Rachel Dong
Rachel Dong

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Paramount, Calif.

High School:
Valley Christian High

Last College:
Washington St.

Height:
5-5

Event:
Breast, Fly, IM,


2002-03:Added a top ten time to FSU 's career list with her third-place finish of 55.10 at the Georgia Invitational. Mark rates as the fifth-best in school history ...Placed eighth in the 100-butterfly at the ACC Championships with a NCAA B-cut time of 55.67 ...Also scored points with a 12th place finish (1:04.54)in the 100 breaststroke ...Member of two top-five relays at the ACC meet,taking part in the 200 (fourth)and 400 (third)medley relays ...Member of the win- ning 200-free relay at the Georgia Invitational (Dec.6-8), while placing third in the 400-free relay ...Took part in the winning 200 free relay at the SMU Classic.Added top ten finishes in the 100 fly (sixth)and 100 breast (eighth)... Collected three dual meet victories with 11 top-three fin- ishes,while taking part in eight relay wins ...Won the 100 fly against Florida Atlantic (Oct.11)and Utah (Nov.23)while beating everyone to the wall in the 100 free versus UNC- Wilmington and North Florida (Jan.4)...Part of four win- ning 400 free relay,a trio of top 400 medley relays and one winning 200 medley relay ...Selected for ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AT WSU (2000-02):Competed in her first NCAA Cham- pionships as a sophomore,swimming the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke ...Mark of 54.75 in the fly set a new school record ...Top times with the Cougars included 50 free (23.70),100 free (52.09),100 breast (1:03.54),200 breast(2:20.09)and 200 IM (2:06.55)...Originally broke the school 's 100 fly time as a freshman,clocking in at 55.68 for a 14th-place showing at the Pac-10 meet ...Swam the lead-off leg of the Cougars ' record-setting 400 free relay,while taking part in 200 free and 200 medley quartets that set new school marks ...Member of the WSU 's top ten in the following events:100 fly (1st),50 free (2nd),100 breast(2nd),200 breast (2nd),100 free (4th)200 IM (8th)and 200 free (10th)...Recipient of the Coaches ' Award and Most Improved honors.

HIGH SCHOOL:Garnered All-America recognition as a senior in the 100 breaststroke ...Also nationally ranked in NISCA 's top 20,and top 16 in her age group,in the 100 breast ...As a junior she claimed the CIF championship in the 100 fly and 100 breast ...Placed sixth at the state cham- pionships her sophomore year in the 100 breast ...Team MVP all four years at Valley Christian.

PERSONAL:Born April 30,1982 ...Majoring in Exer- cise Science ...Daughter of Thommy and Michelle Dong.

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