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Amanda Rowe
Amanda Rowe


Reno, Nev.

High School:
McQueen HS


Sprint Free/Diving



Swim and Dive Opens Season on Friday

The Pepperdine swimmers and divers head to La Mirada, Calif. for the PCSC Relays on Friday.


Arena Classic Brings Out Best In Pepperdine Swim Team

Waves conclude 2012 today in Long Beach and resume season in January.


Swimmers Continue to Deliver Season-Best Times at Arena Classic

Waves set 22 new season bests and 13 new personal bests on day two in Long Beach.


Waves Finish Opening Day of Arena Classic

Swimmers rise to challenge at Arena Classic with 12 season-best times.

SOPHOMORE/2013-14: Redshirted as a sophomore after undergoing brain surgery in the fall.

FRESHMAN/2012-13: Mainly competed in the freestyle and breaststroke events for the Waves as a freshman ... Swam a personal-best 27.17 in the 50 freestyle at the Arena Classic ... At the same meet, also lowered PR time in the 100 freestyle to 59.58 ... Clocked a 2:18.13 in the 200 freestyle at the Malibu Invitational ... Set a personal record in the 500 freestyle at the Malibu Invitational with a time of 6:16.17 ... Clocked a personal-record 50 breaststroke time of 35.93 at the Mustang Invitational ... Lowered PR in the 100 breaststroke to 1:18.60 at the Arena Classic ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

CLUB: Swam for Northern Nevada Aquatics.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from McQueen High School, located in Reno, Nev., in 2012 ... Swam on the varsity squad all four seasons ... Also lettered in basketball ... Three-time All-State Academic team honoree ... Named the Scheels Athlete of the Month during junior campaign ... Four-year regional finalist ... National Honor Society Member ... Team captain of the swim team as a senior ... Earned the Coach's Award for Work Ethic and Attitude in basketball.

PERSONAL: Born in Fargo, North Dakota ... Lives in Reno, Nevada ... Daughter of Bob Rowe, Lindsay Velianoff and the late Heidi Rowe ... Has three younger brothers, Luke, Christopher and Zachary and one younger sister, Danielle ... Majoring in nutritional science and aspires to become a medical doctor ... Mother Heidi was both a springboard and platform diver at Iowa State ... Father Bob competed for Iowa State's track and field team ... Considers her mother, who was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes as a child, her biggest hero "because she had so much to overcome, and she made the absolute best of it" ... Chose Pepperdine because of "its amazing academic reputation and the growing swim program on the California coast."

FAVORITES: Joe Mauer (pro athlete) ... Minnesota Twins (pro sports team) ... Love and Basketball (movie) ... To Kill a Mockingbird (book) ... Unspoken (musical artist) ... Graceland (tv show) ... Baseball (sport other than swimming) ... Breakfast (food).

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