Ysbrand Nusse

Class Sophomore Height
Hometown Palo Alto, Calif.
High School Henry M. Gunn Events Freestyle, Individual Medley
Club Team Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics Academic Major Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology


Sophomore season (2006-07) - Serving as a team captain ... Placed sixth overall in the season-opening Northwest Conference Sprint Penthatlon, which has each swimmer compete in five events ... Won six individual races and contributed to three relay victories in four fall semester dual meets ... Placed second in both the 200-yard backstroke and 400-yard individual medley at the Northwest Invitational.

Freshman (2005-06) - Won a total of 12 individual races and shared in six relay victories during the dual meet season ... His three victories against Pacific Lutheran included a winning time of 10:49.45, which moved him into 10th-place all-time at Whitman for that event ... Won the 400-yard individual medley at the Northwest Invitational ... Competing at the NWC Championships, placed second in the 400 IM (4:16.37), third in the 200-yard backstroke (1:59.39) and fifth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:53.18); his times moved him into second-place all-time at Whitman in each of those events ... Named MVP for the Whitman men's team at season's end ... Also received Whitman's Most Outstanding Performer Award for the men's freshman class (all varsity sports).

Prep - Swam four varsity seasons for the Henry Gunn Titans and coach Mark Hernandez ... Named team MVP as a senior; also received the "Nails" award as the team's toughest competitor ... Helped the Titans win Santa Clara Valley Athletic League titles as a freshman, sophomore and senior; his team also placed fourth or fifth in each of those seasons at Central Coast Championships ... Played one season of varsity water polo ... Has competed since 1998 for the Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics club team, coached by Scott Shea.

Academics - Planned major is biochemistry, biophysics, and molecular biology.

Personal - Son of Betsy Matthews and Roel Nusse ... Two younger siblings ... Native of Amsterdam, Netherlands ... Also races on Whitman's national championship club cycling team ... Has played the trumpet for nine years.

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