|Hometown:||San Jose, Calif.|
|High School:||Archbishop Mitty HS|
UC SANTA BARBARA
2010-11: Won the 200 butterfly consolation final, placing ninth overall, with a time of 2:05.19 at the MPSF Championships…Finished 10th in the 200 free (1:52.02) and 13th in the 500 freestyle (5:01.97).
Attended Archbishop Mitty High School where she swam for coach Tom Miller...Was a three-time team MVP for the Monarch Lions...Had All-American consideration times all four years...Won three Central Coast Section team titles...Also swam with Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics under coach Tony Batis.
Monica Faye Garcia was born on March 8, 1992 in San Jose, Calif....Parents are Willy and Emily Garcia...Has an older brother, Ryan, who also swims for UCSB...Is majoring in biology at UCSB and aspires to have a career in the medical field after graduation...When she isn't swimming, she likes to listen to music, dance, watch movies, eat and spend time with family and friends...Favorite movie is "White Chicks"...Her most memorable athletic achievement was swimming six out of her seven best times at her last club swim meet...Names her parents and her brother as her personal heroes...Favorite aspect of college swimming is meeting new people and enjoying swimming...Says she laughs at everything.