|Hometown:||Santa Rosa, Calif.|
Amanda Sims News:
At the 2010 NCAA Championships, Sims garnered three All-America honors by placing third in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 51.85 and competing on two top-eight relays: 200-yard medley relay (4th, 1:37.64) and 400-yard medley relay (7th 3:33.88).
At the 2010 Pac-10 Championships, finished fourth in the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 52.21, posted a time of 1:56.04 to take sixth place in the 200 butterfly and swam on the second-place 400-medley relay (3:32.76) and third-place 200-medley relay (1:38.28).
Swam the fly leg on Cal's two winning medley relays at the 2009 U.S. Short Course Nationals, including the 200 (1:40.05) and 400 (3:37.09)...individually, took second in the 100 fly (52.96) and seventh in the 200 fly (1:56.30).
Won the 100-yard fly title (51.28) at the 2009 NCAA Championships after setting PR 51.12 to win the prelim; also tied for fourth place in the 200 fly (in 1:53.60, after setting PR 1:53.54 in prelim) and swam on the sixth-place 200-medley relay at NCAAs.
At the 2009 Pac-10 Championships, was fifth in the 100 fly and set her PR (55.06) in the 100 backstroke.
2009 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
2008 All-American (100-yard fly).
In 2008, posted a 52.74 in the 100 fly (at the USA Swimming Short Course National Championships), and the second-fastest mark of the season in the 200 fly at 1:56.18 at the Stanford dual meet.
Her marks in the 100 and 200 fly rank third and second, respectively, on Cal's all-time performance charts.
2008 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS
Placed 12th in the semifinals of the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 2:11.05...also competed in the 100 fly.
OTHER NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS
Took fourth place in the 100-meter butterfly with a personal-record time of 59.45 at the 2009 World University Games in Serbia...that broke her previous 100-meter fly PR of 59.50, which she swam at the 2008 U.S. Open Championships to qualify for the WUGs
Father, Paul, swam at Cal and was a member of the Golden Bears' 1979 NCAA championships team.
WHY I CHOSE CAL
"I chose Cal because of its academic prestige and reputation, as well as the unique team environment Berkeley provides."
BEST CAL TIMES (IN YARDS) 100 fly ................ 50.49 (2011 NCAAs) 200 fly ..............1:53.17 (2011 NCAAs) 100 back .............54.34 (2011 Pac-10s)