|Hometown:||Santa Rosa, Calif.|
|High School:||Montgomery HS|
UC SANTA BARBARA
2011 MID-MAJOR ALL-AMERICAN HONORABLE MENTION
2011 MPSF CHAMPION – 200 MEDLEY RELAY, 200 FREE RELAY
2010-11: Helped UCSB to conference titles in the 200 medley relay (1:40.08) and the 200 free relay (1:32.33) at the MPSF Championships…Set a new school record in the 200 individual medley (2:00.24) in which she placed third…Took second in the 400 medley relay (3:42.12) and the 400 free relay (3:21.53)…Also finished second in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.18) and 200 breast (2:12.27).
Attended Montgomery High School where she swam for Mark Stanley...Earned All-American honors in the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley...Was named the Vikings' Swimmer of the Year as a senior...Made the North Coast Section finals in the 100 breast all four years of her prep career...Set Empire records in the 100 breast in 2009 and 2010...Helped lead the Vikings to the North Bay League Championship in 2008...Swam club for Neptune Swimming and was coached by Dan Greaves...Set a team record in 2009 in the 100 breast (1:03.11)...Placed fourth in the same event at the 2009 Summer Sectionals.
Sophia Kira Yamauchi was born on March 16, 1993 in St. Helena...Daughter of Jonathan Yamauchi and Hermine Terhorst...Has two older sisters: Mia, who graduated from Cal, and Penelope, who swims for Arizona State...Majoring in communication at UCSB...Aspires to one day work in the media or public relations...Enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the beach, going on bike rides and baking when not in the pool...Names "The Hangover" as her favorite movie and enjoys reading the "Twilight" book series...Enjoys listening to the music of Sam Adams...Names qualifying for Nationals in the 100 breaststroke at the 2009 NCS Championships as her most memorable athletic achievement...Names her older sister Penelope as her personal hero...Favorite aspect of college swimming is being a part of something big and competing with athletes who act as a second family.