" I was sitting on my dad's lap watching the 1992 olympics and Kristy
Yamaguchi, and I said I want to do that, and it just stuck"
14 years later Christina Caucci captured a gold medal of her own, winning at the empire state games in Lake Placid.
While sweet, that medal has come at a high cost.
"You miss out a lot sometimes, and you feel like your missing out on a lot. I have been able to do all the major things I have ever wanted to do. I have been to prom three times. I got to do National Honor Society inductions, birthday parties, sweet sixteens surprise birthday party. The normal things teenagers get to do. "
The regular stuff, of course includes school work. No problem for this ace on the ice. Despite drive times of up to 4 hours a day to get to practice, she has the highest grade point average at Hancock high school, thanks to optimizing down time.
"study halls, we really make sure I have study halls, this year I have two study halls every day. And I have in the past have at least 1 study hall if not two, you try to utilize your time. If teachers decide to end class 10 minutes early you go scrounging to get your homework done. "
Heading to Buffalo next year for college, Krissy want to some day skate for the gold in the national competition. No gold medal comes with this, but Krissy Cauchi has impressed the judges enough to be named this week's academic all star.