Pepperdine will compete at the conference championships Feb. 12-15.
The Waves close competition at the invite tomorrow.
Pepperdine swam four top five times on the day, 13 personal bests and 21 season bests.
The Waves compete on Friday and Saturday as well at the meet.
SAAC Co-President Lisa Santroch is leading a group of Waves that will be working with kids in Peru.
JUNIOR/2014-15: Delivered a personal-record 50 freestyle time of 25.93 at the PCSC Championships … Scored a personal-best 400 IM time of 5:20.97 at the league championship meet … Lowered PR in 100 breaststroke at the PCSC Championships, clocking a 1:12.38 … Also lowered career-best mark in the 200 breaststroke at conference (2:44.25) … Set a new PR in the 100 freestyle at the A3 Performance Meet, posting a time of 58.15 … Other season-best flat times include 2:18.03 (200 free), 34.66 (50 breast), 29.85 (50 fly) and 1:07.49 (100 fly).
SOPHOMORE/2013-14: Redshirted as a sophomore after undergoing brain surgery in the fall.
FRESHMAN/2012-13: Mainly competed in the freestyle and breaststroke events for the Waves as a freshman … Swam a personal-best 27.17 in the 50 freestyle at the Arena Classic … At the same meet, also lowered PR time in the 100 freestyle to 59.58 … Clocked a 2:18.13 in the 200 freestyle at the Malibu Invitational … Set a personal record in the 500 freestyle at the Malibu Invitational with a time of 6:16.17 … Clocked a personal-record 50 breaststroke time of 35.93 at the Mustang Invitational … Lowered PR in the 100 breaststroke to 1:18.60 at the Arena Classic … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
CLUB: Swam for Northern Nevada Aquatics.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from McQueen High School, located in Reno, Nev., in 2012 … Swam on the varsity squad all four seasons … Also lettered in basketball … Three-time All-State Academic team honoree … Named the Scheels Athlete of the Month during junior campaign … Four-year regional finalist … National Honor Society Member … Team captain of the swim team as a senior … Earned the Coach’s Award for Work Ethic and Attitude in basketball.
PERSONAL: Born in Fargo, North Dakota … Lives in Reno, Nevada … Daughter of Bob Rowe, Lindsay Velianoff and the late Heidi Rowe … Has three younger brothers, Luke, Christopher and Zachary and one younger sister, Danielle … Majoring in nutritional science and aspires to become a medical doctor … Mother Heidi was both a springboard and platform diver at Iowa State … Father Bob competed for Iowa State’s track and field team … Considers her mother, who was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes as a child, her biggest hero “because she had so much to overcome, and she made the absolute best of it” … Chose Pepperdine because of “its amazing academic reputation and the growing swim program on the California coast” … Traveled to Peru during the summer of 2015 with fellow student-athletes to work with Here for Kids International.
FAVORITES: Joe Mauer (pro athlete) … Minnesota Twins (pro sports team) … Love and Basketball (movie) … To Kill a Mockingbird (book) … Unspoken (musical artist) … Graceland (tv show) … Baseball (sport other than swimming) … Breakfast (food).