One-time NCAA Championships qualifier ... Two-time All-American (two individual) ... Three-time All-America honorable mention (one individual, two relay) ... School record-holder in 500 free ... Two-time PCSC champion.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15
PCSC Championships Swimmer of the Meet (joint top point-getter with 92; won tiebreaker with one meet record) ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (2/23) ... Won the 1000 free in a meet-record 9:11.40 at the PCSC Championships (2/18), moving from No. 3 up to No. 2 on the all-time UCSD list in the event ... Also won the 500 free in 4:24.04 at the PCSC meet (2/19), breaking teammate Paul Li's school record of 4:25.48 by over a full second ... Was runner-up at the PCSC Championships in 1650 free (2/21), timing 15:36.62.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14
All-American in the 1000 free and 1650 free, placing fifth in both events at the NCAA Championships ... All-America honorable mention in the 400 medley relay, 500 free and 800 free relay.
Competed for Sierra Marlins Swim Team from 2003-13.
A 2013 graduate of Vista del Lago High School in Folsom.
Born Dec. 12, 1994 in Sacramento ... Parents are Shahin and Carrie Pourvahidi ... Has two older sisters named Amanda and Margot ... Biochemistry and cell biology major at Sixth College ... Making it to the NCAA Championships as a freshman and placing fifth in the 1000 and 1650 free is his most memorable moment in swimming to date ... Enjoys playing guitar and soccer ... Roots for the San Francisco 49ers ... Favorite athlete is Mesut Ozil ... Favorite movie is Step Brothers ... Loves pizza ... Listens to Maroon 5 ... Lists parents as his greatest influence ... Is half Iranian.