Daniel Tran
Daniel Tran
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Irvine, Calif
High School: University HS
Position: Backstroke
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Mather

Sophomore 2016-17
Placed fifth in the 100 back and 200 IM, as well as sixth in the 200 back versus Yale … Won the 1,000 free (9:20.84) and finished fourth in the 100 back versus Boston College … Top finisher in the 200 back (1:47.09), third in the 100 back and fifth in the 200 IM against Brown and Penn … Third in the 200 back, fifth in the 100 back and seventh in the 100 IM versus Denver and Utah … Won the 200 back (1:49.14) and finished third in the 400 IM at BYU … First place in the 200 back (1:46.36) and tied for second in the 100 back facing Columbia. 

Freshman 2015-16
Qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials ... Began collegiate career with victory in 200 back versus Bryant posting time of 1:47.54 … Won the 200 back in a time of 1:47.66 against Cornell and Dartmouth … Came away with wins in both the 100 back (50.05) and the 200 IM (1:50.23) in team win at Columbia … Finished 19th place in the 200 meter at the Texas Invitational when he hit the wall in 1:48.14 and placed 12th in the 400 meter event (3:54.01) … Took 16th place in the 100 backstroke at the Texas Invitational finishing in 50.08 ... Won the 100 backstroke with a time of 49.12 against Brown and Penn with a win in the 200 backstroke (1:46.15) … Posed in second place in the 200-mtr event (1:50.91) against Brown and Penn ... Won the 200 back (1:46.23) and finished third behind a pair of teammates in the 200 free (1:40.53) in tri-meet with UNLV and Air Force … Finished fifth in the 200 back (1:43.76) at the Ivy Championship Meet.

Before Harvard
Competed on the varsity swim team all four years at University High School … Received the All-American Award as a sophomore and junior in the 100 backstroke, while also earning the honor his junior season in the 200 individual medley and 200 medley relay … All-county swimmer as a sophomore and junior … Team record holder in the 100 backstroke and 200 medley relay … University finished first at the Pacific Coast League Championships three straight years … University claimed first at the CIF-SS his junior season where he finished third in the 200 IM and fourth in the 100 back … Sophomore year, University finished fourth at CIF-SS and Tran was the runner-up in the 100 back … Also swam for the Aquazot Swim Club … National Merit Finalist … Presidential Scholar candidate … AP Scholar with Distinction … Volunteer at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach … Sister, Annie, swims for Penn.