Derek Church Athlete Profile

Derek Church

Positions: Backstroke, Individual Medley Height: 5-11 Weight: 175 Roster Years: 1993-1997 Hometown: Port Angeles, WA

Personal

Was on the academic honor rolls and earned four varsity swimming letters at Port Angeles High School ... earned most improved, most inspirational and most valuable honors at PAHS ... holds five school records and competed at Washington state championships all four years of high school ... placed first in the 200 fly and 400 IM in Chinese national meet ... coached by former UCLA swimmer, Britton Hemphill ... plans to major in marine biology ... placed eighth in the 400 IM at the WAC Championships in 1994 ... was one of four Cougars placing in the top six of the WAC 100 backstroke in 1995 ... swam on the second-place 200 medley relay team, finished ninth in the 200 IM and 11th in the 400 IM at the 1995 WAC Championships ... parents are David and Pam ... junior national qualifier in the 200 and 400 IM.