UCSD Swimming & Diving BIO
 Beth Dong

Watch U-T TV reporter Michelle Gingras' segment on Beth on The Sports Page here. (Mar. 4, 2013)

Read staff reporter Stefanie Loh's cover story on Beth in the U-T San Diego Sunday edition here. (Mar. 3, 2013)

Read a column entry on Beth by UCSD personality Craig Elsten of The Mighty 1090 here. (Jan. 4, 2013)

Listen to Beth's guest turn on Triton Talk with UCSD personality Craig Elsten here. (Jan. 2, 2013)

Read Beth's UCSDtritons.com Q&A here. (Nov. 15, 2012)

AS A SENIOR IN 2012-13
Team co-captain ... CSCAA Scholar All-American First Team ... Counsilman Hunsaker CollegeSwimming.com Division II Women's Swimmer of the Week (1/8) ... Team's Ryan Kloos Spirit Award ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (1/14) ... Broke school record in 400 IM with sixth-place time of 4:18.01 at the Arena Invitational (11/16), narrowly besting three-time national champion Alex Henley's mark of 4:18.21 from 2011.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2011-12
Team's Most Improved ... Reached the medal stand in all four of her events at the PCSC Championships, including a first-place finish in the 800 free relay (7:25.21) and had second-place finishes in both the 400 IM (4:26.33) and 1650 free (17:17.04) ... Finished third in the 500 free (5:00.87) at the PCSC Championships ... Her team in the 800 free relay placed second at the NCAA Championships (7:24.39) ... Also finished among the top 10 at the NCAA Championships in both the 400 IM (4:23.22, 4th) and 1000 free (10:13.57, 9th) ... Additionally placed 16th and 17th, respectively, in the 500 free (5:04.15) and 1650 free (17:26.91) during the NCAA Championships.

Saw limited action due to injury.

All-American and All-PCSC ... Team's Rookie of the Year ... At the NCAA Championships in Canton, Ohio, took sixth in the 1650 free event with a time of 17:19.74 and seventh in the 1000 free with a 10:18.76 mark ... During that same event at the PCSC Championships earlier in the year, she touched first in 17:11.70 ... Also at the league championships, she took second in the 400 IM (4:28.85) and helped the 800 free relay team to a second-place finish ... Ended the school year on the Athletics Director's Honor Roll at the Bronze Level (GPAs from 3.00 to 3.299).

With Fullerton Aquatics Sports Team (FAST), placed 24th in the 200 fly with a 2:05.54 mark and 28th in the 500 free with a time of 5:00.01 at the 2009 Southern California Grand Prix of Swimming in Long Beach.

A 2009 graduate of Lakewood High School ... An All-American for the Lancers.

Born Feb. 22, 1991 in Artesia ... Parents are Tom and Michelle Dong ... Both parents graduated from Long Beach State ... Brother Jacob swam at UCSD from 2003-07 and her sister Rachel competed in swimming for Washington State from 2000-04 ... A visual arts major at Warren College ... Aspires to work post-production in film ... Cheers for the Los Angeles Lakers ... Metta World Peace is her favorite athlete ... The Princess Bride is her favorite movie ... Listens to The Black Keys, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday ... Hobbies include reading, filming and writing Emo poetry ... Loves dim sum ... Getting a gold medal from her mom after swimming across the pool at age 3 is her most memorable swimming moment.

2012 NCAA Division II Championships
800 Free Relay - 7:24.39 (Finals) - 2nd Place
400 IM - 4:23.22 (Finals) - 4th Place
1000 Free - 10:13.57 (Finals) - 9th Place
500 Free - 5:04.15 (Consolation Finals) - 16th Place
1650 Free - 17:26.91 (Finals) - 17th Place

2010 NCAA Division II Championships
1650 Free - 17:19.74 (Finals) - 6th Place
1000 Free - 10:18.76 (Finals) - 7th Place
500 Free - 5:07.43 (Prelims) - 21st Place
400 IM - 4:37.86 (Prelims) - 28th Place

Position: Distance Freestyle/Butterfly/Individual Medley
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
City/State: Long Beach, CA
High School: Lakewood HS
College: Warren
Major: Visual Arts
Experience: 3 Letters
Beth Photos:
A3 performance Invitational AD