USD Women's Swimming and Diving 2008-2009

Kristen Yoon Junior Backstroke, Freestyle, IM Mission Viejo, CA Mission Viejo HS University of San Diego

2008-09 Top Ti mes 100 BK 57.21 200 BK 2:05.17 200 IM

2:11.76 ~

Third year swimmer for the Toreros What is your most memorable moment in your USD swimming or diving career? The most memorable has got to be the 200 Backstroke sweep against LMU.

What is your favorite book? Ella Enchanted

Where is your favorite pool to compete in? Belmont Plaza, Long Beach, California-- so many memories, so many excellent swims What is your philosophy on life? You need to get up in the morning and say,"Boy, I'm going to-in my own stupid way- save the world today:' Carol Bellamy What's on your iPod? The soundtrack to my life. Prep Swam for Mission Viejo High School of nearby Mission Viejo... Was a CIF Scholar Athlete and part of an All-American relay her sophomore, junior and senior years... Named Most Inspirational her freshman year... Team captain her junior and senior years where she was leaguechamp in the 100 free and 50 free respectively... Was amemberoftheOrange County All-Star Team and placed 4th in CIF for the 100 backstroke her senior year... Personal Born in Westminster, CA on October 23, 1988 to Gary and Kelly Yoon ... Member of Mission Viejo Nadadores... Chose USDfor theweather, proximity to home, academic reputation and aesthetic value ... Communications majo r w ith Spanish m inor. Hebrew University HS University of San Diego First year swimmer for t he Toreros. Fulfilling resi– dency requirement. What is the most memorable moment in your swimming or diving career? 4X100 medley relay at the Israeli Nat ionals, Feb. 2007. We were so far behind and I was anchori ng, gave it the swim of my life and out touched the other team by 0.04 of a second Where is your favorite pool to compete in Kibutz Gvulot in Israel. The pool is allegedly 15 cm too short. Why did you choose to attend USD? A good team, good school, good weather. Who could ask for mo re? What is your philosophy on life? No pain no gain, no guts no glory. Who is your role model and why? I draw inspiration from many peo pl e- mostly my family, for the sharp m inds and strong w ills. Prep Sw immer for Hebrew University Hig h School in Jerusalem ... Swam for t he Hapoel Jerusa lem Swimming club team ... Club team has been Israeli national champions since 199 1. Personal Born in Odessa, Ukraine on September 27, 1987 to Inna and Boris Bliznyuk ... Was also recruited by Cal-State University Bakersfield ... Engineering major. Marya 8/iznyuk Sophomore Freestyle Jerusalem, Israel


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