THIS SEASON: Van enters his first season of competition at USC after having served as team manager for the USC swim team last year.
AT DE ANZA: Van spent one at De Anza College... Played water polo and swam... Helped water polo team win silver at state championships... In swimming, won the 200 IM and 200 breaststroke league titles... An honor student.
HIGH SCHOOL: Van swam all four years at Westmont High in Los Gatos, Calif.... Was swim team captain... Played club water polo for West Valley Water Polo and swam for De Anza Cupertino Aquatics... Competed at U.S. Junior Nationals, USA Nationals and U.S Olympic Trials... An honor student.
PERSONAL: Van is majoring in international relations and hopes to pursue a career as director of the U.S. Olympic Committee... Mother is Carol... Has three brothers, Brandon, Thomas and Sean... Most thrilling sports moment was swimming next to Ryan Lochte at the Santa Clara Grand Prix... Enjoys surfing, wrestling with his dog and playing piano, guitar and drums in his free time... Lists Michael Phelps as his biggest sports hero... Is the first in his family to attend college.... Hopes to travel to Australia, Fiji and Indonesia... Also a member of the USC surf team and ski & snowboard team, and active in Athletes in Action...Born Nov. 15, 1991.