Liliana Alvarez
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Anselmo, Calif.

High School:
Sir Francis Drake HS '10

Height:
5-4

Event:
Breast

Major:
Spanish



SELECTED CAREER BESTS:
100 Breast: 1:00.47 (2/25/11)
200 Breast: 2:12.04 (2/26/11)
200 IM: 2:05.50 (2/16/12)

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.