Sydney Hirschi
Sydney Hirschi
Year: Sr.
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
High School: Loretto Academy
Position: Butterfly/IM
Events: Butterfly/IM
Major: Economics
Bats/Throws: Silliman
Residential College: Silliman

Collegiate Bests:
200-yard IM:  2:01.17
400-yard IM: 4:16.03
100-yard Butterly: 54.20
200-yard Butterfly: 1:57.33
500-yard Freestyle: 4:50.62 

High School Bests:
200-yard IM: 2:04.93
400-yard IM: 4:23.13
100-yard Buttterfly: 55.26
200-yard Butterfly: 1:59.41

Collegiate Awards:
All-Ivy First Team (2014)
All-Ivy Second Team (2015, 2017)
Tim Jecko Award (2015)
CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2015) 

2016-2017 (Senior):
200-yard butterfly:
 Second place at the Ivy League Championships (1:57.56).  Fourth place at the Ohio State Invitational (1:58.52). Won the event twice during the regular season.  
200-yard individual medley:
 Eighth place at the Ivy League Championships (2:01.17).  25th place at the Ohio State Invitational (2:02.22).
400-yard individual medley:
 Fourth place at the Ivy League Championships (4:17.36). 31st place at the Ohio State Invitational (4:20.49).  

2015-2016 (Junior):
100-yard butterfly:  Tenth place at the Ivy League Championships.  Eighth place at the Nike Cup Invite. 
200-yard butterfly:  Second place at the Ivy League Championships at the Nike Cup Invite. 
500-yard freestyle:  Sixth place at the Nike Cup Invite with a career-best time of 4:50.62.  14th place at the Ivy League Championships. 
400-yard individual medley:  Sixth place at the Nike Cup Invite.  

2014-2015 (Sophomore):
100-yard butterfly: Sixth place at HYP.   Third place at the Brown Invite.
200-yard butterfly: Fourth place at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships.   Won the event at HYP.  Second place at the Brown Invite. 
200-yard individual medley: Seventh place at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships.  Second place at the Brown Invite. 
400-yard individual medley: Second place at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships (4:16.03).  Third place at the Brown Invite.
Relay events: Member of the 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard relay at the Brown Invite. 

2013-2014 (Freshman):
100-yard butterfly: Seventh place at Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with time of 54.42. Second at Princeton Invitational. 
200-yard butterfly: First place at Ivy League Championships, finished in 1:57.33.  Second at HYP.. 
200-yard IM: Fifth place at Ivy League Championships, finished in 2:01.71.

Before Yale:
Senior National and Junior National qualifier. All American (100-yard butterfly). Six-time TAPPS State Champion. Scholastic All-American. National Merit finalist. Swam for West Texas Typhoons Swim Club.

Why I Chose Yale: "Yale is a place where I hope I can continue to grow as an athlete and a student at a remarkable university.  I also felt a strong connection to the coaches and the swimmers."