Middle Distance Freestyle
Height: 5'5"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Avila Beach, CA
High School: Nipomo HS
Major: Sociology
Experience: 1 Letter


PCSC champion (800 free relay and 200 free in 2016-17).

PCSC All-Academic Second Team ... Helped the Tritons to a first place finish in the 800 free relay at the PCSC Championships (7:23.28) ... Competed in all 10 meets for the Tritons.

PCSC Athlete of the Week (2/1) ... Competed in 10 of 11 meets, including first PCSC Championships ... Placed first in the 800 free relay with a time of 7:28.84 at the PCSC Championships ... Took first in the 200 free with a time of 1:51.86 at the 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 sports management after graduating from UC San Diego ... Most memorable swimming moment is competing at the conference championships her freshman year because she enjoyed the team spirit and seeing seeing the team's hard work pay off ... Favorite UC San Diego memory is having a water balloon fight with her roommates after Sun God her freshman year ... Enjoys hiking, surfing and baking ... Roots for the Los Angeles Lakers and San Francisco Giants ... Favorite athlete is the late Steve Prefontaine ... Top movie is Sixteen Candles ... Listens to The Rolling Stones, Bruno Mars and Young the Giant ... Favorite food is mac and cheese ... Loves bulldogs ... Most people do not know that she likes to sing.

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