UCSD Swimming & Diving BIO
 Alayna Gocke

PCSC All-Academic Second Team.

PCSC Athlete of the Week (2/1) ... Competed in 10 of 11 meets, including first PCSC Championships ... Made college debut in opener at San Diego State (10/14) ... Produced season-best times in first-place finishes in both 200 free (1:52.74) and 500 free (5:03.73) in regular-season finale vs. USD (1/28) ... Missed long-course dual vs. Cal State East Bay (12/16).

Competed for Sierra Marlins Swim Team (2008-14) and Santa Maria Swim Club (2014-16).

A 2016 graduate of Nipomo High School ... CIF champion in 500 free as a senior (school-record 5:01.21), with 400 free relay also a CIF qualifier ... First two years were at Vista del Lago High School in Folsom ... Aided Vista to 2014 league title ... Three-time all-league in 2013, 2014 and 2016 ... Three-time league champion in 200 free in 2013, 2014 and 2016 ... Two-time league champion in 100 free in 2013 and 2014 ... League runner-up in 100 fly in 2016 ... Two-time Team MVP in 2014 and 2016 ... Also ran cross country and track.

Born Aug. 2 in Newport Beach ... Parents are John and Karna Gocke ... Mother attended UC Irvine ... Has a younger brother named Joseph ... Sociology-law and society major at Sixth College ... Interested in a career in law after graduating from UC San Diego ... Most memorable swimming moment is qualifying for senior elite group, a dream since first joining club swimming at age of nine ... Enjoys art, hiking and listening to music ... Roots for the Los Angeles Lakers and San Francisco Giants ... Favorite athlete is the late Steve Prefontaine ... Top movie is Elf ... Listens to The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel and Young the Giant ... Favorite food is mac and cheese ... Loves bulldogs.

Position: Middle Distance Freestyle
Height: 5'5"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Avila Beach, CA
High School: Nipomo HS
College: Sixth
Major: Sociology
Experience: 2 Letters
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