Naomi Javanifard
Naomi Javanifard
Birth Date: 08/23/1988
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
High School: Sacramento Country Day HS
Position: Backstroke/Butterfly/Sprints
UC Santa Barbara
Took 19th place with a time of 3:38.74 in the 400 medley relay, took 17th place with a time of 1:39.54 as a member of the 200 medley relay and placed 58th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 55.23 at the NCAA Division I Championships...Named an Academic All-American...Part of the Big West Champion, conference and school record-breaking 200 medley relay (1:38:40)...Won the 400 medley relay (3:37.88) and helped set a UCSB and conference record in the Big West Champion 200 free relay (1:30.52)...Additionally won the 400 free relay while setting a conference and school record (3:18.76)...The Big West Champion in the 100 fly (54.37) and the 100 backstroke (54.53)...Placed third in the 50 free (23.23) at the Big West Championships. 2008: Placed 12th in the 200 medley relay (1:39.96) and 15th in the 400 medley relay (3:38.57) at the 2008 NCAA Division I Championships earning Honorable Mention All-American accolades...Also placed 41st in the backstroke prelims (56.15) at the NCAA's...Big West Champion and school record-holder in the 200 free relay (1:31.46) and 400 medley relay (3:38.57)...BWC Champion in the 200 medley relay (1:38.64), in which she helped set the meet and school record...Placed third in the 100 backstroke (55.42) and the 100 fly (55.17) at the BWC Championships...Awarded with Academic All-American honors and also earned Mid-Major All-American accolades. 2007: Placed sixth in the 100 fly (56.40), ninth in the 100 backstroke (58.36), tenth in the 200 backstroke (2:11.11) and 25th in the 50 free (24.14) at the Big West Championships. Nationally: Competed at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials where she placed 76th in the 100 butterfly. High School
Swam for Sacramento Country Day and was coached by Kirk Johansen...Also swam for Arden Hills, coached by Brian Nabeta...Played volleyball for Sacramento Country Day. Personal
Naomi Javanifard was born Aug. 23, 1988...Parents are Johnny and Gayle...Has two siblings, Maya and Malkah...Hobbies include going to beach and hanging out with friends...Roots for the Sacramento Kings...Loves watching "Because I Said So," listening to State Radio and reading "Harry Potter" and "The Fountainhead"...Majoring in art history with an emphasis in architecture and environment...Favorite aspect of college swimming is the close team atmosphere.