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Senior Spotlight: Sandra Kirstein

By: Helene Bruckner


Name: Sandra Kirstein

Major: Public Relations

Sport: Swimming

Hometown: Höllviken, Sweden


How long have you been swimming for the C.W. Post swim team?

This is my third year on the swim team.


What made you choose Post?

I decided to come here because of the location and the campus atmosphere.


How do you feel about Post now?

Post is not just where I get my education. It is also a place where I have met many great people and have created memories that I will always remember!


What lesson(s) will you take from Post?

99% is not enough. If you want to succeed, you always have to give 110%.


What is the best memory you have with the team?

When I was a part of the 200 freestyle relay that qualified for the NCAA Championship in 2010.


How do you feel Post has prepared you for your future?

During my three years at Post, I have gotten to know myself on a whole new level.  Post has prepared me to fight for what I want and not to give up until I have reached my goal.


What do you want to do after you graduate from Post?

I probably have a list of hundreds of things I want to do, but my top goal is to stay in the United States and work for a year.


How does it feel to have broken so many school records?

It feels great to get something in return for all the hard work!


What will you miss the most from Post?

Everything! My teammates, friends, coaches, classmates – everyone who has made my three years at Post some of the best years in my life.


Sandra Kirstein is an international student who has been swimming for the C.W. Post swim team for the past three years.  She swims freestyle and backstroke for the Pioneers.  Kirstein is part of the 200 Freestyle Relay that set the school record on February 19, 2010, as well as part of the 800 Freestyle Relay that broke the school record on February 19, 2011. She also holds a top-five C.W. Post all-time spot in the 800 Free Relay, the 200 Medley Relay, and the 400 Free Relay.  In 2010, Kirstein was named All-American Honorable Mention.   The Pioneers are currently 2-0 and will take on Army for a home meet on Friday, November 18th at 6 p.m.

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