Hometown: Sofia, Bulgaria
KRISTINA AT A GLANCE: Six-rotation player who is versatile at the net ... Gifted athlete who has valuable international experience.
SENIOR (2013-14): Stroke in Varsity 8 that finished fourth at NCAA Championships ... Rowed in 8 that won San Diego Crew Classic ... Member of the Bucs 8 that placed second at SSC Championships ... Sat in 8 that finished third at Dad Vail ... Dean's List in spring.
JUNIOR (2012-13): Named CRCA First-Team All-American ... All-Sunshine State Conference Team selection ... Pocock Scholar All-American ... Rowed on Varsity 8 that placed second at NCAA Championships ... Member of 8 that was named SSC Boat of Year ... Helped Barry win Varsity 8 titles at Dad Vail Regatta, Knecht Cup and SSC Championships ... Rowed stroke in 8 that won 14 of 16 races, including seven finals wins ... Dean's List in fall and spring ... SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll in spring.
SOPHOMORE (2012): All-SSC Team ... Selected as Barry University Rower of the Year ... Her 7:13 erg time was fastest among all SSC all-conference nominees in 2012 ... Rowed stroke all spring on 8 that advanced to NCAA Championships ... Member of second place SSC Varsity 8 ... Rowed on crew that advanced to Grand Final, placing fifth at prestigious Dad Vail Regatta ... Dean's List in spring ... SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll in spring.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL: Rowed under coach Petro Argirov overseas.
HIGH SCHOOL & AMATEUR: Played three years of volleyball for Bulgarian National Team prior to college ... Played two years for Bulgarian Junior National Team in volleyball ... Played volleyball for 10 years ... Six-rotation player who hit primarily from right side and middle, and also played in back row.
PERSONAL: Parents are Danail Yorpanov and Violeta Ninova ... Has two sisters, Rosie Boncheva and Maria Alexandrova ... Sister, Rosie, also rows for Barry ... Majoring in management.