SAN DIEGO STATE 2010-11
Competed primarily in the breaststroke events ... Top time of 1:07.52 in the 100 breast came at the Arena Invitational in late November ... Personal best mark in the 200 breast (2:29.79) came at the meet vs. Hawaii and UC San Diego on Jan. 29 ... Had a fourth-place finish in the 200 breast during the double dual against Tulane and Northern Colorado with a time of 2:30.55 ... Was a member of the 400 medley relay team at that same meet that recorded the fifth-fastest time ever (4:05.41) at the Aztec Aquaplex ... Was named to the Mountain West all-Academic team.
Won a pair of varsity letters as a swimmer at Novato High school in Novato, Calif. ... as a senior finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke and sixth in the 200 individual medley at the Marin County Athletic League Championships ... Was also a member of the fifth-place 200 medley relay team ... Was named a 2008-09 NISCA/Speedo Girls High School All-American after qualifying for the U.S. Nationals in the 100 breaststroke ... Did so by winning the event at the MCAL Championships, setting a meet record with a personal-best time of 1:04.91 ... In addition, she advanced to the B final at the North Coast Section championships
Competed as a member of the Marin Pirates swim club for two years ... Scored points for the club in the 100 breaststroke at the California Nevada Winter Sectional championships in December 2009.
Taylor Jean Marie Yamagata was born Nov. 18, 1992, in Santa Rosa, Calif. ... Daughter of Korey and Cynthia Yamagata ... Undeclared major at San Diego State.