Pepperdine honored by coaches' association for excelling in the classroom.
Pepperdine concludes 2012-13 season at the conference championships, held in La Mirada, Calif.
Waves honor eight student-athletes who will soon be finishing their swim and dive careers at Pepperdine.
Waves conclude 2012 today in Long Beach and resume season in January.
Waves set 22 new season bests and 13 new personal bests on day two in Long Beach.
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 ... 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.