Sophia Yamauchi
Sophia Yamauchi
Born: 03/16/1993
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Rosa, Calif.
High School: Montgomery HS
Position: Breaststroke/IM

UC SANTA BARBARA
2013 MPSF CHAMPION – 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY, 200 BREASTSTROKE, 200 MEDLEY RELAY, 400 MEDLEY RELAY
MPSF SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
2012-13: Placed first in the 200 Individual Medley(1:58.98) and 200 breaststroke (2:12.29) and contributed to wins in the 200 and 400 medley relays during the MPSF Championship…Set an NCAA ‘B’ cut in both the 200 Individual Medley and 200 breaststroke, while posting a season best time in the 200 breaststroke…Her leg of the 400 medley relay helped set a meet record in the event (3:38.88)…Named MPSF Athlete of the Week on Oct. 17 for winning two events (100 and 200 breaststroke) and anchoring the winning 400 free relay against UCLA, Utah and Oregon State…Posted victories in the 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke in a victory over rival Cal Poly on Nov. 3… Marked a season-best time of 1:51.13 in a 200 freestyle victory versus UC Davis on Jan. 26…Swept the 100 and 200 breaststroke events in a dominating win over Pacific and LMU on Feb. 2.

2012 MID-MAJOR ALL-AMERICAN
2012 MPSF CHAMPION- 200 MEDLEY RELAY, 400 MEDLEY RELAY, 200 FREESTYLE RELAY, 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 
2011-12: Placed first in the 200-yard individual medley, setting a meet and school record with a time of 1:58.56, placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.09), finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:13.41) and helped lead the Gauchos to victories in the 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard medley relay and the 200-yard freestyle relay at the MPSF Championships…Completed the 2011-2012 dual meet season undefeated in all of her individual events…Continued on to the NCAA Championships where she placed 45th overall in the 200-yard breaststroke, 35th overall in the 100-yard breaststroke and 44th overall in the 200-yard individual medley…Finished 110th in the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials. 

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). 

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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 graduated and swam for Arizona State...Majoring in sociology 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 Princess Bride" as her favorite movie and enjoys reading the "Harry Potter" book series...Enjoys listening to the music of John Mayer and Jack Johnson...Names winning the 200 IM at the 2012 MPSF Championships as her most memorable athletic achievement...Names her older sister Penelope and her mom as her personal heros...Favorite aspect of college swimming is being a part of something big and competing with athletes who act as a second family.