Kina Zhou
Kina Zhou
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Niskayuna, N.Y.
High School: Niskayuna High School
Position: Freestyle
Events: Sprint Freestyle
Major: Psychology with Neuroscience
Bats/Throws: Calhoun
Residential College: Calhoun

Collegiate Bests:
50-yard Freestyle: 22.43
200-yard Freestyle: 1:46.86
100-yard Freestyle: 48.92
200-yard IM: 2:01.70 

High School Bests:
50-yard Freestyle: 23.56
200-yard Freestyle: 1:48.30
100-yard Freestyle: 50.14
200-yard IM: 2:02.36 

Collegiate Awards:
CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2014, 2015)
Harry Burke Award (2014)
All-Ivy First Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
All-Ivy Second Team (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) 
Heaton High Point Award (2015) 
Yale School Record Holder 
Ivy League Career High Point Swimmer (2017) 

2016-2017 (Senior):
50-yard freestyle: Third place at the Ivy League Championships (22.43).   Second place at the HYP meet. Won the event three times during the regular season.
100-yard freestyle:
 Second place at the Ivy League Championships (48.92). Won the event at the HYP meet. Won the event four times during the regular season.
200-yard freestyle:
 Third place at the Ivy League Championships (1:46.86). Won the event at the HYP meet. 
Relays:
 Member of the winning and Yale record-setting 200-yard freestyle, 400-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle, and 400-yard medley relays at the Ivy League Championships. 

2015-2016 (Junior):
50-yard freestyle:  Fourth place at the Ivy League Championships.  Tenth place at the Nike Cup Invite.  Won the event against Penn State and Rutgers. 
100-yard freestyle:  Second place at the Ivy League Championships.  Tenth place at the Nike Cup Invite.  Won the event in dual meets against Brown, Harvard, Penn State, Princeton, and Rutgers. 
200-yard freestyle:  Third place at the Ivy League Championships.  Fourth place at the Nike Cup Invite.  Won the event in dual meet against Brown. 
Relays:  Member of the 200-yard freestyle, 400-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle, and 400-yard medley relays at the Ivy League Championships. 

2014-2015 (Sophomore):
50-yard freestyle: 12th place at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships.  Sixth place at HYP.  Second place at the Brown Invite (23.39).
100-yard freestyle: Won the event at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships.  Third place at HYP.  Won the event at the Brown Invite (49.85).
200-yard freestyle: Second place at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships.  Second place at HYP.  Second place at the Brown Invite (1:48.38).
Relay Events: Member of the winning and pool record-setting 200-yard medley and 400-yard medley relays at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships.  Member of the 800-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle relays that placed second at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships.  Member of the winning 400-yard medley relay at the Brown Invite.  Member of the 200-yard freestyle relay that finished in fourth place and the 400-yard freestyle relay that finished in third place at the Brown Invite.  

2013-2014 (Freshman):
Relays: Swam in Yale's second place 800-yard freestyle relay and fourth place 400-yard freestyle relay at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships.
100-yard freestyle: Fifth place at Ivy League Championships, finished in 50.23. 
200-yard freestyle: Second place at Ivy League Chamionships, NCAA B cut time of 1:47.92.

Before Yale:
Five-time New York State Champion (100 yard freestyle in 2010, 2011 and 2012, 200 yard freestyle in 2012, 400 yard freestyle in 2011). Two-time New York State record holder (100 free and 200 free). Honored as 2012 New York State Most Outstanding Swimmer. Swam for the Albany Starfish.

Why I Chose Yale"I chose Yale because I knew that it was the perfect place for me. It has everything that I want- exceptional academics, incredible athletics and an amazing community."