Michelle Huang
Michelle Huang
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
High School: Westwood
Position: Freestyle
Major: Economics
Residential College: Trumbull

2012-2013 (Junior): 100-yard backstroke: Best finish in the event was against Brown, third with a time of 59.69… 100-yard freestyle: Fastest time in the event was 54.29 in the prelims of Boston University’s Terrier Invitational.

2011-2012 (Sophomore): 100-yard backstroke: Finished 23rd at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 58.18… Fastest time was 57.78 in the prelims at Ivy’s… Finished 10th at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 58.85… Best finish was against Cornell, third with a time of 1:01.11… 200-yard backstroke: Finished 22nd at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 2:06.54… Best finish was against Colgate, third with a time of 2:11.48… 200-yard freestyle: Fastest time was 1:55.26 in a 16th-place finish at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational.

2010-2011 (Freshman): 50-yard freestyle: Fastest time was 24.52 in the prelims of the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… Best finish was against Columbia, sixth with a time of 25.50… 100-yard freestyle: Swam a 52.61 in the prelims of the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… Best finish was against Cornell, third with a time of 54.21… 200-yard freestyle: Fastest time was a 1:55.95 at HYP… Best finish was against Vermont, fourth with a time of 1:57.62… 100-yard backstroke: Fastest time was 57.63 in the prelims of the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… Best finish in the event was against UConn, fourth with a time of 1:01.08.

Before Yale: Set six Westwood High School records (50/100/200 free, 200/400 free relay, 400 medley relay)… Three time All-America selection… Earned all-state honors four times… Earned team’s High Point Award twice… Team co-captain… Swam for the Longhorn Aquatics.

Personal: Volunteered at the Austin Resource Center for the homeless and the Trinity Center for homeless women… Math tutor as a member of Mu Alpha Theta… National Honor Society.

Why I Chose Yale: “I chose Yale because it gives me the chance to be surrounded by people who are bright, friendly and incredibly interesting. I can’t wait to be a part of such a close-knit community of students.”