ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Shori Hijikata
Shori Hijikata
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Willoughby, Australia
High School: Hornsby Girls' School
Position: Butterfly/Breaststroke
Major: Neurobiology
House Affiliation: Eliot

Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving
Personal Records
100 Fly:
57.28 (Georgia Tech Fall Invite, 12/2/12)
200 Fly:
2:05.91 (Georgia Tech Fall Invite, 12/2/12)
50 Free: 24.98 (Georgia Tech Fall Invite, 12/2/12)
200 IM: 2:08.52 (Princeton & Yale, 2/2/13)

Sophomore 2013-14
Raced on the 200 medley relay (1:50.28) that finished seventh, took eleventh in the 50 freestyle (25.96), 100 butterfly (1:00.22) and ninth in the 200 IM (2:14.13) against Dartmouth and Cornell (Nov. 16) … Part of the 200 medley relay (1:49.88) that took fourth and finished fourth in the 100 butterfly (58.15) at the MIT Invitational Dec. 6-7 … Competed in the 100 breast (1:09.92), 100 fly (1:00.13), 200 IM (2:14.58) and in the 200 free relay (1:39.17) that took second against Brown … Earned a fifth-place spot as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:51.75) at Penn, while competing in the 100 breast (1:10.50), 100 fly (1:00.13) and 200 IM (2:15.92) … Took part in the 200 medley relay, 200 fly and 400 IM at HYP … Claimed a sixth-place finish at the Virginia Tech Invite (2:07.81).

Freshman · 2012-13
Member of the 400 medley relay team that placed fifth at the ECAC Championships (Mar. 2).

Before Harvard
 
Participated in cross country, swimming and water polo while at Hornsby Girls’ High School … Captained school swim team as a senior … Captained Lane Cove Swim Club for three years … Received the Pierre De Coubertin Award from the Australian Olympic Committee in 2010, named the Hornsby Girls’ School’s Sportswoman of the Year in 2011 and received the Hornsby Girls’ School’s Karyn Stanes Cup for Leadership in Sport in 2011 … Competed in the 2012 Australian Olympic Trials in five events, including the 50 fly, 100 fly, 200 fly, 50 breast and 100 breast … Three-year member of Australia’s Youth Performance Squad Silver Level … Six-time Australian Age Championships qualifier and four-time Australian Open Championships qualifier … Won five medals at the New South Wales State All-Schools Championship from 2009-12 … Took gold in the 50 free relay and bronze in the 100 fly at the Australian School Swimming Championships in 2010 … Established 38 school records in her six years … Won the Caltex Award for All Around Excellence in 2011 … Served as the School Prefect for 2010-11 academic year… Also served as the Student Representative Council Executive from 2009-10 and as the Editor in Chief of the school magazine from 2010-11 … Involved in six different community service projects through 2010-2011, including Legacy Day, Red Cross Blood Drive, Multiple Sclerosis 24 Hour Mega Swim, International Women’s Day, Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day and Anglicare Christmas Appeal … Volunteer instructor for community “Learn to Swim” program … Mother, Junko Hijikata ’90 attended Harvard Graduate School of Education … Younger brother, Kamiyu, is an open water swimmer at the national level.