Won the gold medal in the 50-meter freestyle (23.60) and the bronze medal in the 100-meter backstroke (58.30) at the 2005 Maccabiah Games in Israel
Placed 11th in the 50-meter free (24.27) at the 2005 Junior National Championships
In the 2007-08 season, provided depth in the sprint freestyles and relays
Redshirted during the 2006-07 season
Named team's best recruiter for the 2006-07 season
As a freshman in 2004-05 had the team's sixth-best time in the 100 back (50.40)
High School Success
A four-time High School All-American
Named 2004 Contra Costa Times Swimmer of the Year
Was a two-time North Coast Section champion in the 100 back and 50 free
Top high school marks included 1:01.30 in the 100-meter back
Parents are Mitchell and Suzanne Rothberg
Interdisciplinary studies major
Born on Dec. 29, 1986, in Los Angeles, Calif.
Short-Course Yards 50 Freestyle 20.55 100 Backstroke 50.60 100 Butterfly 50.40 100 Freestyle 46.44 Long-Course Meters 50 Freestyle 23.60 100 Backstroke 58.30 100 Butterfly 58.12 100 Freestyle 53.69
What was your favorite class you have taken so far and why?
My favorite class has probably been Global Marketing with professor S.A. Davis that I am in now. This Haas class has been very challenging while engaging us with the rest of the world and teaching us about how the global markets work. I enjoy studying something exciting that will play a huge role in the rest of my life.
What are your plans after you graduate?
After I graduate I will continue to train for one more Maccabiah Games in Israel. I plan to look into graduate programs in business and or marketing. If not, I might take advantage of being half Australian and go there to seek job opportunities while enjoying the ocean water swims and surfing.
What do you like most about the Cal swimming team?
I came to Cal as a huge underdog. Amazing swimmers from different countries surrounded us all; each of them was a coach, not only for themselves, but also for others. It was great to be a part of a team where I could not only turn to my teammates but also friends, who were essentially the best coaches on the pool deck, for advice.