AS A JUNIOR IN 2009-10: Earned All-American and All-Conference honors for the third-straight year... During the NCAA Division II National Championships, she contributed to seven of UCSD's top-10 finishes, including fourth in the 200 medley relay and fifth in the 400 free relay, 800 free relay and 400 medley relay... Her top individual finish at nationals came in the 100 backstroke, as she crossed the line at 56.43 for ninth place... At the 2010 Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference Championships, she guided the Tritons to first place in the 200 medley relay, second in the 200 free relay and second in the 400 free relay... Individually at the league championships, she took the PCSC title in the 100 backstroke (56.99) and second in the 200 back (2:02.84)... Ended the school year on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll at the Bronze Level (includes GPAs from 3.00 to 3.299).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008-09: Received All-Conference and All-American accolades during her sophomore season... At the NCAA Division II Championships, she finished fourth in the 200 backstroke at a school record time of 1:59.56 and also placed fourth in the 100 backstroke (55.76)... Also at the championships, she was part of three relay teams that set new school records: the second-place 800 free relay team (7:23.54), the second-place 200 free relay team (1:32.16) and the third-place 400 free relay team (3:24.24)... Her 400 free relay team placed fourth at the Nike Cup with a 3:27.00 mark... Concluded the year on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll at the Bronze Level.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007-08: Won the title in the 100 back with a time of 56.87, finished second in the 50 free at 23.93, and won the 200 back in a time of 2:02.24, second-best in school history, at the PCSC Championships... Also helped the 800 free relay team, 400 medley relay, and 400 free relay teams to victory with times of 7:34.57, 3:50.73, and 3:28.28, respectively, at the PCSC Championships... Finished 15th in the 50 free at the NCAA Championships with a final time of 24.12... Earned second-place finishes at the NCAA Championships with both the 200 free relay and 400 medley relay teams, helping the 400 medley relay squad to a new UCSD record with a time of 3:48.13... Set a new UCSD record in the 100 back with a time of 56.53, good for fourth-place, and then helped the 800 free relay squad to another school record, with a second-place time of 7:29.18... Received both All-Conference and All-American honors during her first season with the Tritons.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Northwood High School in Irvine, Calif... Earned Newcomer of the Year award as a Freshman, setting three team records, qualifying for CIF, finishing second in the 200 free and 100 back... Earned Scholastic All-American as a Sophomore while again qualifying for CIF... Named Most Valuable Swimmer during Junior year... Named Scholar Athlete of the Year and Irvine World News Athlete of the Year... Division I CIF Champion in the 100 free, Division II CIF Champion in the 100 and 200 free... Member of Aquazot Swim Club... Earned All-American status and took part in Junior Nationals and U.S. Open.
PERSONAL: Born May 26, 1989... Parents are Takestugu and Asako Shimura... Has one older brother named Gonzo who competed for UC Irvine swimming... Hopes to become a speech pathologist... Is a Human Developments major and Linguistics minor at Sixth College.
2011 NCAA Division II National Championships
50 Free - 23.57 (B Final) - 6th Place (14th overall)
50 Free - 23.60 (Prelims) - 15th Place
2010 NCAA Division II National Championships
400 Free Relay Split - 52.00 (Finals) - 5th Place
200 Back - 2:02.16 (Finals) - 9th Place
800 Free Relay Split - 1:53.27 (Finals) - 5th Place
100 Back - 56.43 (Finals) - 9th Place
400 Medley Relay Split (Free) - 51.41 (Finals) - 5th Place
200 Free Relay Split - 24.06 (Finals) - 8th Place
200 Medley Relay Split (Back) - 26.25 - 4th Place
2009 NCAA Division II National Championships
200 Back - 1:59.56 (Finals) - 4th Place
100 Back - 55.76 (Finals) - 4th Place
200 Free - 1:51.69 (Finals) - 12th Place
200 Medley Relay Split (Back) - 25.96 (Finals) - 1st Place
800 Free Relay Split - 1:51.03 (Finals) - 2nd Place
400 Free Relay Split - 51.12 (Finals) - 3rd Place
200 Free Relay Split - 23.66 (Finals) - 2nd Place
2008 NCAA Division II National Championships
100 Back - 56.53 (Finals) - 4th Place
50 Free - 23.95 (Finals) - 15th Place
400 Medley Relay Split (Back) - 57.03 (Finals) - 2nd Place
800 Free Relay Split - 1:51.61 (Finals) - 2nd Place
200 Free Relay Split - 24.10 (Finals) - 2nd Place
To view Shimura's UCSD all-time top-10 marks, click HERE.