The conference championships bring out the best in the Waves, who conclude the 2011-12 season with an eighth place showing at the PCSC Championship.
Pepperdine sitting in fourth place after two days of competition.
Pepperdine hosts the PCSC Time Trials next week Saturday in preparation for the PCSC Conference Championships on Feb. 8-12.
Waves sit in fourth place after the first day of the USD Beach Cup.
Pepperdine continues to improve upon season-best times at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool.
FRESHMAN/2011-12: Placed 19th in the 400 IM at the PCSC Championships with a season-best time of 5:09.30 ... Set a personal-record at the league championships with a 200 IM time of 2:23.61 ... Swam the 50, 100 and 200 distances of the breaststroke at the PCSC Time Trials in times of 37.74, 1:21.00 and 2:49.80, respectively ... Clocked a 1650 freestyle time of 20:17.70 at the PCSC Championships ... Finished the 50 backstroke in a time of 32.76 at the Arena Invitational ... Other season-best times include 6:04.08 (500 free), 12:14.43 (1000 free), 1:05.33 (100 back), 2:27.74 (200 back) and 33.49 (50 fly) ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Career best marks include 1:03.61 (100 back), 2:23.56 (200 IM) and 29.69 (50 back split time) ... A two-season captain and four-season varsity letterwinner ... National Honor Society Member.
CLUB: Swam for Long Island Express from 2004-2011 ... Team won at the Junior Olympics for the 13-14 age group ... Has qualified for the Junior Olympics during ever season.
PERSONAL: Born in New Hyde Park, N.Y. and lists hometown as Malverne, N.Y. ... Daughter of Glen and Susan ... Has three siblings, Jennifer, Nicole and Danny ... Attended USLA Junior Lifeguard Nationals in Manhattan Beach at age 15 ... Cousin Matt Loosen played baseball at Jacksonville University and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2010 ... Chose Pepperdine because of its "excellent reputation, location, atmosphere, internship opportunities and its study abroad program."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Ryan Lochte ... Favorite pro sports team is the New York Yankees ... Favorite movie is Mean Girls ... Favorite musical artists is John Mayer ... Favorite book is Man's Search for Meaning ... Favorite television show is 24 ... Favorite food is chocolate ... Favorite sports other than swimming is basketball.