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Jackie Owens
Jackie Owens

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lahaina, Hawaii

High School:
Lahainaluna HS

Last College:
Washington State

Height:
5-3

Experience:
TR

CAREER: Transferred from Washington State in January of 2011.

PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Made season debut and only appearance with a three-set win against an opponent from Hawai'i to clinch the team win for the Waves ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors.

WASHINGTON STATE 2010-11: Finished fall season with a singles record of 2-1 and a doubles mark of 1-2.

WASHINGTON STATE 2009-10: Was 20-6 in singles play ... Won Flight C of the Gonzaga/Eastern Washington Invitational ... Reached the semifinals of the Gray Bracket at the Cougar Classic ... Had a seven-match win streak during the fall season ... Was 4-3 in doubles play while partnered with fellow freshman Cara Brown ... Posted a 6-9 overall doubles record.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lahainaluna High School in 2009 ... Earned four varsity letters ... Played No.1 singles and doubles ... Team captain 2007-09... Four-year team MVP... Undefeated in Maui Interscholastic League play and named MIL Player of the Year all four seasons ... Sophomore year placed third at state championship and was ranked No.1 in Hawaii USTA section ... Junior year placed second at state championship ... Senior year placed second at state championship ... Named Lahainaluna High's Most Outstanding Athlete of the Year in 2009 ... Was Hawaii's state winner of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award and finished 2009 ranked No.1 in Hawaii USTA section.

PERSONAL: Born in Anaheim, Calif. ... Daughter of Gregory and Bernadette ... Grew up in Lahaina, Hawai'i ... Aunt Monica Sharman played tennis at Cal Tech ... Majoring in broadcast journalism ... Chose Pepperdine because "I want to get a great education and earn a degree in broadcast journalism. The Malibu area is amazing and the tennis program here is competitive."

FAVORITES: Favorite pro tennis player is Kim Clijsters ... Favorite movie is Avatar and Miracle ... Favorite band is One Republic ... Favorite book is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ... Likes to watch House and NFL games on television ... Favorite sport other than tennis is football ... Favorite food is fettuccine alfredo ... Biggest sports hero is Brett Farve because "I love his competitiveness and his genuine love for the sport. He plays each game with such enthusiasm and has a lot of grit and spirit.

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