|High School:||Merced HS|
UC SANTA BARBARA
2012-13: Placed 12th in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.11) and 21st in the 100 freestyle (52.63) at the MPSF Championships…Placed second in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.92) against Cal State Bakersfield on Dec. 15…Finished third in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.12) against UNLV on Jan. 19…Recorded another third-place finish in the 100 breaststroke this time coming against Cal Poly on Feb. 9.
Graduated from Merced High School as Valedictorian…Swam under coach Kit Grattan…Named Merced County Swimmer of the Year in 2009…Holds her high school’s 100 breastbone record…Helped her team to win League Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012…Also swam for Clovis Swim Club.
Charis Hopee was born March 23, 1994 in Northridge, Calif. to parents Rick and Nancy Hopee…Has three younger siblings: Connor, Cameron and Caleb…Enjoys playing the violin and being with friends…Favorite Book is the Harry Potter series…Enjoys listening to The Beatles…Names John Wooden as her personal hero…Favorite aspect of college swimming is being part of such a close-knit and talented team.