The George Washington University: Women's Swimming

Bianca Valencia
Bianca Valencia
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Panorama, CA

High School:
Granada Hills Charter

Height:
5-3

Event:
Fly

Major:
Criminal justice



01/11/2014

GW Women's Swimming Wins Rhode Island Invitational

Colonials Open 2014 With Victory Over Conference Competition

10/12/2013

GW Women's Swimming Dominates Final Day of Local Quad-Meet

Colonials Earn Seven First-Place Finishes on Day 2 of Event

02/21/2013

293 GW Student-Athletes Recognized on Athletics Academic Dean's List

Michael O'Donnell Named Student-Athletes' Choice for Professor of the Year

04/18/2012

Taking an Alternative Break from GW Athletics

Profile of Two Colonials Who Chose to Serve During Time Away from Competition

04/18/2012

Taking an Alternative Break from GW Athletics

Profile of Two Colonials Who Chose to Serve During Time Away from Competition


2013-14: Swam a career-best time of 25.44 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle twice - at the Patriot Invitational (Nov. 21) and the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 19)...Touched the wall in a career-fastest time of 1:01.44 in the prelims of the 100-yard backstroke at the A-10 Championships...Recorded a season-best time of 58.84 seconds in the prelims of the 100-yard butterfly at the A-10 Championships...Set a season-fastest time in the 100 free (56.27) at the Patriot Invite and a season-best mark of 2:18.36 in the 200 IM at the American-Catholic-Loyola quad meet...Named to GW Athletics Academic Dean's List...Member of Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls.

2012-13: Did not compete during 2012-13 season due to injury...Named to GW Athletics Academic Dean's List and Spring 2013 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls.

2011-12: Set career-best times at the Patriot Invitational (Nov. 17) in the 50-yard freestyle (25.78 seconds), the 100-yard butterfly (58.0 seconds) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:16.63)...Against Drexel (Nov. 5) set a career-best in the 200-butterfly with a time of 2:08.84...Won the 200 fly at the Catholic-American tri-meet (Oct. 15)...Swam third leg of first-place finishing 400-yard medley relay to help defeat Georgetown (Jan. 21)...Named to GW Department of Athletics and Recreation Academic Dean's List...Named to Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls.

High School: Two-time GHCHS swimming MVP...Won 100-yard butterfly at CIF City Championship as a freshman and senior...Holds city record in 100-yard butterfly...Also claimed championship honors in 50-yard freestyle in 2011...Finished second at city championships in 200-yard individual medley three-straight years...Placed in top-10 in three events at Southern California Swimming Junior Olympics her sophomore and junior seasons...2010 California-Nevada Sectionals Long Course Qualifier in 200-yard freestyle, 100- and 200-yard butterfly, 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard individual medley events...Earned 2011 Kristine Quance Award...Also swam for Combined Competitive Aquatics Swim Team...Four-year honor roll student...Won Advanced Placement Award...Named Valedictorian of graduating class with 4.3 GPA.

Personal: Born Bianca Nichole Adeva Valencia on June 22, 1993...Daughter of Maria and Julian Valencia, Jr....Majoring in criminal justice.

CAREER BESTS (Through 2013-14 Season)
50-Yard Freestyle 25.44 Patriot Invitational (11/21/2013) & Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19/2014)
100-Yard Freestyle 55.86 vs. Drexel (11/5/2011
100-Yard Backstroke 1:01.44 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19/2014)
100-Yard Butterfly 58.00 Patriot Invitational (11/17/2011)
200-Yard Butterfly 2:08.84 vs. Drexel (11/5/2011)
200-Yard Individual Medley 2:16.63 Patriot Invitational (11/17/2011)
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