Sophomore Sydney Newman takes second in both the 1-meter and 3-meter to lead Waves.
The Pepperdine swimmers and divers head to La Mirada, Calif. for the PCSC Relays on Friday.
Jessica Mosbaugh wins 200 breaststroke with record-setting performance.
Waves in fourth after day two of conference championship.
Sydney Newman places second in 3-meter springboard to earn All-PCSC acclaim.
FRESHMAN/2013-14: Specialized in long distance freestyle races and scored in three events at the PCSC Championship ...Ranked fifth on the team with 43 individual points at the conference championship, helping the Waves to a fifth place finish ... Placed 9th in the 1,650 freestyle at conference behind a personal-record performance of 18:19.88 ... Also took ninth in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 11:00.85 ... Season-best time in the 1,000 freestyle set at 10:59.89 in the opening legs of her 1,650 race at conference ... That time was the fastest by any Wave in 2013-14 ... Posted a season-best 5:22.71 in the 500 freestyle at the PCSC Championship to place 22nd overall ... Other season-best flat times as a freshman include 13.18 (25 free), 28.59 (50 free), 1:00.29 (100 free), 2:06.85 (200 free), 33.35 (50 back), 1:07.21 (100 back) and 2:30.54 (200 IM), Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Unionville High School in 2013 ... Swam four years on the varsity squad, specializing in the 200 and 500 freestyle events ... Helped lead squad to the Ches-Mont League Championship in 2011 and 2013 ... Qualified for the PIAA District One Championship in the 500 freestyle as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Also qualified in the 200 freestyle as a junior ... High school-best marks in the 200 and 500 freestyle set at 2:03.5 and 5:22, respectively ... National Honor Society member ... Vice president of the senior class ... Graduated with high honors ... 2012-13 National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association Academic All-American.
CLUB: Twelve-year member of the Golden Ram Aquatics Club ... Head coached by Scott Elliott.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Sheila and John Himes ... Older sister of Shannon and Jack ... Chose Pepperdine "because it was a really positive environment, both on the team and on campus. And of course because it has the most beautiful view!" ... Traveled to London for the 2012 Olympics and attended basketball, volleyball and swimming competitions.
FAVORITES: Ryan Howard (pro athlete) ... The Perks of Being a Wallflower (book) ... Gossip Girl (tv show) ... Nachos (food) ... Philadelphia Phillies (pro team) ... The Princess Diaries (movie) ... Jonas Brothers (musical artist) ... Baseball (sport other than swimming) ... Cites Michael Phelps as biggest sports hero because "his passion for the sport of swimming helped it gain recognition."