Jacquelyn Du
Jacquelyn Du
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Marshall Township, PA
High School: North Allegheny High School
Position: Backstroke/Freestyle
Events: Backstroke/Sprint Freestyle
Major: Undeclared
Bats/Throws: Berkeley
Residential College: Berkeley

Collegiate Bests:
50-yard freestyle: 23.60
100-yard backstroke: 54.46
200-yard backstroke: 1:58.28 

High School Bests:
50 yard freestyle: 23.26
100 yard backstroke: 53.29
200 yard backstroke: 1:59.92

Collegiate Awards:
All-Ivy First Team (2016)
Former Yale Record Holder (200-yard medley relay, 400-yard medley relay)

2017-2018 (Junior):
100-yard backstroke:
  Placed fifth and swam a season-best time of 55.67 at the HYP meet. 37th place at the Ohio State Invitational.
100-yard butterfly:  Placed 11th at the HYP meet (57.04).

2016-2017 (Sophomore):
100-yard backstroke:
 First place at HYP (54.46).  27th place at the Ohio State Invitational (56.17).  
200-yard backstroke: Fifth place at HYP (2:01.24).   

2015-2016 (Freshman)
50-yard freestyle:  Finished 13th at the HYP meet.  28th place at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships.  
100-yard backstroke:  Fifth place at the Ivy League Championships.  Ninth place at the Nike Cup Invite with a season-best time of 54.49.  Won the event in dual meets against Dartmouth and Penn. 
200-yard backstroke: Eighth place at the Nike Cup Invite with a career-best time of 1:58.28.  12th place at the Ivy League Championships. 
Relays: Member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard medley relays at the Ivy League Championships.  

Before Yale:
2015 state champion in 100 backstroke. High school varsity record holder in 100-yard backstroke and three relays.  High School All-American in 100 Backstroke, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Freestyle Relay, ad 400 Freestyle relay. Senior National Qualifier. Junior National Qualifier. National Merit Scholarship Finalist. AP Scholar with Honors

Why I Chose Yale:
I chose Yale because of its supreme excellence in balancing academics and athletics. I also loved the atmosphere of the residential colleges, and I felt completely at home with the team and coaches!