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Katie Giacobbe
Katie Giacobbe

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Duluth, Ga.

High School:
Greater Atlanta Christian School

Height:
5-2

Event:
Breast/IM

Experience:
2V

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.

11/20/2014

Season-Best Times Lowered at A3 Performance Meet

Erin Himes (500 free), Amanda Rowe (50 free), Heather Connelly (50 free) and Codie Cox (50 free) all set new personal-record times today in competition.

11/19/2014

Pepperdine Ready for A3 Performance Meet

The Waves compete over the next three days in Monterey Park, Calif.

11/08/2014

Newman Sweeps Diving Events at Cal Poly

The Waves set 32 new season-best times, including several personal-best performances, today in San Luis Obispo.

SOPHOMORE/2013-14: Inaugural female winner of the Chris Knorr Leadership Award, given in honor of the late Cal Lutheran swimmer ... Was selected based on extracurricular non-athletic activities, leadership skills, positive outlook and passion for swimming ... Scored nine individual points at the conference championship, helping the Waves to a fifth place finish ... Clocked a 5:29.98 in the 400 IM at the PCSC Championship to place 19th overall ... Season-best 400 IM time set at the Malibu Invitational with a race of 5:28.78 ... Other season-best flat times include 30.73 (50 free), 36.29 (50 back), 1:20.89 (100 back), 38.31 (50 breast), 1:21.52 (100 breast), 34.31 (50 fly), 1:17.49 (100 fly), 2:45.54 (200 fly), 1:15.44 (100 IM) and 2:41.03 (200 IM) Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

FRESHMAN/2012-13: Placed 31st in the 400 IM at the PCSC Championship with a time of 5:24.94 ... Finished in 47th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:22.08 ... Placed 22nd in the 200 butterfly at the PCSC Championships with a personal-best time of 2:34.99 ... Season-best 50 freestyle time set at 30.15 at the PCSC Relays ... Lowered season-best 100 backstroke time at league championship with a split time of 1:22.99 ... Swam a season-best 37.95 in the 50 breaststroke at the Malibu Invitational ... Other season bests include 1:19.88 (100 breast), 2:47.85 (200 breast) and 33.27 (50 fly) ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Greater Atlanta Christian School in 2012 ... Attended International School of Geneva in ninth grade ... Led high school team to a third place finish at the state championships in 2010 and fourth place in 2011 ... Placed seventh overall in the medley relay at the 2010 state championships ... Prep career-best time in the 100 breaststroke set at 1:14.03 ... Two-time state finalist and three-time state qualifier ... Graduated Magna Cum Laude ... Member of the National Honor Society and the Beta Club.

CLUB: Competed for Swim Atlanta (2009-12) and Geneve Natation, in Switzerland (2008-09) ... Helped Swim Atlanta to three Georgia Senior State Club Championships ... Member of the USA Swimming Gold Medal Club ... Is a five-time Georgia senior state qualifier.

PERSONAL: Born in Tampa, Fla. ... Has lived in nine different places, including Geneva, Switzerland, Duluth, Ga. and most recently, Gibsonia, Pa. ... Daughter of Ken and Sandi ... Has one younger brother, Steven ... Majoring in English ... Chose Pepperdine because "I fell in love with the campus and the atmosphere. Everyone is so nice and the faculty seems to genuinely care about the students. Also, the swim program is by far my favorite out of all the ones I looked into."

FAVORITES: Ryan Lochte (pro athlete) ... Life is Beautiful (movie) ... Rascal Flatts (musical artist) ... How I met Your Mother (tv show) ... Sushi (food) ... The Kite Runner (book) ... Enjoys cooking and baking, as well as traveling.

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