UCSD Swimming & Diving BIO
 James Sonu

AS A SENIOR IN 2012-13
CSCAA Scholar All-American honorable mention ... PCSC All-Academic ... Swam one season for the Tritons as a graduate student.

Graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, but did not compete in swimming there.

Competed for Almaden Swim and Racquet Club from 2000-09.

A 2008 graduate of Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose ... A seven-time All-American and 2008 Central Coast Section (CCS) champion in the 100 breaststroke ... Best marks included 57.21 in the 100 breast, 2:07.2 in the 200 breast and 1:55.7 in the 200 IM, all as a senior.

Born Dec. 7, 1989 in Los Gatos ... Parents are Gene and Hyun Sonu ... Has three sisters, named Debbie, Rebecca and Lindsey ... A graduate student at the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering ... Interested in designing city buildings as a structural engineer ... Counts winning a CCS title in the 100 breaststroke as his most memorable moment in swimming to date ... Also competed in Brazilian jiu-jitsu during his high school days ... Roots for the Golden State Warriors and California Golden Bears ... Lists Tim Duncan as his favorite athlete and Snatch as his favorite movie ... Has Richie Hawtin, Metallica and Portugal. The Man on his playlist ... Hobbies include playing guitar and surfing ... Loves steak.

Position: Breaststroke
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185
Year: Graduate
City/State: San Jose, CA
High School: Bellarmine College Prep
Other College: California
College: Warren
Major: Structural Engineering
Experience: High School
A3 performance Invitational AD