32 student-athletes from institutions throughout the West Coast Conference came to Malibu for the three-day event
The WCC Represent campaign was started in 2009.
Many awards, mostly voted on by the student-athletes, were handed out Wednesday night.
Pepperdine will compete at the conference championships Feb. 12-15.
The Waves close competition at the invite tomorrow.
SENIOR/2015-16: Competed in each meet during her final season in Malibu … Swam eight personal bests in her second season back after brain surgery … Swam a personal best 25.81 in the 50 free at the PCSC Championships … Posted a personal best 56.32 in the 100 free also at the league championship … Was given the West Coast Conference’s Represent award.
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).