Waves sit in fourth place with two days left of competition.
Pepperdine earns four top-eight finishes in three events to open the conference championships.
Pepperdine concludes 2012-13 season at the conference championships, held in La Mirada, Calif.
Waves earn six first-place finishes at the final regular-season meet.
Waves honor eight student-athletes who will soon be finishing their swim and dive careers at Pepperdine.
JUNIOR/2012-13: Competed as both a swimmer and diver during junior campaign ... Recorded a season-high 1-meter score of 159.65 twice, first at the Malibu Invitational and again at the PCSC Time Trials ... Season-best 3-meter score achieved at the Beach Cup with a mark of 162.95 ... Placed 11th in the 3-meter and 14th in the 1-meter at the PCSC Championship ... Placed 44th at the conference championship in the 200 freestyle with a season-best time of 2:05.21 ... Clocked a season-best 26.44 in the 50 freestyle at the PCSC Championships for a 76th place finish ... Other season-best times include 58.12 (100 free), 5:42.99 (500 free), 31.97 (50 back), 1:10.15 (100 back), 32.21 (50 fly), 1:08.12 (100 IM) and 2:30.31 (200 IM).
SOPHOMORE/2011-12: PCSC All-Conference in the 200 and 800 freestyle relays ... Individually placed in the top-30 in the 50 freestyle and the 100 backstroke at the PCSC Championships ... Personal-best 50 freestyle split of 25.16 set at the conference championships ... Clocked a season-best time of 25.54 in the 50 free (non-split) to place 29th overall at the league meet ... Placed 28th in the 100 backstroke at the PCSC Championships behind a season-best time of 1:04.68 ... Other season-best times include 57.00 (100 free), 2:03.28 (200 free), 33.29 (50 back), 30.13 (50 fly), 1:06.85 (100 fly), 1:07.52 (100 IM) and 5:13.93 (400 IM).
FRESHMAN/2010-11: PCSC All-Conference ... Scored in six events at the PCSC Championships, including the 200 and 400 freestyle relays, and the 200 and 400 medley relays ... Anchored the 200 medley relay team that placed sixth at the conference meet ... Placed 20th in the 100 backstroke at the PCSC Championships after swimming a personal-best 50-yard split of 30.67 to produce an overall time of 1:04.08 ... Also placed 22nd in the 100 freestyle at the conference meet ... Set a career-best time of 37.25 in the 50 breaststroke at the PCSC Pentathlon ... Lowered her personal-best 50 butterfly time to 30.09 at the Malibu Invitational ... Swam a season-best 100 butterfly at the PCSC Time Trials with a time of 1:07.23 ... That same time ranks as Pepperdine's third-fastest time of the season ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in 2010 from Carmel High School, where she was a two-year varsity letterwinner in the freestyle and backstroke for head coach Chris Plumb ... Member of the Indiana state championship team in 2009-10 ... Two-year Scholar-Athlete and recipient of the Academic All-Indianapolis Metropolitan Conference Award ... Two-time Rio Americano Scholar-Athlete Award winner ... Attended Rio Americano High School in Sacramento during her freshman and junior years ... Lettered in water polo ... Member of the National Society of High School Scholars.
CLUB: Has competed for the Carmel Swim Club for two years ... Part of the Arden Swim Club from ages five through 16 ... Place third in the high point for the 13-14 and 15-18 girls age group.
PERSONAL: Given name is Stephanie Marie Ertl ... Sports medicine major ... Born in Sacramento, Calif. and raised in Carmel, Ind. ... Daughter of Jan and Julie ... Sister to Karchi and Jani ... Studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany and Florence, Italy. Says of the trip: "It was an amazing experience and I really got to explore Europe with a great group of people" ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because, "I felt it was the best fit for me both athletically and academically" ... Made the first cut in the 2012 Los Angeles County Lifeguard Test and placed 112th overall out of 350 participants in a 1000 meter ocean swim.
FAVORITES: Lolo Jones (pro athlete) ... U.S. Olympic swim team (pro sports team) ... Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (book) ... She's The Man, Step Up, Benchwarmers and 21 Jump Street (movies) ... So You Think You Can Dance, The Bachelor and Man vs. Food (TV shows) ... Chris Brown, Timeflies and Iration (musical artists) ... Cereal and anything with coconut (food) ... Water Polo and gymnastics (sport besides swimming) ... Hobbies include dancing, hanging out with friends and listening to music.