September 2011

Kirstie Russell, Junior- Women’s Diving

Major: Public Relations

Q:   What would you like to do with your major?

A:  Currently, I am trying to find different types of internships in marketing and public relations to work at this year and next. Eventually, I would like a career in radio or the music industry.

Q:   How do you manage your athletic, academic, and personal responsibilities?

A:    I  have developed a good routine.  I allow time for class and practice,  while maintaining time for my friends.

Q:   Do you have a quote or philosophy that you live by?

A:    Everything happens for a reason.

Q:   What has been your best moment (to date) while playing for ECU?

A:    During freshman year, I had a diving meet at Old Dominion University where I broke the 1 meter freshman record.

Q:   What advice would you give to future ECU student-athletes?

A:    Don’t be afraid to ask for help from professors.  Also, introduce yourself and let them know you’re an athlete and what sport you’re involved with.  There are a lot of professors willing to help those who ask.


  • Born and raised in Albany, NY
  • Attended Bethlehem Central High School
  • Is an only child
  • Likes to spend time with friends and fellow teammates. Likes to get away from the pool and hang out.
  • Favorite color: Green
  • Favorite food: Sushi
  • Favorite movie: Little Mermaid
  • Best vacation: When I was in high school, I was involved with a program called People to People and we took a trip to China.  We went to local schools and spoke with the kids. We also had the chance to go see tourist attractions.