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Phyllis Reffo
Phyllis Reffo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Calgary, Alberta

High School:
Bishop Grandin HS

Last College:
Santa Monica College

Height:
5-8

Event:
IM/Breast

Experience:
2V

01/24/2013

Waves Prepare for Conference Championship at PCSC Time Trials

Pepperdine competes in final meet of the regular season on Saturday at home.

01/19/2013

Beach Cup in the Books for the Pepperdine Women's Swimming & Diving Team

Waves honor eight student-athletes who will soon be finishing their swim and dive careers at Pepperdine.

01/16/2013

Waves Host Beach Cup, Honor Seniors on Saturday

Pepperdine entertains LMU, San Diego and Fresno State on Friday and Saturday at the Raleigh-Runnels Memorial Pool.

11/16/2012

Swimmers Continue to Deliver Season-Best Times at Arena Classic

Waves set 22 new season bests and 13 new personal bests on day two in Long Beach.

02/10/2012

Waves Continue to Peak at PCSC Championships

Pepperdine tallies five top-10 finishes to rank fourth after three days of competition.

SENIOR/2012-13: Placed 49th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:28.21 at the PCSC Championship ... Also swam the 100 freestyle at the league championship and clocked a top-100 time of 1:14.76 ... Set a personal-record at the Beach Cup in the 50 freestyle with a time of 32.64 ... Clocked a 1:11.97 at the PCSC Time Trials for a new PR in the 100 free ... Other season-best times include 40.70 (50 breast), 1:27.55 (100 breast), 3:18.43 (200 breast), 40.61 (50 fly) and 1:32.19 (100 fly).

JUNIOR/2011-12: Celebrated her 50th birthday after the conclusion of the season, making her the oldest student-athlete in Pepperdine history ... Featured on KCAL, NBS Los Angeles and CNN in addition to making headlines on NCAA.org, ESPN W and The Daily ... Improved personal-record times in nearly every event by the end of the season ... Lowered career-best 50 freestyle time to 33.58 at the PCSC Championships ... Also clocked a PR 100 breaststroke time of 1:27.39 at the conference championships ... Swam the 100 freestyle in a time of 1:13.31 at the PCSC Time Trials ... Other season-best times include 2:43.92 (200 free), 25:26.67 (1650 free), 41.39 (50 breast), 40.34 (50 fly) and 1:34.02 (100 IM).

SANTA MONICA COLLEGE: Attended Santa Monica College from 2008-2011 ... Earned an associate degree in general science and graduated with high honors ... Member of the varsity swim team and voted Most Inspirational in 2010 ... Received the Coaches' Award in 2011 ... Member of Phi Theta Kappa.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Bishop Grandin High School, located in Calgary, Alberta, in 1980 ... Competed in basketball, volleyball and track and field.

PERSONAL: Born in Calgary, Alberta ... Resides in Malibu with her daughters, Jena and Tess, and French bulldog, Daisy ... Employed as a fashion model following high school graduation, and traveled to several fashion capital cities including London, Tokyo, Milan, Los Angeles, and New York City ... Spent eight years working as a broker within the financial industry ... Is a certified Pilates instructor and apprenticed under Romana Kryzanowska ... Owned and operated Crush Boutique in Malibu, before closing its doors in 2008 to return to school ... Chose Pepperdine because "Seaver College offers an amazing kinesiology/sports medicine program" ... Works as an assistant coach at Westside Aquatics ... Participated in the 2011 Nautica Malibu Triathlon.

FAVORITES: Dara Torres (sports hero) ... Ryan Lochte (pro athlete) ... Calgary Flames (pro sports team) ... Wuthering Heights and Modoc (books) ... Episodes and Girls (tv shows) ... Chariots of Fire (movie) ... Led Zeppelin and the Black Keys (bands) ... Cycling (sport other than swimming) ... Italian (food) ... Enjoys spending time with her daughters, cycling, Pilates, yoga, reading, competing in triathlons and spending time outdoors.

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