Nora Darago
Nora Darago
Height: 5-9
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
High School: Westlake
Position: Breast, Free-MD
Major: Brain and Cognitive Sciences

2011: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … saw most of her action in the breaststroke events … four top-three finishes in the 100 breast … second at Springfield (1/15) with an effort of 1:11.82 … top-three finish seven of nine times in the regular season in the 200 breast … won the event against Colby (1/14) … top time came at the MIT Invitational (12/2) with a clocking of 2:28.46, which was a career best time … sixth in the 200 IM at the NEWMAC Championships, touching in  2:13.23 … fourth in the 100 breast with a time of 1:07.71, a career best … finished seventh in the 200 breast.

2010: Third in the 100 breast against Wellesley (11/17) … season best time in the 200 breast of 2:29.41 came at the MIT Invitational (12/3) … also had a season best time of 2:15.90 in the 200 IM in that meet.

Out of the Pool at MIT: Majoring in brain and cognitive sciences with a minor in chemistry and a concentration in women and gender studies … researched in the Early Childhood Cognition Lab.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Westlake High School … four-year swimmer … helped lead the team to state titles in 2007 and 2009 … part of school record setting 400 free and 200 medley relays … part of two CIF champion 400 free relays … two-time team captain … valedictorian … member of California Scholarship Federation … Presidential Scholar … National AP Scholar … National Merit Commended … three-time recipient of the student-athlete award.