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Year: Senior
City/State: Los Altos, Calif.
High School: St. Francis


Career: Four-year member of Duke’s ACC Championship team … Graduated ranked third all-time at Duke in the 200 breaststroke (1:56.91) and eighth in the 100 breaststroke (54.36) … Four-time ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.

Honors: CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2016) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

2015-16: One of five Blue Devils to qualify for the 100 breaststroke finals at the ACC Championship, finishing 20th overall … Also took 20th at the 200-yard distance … Clocked personal bests in both breaststroke events at the Nike Cup Invitational … Advanced to ‘A’ finals in both events to help the Duke men claim the team title for the first time in program history … Finished second in the 200 breaststroke with a mark of 1:56.91, good for the team’s fastest of the season … Won the 200 breaststroke against Old Dominion and William & Mary (11/7). 

2014-15: Among Duke’s top performers in the 100 and 200 breaststroke as a junior … Personal-best time of 2:01.30 in the 200 breaststroke preliminaries at ACCs placed him eighth on the program’s all-time performance list … Also recorded a personal-best mark of 56.09 in the 100 breaststroke preliminaries … Reached the consolation final of the 200 breaststroke at the Nike Cup Invitational. 

2013-14: Finished top-eight in the 200 breaststroke at the season-opening All-North Carolina Invitational ... Set personal bests in three events at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Posted best times in the 50 freestyle (21.21) and the 100 breaststroke (56.53) at the ACC Championship.

2012-13: Wrapped up his freshman campaign at the ACC Championships, where he clocked personal bests in the preliminaries of the 200 breaststroke (2:06.56) and the 200 IM (1:56.78) ... Contributor on the Blue Devils’ relay squads during the regular season.

Prior to Duke: A four-year letterwinner out of St. Francis in Mountain View, Calif. ... Guided two St. Francis relays to a pair of top-five finishes at the Central Coast Section Championships as a senior ... Helped his team’s medley relay take sixth at the CCS Championships his junior and sophomore seasons ... Twice named his squad’s most inspirational swimmer ... Recipient of Departmental Science Awards as a junior and senior.

Personal: Born Victor Y Q Chen on Jan. 12, 1994 in Palo Alto, Calif. ... Son of John and Lisa Chen ... Has one brother, Erik ... Majoring in electrical and computer engineering and computer science with a minor in economics.

Chen Career Bests:

100 Breast 54.36 8th all-time at Duke 
200 Breast 1:56.91 3rd all-time at Duke
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