Brenda Cha - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Brenda Cha

Class Senior
Hometown Lake Oswego, Ore.
High School Lakeridge HS

• 2015 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

2016-17 (Junior): Earned three podium finishes during her junior campaign… Placed second in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:39.72) against Alabama and West Florida… Season-best times in the 50-yard freestyle (24.20), 100-yard backstroke (1:06.71), 200-yard backstroke (2:08.67), and 200-yard freestyle relay (1:35.29) all came at the Phill Hansel Invite down in Houston… Tallied a third place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:39.66) on the road against Marshall… Finished third in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:40.05) against in-state foe Tennessee.

2015-16 (Sophomore):
Season best times in the 100 freestyle (52.33), 50 freestyle (23.89), and 200 IM (2:05.64) in the prelims at the SEC Championships… Found the podium 18 times in 12 different races… Had 13 2nd place finishes and five 3rd place finishes last season for the Commodores… Finished 2nd in the 100 freestyle (54.72), 100 medley relay (49.34), 25 freestyle (11.49), and 100 IM (1:00.89) against UALR… Runner-up finishes in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.91), 200 freestyle relay (1:38.79), 3rd place finishes in the 100 freestyle (53.86) and 200 medley relay (1:48.02) versus Marshall and North Florida… A pair of 2nd place finishes in the 50 freestyle (24.88) and 400 freestyle relay (3:34.13) against Campbell and NC A&T… Earned 2nd place in the 400 freestyle relay (3:30.77), 200 freestyle relay (1:37.19), and 3rd place in the 200 backstroke against Arkansas, Houston and Clemson… Placed 2nd in the 200 IM (2:09.49) and 3rd in the 400 freestyle (3:37.75) against San Diego State and Oregon State… 2nd place finish in the 400 freestyle relay (3:32.46) against Tulane.

2014-15 (Freshman):
Alongside Martin, Thomas and Moran the freshman helped set the VU 200 free Relay record at SECs with a time of 1:33.19… Swam the third fastest season times at SEC Champs in the 50 free (23.53) and 100 free (51.74) events… Made her debut for the ‘Dores on Sept. 24th earning 8th place in the 200-yard medley relay against UGA… Gave the ‘Dores 22 top three finishes, including eight against SEC teams… Set a personal record the summer before her sophomore season in the 1500 free on June 21st (19:04.20)… 1st place finish against South Carolina/Queens/Wingate in the 400 medley relay (3:49.68)… Helped VU to a 1st place finish in the 200 free relay (1:37.64), 1st in the 100 IM (1:00.32), 4th place in the 400 medley relay and 2nd place in the 200 free (1:54.76) against SDSU and UALR… Placed 2nd versus South Carolina/Queens/Wingate in the 200 medley relay (1:46.19)… 1st place finish in the 200 free and 200 medley relays against West Florida and North Florida… Placed 2nd with Brown, Martin and Thomas against Auburn and Notre Dame in the 400 free relay (3:30.08)… Helped VU to a first place finish against Marshall and Xavier in the 200 free relay (1:37.07)…placed 3rd versus the Herd and Xavier in the 1000 free (10:34.19)… First place finish against Tulane and WKU in the 400 free relay (3:31.83)… Runner-up position against the Green Wave and Hilltoppers in the 200 medley relay and 50 free (24.09)… Tied with Vandy’s Caroline Thomas for 1st against the UK Wildcats in the 50 free (24.15)…2nd versus Arkansas in the 200 free relay…. 3rd place finishes against the Razorbacks in the 200 back (2:07.91) and 200 medley relay (1:48.04).