Christina Loukas

Height: 5’ 4”
Birthdate: December 19, 1985
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Hometown: Riverwoods, IL
Current Residence: The Woodlands, TX
Education: Indiana University
Degree: Exercise science (nutrition minor)
Club: The Woodlands Diving Academy
Trains: The Woodlands, Texas
Coach: Ken Armstrong
National Team: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Biography

Christina is the daughter of George and Patty Loukas. She has two brothers, Nick and Kosta, and one sister, Stacey. She trained with coach Jeff Huber at Indiana University/Indiana Diving through the 2010 Winter Nationals. She then took some time off from diving and began training in Texas with Ken Armstrong in the fall of 2010. Christina enjoys being outside, being active and cooking. She’s also a big Chicago Cubs fan, and her family owns the Cubby Bear lounge and a number of rooftop buildings around the Wrigleyville area in Chicago. Christina comes from a family of football players. Her dad played at Southern Illinois, her uncle Angelo Loukas played football for Northwestern and the Buffalo Bills, her uncle Anthony Loukas played at Wisconsin, and her cousin Alex Loukas played at Stanford.

Additional Accomplishments

Two-time Olympian (2008, 2012)

NATIONAL

  • Nine-time national champion (1-meter 2007, 2008, 2009 x2; 3-meter 2010, 2011; synchronized 3-meter 2009, 2010; synchronized 10-meter 2006)
  • Won the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials on 3-meter
  • Finished as high as second on 3-meter three times at national championship meets before winning her first title on that event in 2010

INTERNATIONAL

  • Eighth on 3-meter at the 2012 Olympic Games
  • Silver medalist on 3-meter synchro at 2012 FINA Diving World Series (Dubai, Tijuana), bronze medalist on 3-meter (Tijuana)
  • Fourth on 3-meter at 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai (first top-four finish by a U.S. woman on 3-meter at Worlds since 1994)
  • Eighth on 3-meter at 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome
  • Ninth on 3-meter at 2008 Olympic Games
  • Fourth on 3-meter at 2008 FINA World Cup in Beijing
  • Silver medalist on 3-meter at 2007 World University Games
  • Silver medalist on 3-meter synchro at 2007 Italian Grand Prix, Comunidad de Madrid