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Blair Kacynski
Blair Kacynski

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Superior, Colo.

High School:
Monarch HS

Height:
5-10

Event:
Sprint Free/Fly

Experience:
2V

01/31/2015

Waves Celebrate Senior Day at PCSC Time Trials

Pepperdine pays tribute to Codie Cox, Cailey Stuebner, Katie Giacobbe and Blair Kacynski on Senior Day.

01/29/2015

Waves Celebrate Senior Day on Saturday

Pepperdine honors Codie Cox, Katie Giacobbe, Blair Kacynski and Cailey Stuebner as they compete for the final time at home on Saturday.

12/31/2014

Waves Open 2015 at Chris Knorr Invitational

Pepperdine competes for the first time in 2015 this weekend at Cal Lutheran.

11/22/2014

Mosbaugh Sets 200 Fly Record at A3 Performance Meet

Pepperdine produces season-best results in all events on the final day of competition.

11/21/2014

Times Continue to Fall at A3 Performance Meet

Amanda Rowe breaks to personal records by over three seconds.

SOPHOMORE/2013-14: Scored 10 individual points at the conference championship, helping the Waves to a fifth place finish ... Placed 19th in the 200 butterfly and 21st in the 200 backstroke at the PCSC Championship ... Clocked a season-best time of 2:21.37 in the prelims of the 200 fly before posting a finals time of 2:23.64 ... Posted a season-best time of 2:18.64 in the 200 backstroke at the PCSC Championship ... Also swam in the 100 fly at conference with an opening 50 split of 28.93, good enough for a new PR ... Placed 29th at the PCSC meet in the 100 fly ... Other season-best flat times include 1:01.36 (100 free), 2:12.77 (200 free), 5:47.64 (500 free), 32.33 (50 back), 1:07.23 (100 back), 40.56 (50 breast), 1:03.85 (100 fly) and 2:31.92 (200 IM) ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

FRESHMAN/2012-13: Reached the finals of the 100 butterfly at the PCSC Championship and placed 19th behind a season-best time of 2:21.90 ... Clocked a 2:24.30 in the prelims ... Also reached the finals of the 100 butterfly ... Swam in a time of 1:04.56 in the finals to place 30th after posting a time of 1:04.39 in the preliminary round ... Also raced in the 200 IM and placed 57th with a time of 2:30.78 ... Clocked a personal-best 29.22 in the 50 fly at the PCSC Championship ... Other season-best times include 28.76 (50 free), 1:00.91 (100 free), 2:11.73 (200 free), 5:54.50 (500 free), 37.30 (50 back) and 2:30.32 (200 IM).

CLUB: Swam for the North Jeffco Swim Team and the Rally Sport Aquatics Club ... State champion in the 200 fly in 2008 ... Far Western Championship qualifier in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Speedo Championship series qualifier in 2010 and 2011.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Monarch High School in 2012 ... Earned All-State recognition all four seasons ... Was a four-time All-Front Range League performer ... Was up for All-American consideration in 2011 for the 200 IM relay ... High school best times include 2:00.00 (200 free), 5:19.80 (500 free) and 1:00.00 (100 fly) ... Holds Monarch High School records in the 200 IM relay, 400 free relay and 200 free relay ... Led team to runner-up finishes at the conference championship in 2010 and 2011 ... Also helped team to a fourth-place showing at the Colorado 5A State Meet in 2009 and 2010 ... National Honor Society member ... Graduated cum laude ... President of the French club.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Paul and Cindy Kacynski ... Sister of Andrea, who was also a member of the Pepperdine swim team ... Plans to major in economics ... Career goal is to become a lawyer ... Chose Pepperdine because "my sister was a student and a swimmer here at the time, it is a Church of Christ university and has a great business school" ... Represented the Boulder Valley School District in the Denver Department of Health's "Youth Partnership for Health" ... International finalist at the 2012 Distribution Education Club of America event.

FAVORITES: Missy Franklin (pro athlete) ... Denver Broncos (pro sports team) ... The Hunger Games (book) ... Clueless (movie) ... Friends (TV show) ... Katy Perry (musical artist) ... Pineapple (food) ... Basketball (sport other than swimming) ... Lists Missy Franklin as her biggest sports hero because "I have been swimming with her for six years and I have watched her persevere and become and Olympian" ... Enjoys reading, attending church youth group and skiing.

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