Career Highs on bars in both the 1997 and 1998 NCAA Championships meets. 1999 (Junior): Competed in every meet exclusively on bars ... reset her career high with a 9.900 performance vs. Oregon State ... that beam routine ranks as the fifth best score in UW history. 1998 (Sophomore): Injuries limited her competition time ... only competed on the bars ... did not participate in a Husky meet until March ... finished the year strong with back-to-back career best (9.775) performances at NCAA West Regional and NCAA Championships. 1997 (Freshman): Earned her first letter in 1997 ... did not enter into competition until midway through the season due to knee and wrist injuries ... competed on beam in seven competitions ... turned in her top performance at the NCAA Championships when she recorded a 9.750 on the beam ... prior to that her best effort was at the NCAA West Regional competition with a 9.7 performance ... competed on bars at Seattle Pacific and earned a score of 9.625.
Getting to Know ... Crystal CollinsMy gymnastics goal(s) for the season: I want to be able to compete bars in every meet, and be consistent and clean.
My dream job is: Something fun and that makes a lot of money. Probably computer animation or cartoons
My dream vacation would be: Some warm tropical island with sandy beaches and clear blue waters.
My favorite meal is: Fruit and Fettuccine Alfredo
My favorite class at UW has been: Italian Renaissance 309
My biggest fear is: Disappointing people
The athlete at UW I admire the most is: Stacy Wong, because she is an awesome gymnast and is always positive no matter the situation.
My favorite motto is: "Life is too short but to be anything but kind."
My mentor is: Clay Schwenn (academic advisor)
If I could change one thing about myself, it would be: To have more confidence and not take things so
Collins' Meet-by-Meet Results
1999 Meet Vault Bars Beam Floor AA Georgia -- 9.650 -- -- -- at Arizona State -- 9.075 -- -- -- Arizona/Nebraska -- 9.825 -- -- -- at UCLA Quad -- 9.550 -- -- -- at Boise State -- 9.025 -- -- -- STAN/UC Davis/Seattle Pac. -- 9.675 -- -- -- at California w/SJSU -- 9.800 -- -- -- Oregon State -- 9.900 -- -- -- at Utah -- 9.025 -- -- -- at Pac-10 Championships -- 8.900 -- -- -- at Seattle Pacific -- 9.725 -- -- -- NCAA Regional -- 9.550 -- -- --