Women's Swimming & Diving

Han Nguyen
Han Nguyen
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Los Gatos, Calif.
High School: Los Gatos
Events: Fly, IM

Why Brown Statement: "Brown truly has the perfect balance between stellar academics and strong athletics. I fell in love with Brown's open curriculum, friendly student atmosphere, and the swim and dive team's camaraderie. I cannot wait to be a part of this amazing team, and Brown's amazing student body!"

Concentration: Undecided

Profile Questions: 
Finals march-out song:
 Champions by Kanye West
Favorite food:  Mochi Bread
Favorite dessert:  Boba
Favorite city:  San Francisco
Favorite athlete:  Natalie Coughlin
Favorite pro team:  Golden State Warriors
Favorite movie or TV show:  Game of Thrones
Current favorite music artist:  Chance the Rapper
Last book you read:  Brave New World
Favorite restaurant in Providence:  N/A
Favorite holiday:  Christmas
Favorite activity outside the pool:  "Surfing"
Who would star as you in a movie about your life:  Sandra Oh
Person you’d like to have dinner with:  Lin Manuel Miranda
Travel destination:  Italy
Other sport you enjoy:  Soccer, Water Polo
Role model / someone you look up to:  My Parents
Something you cannot live without:  Boba
Favorite Brown building:  Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center
Enjoyed this professor’s class:  N/A
Most memorable meet as a Brown Bear:  N/A
Favorite quote:  "My mother said to me 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead I was a painter, and became Picasso." - Pablo Picasso

2017-18: Broke the program record in the 200 IM at the Ivy League Championships, finishing 12th in 2:02.11 ... Also competed in the 100 butterfly and the 200 butterfly at the Championships ... Placed second in both the 100 butterfly and 200 IM at Cornell ... Came in second in the 200 IM against Columbia ... Won both the 100 butterfly and the 200 IM versus Harvard and Penn ... Took first in both the 100 butterfly and 200 IM against MIT ... Won the 100 IM at Yale.

Before Brown: Competed in swimming at Los Gatos High School ... Three-time MVP ... Team captain as a senior ... Three-time LGHS Record Holder ... Received All-American honors in 2016 and 2017 ... Named Rookie of the Year ... Three-time Scholastic All-American ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... Graduated with honors ... Also swam for Peak Swimming. 

Personal: Han is the daughter of Van Le and Frank Nguyen ... Has two younger siblings, Holden and An ... Born on January 13, 1999 ... Entered Brown undecided on concentration.

Personal Records
Event Score Date
100 Fly 54.55 2/16/2018
200 Fly 2:04.35 2/26/2017
200 IM 2:01.85 5/12/2017
400 IM 4:25.78 4/9/2015