2011- 2012: Swam a 57.48 exhibition in the 100-backstroke at the Conference USA Championships that was the Owls' second-fastest marks of the season and one of the 12 fastest times in the league that weekend... Top time in the 200-back was a 2:03.19 exhibition at the C-USA meet, one of the Top 12 marks in the conference... Rice's top finisher in the 200-backstroke at the San Diego State Invitational, placing seventh among a field of 18 entries... Took second in the 200-back in the home dual meet against nationally-ranked SMU.
2010-2011:C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll; Improved across the board and saved her best for last to help the Owls win the first conference swimming championship in school history... Scored 36 points at conference competing in three individual events and one relay... Reached the championship finals in both backstroke events... Finished eighth in the 100-back after a career-best 57.02 in the morning prelims... Placed seventh in the 200-back with a 2:02.45... Swam a career-best 2:02.24 at the Phill Hansel Invitational in the fall... Was 12th in the league in the 200-freestyle with a career-best 1:52.28... Swam the anchor leg of the 800-free relay at conference... Notched new career-bests in the freestyle earlier in the year, including a 25.24 in the 50, a 52.92 in the 100, and a 5:03.55 in the 500.
2009-2010:C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Honor Athlete; Capped a solid debut season at the Division I level by scoring for the team at the C-USA Championships in three individual events and one relay... Reached the championship finals of the 200-yard freestyle, finishing seventh overall with a career-best 1:52.49... Placed tenth in the conference in the 200-backstroke with a career-best 2:02.75, the second-fastest mark by Owl all season... Finished 14th in the league in the 100-backstroke after a career-best 58.14 in the morning prelims... Only freshman picked for a Rice relay at the C-USA meet... Swam the third leg of the 800-free relay that placed second in the with the third-best mark (7:22.10) in school history... Set the facility record at the Rice Aquatics Center by winning the 200-backstroke (2:06.20) in the venue's inaugural meet in the fall.
A 2009 graduate of Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif... Eleven-time high school All-America for head coach Tom Miller... Helped the Monarch's win three Central Coast Section (CCS) championships in 2006, 2007 and 2009... Won the CCS individual championship in the 100-yard backstroke as a sophomore in 2007... Career-best time in the 100-back is 55.72... Posted a 2:05.79 in the 200-individual medley and a 4:28.49 in the 400-IM... Strong competitor in the freestyle with a 51.47 in the 100, a 1:49.16 in the 200 and a 4:57.38 in the 500... Named the Swimmer of the Year as a sophomore in 2007... Member of the school's Academic Honor Roll.
Qualified for the 2008 United States Olympic Trials in the backstroke events, registering a 1:05.19 in the 100-meters and a 2:17.48 in the 200-m... Competed for the Santa Clara Swim Club under head coache John Bitter... Junior Nationals qualifier... Three-time USA Swimming Academic all-America.
Full name: Stephanie Rachel Wei. Born: June 5, 1991 in Saratoga, Calif. Parents: Peter and Nao Wei of Cupertino, Calif. Rice College: Brown