Hope Curran
Hope Curran
Year: Senior
Hometown: Walnut Creek, Calif.
High School: College Park HS
Position: Breaststroke/IM

UC SANTA BARBARA
2014-15:
Golden Eagle scholar, SAAC Co-Chair, member of the Honors Art Department and the Dean's List...Posted season-best times in the 100 freestyle (52.4) at A3 Invitational, and in the 200 freestyle (1:52.05) and 500 freestyle (5:02.20) at MPSF Championships


2013-2014:
Placed 30th in the 500 freestyle (5:05.38), 18th in the 200 free (1:52.40), 20th in the 100 free (52.27) at the MPSF conference championships...Placed eighth in the 500 free (5:08.49) against Cal Poly...sixth in the 1000 (10:52.45) free against OUP/LMU...and second in the 200 free (1:54.69) against Cal Poly.

2012-13: Placed 20th in the 100 freestyle (52.56) at the MPSF Championships…Placed third in the 200 breaststroke (2:27.53) against Cal State Bakersfield on Dec. 15…Finished third in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:55.97 against UNLV on Jan. 19…Recorded another third-place finish in a tri-meet against LMU and Pacific in the 100 freestyle (53.65).

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from College Park High…Swam under Mike Heaney in the DVAL Conference in the NCS division…Was a three-time First Team All-honoree…Earned his team’s MVP award in 2011 and 2012…Awarded Most Spirited in 2011 and 2012…Was 100 Breast League champion her senior year…also competed in water polo.

PERSONAL
Hope Curran was born July 2, 1994 in Seattle, Wash.…Is the youngest of three siblings…Awarded ROP photography award and bilingual award in high school…Majoring in Art and Global Studies, with a French minor...Dreams of becoming a National Geographic photographer and world changer...Hobbies include photography, art, painting and church…Outside of swimming, Hope is a part of Jesus Burgers, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Real Life, and Spoken Word...Something unique about her is that she is a self-employed photographer...Lists her top pre-race pump up song as "Breathless" by Candyland...Enjoys a bit of dark chocolate as her power food for competition...Began swimming at age 3...Favorite aspect of college swimming is the team atmosphere and training harder each day…If she could add an event to each meet it would be a 200 free pulling with paddles...Winning "Most Inspirational" after her sophomore year is the proudest achievement of her swimming career.

"We have this hope as an anchor of the soul, strong and secure, where Jesus enters in on our behalf." - Hebrews 6:19