Loukas to be inducted into the Chicagoland Hall of Fame


USA's Christina Loukas of Riverwoods, Illinois, does a forward 3-1/2 somersault dive while competing in the women's 3M Springboard finals on Sunday, August 17, 2008, in the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing, China. Buy Photos

Christina Loukas was inducted into the Chicagoland Hall of Fame only four years removed from her All-American prep career.

The Deerfield High School graduate and Riverwoods, Ill., native impressed many with her 2008 performances on the Olympic team, where she finished first in the 3-meter springboard. She also earned All-American honors in every year of her IU career en route to gaining the title a total of eight times.

But Loukas was even more prolific as a high schooler.

She won three straight Illinois high school state diving titles from 2001 to 2003 and finished second as a freshman.

In all three of her championship years, Loukas was an All-American. She also placed seventh in the 2004 U.S. Senior National Championships.

The two-time USA diving national champion is now prepping for the 2012 Olympics. 

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