Sophomore standout will swim three events in first trip to NCAAs
Aggies' newcomer won three individual titles to help UC Davis to conference crown
Junior earns fourth career award after helping the Aggies to a win at Pacific
Swimmers and divers battle for squad bragging rights in annual intrasquad event
Winners of last two MPSF titles, UC Davis returns to Southern California in search of fourth swimming crown in five years
2013-14: NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER in the 100 and 200 breast... MOUNTAIN PACIFIC SPORTS FEDERATION ALL-ACADEMIC SELECTION... ARTHUR ASHE, JR. SPORTS SCHOLAR... MPSF CHAMPION in both the 100 and 200 breast... Won the MPSF title in the 100 breaststroke for the fourth consecutive season -- the first time in the history of the league that a student-athlete has won the same event four consecutive seasons... Set a pool record and met the NCAA "B" standard in the 200 breaststroke at the MPSF Championships with a time of 2:12.64... ALL-MPSF FIRST TEAM in the 100 and 200 breast... ALL-MPSF SECOND TEAM in the 200 and 400 medley relays... Named the MPSF/Turbo Athlete of the week on Nov. 27 after top-five finishes in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and swimming a leg of the school-record 400 medley relay at the Mizzou Invitational... Set a Schaal Aquatics Center record in the 200 breaststoke with a time of 2:16.08 against UC Santa Barbara and was a member of the pool-record 200 medley relay team (1:42.52) during the same meet on on Jan. 24... Swam a season-best 1:00.49 in the 100 breaststroke at the Mizzou Invitational, meeting the NCAA "B" standard... Finished 36th in the 100 breaststroke at the NCAA Championships with a time of 1:01.25... Finished 46th in the 200 breaststroke at the NCAAs wih a time of 2:12.97 -- her second fastest time of the season behind her MPSF title-winning swim.
2012-13: NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER in the 100 and 200 breast... MOUNTAIN PACIFIC SPORTS FEDERATION ALL-ACADEMIC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE... ARTHUR ASHE, JR. SPORTS SCHOLAR... MPSF CHAMPION in the 100 breast... ALL-MPSF FIRST TEAM in the 100 and 200 breast... ALL-MPSF SECOND TEAM in the 200 and 400 medley relays... MPSF SWIMMER OF THE WEEK (1/24)... Best times of the season include: 100 free (56.66) at Pacific Invite; 100 breast (1:00.54) at Mizzou Invite; 200 breast (2:12.41) at MPSF Championships.
2011-12: NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER (100 and 200 breast)... MID-MAJOR ALL-AMERICAN by CollegeSwimming.com... MPSF CHAMPION in 100 breast (1:00.80)... ALL-MPSF FIRST TEAM in 100 breast, ALL-MPSF SECOND TEAM in 200 breast and 200 medley relay... Placed 4th in 200 breast (2:14.19) and placed 2nd as part of 200 medley relay (1:41.25) at conference meet... Hit season bests of 1:00.71 and 2:12.72 at Missouri Invitational in early December, surpassing 'B' standards to NCAA Championship for second straight year... Earned MPSF All-Academic.
2010-11: NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER (100 and 200 breast)... MPSF FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR... MID-MAJOR ALL-AMERICAN by CollegeSwimming.com... MPSF CHAMPION in 100 breast (1:00.47) and 200 breast (2:12.04), both `B' qualifiers to nationals... Entering 2012-13, ranks 2nd in school history behind former teammate Heidi Kucera in each event... Also swam breaststroke leg of MPSF-champion 400 medley relay (school-record 3:39.48)... Finished 23rd at NCAA Championships in 100 breast at 1:00.96, less than a half-second from consols; then took 45th in 200 breast (2:14.15)... Posted 17th-place 2:06.85 in 200 IM at conference, then 9th in Aggie record book... Broke 1:03 barrier in 100 breast six times, starting with Schaal Aquatics Center-record 1:02.79 in fall dual with San Jose State... Swam better than 2:15 in 200 breast four times, beginning with 2:14.21 in prelim heat of Texas Invite.
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE HS '10: Completed a senior campaign in which she set the Marin County Athletic League record in the 100 breaststroke, earning All-American status with a time of 1:02.28... League champion in 100 breast in 2007-08 season... Competed for the Marin Pirates club team for four years... Set meet record of 1:10.24 in the 100 breaststroke at California/Nevada Section Championships to win the event... US Open and Senior Nationals qualifier.
PERSONAL: Born in San Francisco, Calif.... Majoring in spanish... Daughter of Domingo and Alice Alvarez... Youngest of four siblings, including Nina, Elena and identical twin sister Julia.
SELECTED TOP TIMES
|50 Free||24.83||2/24/11||MPSF Championships|
|100 Free||56.28||11/2/13||at San Diego & vs. Oregon State|
|100 Breast||1:00.47||2/25/11||MPSF Championships|
|200 Breast||2:12.04||2/26/11||MPSF Championships|
|200 IM||2:05.50||2/12/13||MPSF Championships|