Women's Swimming Q&A: Jessica Mosbaugh

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Jessica Mosbaugh was named PCSC Swimmer of the Week for the second time this year after a strong showing at the AT&T Winter National Championships in early December. The meet brings in the best swimmers in the nation, and Mosbaugh has competed at it the past two years for the Waves. The senior swimmer tells us about how the championship event went and how her final season as a Wave has been thus far.

Jessica  Mosbaugh

Q: How was the experience at the AT&T Winter National Championships?

A: It was pretty incredible to be on a pool deck with past Olympians and future Olympians. Being in an environment that is that highly competitive is pretty awesome.

Q: Was this year a little lighter on the nerves, it being your second appearance?

A: It was definitely different. I wasn't as nervous because I had this sense that I belonged and deserved to be competing with these people. But at the same time, there were a lot more Olympians there this year than the past year, so I was a little awestruck at times.

Q: Was there more on the line besides the National Championships, like a trip to the Olympic Trials?

A: There was, and unfortunately I did not meet the time to qualify for the Olympic trials. I was very close, however, and am going to try again in a couple of months.

Q: This is your final season as a Wave, what has it been like?

A: It has been truly incredible. Our team has expanded a lot, so it was a difference that we all noticed, but it has been nothing but a pleasant this year.

Q: What are your aspirations, both in sport and life, going forward from Pepperdine?

A: Being able to give back to a sport that has given me so much. Hopefully in the form of coaching, which would be a lot of fun and extremely exciting. I just want to share the passion that I have with others.

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