimming and Diving Roster

Christa Riggins


Class Senior
Hometown Phoenix, AZ
High School Sunnyslope

AS A JUNIOR: Garnered seven all-BIGEAST honors to bring her career total to 17 …had a hand in setting four school recordsthroughout the season … swam the 200 and400 Free events at the U.S. Olympic Trials …named the Monogram Club MVP … earnedinvitations to the NCAA Championships in the50 Free, 100 Free and 200 Free … in fact, her200 Free mark (1:44.89) was not only a schoolrecord and the fastest time at the BIG EASTChampionships, but the nation[apos]s fifth-bestperformance heading into the NCAAs … it was also a BIG EAST record … swamthe final portion of the 800 Free Relay(7:17.35) at the BIG EAST meet to help herteam to a runner-up finish … posted a 200Medley Relay result (1:48.84) that set a schoolrecord … third in the 50 Free (22.98) amongleague swimmers … went 1:31.07 in the 200Free Relay to set a program and BIG EAST benchmark while earning the league crown … placed third in the 100 Free (49.39) and aidedher 400 Free Relay (3:19.38) quartet to the topof the podium en route to setting a school and conference record … swam the 500 Free at the ShamrockInvitational in a season-best time of 4:55.64.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in sevenevents at the NCAA Championships … highestfinish came in the 800 Free Relay, helping herteam to a 13th-place accolade … competed inthe 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay and 400Medley Relay … individually, she competed inthe 50 Free, 100 Free and 200 Free … bestfinish was a 34th-place showing in the 200Free … two-time BIG EAST champion, takingthe cake in the 800 Free Relay and 200 FreeRelay … qualified for three individual eventsfor the BIG EAST Championships … finishedsecond in the 200 Free with a career-best timeof 1:47.82 … earned all-BIG EAST honors inthe 200 Medley Relay and 400 Free Relay …totaled five all-BIG EAST accolades at themeet … finished with the team[apos]s second-bestmarks in the 50 Free and 100 Free.

AS A FRESHMAN: Five-time all-BIGEAST performer … third-place finisher in the100 Free (50.47) at the BIG EASTChampionships … runner-up in the 200 Free(1:49.12) … key member of the 200 Free Relayteam that finished third in 1:32.23 … that markranked third in the Notre Dame record book… her 400 Free Relay (3:22.48) team finishedthird at the league meet … guided the 800 FreeRelay (7:19.46) team to a silver finish and thesecond-fastest time in school history … wonthe 50 Free (24.07) in the dual meet againstCalifornia … member of the 500 CrescendoFree Relay team that was the heat winner witha record-setting time of 4:32.50 at the DennisStark Relays.

THE RIGGINS FILE: Four-timeletterwinner in swimming and softball atSunnyslope (Ariz.) … named the team[apos]s mostimproved her freshman season in swimming,then earned three consecutive outstandingswimmer awards … qualified for the JuniorNational Championships in the three differentrelays … born June 17, 1987, in Phoenix, Ariz…. daughter of Janet and Greg Riggins …enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

Riggins[apos] 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)