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June 25, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Former Tulsa women's soccer player and Austin College head women's soccer coach Kristina Corona has been recognized as one of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America 30 Under 30 award winners, the organization has announced.

Corona was one of 600 applicants vying for a position in the 30 Under 30 program, and is one of only 15 women to be selected for the program, which will include complimentary registration and recognition at the 2014-2015 NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia.

Launched in 2013, the NSCAA 30 Under 30 Program is a year-long education and mentorship opportunity for a select few up-and-comers who have made soccer coaching their career of choice. This program was created to support coaches and foster their growth at a crucial point in their vocation.

Corona was a two-year letterwinner at TU, playing in 30 career games. She started in nine of 20 games as a true freshman, but missed her sophomore season due to injury. As a red-shirt sophomore, Corona played in 10 games before suffering another injury and ending her collegiate career.

Corona went on to play two seasons in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WSPL) for the Fort Worth Panthers.

Corona finished her first season on the sidelines at Austin College in 2013. She coached four Austin College players to All-SCAC honors, including two First Team All-Conference selections.

"I strive to be a coaching instructor and I want to be a role model for young women and coaches specifically," said Corona.

Prior to Austin College, Corona coached at the University of Dallas, where she earned recognition as the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2012.