Allison West
Allison West
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Chico, Calif.
High School: Chico Sr.
Position: Butterfly

2010-2011 (Freshman): 200-yard butterfly: Finished 18th at the Ivy League Championships with a time of 2:04.79… Best finish in the even was against Brown, fourth with a time of 2:08.99… 100-yard butterfly: Finished 22nd at the Ivy League Championships with a time of 57.33… Best finish in the event was against Columbia, fifth with a time of 59.23… 500-yard freestyle: Swam a 5:02.17 in the prelims of the Ivy League Championships… Best finish was against UConn, fourth with a time of 5:15.07.

Before Yale: Named the NSCIF Section Athlete of the Year and Outstanding Swimmer of the Year at Chico High School… Three-time Chico High School Outstanding Swimmer Award recipient… Helped lead Chico to four league and section titles… Swam for the Chico AquaJets club team… Short Course national qualifier… B finalist at 2008 Short Course Junior Nationals in 200-yard butterfly.

Personal: Member of Saybrook College… Studying Mechanical Engineering… Daughter of Rick and Dana West… Participates in physics research for NASA here at Yale… Served for three years on the USA Swimming Board of Review… Enjoys airplanes and outdoor activities.

Why I Chose Yale: “I love Yale because of the education I am getting here as well as the best friends and role models I have found in my teammates. Being part of the tradition that is Yale University is a privilege and the experience of a lifetime.”