University of California San Diego

Angie

Phetbenjakul

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Sprint Freestyle/Breaststroke
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ladera Ranch, CA
High School: Vista Murrieta HS
Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

TRITON NOTES
Three-time NCAA Championships qualifier (2015-16-17) ... Three-time All-American (200 free relay in 2015 and 2016, and 400 medley relay in 2016) ... Four All-America honorable mentions (200 medley, 200 free and 400 medley relays and 100 breast in 2017) ... Five-time PCSC champion (all relays).

AS A SENIOR IN 2017-18
Sat out A3 Performance Invitational and instead traveled to Columbus, Ohio, for U.S. Winter Nationals ... Turned in then-season-best times of 1:03.88 (B) for 39th out of 47 in 100 breast prelims (12/1) and 2:23.16 for 38th in 200 breast prelims (12/2).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2016-17
Four All-America honorable mentions (200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 medley relay, 100 breast) ... PCSC champion in 200 free relay (leadoff) and 400 free relay (second leg) ... PCSC Athlete of the Week (1/10) ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (2/13) ... CollegeSwimming.com Preseason All-PCSC (100 breast) ... Second leg of 13th-place (1:43.77) 200 medley relay on first night of NCAA Championships (3/8) for All-America honorable mention ... Second leg of 14th-place (1:34.43) 200 free relay at NCAA Championships (3/9) for All-America honorable mention ... Competed in 10 of 11 meets, including third PCSC Championships ... Nearly achieved first A cut (1:01.82) in timing 1:01.95 during 100 breast prelims at A3 Performance Invitational (11/18), second-fastest mark of morning, and later was second in final (1:02.28) ... Placed 24th (2:19.55) in 200 breast (3/11) at NCAA Championships and tied for 39th (23.98) with teammate Natalie Tang in 50 free (3/8) ... Missed opener at San Diego State (10/14).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015-16
Two-time All-American (200 free relay, 400 medley relay) ... PCSC champion (200 free relay, 400 medley relay) ... Earned return trip to NCAA Championships ... Competed in all 10 meets, including second PCSC Championships.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-15
All-American (200 free relay) ... PCSC champion (200 free relay) ... Qualified for NCAA Championships in first season of college swimming ... One-time All-American, swimming third leg of 200 free relay in prelims only (1:33.70), with teammates later placing sixth in finals ... 49th in 50 free (24.19) in debut at NCAA Championships (3/11) ... Competed in all 10 meets, including first PCSC Championships ... Made college debut in opener vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (10/25).

CLUB
Competed for Aquazot Swim Club ... USA Swimming Scholastic All-American as a senior.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2014 graduate of Vista Murrieta High School ... Four-time All-Southwestern League First Team ... Inland Empire Swimmer of the Year in 2014 ... Broke school records in 100 breast, 100 free, 200 free and 500 free.

PERSONAL
Born Jan. 13 in Beaverton, Ore. ... Parents are Somphong and Onuma Phetbenjakul ... Has a younger sister named Atisha ... Biochemistry and cell biology major at Roosevelt College ... Has aspirations of going to medical school and becoming a pediatrician ... Enjoys snowboarding ... Favorite athlete is U.S. Olympic gold-medalist swimmer Rebecca Soni ... Top movie is Rush Hour.

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