Comes to San Diego State from Brazil with experience at both the national and international level.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2015-16
Earned all-Mountain West recognition in the 100 breaststroke and as a member of the 200 medley relay team at the conference championship meet … Placed seventh in the final of the 100 breast with a time of 1:02.53, a personal season best … The 200 medley relay squad recorded a time of 1:39.25 to finish third … That time ranks as the fourth-best ever in program history … Was also on the 400 medley relay team that went 3:38.86, fifth –fastest ever for the Aztecs … Set the fifth-fastest time ever at the Aztec Aquaplex with a 1:04.32 in the 100 breaststroke in the double dual vs. Washington State and New Mexico … In addition to the breaststroke events, also swam the 200 individual medley during the season with a best time of 2:07.57 at the conference meet … A member of the 2016 Mountain West All-Academic team.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2014-15
Received all-Mountain West honors in the 100 breaststroke at the conference meet ... Placed seventh in the final at that meet in a time of 1:02.33, her season best mark ... That time went into the SDSU record book as the fourth-best in school history ... During the dual meet vs. Pacific on Jan. 24, turned in a time of 1:04.64 in the 100 breast, a mark that ranks as the fifth-fastest ever at the Aztec Aquaplex ... Had a pair of first-place finishes during the season: 50 breaststroke (30.76) in the pentathlon vs. University of San Diego and the 100 breaststroke (1:05.44) in the dual meet vs. Hawai'i on Oct. 24 ... Member of the Mountain West All-Academic team.
Has competed for the Pinheiros swim club in São Paulo, Brazil, for nine years ... Won the Brazilian Junior National Championship in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:10) and the 200 individual medley (2:23) ... Placed second in the 100 breaststroke (long course) at the Absolute National Brazil meet ... Captured first place at the state championships (short meter course) in the 50 breaststroke (32.0), 100 breaststroke (1:08.9) and 200 individual medley (2:20).
Cecilia Zuppo Zaccarelli was born June 2, 1994, in São Paulo, Brazil ... Daughter of Marco and Priscilla Zaccarelli ... Brother, Pedro, currently plays soccer at Cal Lutheran and competed for two seasons at East Tennessee State after redshirting as a true freshman at Radford... Enjoys music and the beach ... Favorite Athlete is Lithuanian swimmer Ruta Meilutyte ... A communications major at San Diego State interested in a career in journalism or sports broadcasting.