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Kayla Alf-Huynh
Kayla Alf-Huynh

Hometown:
Portland, Ore.

High School:
St. Mary's

Height:
6-1

Event:
Sprint Free/Back

Birthdate:
06/19/1991

Experience:
4L

Club Team:
Parkrose Swim Club


02/27/2014

Schachter Wins 50 Free In Record Fashion During Day 2 Of C-USA Championship

Green Wave swimming & diving team post four career-best times among six season-best performances

08/13/2013

Swimming & Diving Team Receives Scholar All-American Status

Green Wave claim academic honor for spring semester after posting a cumulative 3.49 GPA

04/11/2013

158 Tulane Student-Athletes Recognized by Conference USA for Their Work in the Classroom

Student-athletes maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or better

02/24/2013

Swimming & Diving Wraps Record-Setting Week At 2013 C-USA Championship

Green Wave set school marks in 200 back, 400 free medley; conclude championship fifth with 373 points

02/23/2013

Swimming & Diving Sets 3 Team Records in Day 3 Of C-USA Championship

Schachter posts NCAA `B' cut in 100 breast while Wave also establish marks in 100 fly and 400 medley relay

TOP TIMES
50 free: 22.97 at C-USA Championship (2/24/11)
100 free: 50.26 at C-USA Championship (2/26/11)
100 back: 54.70 at C-USA Championship (2/25/11)
200 back: 2:03.92 at C-USA Championship (2/27/10)
100 fly: 54.93 at C-USA Championship (2/22/13)
100 IM: 1:02.38 at San Diego State (1/7/11)
200 IM: 2:10.21 vs Florida International (11/13/10)

Career Notes: Four-year letterwinner participated in 37 events during her career...finished her time at Tulane holding school records in the 100 back (54.70 on 2/25/11), 100 fly (54.93 on 2/22/13) and 50 free (22.97 on 2/24/11) while holding the No. 2 mark in the 100 free (50.26 on 2/26/11) and the No. 6 mark in the 200 back (2:03.92 on 2/27/10)...at the time of her graduation, held the top eight overall marks in the 100 back, the top six in the 100 fly, the No. 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 spots in the 50 free and the No. 3, 4, 5 and 7 marks in the 100 free.

2012-13: Participated in eight meets as a senior...posted a school-record time of 54.93 in the 100 fly during the preliminaries of the Conference USA Championship (Feb. 22) and season-best marks of 23.32 in the 50 free during a leadoff split at the C-USA Championship (Feb. 22), 51.72 in the 100 free in the preliminaries of the C-USA Championship (Feb. 23) and 59.18 in the 100 back vs North Texas (Oct. 20)...added the No. 2 overall mark in Tulane history in the 100 fly with a 55.34 to finish seventh overall in the C-USA finals...tallied seven top three individual finishes: coming in second in 100 fly at Loyola Marymount (Nov. 11), finishing tied for second in the 50 free vs North Texas, and placing third in 100 back vs North Texas, 100 fly vs LSU (Oct. 26), 50 free at Loyola Marymount, and both the 50 free and 100 fly at Vanderbilt (Nov. 3)...also helped relay teams post 13 top three finishes, including wins in the 200 free at Loyola Marymount and at San Diego State (Jan. 7), 400 free vs North Texas and 400 medley at Loyola Marymount, and claimed second-team All C-USA honors in the 200 medley after helping the unit tally a school-record mark of 1:41.29 (Feb. 20)...also helped set school records in the 400 free relay with a 3:23.34 and in the 400 medley relay with a 3:45.25 at the C-USA Championship (Feb. 21) and was a key factor in the 200 free relay team post the No. 2 and No. 5 times in Tulane history with a 1:33.25 at the C-USA Championship (Feb. 22) and a 1:34.53 at the Phil Hansel Invitational (Nov. 15), respectively...away from the pool, claimed C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane 3.0 Club recognition.

2011-12: Swam in all nine team meets as a junior...posted top times of 23.17 in the 50 free at the UH Cougar Classic (Nov. 17), 50.65 in the 100 free at the C-USA Championship (Feb. 18), 55.49 in the 100 fly at the C-USA Championship (Feb. 17), 56.77 in the 100 back at the UH Cougar Classic (Nov. 17), 1:08.43 in the 100 breast at San Diego State (Jan. 10) and 2:11.57 in the 200 IM against North Texas (Oct. 15)... tallied nine top three individual finishes: victories in the 100 fly and 100 back vs Vanderbilt and the 50 free at Alabama; second-place showings in the 50 free at LSU, 100 fly at Alabama, 200 IM vs North Texas and 100 breast at San Diego State; and coming in third in the 10 back at LSU and the 50 free at the Houston Tri-Meet...named C-USA Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 1 after winning the 50 free (23.51), finishing second in the 100 fly (56.62) and swimming a 24.22 leadoff split in the 200 medley relay against Alabama and Emory...also helped relay teams post 13 top three finishes, including wins in the 200 medley and 400 free vs North Texas and in the 400 free vs Vanderbilt while earning third-team All C-USA honors in the 200 free (1:33.30) on Feb. 17...away from the pool, claimed C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane 3.0 Club recognition.

2010-11: Participated in all 10 events as a sophomore...named honorable-mention All-American by College Swimming.com after earning second-team All-Conference USA honors in the 50 free and 100 back while earning third-team All C-USA recognition in the 100 free...posted career-best and school-record times as well as NCAA Provisional Cuts in the 50 free (22.97) and 100 back (54.70) at the 2011 C-USA Championship...also recorded career-best marks of 50.26 in the 100 free at the C-USA Championship (Feb. 26), 1:02.38 in the 100 IM at San Diego State (Nov. 7) and 2:11.22 in the 200 back vs LSU (Oct. 29) to go with a season-best 2:10.21 in the 200 IM vs Florida International (Nov. 13)...named C-USA Swimmer of the Week on Feb. 10 after posting individual wins in the 100 back and 50 free and spearheading a victory in the 400 free relay at Vanderbilt (Feb. 5)...tallied 11 top three individual finishes: victories in the 50 free at Vanderbilt, 100 back at Vanderbilt and vs Florida International, and the 200 IM vs FIU; second-place showings in the 50 free at the C-USA Championship, 100 back at the C-USA Championship, Phil Hansel Cougar Classic Invitational and LSU Invitational, and in the 200 back vs Florida International; and third-place finishes in the 100 free at the C-USA Championship, in the 100 back vs LSU and in the 100 IM at San Diego State...named C-USA Swimmer of the Week on Feb. 10 after winning the 50 free (24.53) and 100 back (58.82) while spearheading a relay victory with a 53.34 leadoff split in the 400 free which clinched the win at Vanderbilt...also helped relay teams post 11 top three finishes, including wins in the 200 free at North Texas and UNO, in the 400 free at Vandy and vs LSU, in the 800 free at San Diego State, and in the 200 medley vs Florida International and at UNO.

2009-10: Swan in all 10 meets as a true freshman...earned second-team All-Conference USA honors and posted an NCAA Provisional Cut in the 100 back with a 55.49 (Feb. 26), and claimed third-team all-league recognition in the 50 free at 23.17 (Feb. 25)...also posted a career-best 2:03.92 in the 200 back at the C-USA Championship (Feb. 27) to go with as season-best time 59.50 in the 100 fly at the Cougar Fall Invitational (Nov. 21)...tallied seven top three individual finishes: winning the 50 free vs Vanderbilt; coming in second in the 50 free at North Texas and vs UNO, and in the 100 back at the C-USA Championship; and posting third-place showings in the 50 free at the C-USA Championship and vs LSU, and in the 200 back vs Vanderbilt...also helped relay teams post eight top three finishes, including wins in the 400 free and 200 medley at Vanderbilt.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at St. Mary's Academy for coach Marisa Cranswick...named All-American as a sophomore and senior, claimed team MVP honors three times and was voted team captain in 2009...qualified for state all four years as a prepster, posted nine top-six finishes at the state meet, and earned all-district honors on 16 occasions...won the state title in the 100 back as a sophomore with a then-record time and also holds the district records in the 100 back and 200 medley relay...won the state 200 medley relay as a senior...away from the pool, was a member of Student Government, the Honor Roll and the Poverty Awareness Day Committee and was the school's LINK Crew Commissioner...received the Multnomah Athletic Club Scholar Athlete Scholarship.

Club: Swam nine years for the Parkrose Swim Club for coach John Billings...was a USA Swimming Junior National Qualifier in 2008 and 2009, a short-course National Qualifier both years and finished in the Top 25 at the NCSA Junior Championships in 2008...posted top-five finishes at the state championships...tallied top times of 23.63 in the 50 free, 51.50 in the 100 free, 55.98 in the 100 back, 2:02.90 in the 200 back and 56.26 in the 100 fly.

Personal: Born Kayla Marie Alf-Huynh on June 19, 1991 in Portland, Ore...daughter of Vi Huynh and Kim Alf...has one sister, Maranda...completed her degree in public health in May 2013.