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Kristine Pataray
Kristine Pataray

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
West Jordan, Utah

High School:
Copper Hills HS

Height:
5-6

Event:
Sprint Free/IM

Experience:
1V

07/07/2014

2013-14 Pepperdine Athletics Year in Review

The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.

02/15/2014

Waves Place Fifth at PCSC Championship

Jessica Mosbaugh wins 200 breaststroke with record-setting performance.

02/14/2014

Records Continue to Fall at PCSC Championship

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

02/13/2014

Mosbaugh Sets 200 IM Record at PCSC Championship

Waves in fourth after day two of conference championship.

02/12/2014

Waves in Second After Day One of PCSC Championship

Sydney Newman places second in 3-meter springboard to earn All-PCSC acclaim.

FRESHMAN/2013-14: Scored 20 individual points at the conference championship, helping the Waves to a fifth place finish ... Member of the 400 freestyle relay team that placed sixth at conference behind a season-best mark of 3:37.19 ... Part of the 200 medley relay team that placed fifth at conference with a season-best time of 1:49.84 ... Placed 17th in the 100 freestyle at the PCSC Championship after clocking a season-best 53.42 in the finals ... Also placed 17th in the 50 freestyle at conference, posting a time of 24.50 in the finals ... That time was the fastest by any Wave this season ... Finished the 100 butterfly in 23rd place at the conference championship ... Posted a season-best 1:00.85 in the prelims before swimming a race of 1:01.65 in the finals ... Won the 50 freestyle at PCSC Pentathlon and the Mustang Invitational ... Also won the 50 butterfly at the Malibu Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Copper Hills High School in 2013 ... Lettered in both swimming and water polo ... Utah 5A State Champion in the 50 and 100 freestyle as a senior ... Was runner up in both events at the state meet the year prior ... Two-time team captain ... Two-time team MVP ... High school-best marks in the 50 and 100 free set at 24.11 and 52.87, respectively ... Holds 11 Copper Hills High School records including the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 100 fly, 100 back, 100 breast, 200 IM, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay and 400 free relay ... Won a state title with the water polo team in 2012 ... All-tournament platinum bracket first team selection in water polo ... Member of the National Honor Society.

CLUB: Competed for several clubs included the Brea Glenbrook Swim Team, East Lake Eagle Rays, Kearns Youth Aquatic Team and most recently the Wasatch Front Fish Market (WFFM) ... 2013 Senior State 50 freestyle short course champion ... Also played for the Mountain Zone Water Polo club.

PERSONAL: Born in Burbank, Calif. ... Daughter of Benny Pataray and Annabelle Pataray ... Has three siblings, Justin, Francine and Joseph ... Plans to study sports medicine ... Chose Pepperdine because "I love the beautiful campus, location and safe atmosphere in addition to its reputation for academics, athletics and moral standards."

FAVORITES: Jackie Robinson (pro athlete) ... Their Eyes Were Watching God (book) ... Avatar: The Last Airbender (tv show) ... Baby back ribs (food) ... Maroon 5 (band) ... Los Angeles Dodgers (pro sports team) ... August Rush (movie) ... Water polo (sport other than swimming).

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