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Kayleen Hicks
Kayleen Hicks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chico, Calif.

High School:
Chico HS

Height:
5-11

Event:
Breast/Free

Experience:
4V

02/14/2014

Records Continue to Fall at PCSC Championship

Pepperdine enters the final day of the conference championship in fourth place.

CAREER: Leaves Pepperdine as the reigning record holder in the 100 breaststroke and the 400 medley relay ... Has swam two of the Waves' top-five times in the 100 breaststroke and three of the top-five times in the 200 breaststroke race ... Was part of the 200 freestyle relay team that delivered a time of 1:36.89 in 2009 to rank second in Pepperdine history.

SENIOR/2010-11: Member of both the PCSC All-Conference and All-Academic Teams ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... PCSC Div. I Swimmer of the Meet ... Swam a season-best 100 breaststroke time of 1:04.68 at the conference championships which ranks as the third-fastest time in the event in Pepperdine annuls ... Scored in seven events at the PCSC Championships, and earned top-eight all-conference recognition in six ... Individually, placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke, seventh in the 200 breaststroke and eighth in the 50 freestyle at the league meet ... Helped the Waves to top-eight finishes at the PCSC Championships in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays, and the 200 and 400 IM relays ... Placed third in the short medley pentathlon at the PCSC Pentathlon to open her senior campaign ... Won the 50 and 100 breaststroke at the Malibu Invitational ... Posted the team's top times in all distances of the breaststroke and the 50 butterfly.

JUNIOR/2009-10: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Member of the PCSC All-Conference and All-Academic teams ... Attended inaugural NCAA Career in Sports Forum ... Set Pepperdine's varsity record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:04.47 at the Malibu Invitational ... Scored in three individual events at the PCSC Championships, placing fifth in the 200 breast (2:22.09), seventh in the 100 breast (1:05.83) and 15th in the 50 freestyle (24.45) ... Swam on four conference relay teams, all of which placed among the top five and posted season best times of 1:37.74 (200 free), 3:35.22 (400 free), 1:48.20 (200 medley) and 3:57.60 (400 medley) ... Pepperdine's fastest swimmer in the 50 and 100 free with career best times of 24.10 and 53.51 ... Finished with the team's second best time of 2:21.31 in the 200 breast, which was also a personal record.

SOPHOMORE/2008-09: PCSC Championship finalist in the 50 freestyle, 100 and 200 breaststroke ... Finished seventh in the finals of the 200 breast with a time of 2:25.13, placed eighth in the 100 breast (1:06.76) and 14th in the 50 free (24.66) ... Compiled a dozen top-three showings through five different events ... Won the 100 breast on two occasions in addition to three 200 breast titles, including one at the UC Irvine Invitational, where she clocked a personal best of 2:23.99 ... Swam the leadoff leg for the 200 free relay team (1:36.89) that posted the squad's fastest time of the season and second best in program history ... Also swam the first leg for the Waves' best 400 free relay of the season (3:35.31) and the second leg for its top 400 medley relay (3:46.40) ... Briefly held the school's varsity record in the 100 breast (1:05.17) before being surpassed later in the year by teammate Dani Kimmel's marks of 1:05.16 and 1:04.57 ... Recorded her personal best as the lead leg on the school's 300 breaststroke relay at the PCSC Relay Invitational, which took place during the first week of the season ... Posted eight personal records during the course of the year.

FRESHMAN/2007-08: Individually at the PCSC Championships, took third place in the 100 breast (1:07.26), seventh place in the 200 breast (2:26.56) and 13th place in the 50 free (24.67) ... Also at the PCSC meet, was part of the fourth-place 200 free relay team (1:37.80) ... Had second-place finishes in the 50 free, 100 breast and 200 breast at the CSUN dual ... Won the 200 breast at the Cal Poly dual ... Set personal bests in the 50 back (31.23), 50 breast (30.55), 200 breast (2:23.14), 50 fly (27.72) and 100 IM (1:01.82).

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Graduated from Chico High School in 2007 ... A four-year letterwinner ... Named the 2007 CIF Northern Section Female Swimmer of the Year ... Swam club with the Chico Aquajets and the Durham Dolphins ... Made the Sierra Nevada Western Zone team.

PERSONAL: Born in Durham, Calif. ... Daughter of Stan and Peggy Hicks ... Has two brothers, Brady and Dana ... Majoring in integrated marketing and communications ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the excellent education, the thrilling and beautiful environment and the positive team chemistry for swimming."

FAVORITES: Megan Quann (pro athlete) ... Sacramento Kings (pro sports team) ... The Grass Castle (book) ... The Chronicles of Narnia (movie) ... Gossip Girl (TV show) ... Copeland (musical artist) ... Hobbies include photography, music, dancing, reading and writing.

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