Yuka Kobayashi
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Tokyo, Japan

Height:
5-2

Position:
Fly/IM

Major:
Undeclared

AMERICAN SCHOOL IN JAPAN: Earned first team All-America honors in the 100 fly, honorable mention All-America in 200 IM as a freshman at Menlo-Atherton in 1999... Also captured Central Coast Section title in 100 fly that year... Swam for Palo Alto Swim Club, setting numerous records... Eventually finished high school at American School in Chofu, Japan... Competed for AQLUB Chofu while in Japan.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 7, 1984 in Kobe, Japan... Daughter of Hisayoshi & Mariko Kobayashi... Has not declared a major, but considers a career as a biologist... Father played rugby at Waseda University.