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  Keiko Price
Keiko Price

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mililani, HI

High School:
Mililani HS

Position:
Freestyle/Butterfly/IM

*Three-Year All-American*

1999 - Team Co-Captain.

Summer '99 - Participated in the Pan-Pacific Championships in Sydney, Australia, finishing 20th in the 50 Free (27.08) and 25th in the 100 Free (58.09).

1998-99 - Led all Bruins with six All-America certificates earned ... Recorded the second fastest time in school history in the prelims of the 50 free (22.77), finishing 12th at NCAAs ... Claimed 14th place in the 100 free and 17th in the 200 free at NCAAs ... Swam the anchor leg of UCLA's school-record breaking 200 medley relay team (1:40.98) which finished 10th ... Member of UCLA's 10th place 400 medley and 14th place 200 and 400 free relays ... Claimed the Pac-10 100 free title in a season-best time of 49.54 ... The title marked her first and the 24th overall for UCLA ... Finished third at Pac-10s in the 50 free and fifth in the 200 free ... Won 22 races ... Won first place in the 100 free in six races and finished no lower than second overall during the regular season ... Claimed first in the 50, 100 and 200 free and the 200 IM at the Husky Invitational ... Came .03 of a second away from tying the school record in the 200 IM at the Husky Invite ...Received the Academic Excellence Award and Most Valuable Swimmer Award from her teammates ... Earned first-team Academic All-Pac-10 honors ... Competed in every meet for UCLA ... Named Most Valuable for the second consecutive season and earned the team's Academic Excellence award.

Summer '98 - Finished fourth in the 100 free at U.S. Nationals with a time of 56.40 ... Her fourth-place finish qualifies her for the U.S. roster for the 1999 Pan Pacific Games in Sydney, Australia ... Qualified for the 50, 100 and 200 free and will be a member of the 4x100 relay team.

1997-98 - Earned All-America status in six events as a sophomore ... Finalist in the 100 free at NCAAs with a time of 49.38 ... Finished 12th in the 200 free at NCAAs with a time of 1:47.95 ... In the 50 free, recorded a 13th place finish at NCAAs ... Helped lead the 200 and 400 free relay teams to 14th place finishes at NCAAs ... Helped UCLA record a new school record (3:39.36) and a sixth-place finish in the 400 medley relay at NCAAs ... Swam the last leg in the 200 free relay team that placed seventh at NCAAs ... Tied for third in the 50 freestyle (23.03) and placed fourth in the 100 free (49.57) and 200 free (1:47.81) at the Pac-10 Championships ... Also a member of four UCLA relay teams at Pac-10s, including the Bruins' second-place 200 medley relay squad ... Won the 50 free title at the Texas Invitational after posting a season-best 22.85 ... Also at that meet, placed fourth in the 100 free with a 50.23 ... Enjoyed an excellent meet against defending NCAA Champion Stanford, placing first in both the 50 and 100 freestyle and helped UCLA to a first-place finish in the 200 free relay ... Won the 200 free against Cal and the 50 free against UC Santa Barbara, USD, Arizona State and Florida ... Also placed first in the 100 free against ASU and Florida ... A second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Named Most Valuable Swimmer by her teammates.

Summer '97 - A gold medalist as a member of Team USA's 400 freestyle relay team at the World University Games in Sicily ... Placed seventh in the 50 free (26.24) as a member of Team Bruin at the U.S. Nationals in Nashville, Tenn. ... At that same event, finished 10th in the 100 free with a time of 56.98.

1996-97 - One of eight Bruins to earn All-America honors during the season ... Took home a team-high 26 first-place finishes as a freshman ... Set two UCLA season-best times by placing 11th in the 50 free (22.89) and 16th in the 100 free (49.85) at the NCAA Championships ... At that same event, had three top-12 finishes as a member of UCLA's 200 and 800 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay teams ... Placed in the Top 5 in five events at the Pac-10 Championships, including a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay ... Individually, placed fifth in the 50 free (23.06), ninth in the 100 free (50.84) and 10th in the 100 fly (55.96) ... Recorded her best showing of the season with eight first-place finishes, including a UCLA season best in the 100 fly (55.30) at the Speedo Cup ... Finished in the Top 5 in every event entered at the SMU Classic, while taking second in the 50 free (23.93) ... The only UCLA swimmer to bring home at least one first-place finish in every dual meet ... Won the 50 free against Arizona, Stanford, Cal, USC, UC Santa Barbara and Nevada Reno ... Took first in the 100 free against Arizona State, Florida, Arizona and USC ... Posted times on UCLA's all-time top times list in the 50 and 100 free and the 100 fly as a rookie ... Named Outstanding Freshman by her teammates.

High School - Competed at the 1996 Olympic Trials in the 50 and 100 freestyles ... Member of U.S. Swimming's "Project Sydney", a program to prepare targeted swimmers for the 2000 Olympics ... Member of the 1995 Short Course World Championship team ... Member of the 1995 U.S. National Junior team ... Won the 100 freestyle at the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival ... Holds Junior National West record in the 50 freestyle (23.15) ... Lettered four years at Mililani High School under coach Kerry Kamisato ... Three-time All-American in the 50 and 100 freestyles ... Earned U.S. Swimming Academic All-American honors three straight seasons ... Captured the state championships in the 50 and 100 freestyles all four years of high school ... Also holds the Hawaii state record in those events ... Served as team captain her junior and senior seasons.

Personal - Born July 9, 1978, in Port Jervis, New York ... Full name is Keiko Melissa Price ... Daughter of Ellis and Carol Price ... Hobbies include listening to music, shopping and reading ... Gives the Lord all the credit for her success ... Majoring in African-American Studies.

Price's UCLA Best Marks

50 free    22.77
100 free   49.38
200 Free   1:47.81
200 IM     2:02.17
100 fly    55.30

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