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Kelly Presper
Kelly Presper

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Irmo, S.C.

High School:
Hammond School

Height:
5-4

Event:
Breast/IM

Experience:
1V

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.

02/14/2014

Records Continue to Fall at PCSC Championship

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

02/11/2014

PCSC Championships on Horizon for Waves

Pepperdine battles at the conference championship starting on Wednesday.

01/04/2014

Waves Win Chris Knorr Invitational

Katie Giacobbe wins Chris Knorr Leadership Award.

11/09/2013

Pepperdine Wraps Action at Mustang Invitational

Jessica Mosbaugh wins twice more on day two of the meet at Cal Poly.

FRESHMAN/2013-14: Scored 15 individual points at the conference championship, helping the Waves to a fifth place finish ... Placed 14th in the 400 IM at the PCSC Championship, clocking a season-best time of 5:03.82 ... Picked up 23rd place in the 100 breaststroke at conference, posting a time of 1:16.51 ... Season-best 100 breaststroke time set at 1:14.58 at the Mustang Invitational ...

CLUB: Most recently competed for Carolina Aquatics under the tutelage of head coach Tripp Montgomery and Y-Spartaquatics ... Swam for the YCSC Mudcats from 2003-10 and for CHRS from 2010-12 ... Dam Swim for Drew Open Water Champion in 2010 ... Won the 50 breastroke short course state championship in 2008 ... Death Valley Jim Keogh Sr. 5K Women's Open Water Champion in 2013 ... Hula Invite Pentathlon Award in 2009.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Hammond School in 2013 ... Led the Skyhawks to first-ever state championship title in 2010 ... Hammond repeated as state champions in 2011 ... Selected as the State Newspaper Swimmer of the Year and chosen as the recipient of the Hammond Skyhawk Leadership award three times ... Co-captain of the team as a sophomore and as a senior ... Won the 100 freestyle at the state championship as a sophomore and junior ... Won the 500 freestyle and the 200 IM at the 2008 state championship, earning SCISA Swimmer of the Year ... SCISA All-State team all six years (including junior high) ... Thomas Sumter Invitational high point overall ... State Newspaper All-Area during junior and senior seasons.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Michael and Bobbi Presper ... Born in Columbia, S.C. ... Majoring in biology ... Chose Pepperdine because "I was attracted by the strong academics and values, I was inspired by the warmth and enthusiasm of the students and professors on campus, and of course, you cannot beat the campus view."

FAVORITES: The Stranger (book) ... The Proposal (movie) ... The Big Bang Theory (tv show) ... Sushi (food) ... Cleveland Browns (pro team) ... Marcus Lattimore (pro athlete) ... Football (sport other than swimming) ... Enjoys cooking, baking, making jewelry and crafts.

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