Get to Know: Austin senior Kristina Thorson

Published 7:36 pm Friday, November 3, 2017

Kristina Thorson is a senior swimmer on the Austin girls swimming and diving team. The Packers will compete in the Section 1A meet in Rochester Wednesday and Thursday.

Q: What sports do you compete in?

A: Swimming and golf.

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Q: How did you originally get into swimming?

A: I first started swimming on the Y swim team when I was six.

Austin’s Kristina Thorson swims to a win in the 200 yard freestyle this season against Winona at Bud Higgins Pool. Herald File Photo

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?

A: Dropping 30 seconds on my 500 freestyle between two meets.

Q: What have you learned from sports?

A: Success only comes with hard work and determination.

Q: What is the hardest part about swimming?

A: Coming back from the off season and holding technique.

Q: Who is your biggest sports role model and why?

A: Katie Ledecky. She went to the Olympics at age 15 and she has broken many world records.

Q: What is your favorite movie or TV show?

A: Pretty Little Liars.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Math.

Q: What is your dream job?

A: Accountant.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Chicken tenders.

Q: What are your plans after high school?

A: Attend a 4-year college for business.

Q: What’s a fun fact about you or hobby you enjoy most people don’t know about?

A: I’m left-handed.

Q: What are your top three pump songs before a big game?

A: ‘Can’t Hold Us’ by Macklemore, ‘I’m the One’ by DJ Khaled and ‘Lose Yourself’ by Eminem.

Q: What are your top three guilty pleasure songs?

A: ‘Pretty Girl Rock’ by Keri Hilson, ‘Rockstar’ by Hannah Montana and ‘Dangerous’ by Kardinal Offishall.