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

2013-14: Against Springfield (11/9), she came in fourth place in the 100 breast with a 1:12.60 and fourth in the 200 breast in 2:36.03 … she was also the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay that came in third place with a 1:53.80.

2012-13: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … competed in a number of different events during her junior year … at the MIT Winter Invitational (12/01), she was part of the 200 Medley Relay that came in third with a time of 1:50.95 … against Tufts (1/19), she was fifth in the 100 IM in 1:06.72 … at the Wheaton Invitational (2/01-2), she finished in sixth place in the 200 IM in 2:20.02, third in the 100 breast with a 1:10.98, 16th in the 100 free in 57.54 and was part of the first place 400 Medley Relay that touched in 4:12.65.

2011-12: 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.

2010-11: 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 (11/30-12/03) … 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 concentration in women and gender studies … researched language studies 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.