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Victor Chen
Player Profile:
Victor Chen 819406
Position: Breaststroke
Year: Senior
City/State: Los Altos, Calif.
High School: St. Francis

Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2013, 2014, 2015)

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 economics.

Chen Career Bests:

100 Breast 56.09  
200 Breast 2:01.30 8th all-time at Duke
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