2010/JUNIOR: Did not compete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated with honors in 2008 from Orange Lutheran (Calif.) High School ... Member of the varsity dance team ... National Dance Company champion ... Student government participant all four years ... National Honors Society member.
PERSONAL: Given name is Kristina Elisabeth Fertala ... Born and raised in Yorba Linda, Calif. ... Previously attended Cal State Fullerton during the fall semester of 2008 before transferring to Pepperdine in the spring of 2009 ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Daughter of Becky and Keith Fertala ... Sister to Stefan ... Chose to attend Pepperdine for "the beautiful location and the opportunity to be in a community of authentic Christ followers."
FAVORITES: Favorites include Michelle Kwan (pro athlete), Anaheim Ducks (pro team), The Harry Potter series (books), 10 Things I Hate About You and The Sound of Music (movies), Grey's Anatomy (TV show), Michael Buble (musical artist), apples (food) and football (sport besides running) ... Hobbies include dancing, singing, pilates, reading and hiking.