UCSD Swimming & Diving BIO
 Katherine Tse

AS A SENIOR IN 2012-13
CSCAA Scholar All-American First Team ... UCSD National Student-Athlete Day honoree.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2011-12
Participated in six events at the PCSC Championships ... Part of second UCSD team to finish in the 200 free relay, which ended the event with a time of 1:34.65 ... Was closing leg of third UCSD team to complete the 400 medley relay (3:58.31) ... Competed in two individual and two relay events at the NCAA Championships ... Tied for 24th and finished 24th overall in the 50 free prelims (24.01) and the 100 free prelims (52.19), respectively ... Was starting leg of UCSD's 200 free relay team during the prelims, which finished first overall (1:32.77) ... Also started for the Tritons' 400 free relay team, which finished fifth in the prelims (3:26.11).

Swam in three events at the NCAA Championships ... Turned in a 52.14 split to help the 400 free relay team place fifth ... At the PCSC Championships, helped the Tritons to a first-place finish in the 400 free relay ... Took fourth in the 50 free (24.05) ... Also contributed a 23.61 split to the 200 medley relay team's 14th-place finish ... Named to the Athletics Director's Honor Roll at the Gold Level (GPAs 3.500 and above).

Earned All-America and All-PCSC status ... During the 2010 NCAA Championships in Canton, Ohio, played a key role in two relay teams earning top-10 performances ... Turned in a 23.68 split for the fourth-place 200 medley team and a 23.75 split for the eighth-place 200 free squad ... At the PCSC Championships, her 200 medley relay group captured 1st place and she placed eighth individually in the 50 free with a mark of 24.16 in the finals ... Concluded the school year on the Athletics Director's Honor Roll at the Silver Level (GPAs from 3.30 to 3.499).

Competed for Rose Bowl Aquatics in Pasadena (2002-12).

A 2009 graduate of Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra ... Wrapped up her high school career with a CIF title in the 50 free and a third-place finish in the 100 free ... In all, she was an eight-time Individual Almont League Champion throughout her high school career (2006-09) ... Was an Individual CIF Champion four times ... Won the MKHS Iron Aztec, her high school's all-around award, as a senior (2009) ... The Aztecs were Almont League Champions all four years (2006-09) ... Helped MKHS become CIF Champions during her sophomore and junior years (2007-08) ... At the Almont League finals, won the 200 individual medley and the 50 free while setting a league record in the IM ... Also at the league championships, helped the Aztecs to wins in the 200 medley and 400 free relays ... Set school records in the 50 free (23.96) and 100 free (52.20) during junior year (2008).

Born Jan. 11, 1992 in Torrance ... Parents are Kenneth and Victoria Tse, both of whom attended the University of Southern California ... Has a younger sister named Amanda ... A cognitive science major and a linguistics minor at Warren College ... Specializing in human cognition ... A fan of Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul and motorsports star Travis Pastrana ... Cheers for the Los Angeles Lakers, the Clippers, the San Diego Chargers and the St. Louis Rams ... Hobbies include cooking and solving puzzles ... Has Mud Football by Jack Johnson on her iPod playlist.

2012 NCAA Division II Championships
50 Free - 24.01 (Prelims) - T-24th Place
200 Free Relay Split - 23.96 (Prelims) - 1st Place
100 Free - 52.19 (Prelims) - 24th Place
400 Free Relay Split - 52.29 (Prelims) - 5th Place

2011 NCAA Division II Championships
50 Free - 23.99 (Prelims) - 27th Place
100 Free - 51.94 (Prelims) - 18th Place
400 Free Relay Split - 52.04 (Prelims) - 7th Place
400 Free Relay Split - 52.14 (Finals) - 5th Place

2010 NCAA Division II Championships
100 Free - 53.05 (Prelims) - 30th Place
200 Free Relay Split - 23.75 (Finals) - 8th Place
200 Medley Relay Split (Free) - 23.68 (Finals) - 4th Place
50 Free - 24.18 (Prelims) - 27th Place

Position: Sprint Freestyle
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
City/State: Monterey Park, CA
High School: Mark Keppel HS
College: Warren
Major: Cognitive Science
Experience: 3 Letters
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