Kaisen Yao
Kaisen Yao
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
High School: Iowa City West
Events: FR/BK


Event Time Meet Date
50 Freestyle 21.47 Wheaton Invitational 12/6/2014
100 Freestyle
47.58 Wheaton Invitational
100 Backstroke
53.19 Wheaton Invitational
100 Breaststroke
1:04.33 Midwest Invitational
100 Butterfly
53.43 Wheaton Invitational


2015-16: Placed 23rd in the 100 backstroke at the UAA Championships ... UAA all-academic.

2014-15: UAA all-academic ... CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention.

2013-14: Earned All-America honorable mention honors after leading off the 200-medley relay in the prelims of the NCAA Championships ... Anchored the 200-free relay that finished 19th at the NCAA Championships ... Received all-UAA honors as a member of the 200-medley relay team that finished third ... Led off the 200-medley relay that set the school record (1:30.74) at the UAA Championships ... Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team ... UAA all-academic.

2012-13: Earned his first all-UAA honors by leading off the third-place 200-medley relay that posted a B-cut time of 1:32.46 at the UAA Championships ... Finished 18th in the 100 backstroke in a season-best time of 54.05, and also placed 20th in the 50 freestyle at the conference meet ... Selected to the CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention.

HIGH SCHOOL: Team captain and four-year letterwinner at Iowa City West High School ... Set the school record in the 50 free (21.40) in 2011 ... Member of the school record 200 free relay and 200 medley relay ... MVC Conference Athlete of the Year ... All-state team ... 2011 Summer Junior National qualifier ... National Merit finalist and winner ... National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Majoring in biochemistry ... Son of Matthew Yao and Jen Guo.