One-time NCAA Championships qualifier ... One-time All-American (one individual) ... Two-time All-American honorable mention (one individual, one relay).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14
CSCAA All-American ... CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team ... Broke Adam Rice's previous school record (3:53.72) in the 400 IM at the PCSC Championships (2/14) with a preliminary time of 3:53.65 ... 400 IM time was also a conference record ... Earned All-America honors by placing sixth in the 400 IM with a time of 3:55.87 at the NCAA National Championships ... All-America honorable mention honoree in the 200 breaststroke, placing 12th at the NCAA Championships (3/15) with a time of 1:59.53 ... Performance at the NCAA Championships places him at No. 2 on the UCSD top-ten school records in the 200 breastroke ... Earned All-America honorable mention status in the 800 yd free relay, swimming the first leg of the 15th place team (6:46.31).
Has competed for the JCC Waves since 2003 ... Swam at the 2013 USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Seeded 38th (2:20.04) out of 40 initial entrants in the 200-meter breaststroke on June 26, timed 2:22.32 during prelims, 32nd-fastest in the morning session ... Earned a spot in the C Final and improved his prelim mark by over two full seconds to 2:20.06 for sixth-place in the race ... Swam 2:20.92 (67th) in prelims of the 200 breast at 2014 USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine (8/7).
A 2013 graduate of University High School in Irvine.
Born Dec. 10, 1994 in Irvine ... Parents are Wayne and Elaine Yong ... Has two younger siblings named Matthew and Aidan ... Human biology major at Muir College ... Counts competing in the world championship trials as his most memorable swimming moment to date ... Enjoys reading and playing video games in his spare time ... Favorite movie is I Love You, Man ... Listens to Phoenix and The Beatles ... Favorite athlete is teammate Paul Li ... One of his favorite foods is sushi.