Rebecca DeLaFuente
Rebecca DeLaFuente
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Westfield, N.J.
High School: Westfield Senior
Position: Mid-Distance Freestyle
Major: Psychology
Residential College: Davenport

2012-2013 (Sophomore): 200-yard freestyle: Best finish in the event was third against SCSU with a time of 2:01.77… Fastest time in the event was 1:52.92 in the prelims of the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… 500-yard freestyle: Best finish in the event was third against Cornell with a time of 5:19.36… Fastest time in the event was 4:58.85 in the prelims at Ivy’s… 100-yard freestyle: Fastest time in the event was 53.09 in the prelims at Ivy’s.

2011-2012 (Freshman): 200-yard freestyle: Best finish in the event was second against McGill with a time of 1:55.97… Finished ninth at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 1:50.79… 500-yard freestyle: Best time during the regular season was 4:59.61 in a 10th-place finish at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational… Finished 18th at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 4:56.47… 100-yard freestyle: Fastest time was 52.17 in the prelims of the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… Finished 21st at Ivy’s with a time of 52.52. 

Before Yale: National Hispanic Merit Scholar... Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American… National Honor Society... AP Scholar... Competed at Long Course Junior Nationals in 100-, 200- and 400-yard freestyle… Competed at Short Course Senior Nationals in 100- and 200-yard freestyle… High Point Winner at the New Jersey Junior Olympics... Berkeley Aquatic All-Time Top 10 List in freestyle and butterfly... Swam all four years at Westfield… Named one of NJ High School's Top Performers by the Star Ledger.

Why I Chose Yale: “I chose Yale for its diverse student body as well as its friendly atmosphere. I also loved the tight-knit communities formed by the residential college system.”

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