As far back as she can remember, Christina has loved sports and being an athlete. She grew up playing volleyball, baseball, and softball at Austintown Fitch, graduating in 1997. She went to Thiel College to pursue a degree in mathematics and secondary education, as well as play collegiate volleyball at Thiel. She holds many records at Thiel, and was named team MVP her sophomore, junior, and senior years. Also, named to the President Athletic Conference team every year. In 2019, she was inducted into the Austintown Fitch Athletic Hall of Fame for volleyball, basketball, and softball. She has coached Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Softball, and middle school girls’ basketball for the Ravenna School District, where she has taught high school math for the past 22 years. She was also the Prom Advisor at RHS for 15 years.
After her final year of coaching in 2012, she decided to start running and fell in love with the sport. She has completed two full marathons and numerous half marathons, while also running local 5ks and 10Ks. Her favorite distance is 10 miles. Her Dad and Mom bike next to her on her training runs; her Dad even bikes next to her during most of her races. Her parents are Her biggest cheerleaders and supporters. She’s an avid weightlifter, and really enjoys getting stronger as an athlete and a runner.