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Laura Graziano
Laura  Graziano

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Tucson, Ariz.

High School:
Salpointe Catholic HS

Height:
5-9

Event:
Free/IM

Experience:
2V

04/20/2015

Waves Reap Academic Awards

Pepperdine makes the grade again, and recognized by the CSCAA for its 3.20 team GPA.

02/21/2015

Mosbaugh Repeats as PCSC 200 Breaststroke Champion

Pepperdine places seventh at 2015 PCSC Championships.

02/20/2015

Waves Continue to Impress at PCSC Championships

Allison Naasz and Jessica Mosbaugh both ink their names in the Pepperdine record book after impressive performances today at the conference championships.

02/19/2015

Mosbaugh Sets 200 IM Record at PCSC Championships

Junior Jessica Mosbaugh lowers 200 IM record to 2:05.23 today at the PCSC Championships.

02/18/2015

Newman Earns All-PCSC Honors at Conference Championships

Pepperdine sits in fourth place after day one with 181 points.

SOPHOMORE/2014-15: PCSC All-Conference performer in the 400 and 800 freestyle relays … Helped post an 800 freestyle relay time of 7:51.09 at the PCSC Championships to take eighth, swam a near-season-best 200 split of 1:59.93 … Placed eighth in the 400 freestyle relay with a combined time of 3:36.13 … Lowered PR in the 100 freestyle at conference, producing a mark of 54.60 … Clocked a personal-record 50 free split of 25.01 in leg of the 200 freestyle relay at the PCSC Championship … Posted a season-best 500 freestyle time of 5:21.45 at the PCSC Championships, placing 25th overall … Also swam fastest 200 freestyle race of the year at the conference meet with a time of 1:59.53 … Career-best 50 free flat time set at 25.89 at the A3 Performance Meet … Delivered a season-best 100 backstroke time of 1:09.09 at the Chris Knorr Invitational … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

FRESHMAN/2013-14: Earned All-PCSC honors as part of the 400 freestyle relay team … Scored 26 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 … Swam a personal-best 100 freestyle split of 55.01 in the relay … Finished in 12th place in the 500 freestyle at the PCSC Championships after clocking a personal-record time of 5:15.11 … That time was the fastest by any Wave in 2013-14 … Posted a personal-record time of 1:59.23 in the prelims of the 200 freestyle at the conference championship, and finished in 16th place with a final time of 1:59.89 … Personal-record 100 freestyle flat time set at the PCSC Championship with a mark of 55.36, third fastest on the team … Lowered personal-best 50 back (31.11), 50 breast (36.01), 50 fly (29.16) and 100 IM (1:06.72) times all at the PCSC Pentathlon … Other season-best flat marks include 26.41 (50 free), 1:16.43 (100 breast) and 2:26.16 (200 IM) … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Salpointe Catholic High School in 2013 … Led school to the Arizona Division II State championship title and a runner-up finish in 2011 … Given the Pat Rebarchak Memorial Award, an honor given to one swimmer who best exemplifies leadership, team unity and a positive attitude, as a senior … Four-time Arizona Daily High School Swimming All-Star … Four-time Arizona Interscholastic Association Scholar-Athlete … Four-time Tucson Citizen Arizona Regional Swimming All-Star … Earned four individual top-10 finishes at the state championship in two seasons … Earned a combined four top-three relay finishes at the state meet in 2011 and 2012 … First-team all-region as a junior and senior … Honorable mention all-region as a freshman and sophomore … Distinguished Scholar Honor Roll from 2009-13.

CLUB: Competed with the Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics from 2008-13 … 2012 and 2013 Arizona Short Course State Champions … 2012 Arizona Long Course State Champions.

PERSONAL: Daughter of John and Linda Graziano … Father is an OB/GYN while mother works as a pediatric physical therapist … Has two older sisters, Gina and Adrianne … Majoring in sports medicine and aspires to become a pediatrician … Chose Pepperdine “because of the prestigious reputation for academics, close-knit community and because of the encouraging atmosphere present in both students and teachers.”

FAVORITES: Matt Grevers (pro athlete) … The Great Gatsby (book) … The Office (tv show) … Spaghetti and meatballs (food) … Chicago Cubs (pro team) … Bridesmaids (movie) …. Coldplay (band) … Softball (sport other than swimming) … Also enjoys hiking, yoga and baking.

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