Senior Spotlight: Kristina Gustafson

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A four-year starter who has never sat out a single game in her college career, Kristina Gustafson has virtually been the backbone of the Pioneers’ field hockey team. After spending her first two collegiate seasons at midfield, Gustafson was voted Second-Team All-PSAC her sophomore year before she switched to defense her junior and senior seasons. On defense Gustafson subtly maintains control of the game while always keeping a positive attitude. Not only does Gustafson excel on the field, however, but the senior from New Braintree, Massachusetts also maintains one of the highest GPAs on the team, garnering a spot on the NFHCA National Academic Squad each of her three years completed at C.W. Post.

Name: Kristina Gustafson

Major: Arts Management

Sport: Field Hockey

Year played at Post: 4

What did you first think about Post: “I was excited to experience a new place and wanted to live on my own.”

How do you feel about Post now: “I have learned a lot living here, but now I feel ready to move on to the next stage of my life.”

Lessons you will take from Post: “I never want to share a bathroom with a ton of girls again!  I also learned that sometimes it is really hard to be yourself, but it’s worth it to stand up for what you believe in.”

Best memory with the team/of Post: “Sophomore year a bunch of my teammates and I went into the city to see the Christmas tree. I had a ton of fun.”

What do you want to do after Post: “I would love to find a job in the nonprofit art world.”

What will you miss from Post: “I will miss the friends I have made and the teachers that have pushed and inspired me.”

How do you balance both school and athletics: “Balancing school and field hockey was difficult at times, but I always tried to prioritize and plan ahead. That made it easier to get things done on busier days.”

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