Armen Darbinyan
Armen Darbinyan
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Crespi Carmelite HS
Position: Freestyle

UC SANTA BARBARA

2012-13: Finished 10th overall in the 1650 freestyle (15:31.57) at the Pac-12 Championships…Placed second in the 1000 yard freestyle (9:42.04) in season opener vs. Utah on Oct. 12…Placed 18th overall in the 1650 freestyle at the Arena Invitational in Long Beach, Calif. on Nov. 17.

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Crespi Carmelite High School…Swam under Aaron Robinson in the Mission League…Holds the League record in the 500 freestyle…Holds school records in the 100, 200, 500 Freestyle, 100 backstroke, 400 freestyle relay, and 200 medley relay…Earned All-American honors in 2010 and 2012…Also swam for CCAT Swimming under coaches Jeff Thornton and Stacy Smith.

PERSONAL
Armen Darbinyan was born February 27, 1993 in Ukraine, Kiev to parents Yuliya and Zograb Darbinyan…Favorite movies are “Scarface” and “Limitless”…Most memorable athletic achievement was getting his Junior National cut…Personal heroes are his parents…Favorite aspect of college swimming is being surrounded with great people who motivate one another to swim fast…Majoring in economics and accounting.

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