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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

10/08/2014

Swim and Dive Opens Season on Friday

The Pepperdine swimmers and divers head to La Mirada, Calif. for the PCSC Relays on Friday.

02/15/2014

Waves Place Fifth at PCSC Championship

Jessica Mosbaugh wins 200 breaststroke with record-setting performance.

01/18/2014

Waves Wrap Action at Beach Cup

Pepperdine back in action on Feb. 1 at the Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool.

02/26/2013

Waves Earn CSCAA All-Academic Team Status

Pepperdine honored by coaches' association for excelling in the classroom.

02/16/2013

Waves Place Seventh at PCSC Championship, Mosbaugh Inks Name in Record Book

Pepperdine places seventh at the conference championship to conclude the year.

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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