Ali Stephens-Pickeral
Ali Stephens-Pickeral
Year: So.
Hometown: Danville, Va.
High School: George Washington
Position: Breaststroke/IM
Major: Political science
Residential College: Timothy Dwight

2012-2013 (Freshman): 100-yard breaststroke: Finished eighth at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 1:03.43… Fastest time was 1:02.68 in the prelims at the Brown Invite… Won the event at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 1:03.72… Won the event twice during the regular season… 200-yard breaststroke: Finished second at the Terrier Invitational with a time of 2:22.30… 200-yard IM: Fastest time in the event was 2:08.27 in the prelims at Ivy’s.

Before Yale: Swam competitively for 12 years... Swam all four years of high school... Placed first at the Northwest Regional Championships and second at State finals... Holds four school records... All-American Swimmer in the  100 breaststroke... Won the Southeastern Zone Championships in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke... Qualified for Junior Nationals and Nationals for the last three years... Competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Personal: Member of the Timothy Dwight College... Plans to major in Global Affairs... Daughter of Anne Stephens and Andy Pickeral.

Why I Chose Yale: “I just knew the moment I stepped on campus that this was where I wanted to spend the next four years. Everything about Yale is incredible, the residential colleges, the wide array of classes offered, the amazing food, the likeness to Hogwarts, the closeness of the students...Plus the amazing opportunities and support system I will be offered both athletically and academically cannot be matched at any other university!”