2x CCS Champion Cathy Teng Verbally Commits to Princeton

Two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Cathy Teng has verbally committed to the application process at Princeton University.*

“I chose Princeton because of its excellent academics and swimming program! I felt right at home with the team on my recruiting trip and absolutely fell in love with the campus and student activities while I was there. I am so thankful to be able to continue my swimming career and to study at one of the best universities in the world! Go Tigers!”

Teng hails from Santa Clara, California, where she is a member of the Santa Clara Swim Club‘s High Performance group and a senior at Archbishop Mitty High School. Teng is an AP Scholar with Distinction as well as a National Merit Commended Scholar. She won the 100 free and 200 free at the 2017 CIF-Central Coast Section Championships, going PBs of 49.43 and 1:46.31, respectively. She also anchored the Mitty 200 free and 400 free relays with 22.83 and 49.22. In club swimming, Teng competed at 2017 U.S. World Championship Trials in the 50/100/200 free, and was invited to USA Swimming’s National Select Camp.

Her top times would have placed her in the A finals of the 100/200 free, the B finals of the 500 free and 100/200 fly, and the C final of the 50 free, at last season’s Ivy League Women’s Championships.

Top times:

  • 200 free – 1:46.31
  • 100 free – 49.43
  • 50 free – 23.30
  • 100 fly – 55.15
  • 200 fly – 2:01.03
  • 500 free – 4:54.07


*IVY LEAGUE DISCLAIMER: A “verbal commitment” by a coach is not an offer of admission, as only the Admissions Office has that authority. An Ivy League coach can only commit his or her support in the admissions process.

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3 years ago

Congrats! We are proud of you in and out of water! You will bring your passion to Princeton, and have a bright future there. Go! Cathy & Tiger!

Aggie Swim Fan
Reply to  Jessica
3 years ago

Who would put a “ thumbs down” to this post? I don’t know this young lady but how can anybody not wish her the best with where she has chosen to attend? There is one soul out there that really needs to drink from the well of human kindness. And please drink long when/if you do!!

Reply to  Aggie Swim Fan
3 years ago

Absolutely. It is good to know there are many like us who will defend Love, Peace, Unity and Respect.

Aggie Swim Fan
Reply to  Aggie Swim Fan
3 years ago

Answering my own question: Must be the same sad soul who gave me a thumbs down!! Still holding out hope that you will drink from that well of human kindness. Try it just once! Might be surprised at how it will change your outlook on yourself & your fellow man!!!

3 years ago

Great Job, Cathy and Congratulations to you and your parents!!! Such a wonderful young lady and swimmer. Congrats to Coach Allison as well… ???

Aggie Swim Fan
Reply to  SwimFan
3 years ago

Three more souls who don’t care for the post above. I see nothing in it that warrants a “thumbs down” from anybody with a heart. It’s sad to say the least ☹️

2 years ago


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