Miguel Molina
Miguel Molina

Player Profile

Tokyo, Japan

High School:
St. Mary's International School (Tokyo)

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 170




JUNIOR IN 2004-05: Perhaps the most versatile Bear, the 2004 Filipino Olympian posted a top-six time in six events for Cal: fifth (1:37.91) in the 200 freestyle, fourth (1:49.93) in the 200 butterfly, fourth (56.10) in the 100 breaststroke, third (1:57.97) in the 200 breast, second (1:45.61) in the 200 IM and third (3:49.99) in the 400 IM...All-American for leading off seventh-place (1:25.31) 800-free relay at NCAAs...at Pac-10s, fourth (1:57:97) in the 200 breaststroke, fifth (3:49.99) in the 400 IM and fourth (1:45.61) in the 200 IM; anchored third-place (6:24.40) 800-free relay...strong day vs. Michigan, winning the 200 free (1:39.08) and 200 breast (2:00.76) and taking third (3:57.09) in the 400 IM...won the 200-meter breaststroke (2:21.36) and 200 IM (2:05.60) at the Stanford Invitational Grand Prix in May 2005.

SOPHOMORE IN 2003-04: Scored points for Cal when he led off 14th-place (7:16.90) 800m free relay at NCAAs...took 20th in 200m IM (1:59.97) at NCAAs...scored points at Pac-10s, placing fifth in the 400-yard IM (3:51.45), 14th (2:01.02) in the 200-yard breaststroke and 15th (4:33.29) in the 500-yard free and swimming leadoff on fourth-place (6:31.32) 800-yard free relay...prelim time in 400 IM (3:49.13) at Pac-10s was PR.

FRESHMAN IN 2002-03: Scored points for Cal leading off the 800-free relay that placed sixth (6:26.30) at NCAAs...also competed in the 500 free and 400 IM at NCAAs...placed first in the 500 free (4:25.14) and second in the 400 IM (3:49.77) in the consolation finals at Pac-10s...his time in the 400 IM was the fifth-best all-time Cal mark...swam the lead-off leg in the 800-free relay that finished third (6:28.60) at the conference meet...swam Cal's second-fastest times of the season in the 200 (1:37.20), 500 (4:25.14) and 1000 free (9:27.31).

INTERNATIONAL: Swimming for the Philippines, was 47th in 200-meter free, 17th (2:04.68) in the 200 IM, 26th (2:18.71) in the 200 breast and 21st (4:30.95) in the 400 IM at 2005 World Championships...at the 2004 Athens Olympics, best results were taking second in his heat of the 200-meter breaststroke (2:19.19) and placing third in his heat of the 200 IM (2:05.28)...finalist in three events at the 2002 Asian Games: fifth in the 200-meter free (1:52.99) and sixth in the 200-meter IM (2:06.45) and 400-meter IM (4:31.35). HIGH SCHOOL: A 2002 graduate of St. Mary's International School in Tokyo, Japan.

PERSONAL: Interdisciplinary studies field major...parents are Tomas and Mitos Molina...born July 22, 1984, in Quezon City, the Philippines.

Why did you decide to come to Cal?
"I decided to come to Cal because my coach in high school told me about what a great coach Nort is and how he would be able to help me improve my swimming. I figured that I could earn a decent college degree in any school, but Cal is superior both academically and athletically."

What do you plan to accomplish and achieve while at Cal?
"My overall plans are to graduate and to reach my full potential in swimming."

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