Gemma Takahashi
Gemma Takahashi
Height: 5-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Leland
Major: Geobiology
Event: Fly/Ba/Sprints

Honors
CollegeSwimming.com SCIAC Swimmer of the Week 12/15 (2015-16)
All SCIAC 100 Butterfly (2016-17)

2017-18

Swimming and Diving 

  • 50 Free: 26.47
  • 100 Free: 59.20
  • 200 Free: 2:06.39
  • 50 Back: 29.29
  • 100 Back: 59.95
  • 100 Fly: 56.91
  • 200 Fly: 2:09.79

Water Polo 

 

2016-17

Swimming & Diving

  • 50 Free: 25.93
  • 100 Free: 56.51
  • 200 Free: 2:01.37
  • 50 Back: 27.50
  • 100 Back: 1:00.27
  • 200 Back: 2:12.25 (school record)
  • 100 Fly: 57.18 (school record)

Water Polo
Team Ranks

  • T-2nd Steals (19)
  • T-3rd Drawn Exclusions (4)
  • 32/59 Sprints

Contributed Two Goals and Two Assists.

2015-16
Swimming & Diving
Set four program records in the 50 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back and 100 Fly.

 

Water Polo
One Field Block.

Research and STEM activities
Studied sulfur isotope fractionation at ELSI, Tokyo Tech with Shawn McGlynn as a Mellon Mays Fellow...Studied the genetics of pigment production in a certain marine bacterium in the Newman Lab...Worked at the Marine Biological Labratory with Diance Newman for SURF...Received community honor at State of the City address for her instrumental role in Leland High School's decision to add computer science courses to the curriculum (one intro and one AP), researching and presenting to the administration and district...Worked with fellow students on a medical nonprofit, Atria Connect (www.atriaconnect.org).

Prior to Caltech
Set three school records...Placed in the Top 16 of the 100 Fly at CCS and Top 6 in two relays all four years.

Personal
Daughter of Rosanne Michelotti and Thomas (Mark).