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Nolan Koon
Position: IM/Breast
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
High School: Oaks Christian
Cal Success

• Was the 2011 national runner-up in the 100 breast (51.63) at the 2011 NCAA championships

• Was the 2011 Pac-10 champion in the 200 breast (1:54.42) and runner-up in the 100 breast

• Earned All-America honors with a seventh-place finish in the 200 breast (1:53.90) at the 2009 NCAA championships

• Was the 2009 Pac-10 champion in the 200 breast (1:54.22) and placed second in the 200 IM (1:44.10)

• Has the school's second-best all-time mark in the 100 breast (51.63), third-best all-time mark in the 200 IM (1:44.10) and third-best time in the 200 breast (1:53.78)

• Was 2011 and 2010 second-team Pac-10 All-Academic National Success

• Placed 11th in the 200 breast (2:15.91) at the 2009 World Championship Trials

High School Success

• Won the 2008 CIF Southern Section Division III titles in the 100 breast (56.25) and the 200 IM (1:50.06) in record times

• Named the Swimmer of the Year by the L.A. Daily News (2007) and Ventura County Star (2007 and 2008)

• Helped Oaks Christian High School to four-straight (2005-08) CIF Southern Section Division III titles

Personal

• Parents are Dave Koon and Jeanne Betzendorfer

• Majoring in political economies of industrial societies

• Born May 3, 1990, in Tacoma, Wash.

CAREER-BEST TIMES

SHORT-COURSE YARDS

100 Breast 51.63
200 Breast 1:53.78
200 IM 1:44.10

LONG-COURSE METERS

100 Breast 1:01.88
200 Breast 2:15.06
200 IM 2:02.84

Why did you choose Cal?
I really liked the team and the school when I visited. All the guys on the team were awesome and I believed in Dave and the vision he had of the program's future.

Where do you see yourself after graduation?
I'd like to continue my education here at Cal after I graduate and possibly continue training.

What is your favorite memory at Cal so far?
It was my first week here. It was a big change from home. I had a lot of fun meeting people, hanging out with all the teammates and having the feeling of being on my own.

What are your swimming goals for this year and for the rest of your college swimming career?
I want to contribute to the team in practice, dual meets, Pac 10s and possibly make the NCAA team.

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