Kristen Koehler is a sophomore at Baylor University where she is a Biology major also working towards a minor in Business Administration. Kristen is the daughter of Bruce and Lee Ann Koehler and a graduate of Coronado High School where she was a part of the Thunderbirds varsity soccer team all four years. She was the team captain for two years and made first team all-district twice while also earning a sportsmanship scholarship. On top of that she graduated from Coronado High School in the top five percent of her class.
At Baylor, she is currently a part of Beta Beta Beta (biology honor society) and Alpha Lambda Delta (national honor society for first year students). Kristen is also involved in the Baylor Chapter of Relay for Life (Logistic Committee Chair), Baylor Medical Ethics Discussion Society (member), and Student Health Advisory Council (member). She also made the Dean’s list and has earned the Baylor President’s Gold Scholarship. She has ambitions to pursue a career in healthcare.
Kristen mentioned that representing the El Paso community as a Sun Princess has been a dream of hers for years and remembers watching the court walk onto the field and telling her family that she wanted to be a part of that experience someday. The Sun Bowl is especially important to her because her great-grandfather was the contractor (Ponsford Brothers) that completed the Sun Bowl Stadium.