Gassia Krikorian
Gassia Krikorian
Birth Date: 03/02/1987
Height: 5-6
Hometown: Pasadena, CA
Previous College: Cal State Northridge
Position: Breaststroke/IM
EXP: 2V

2008-09

Fastest times swam in 2008-09 include: 50 Freestyle in 26.66 at the Big West Championships (2/25-28) ... 100 Freestyle in 1:02.31 at the Mustang Invitational (12/5) ... 500 Freestyle in 6:16.54 at the Malibu Invitational (10/25) ... 100 Breaststroke in 1:18.48 at the Big West Shootout (11/7-8) ... 200 Breaststroke in 2:43.96 at the Big West Championships (2/25-28) ... 400 IM in 5:35.19 at the Irvine Invitational (1/3).

2007-08

Krikorian swam the 50-, 100-, 500-, and 1,000- Freestyle and the 100 and 200 Breaststroke for the Matadors in 2007-08 ... logged her best 100 breast time at the 2008 Big West Championships with a time of 1:15.97 ... tabbed all of her other top times at the Nike Cup ... top times: 50 Freestyle: 26.93, 100 Freestyle: 1:00.07, 500 Freestyle: 6:29.28, 1,000 Freestyle: 13:22.26, 100 Breaststroke: 1:15.97, 200 Breaststroke: 2:50.95.

PASADENA CITY COLLEGE

Swam two seasons for the Lancers and Coach Terry Stoddard ... competed in the 100 Breaststroke and 200 Individual Medley ... was also a member of the 2006 Water Polo team ... named the 2006 MVP in swimming, and earned the Coach's Award in 2007 ... earned her A.A. degree in 2007.

JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL

Krikorian was a three-year letterwinner for Coach William Sullivan and the Eagle's Swim team ... specialized in the 50 and 100 Breaststroke all three seasons ... graduated in 2004.

PERSONAL

Parents are Sara and Garo Krikorian ... has two older siblings Apkar (30) and Sevag (28) ... her mother, Sara, was a cyclist in the 1976 Summer Olympics as a representative of Lebanon ... her favorite professional team is the Los Angeles Lakers, and roots specifically for Kobe Bryant ... favorites include "Gossip Girl" and Italian food ... finds the best thing about being an athlete is staying in shape, but does not enjoy losing her free time or not having the energy to do things in her spare time ... her favorite pregame ritual is listening to her iPod ... loves to relax in her spare time ... enjoys surfing google.com ... would love to have met Albert Einstein ... cannot imagine going a week without her cell phone ... her dad's jokes always makes her smile ... her mother is her greatest hero.