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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:
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.

03/10/2014

Pepperdine Earns CSCAA Scholar All-American Team Acclaim

Waves boast a fall team GPA of 3.22.

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.

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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