Cindy Tran
Cindy Tran

Player Profile

Westminster, Calif.

High School:
Edison HS






Q&A With Rachel Bootsma

U.S. Olympian Discusses Her Freshman Year, Life in Berkeley and Her Summer Plans


13 Bears Earn Pac-12 Academic Honors

Mims and Piehl Earn Second-Team Conference Selection


Rachel Bootsma Wins 100 Back at NCAAs

Tran Takes Fifth in the 100 Back as the Bears Improve to Second Place


Leverenz Repeats as NCAA 200-IM Champ

Senior Edges Freshman Teammate Pelton, as Bears End Night in Fourth Place


Q&A With Melanie Klaren

Sophomore Swimmer Talks About NCAAs, Pac-12s and Backstroke U.

Cindy Tran News:

Cal Wins 2nd NCAA Crown in 3 Years - March 19, 2011

Cal Leads Pac-10s After Tran, 400 MR Wins - Feb. 25, 2011

• Won her second straight 100-yard backstroke title at the 2012 NCAA Championships with a time of 50.31.
• Swam the backstroke leg of Cal's winning 400-yard medley relay at 2012 NCAAs with a time of 3.28.10 that set school, U.S. Open, pool and Pac-12 records.
• Also swim the backstroke leg of the Bears' victorious 200-yard medley relay at 2012 NCAAs with a time of 1:34.24, which set school, U.S. Open, a pool, American and Pac-12 records.
• Placed ninth in the 100-yard butterfly at NCAAs with a time of 50.31 to earn honorable mention All-America honors.
• Placed 18th in the 200-yard backstroke at NCAAs with a time of 1:54.83.
• Won the 100 back at the 2012 Pac-12 Championships with a time of 50.65.
• Swam on Cal's winning 400-yard medley relay at 2012 Pac-12s with a time of 3:28.26.
• Took third in the 100-yard butterfly at 2012 Pac-12s with a time of 52.09.
• Placed ninth in the 200-yard backstroke at 2012 Pac-12s with a time of 1:54.28.
• Swam on the winning 200-yard medley relay at 2012 Pac-12s with a time of 1:36.77.
• Capped a stellar first year with multiple 2011 NCAA championships - the team title, 200- (American- and NCAA-record 1:35.03) and 400-yard medley relay (school- and pool-record 3:28.53) crowns and 100-yard backstroke (51.30) title. Edged teammate Deborah Roth (51.51) for the 100-back victory.
• At 2011 Pac-10s, won the 100 back with the second-fastest time in school history (51.22) behind Natalie Coughlin's 49.97.
• Swam the backstroke legs of the 2011 Pac-10 winning 200 (1:35.62) and 400 (3:28.99) MRs.
• Also took ninth in the 100 butterfly (52.68), ninth in the 200 back (1:55.13) at the 2011 conference meet. Her 200-back time ranked her seventh fastest in school history.
• At the AT&T Short Course National Championships in December 2010, swam the backstroke leg of the winning 200-yard medley relay (1:36.79) and placed fourth in the 100 back (52.90).
• At the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships in August 2011, finished seventh in the 100-meter backstroke (1:01.35).

• All-American broke Natalie Coughlin's 1998 national high school record in the 100-yard backstroke with a winning time of 51.85 at the CIF-SS Division I Championships.
• Also snapped Coughlin's 1998 U.S. national 15-16 age-group record in the 100-yard back with a time of 52.52.
• Also swims for the Golden West Coast Swim Club.
• At the 2010 NCSA Junior National Championships, she won the 200-yard back (1:56.16), took second in the 100 back (53.59), finished second in the 50 back (24.56) and placed ninth in the 50 freestyle (23.50).
• Took sixth with GWSC's 400-meter free relay at the 2009 Speedo Junior National Championships.

• Swam at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, reaching the semifinals of the 100-meter backstroke and also competing in the 200 back
• Competed in the 100-and 200-meter backstrokes at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.
• Member of the 2010-11 and 2008-09 U.S. junior national teams.
• Swam for the NCSA All-Star Team at the 2010 Irish Long-Course Swimming Championships, taking second in the 50-meter back (29.95) and 10th in the 200 back (2:29.94).

• Undeclared major.
• Born on March 18, 1992, in Fountain Valley, Calif.
• Parents are Mark and Linda Tran.
• Her brother, Alex, swims for Edison High School, Cindy's alma mater.