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Andrea Kacynski
Andrea Kacynski

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Superior, Colo.

High School:
Monarch HS

Height:
5-8

Event:
Back/Free

Experience:
4V

02/15/2013

Pepperdine Swimming & Diving Through Day Three of PCSC Championship

Waves' see countless season and personal-best times lowered during day three of the conference championships.

02/12/2013

Waves Culminate Season at PCSC Championship

Pepperdine concludes 2012-13 season at the conference championships, held in La Mirada, Calif.

01/24/2013

Waves Prepare for Conference Championship at PCSC Time Trials

Pepperdine competes in final meet of the regular season on Saturday at home.

01/19/2013

Beach Cup in the Books for the Pepperdine Women's Swimming & Diving Team

Waves honor eight student-athletes who will soon be finishing their swim and dive careers at Pepperdine.

01/16/2013

Waves Host Beach Cup, Honor Seniors on Saturday

Pepperdine entertains LMU, San Diego and Fresno State on Friday and Saturday at the Raleigh-Runnels Memorial Pool.

SENIOR/2012-13: Clocked a season-best 1:08.49 in the 100 backstroke at the PCSC Championship to place 44th ... Placed 58th in the 200 IM behind a time of 2:34.07 ... Season-best 200 IM time set at 2:34.03 at the Beach Cup ... Placed 30th in the 400 IM at the league championship with a season-best time of 5:21.33 ... Other season-best times include 29.39 (50 free), 1:06.98 (100 free), 2:18.43 (200 free), 5:57.94 (500 free), 32.61 (50 back), 2:29.58 (200 back), 32.54 (50 fly), 1:14.21 (100 fly) ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

JUNIOR/2011-12: Placed 30th in the 1650 freestyle at the PCSC Championships with a season-best time of 20:08.17 ... Clocked a 5:33.49 in the 500 freestyle at the league championships, as well as a 1:09.14 in the 100 backstroke ... Other season best times include 2:29.31 (200 back), 34.43 (50 fly), 1:15.42 (100 fly), 1:14.51 (100 IM), 2:37.52 (200 IM) and 5:23.50 (400 IM) ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

SOPHOMORE/2010-11: Anchored the 800 freestyle relay team that placed 11th at the PCSC Championships ... Posted a season-best time of 2:10.57 in the 200 freestyle at the league championships ... Time was the second-fastest of any Wave this season ... Also clocked a 2:33.15 in the 200 IM at the conference meet ... Lowered season-best 100 freestyle time to 1:01.40 during the PCSC Championships ... Swam the "Malibu Mile" at the Malibu Invitational in a time of 19:44.44 ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

FRESHMAN/2009-10: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Scored points in two individual events at the PCSC Championships, taking 23rd place in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:58.51 and 24th in the 1650 freestyle with a mark of 18:52.78 ... Posted a season best 400 IM time of 4:57.30 during PCSC prelims, which was the team's fifth-fastest mark of the season ... Recorded Pepperdine's No. 5 times in the 500 free (5:27.99) and 200 back (2:19.40) at the Toshiba Classic and its No. 3 times in the 1000 (11:20.20) and 1650 (18:43.56) ... Swam on the Waves' 200 free and 400 medley relays.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in 2009 from Monarch High School, where she was a four-year varsity letterwinner in the freestyle and backstroke for head coach Jay Weerman ... Career-best marks include a 1:58.80 in the 200 free, a 5:11.40 in the 500 free and a 2:08.94 in the 200 back ... 2008-09 Front Range League Swimmer of the Year ... Helped lead team to the 2008 Front Range League title ... Four-year state qualifier ... Left school holding its records in the 500 free, 400-meter free and with the 400 free relay ... Three-time All-Conference first team selection in the 500 free and 400 free relay ... Three-time All-Conference second team selection in the 200 free and 200 free relay ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Made honor roll all four years and was tabbed to the Academic All-State first team as a senior and junior ... Received school's academic letter in 2006 and 2009 ... Named Student of the Semester in the fall of 2008 ... Four-year Academic All-Conference honoree.

CLUB: Competed for the North Jeffco Swim Team from 2006 to 2009 and the Rally Sport Aquatics Club from 2001 to 2006 ... Qualified for the Junior Olympics for her age group from 2001 to 2005 ... Swam for the sectional team at the Speedo Sectional Championships while a member of North Jeffco in 2008-09.

PERSONAL: Given name is Andrea Jenae Kacynski ... Born in Peoria, Ill. ... Raised in Superior, Colo. ... Majoring in integrated marketing communications ... Daughter of Paul and Cindy Kacynski ... Sister of Blair, who is also a member of the Pepperdine swim team ... Enjoys running and competed in the Georgetown Half Marathon in August of 2011 ... Chose Pepperdine "for its good morals, strong academics and the beautiful campus."

FAVORITES: Nastia Liukin and Joe Sakic (pro athlete) ... Chicago Bears and Colorado Rockies (pro sports team) ... The Great Gatsby and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (book) ... Field of Dreams (movie) ... Keeping up with the Kardashians (TV show) ... Eli Young Band (musical artist) ... Sushi (food) ... Baseball (sport other than swimming) ... Hobbies include running, baking and skiing.

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