Zahra Shahalayi
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

High School:
Peninsula HS '02

Height:
5-8

Position:
Breast/IM

Major:
Political Science

2002-03: Double ALL-AMERICAN as part of both medley relays... Took 6th with 400 squad (3:54.61) and 8th in 200 team (1:48.19 prelim)... Also placed 10th in 100 breast (1:06.97), 16th in 200 breast (2:26.57 prelim), 26th in 200 IM (2:12.48) at nationals... Finished 5th, 6th and 9th in those respective events at PCSC Championships... Was a member of 200 medley relay (1:46.91) and 400 medley relay (3:52.26), both of which finished 2nd and hold UC Davis records... Mark in 100 breast at nationals ranks 3rd in Aggie history... 200 IM time at conference is 5th all-time... Set 200 breast PR of 2:25.42 vs. Cal St. Bakersfield, 4th in school record book.

PENINSULA HS '02: Four-year letterwinner in swimming... Qualified for Southern Section meet in at least two events each year... Won Bay League titles in 100 breast and 200 IM as a freshman, junior and senior... Set school 100 breast record as a junior... Voted Most Improved in water polo as a freshman.

PERSONAL: Born April 20, 1984 in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.... Daughter of Ali & Chaye Shahalayi... Older sister, Clara, is a junior at UC Davis... Spanish major... Hopes to become a nurse, but wants to continue working as a lifeguard during the summers.