Two-time NCAA Championships qualifier (2014-15) ... One-time All-American (400 IM) ... Three-time All-America honorable mention (one individual, two relay) ... School record-holder in 400 IM.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16
Alternate for NCAA Championships in 400 IM (3:55.24) ... Timed 2:00.01 for runner-up placement in 200 breast as UCSD's top individual finisher at A3 Performance Invitational (11/21).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15
Swam second leg of 16th-place 200 medley relay (1:33.01) at NCAA Championships (3/11) for All-America honorable mention ... 36th in 200 IM (1:54.29) at NCAA Championships (3/11).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14
CSCAA All-American ... CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team ... Broke Adam Rice's school record (3:53.72) in 400 IM at PCSC Championships (2/14) with prelim time of 3:53.65, also a new conference record ... Earned All-America honors by placing sixth in 400 IM (3:55.87) at NCAA Championships ... All-America honorable mention in 200 breast, placing 12th at NCAA Championships (3/15) with time of 1:59.53 ... Performance put him at No. 2 on UCSD's top-10 list in 200 breast ... All-America honorable mention in 800 free relay, swimming first leg of 15th-place finisher (6:46.31).
Has competed for JCC Waves since 2003 ... Swam at 2013 USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Seeded 38th (2:20.04) out of 40 initial entrants in 200-meter breast on June 26, timed 2:22.32 during prelims, 32nd-fastest in the morning session ... Earned spot in C Final and improved prelim mark by over two full seconds to 2:20.06 for sixth-place ... Swam 2:20.92 (67th) in prelims of 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 ... Loves sushi.