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  Rick Yang
Rick Yang

Player Profile

Dallas, TX

High School:
J.J. Pierce

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 175



As a Sophomore in 2002-03: Turned in a season-best time of 1:39.45 in the 200 freestyle and 46.00 in the 100 freestyle against California (2/22) ... Swam the 500 freestyle against California in the fall in a season-best 4:42.79 as well as a season-best 9:44.12 in the 1000 freestyle.

As a Freshman in 2001-02: Clocked in at a season-best time of 46.56 at the Pac-10 Championships (3/9) ... Also at the league championships, posted a season-best time of 1:39.74 in the 200 freestyle ... In the fall, swam the 1000 freestyle in a time of 9:44.76 (10/12) as well as the 500 freestyle in 4:37.59 (12/2) ... Swam the final leg of the 200 free relay at Michigan (1/11) that turned in a time of 1:22.21 to finish third.

Prep: Took top honors in the 100 free in 2001 at the Texas State Meet ... Four-time Pearce H.S. Outstanding Swimmer of the Year ... Four-year letterwinner ... Coached by Jeff Clayton ... 1999 and 2000 District Swimmer of the Year ... First-Team All-American in the 200 free and 400 free relay ... Team captain his senior year ... 1999 Regional Swimmer of the Year ... Earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 500 free (`99) and 200 medley relay (`00) ... 1999 Dallas Morning News Newcomer of the Year ... Holds two school records in the 400 free relay and 200 medley relay ... Competed for the City of Richardson Swim Team.

Personal: Planning to major in Electrical Engineering ... Born in Plano, Tx. ... Son of Sam and Laura Yang ... Has two brothers, Stephen (14) and Matthew (4) ... Full name is Rick C. Yang.