AS A FRESHMAN IN 2017-18
CollegeSwimming PCSC Swimmer of the Week (12/5) ... Two-time PCSC Athlete of the Week (10/30 and 12/4) ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (12/4) ... Made college debut in season opener vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (10/28) ... Swept backstroke events against CMS (50.79 and 1:50.70), and swam on both first-place relays, leading off 200 free relay with split of 20.85 that fell .04 seconds shy of B cut ... One of two UC San Diego representatives at U.S. Winter Nationals in Columbus, Ohio ... Timed season-best 20.66 in prelims of 50 free (11/30), to tie for 29th out of 43, falling .03 seconds shy of alternate position for finals while achieving first career NCAA consideration qualifier ... Went season-best 49.87 in 100 back prelims (12/1) for 23rd of 43 and spot in C final ... In C final, was tied for second after 50 yards (23.90) before settling for fifth (21st overall), again in season-best 49.75, sixth-best mark in program history ... Also 31st of 44 in prelims of 100 fly (12/1) in 49.13, right on NCAA B standard ... Made C final of 100 free (12/2) with then-season-best time of 45.80, and was second alternate (28th) out of 200 back prelims (1:52.36) ... Led from start to win C final of 100 free out of lane one in season-best, B-cut 44.67, No. 3 in program history.
Swam for Rose Bowl Aquatics.
A 2017 graduate of Arcadia High School ... Pacific League Swimmer of the Year ... Five-time CIF Southern Section Division 2 champion ... Broke six school records ... Qualified for 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
Born Feb. 9 in Monterey Park ... Mother is Lai Fu Chong ... Human biology major at Roosevelt College ... Career goal is to become a doctor.