Sophie Krivokapic-Zhou has announced via her Instagram account that she has made a verbal commitment to swim at the University of California, Berkeley beginning with the 2017-18 season. Krivokapic-Zhou is one of the leading backstrokers in the class of 2017; she competed at U.S. Olympic Trials in both the 100/200m back and the 100m fly.
Krivokapic-Zhou has spent her club career at Santa Clara Swim Club, and has competed over the last three high school seasons for Santa Clara High School. As a freshman she was runner-up in the 100 back and placed third in the 200 IM at the CIF-Central Coast Section Championships, losing to Stanford’s Ally Howe in both instances. The following year she won the 100 back and was runner-up in the 100 fly, and last year she was runner-up in both events.
A USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and National Select Camp graduate, Krivokapic-Zhou is a versatile talent who will fit in nicely with the Cal backstroke/butterfly group that includes Kathleen Baker, Amy Bilquist, Katie McLaughlin, Keaton Blovad, Aislinn Light, Jasmine Mau, and Courtney Mykkanen. She is also a talented freestyler, and could develop in that direction as well. Her best SCY times are:
- 50 back – 25.31
- 100 back – 53.50
- 200 back – 1:56.79
- 100 fly – 53.67
- 200 fly – 1:58.23
- 200 IM – 1:59.85
- 100 free – 50.01
- 200 free – 1:47.90
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