One-time All-American ... Two-time All-America honorable mention.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13
CSCAA Scholar All-American First Team … Competed in five events at PCSC Championships, one relay swim and four individual swims … Helped his team to a first place finish in the 800 free relay (6:37.67), which was also a school record … Finished top eight in three of his individual events, starting with the 500 free (4:31.26) at No.3, 200 free (1:40.63) at No. 2 and the 1650 (15:58.41) at No.3. He also competed in the 100 free (46.80) … Competed at NCAA Championships five events, with a top eight finish in the 400 individual medley (3:56.34) and a top 16 finish in the 500 free (4:30.35) … He also competed in the 1000 free (9:33.22) and 200 free (1:39.36) … Li helped his team to a ninth place finish in the 800 free relay (6:41.33) at NCAA Championships … He concluded the season with top ten marks in the 400 individual medley (3:55.86) at No. 2, 200 free (1:38.47) at No. 3 and 500 free (4:28.39) at No.4 … At the meet against UIW on Jan. 11, 2013 he set a Canyonview pool record in the 1650 free (16:06.23) and was a member of the 800 free relay (7:01.40), which also set a Canyonview pool record that same day.
Swam for Fullerton Aquatics Sports Team (FAST) beginning at the age of 6.
A 2012 graduate of Troy High School in Fullerton ... All-American in the 200 free and 500 free during his junior and senior years with the Warriors (2011-12) ... Freeway League MVP as a senior (2012) ... Finished second place in the 200 free at the CIF Division II Championships in back-to-back years (2011-12) ... Also finished third in the 500 free at the 2012 CIF D-II Championships ... Holds THS record in the 200 free (1:39.57), which he earned in 2012 ... Best time in the 500 free was a 4:31.22, which he earned during his senior year (2012).
Born Sept. 2, 1994 in Englewood ... Parents are Pedro and Gladys Li ... Has two brothers named Benjamin and Gregory ... Majors in economics at Sixth College ... Aspires to become a part of a business firm upon graduating from UCSD ... Competing at both the 2011 and 2012 CIF Finals is his most memorable swimming moment ... A few of his hobbies include surfing and biking ... Cheers for the Los Angeles Lakers ... Loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.