There are 10 teams competing at the Malibu Invitational this year.
The Waves close competition at the invite tomorrow.
The Waves compete on Friday and Saturday as well at the meet.
Pepperdine makes the grade again, and recognized by the CSCAA for its 3.20 team GPA.
Pepperdine places seventh at 2015 PCSC Championships.
JUNIOR/2015-16: Scored 27 individual points in the PCSC Championships to help the Waves to a fourth-place finish … Earned All-PCSC honorable mention in both the 1000 free and 1650 free … Swam a total of five personal best times during her junior campaign … Her 10:53.40 in the 1000 free and 18:16.43 in the 1650 free at the PCSC Championships were both personal bests and the top times of the season for the Waves … Earned PCSC All-Academic honorable mention … Was also named a Pepperdine Scholar Athlete.
SOPHOMORE/2014-15: Scored 21 individual points at the conference championship, helping the Waves to a seventh place finish ... Placed 15th in the 1650 freestyle at the PCSC Championship, clocking a personal-best time of 18:18.66 ... Swam the first 1000 yards in a personal-best time of 10:59.43, the fastest of any Wave in 2014-15 ... Clocked an 11:03.38 in the 1000 freestyle at the PCSC Championships to place 17th ... Lowered personal-best 100 freestyle time to 58.21 at the A3 Performance Meet ... Also swam a career-best in the 500 freestyle at A3, clocking a 5:21.68 ... Other season-best times include 28.00 (50 free), 2:04.85 (200 free), 32.32 (50 back) and 1:10.55 (100 back) ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
FRESHMAN/2013-14: Specialized in long distance freestyle races and scored in three events at the PCSC Championship ... Ranked fifth on the team with 43 individual points at the conference championship, helping the Waves to a fifth place finish ... Placed 9th in the 1,650 freestyle at conference behind a personal-record performance of 18:19.88 ... Also took ninth in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 11:00.85 ... Season-best time in the 1,000 freestyle set at 10:59.89 in the opening legs of her 1,650 race at conference ... That time was the fastest by any Wave in 2013-14 ... Posted a season-best 5:22.71 in the 500 freestyle at the PCSC Championship to place 22nd overall ... Other season-best flat times as a freshman include 13.18 (25 free), 28.59 (50 free), 1:00.29 (100 free), 2:06.85 (200 free), 33.35 (50 back), 1:07.21 (100 back) and 2:30.54 (200 IM), Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Unionville High School in 2013 ... Swam four years on the varsity squad, specializing in the 200 and 500 freestyle events ... Helped lead squad to the Ches-Mont League Championship in 2011 and 2013 ... Qualified for the PIAA District One Championship in the 500 freestyle as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Also qualified in the 200 freestyle as a junior ... High school-best marks in the 200 and 500 freestyle set at 2:03.5 and 5:22, respectively ... National Honor Society member ... Vice president of the senior class ... Graduated with high honors ... 2012-13 National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association Academic All-American.
CLUB: Twelve-year member of the Golden Ram Aquatics Club ... Head coached by Scott Elliott.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Sheila and John Himes ... Older sister of Shannon and Jack ... Chose Pepperdine "because it was a really positive environment, both on the team and on campus. And of course because it has the most beautiful view!" ... Traveled to London for the 2012 Olympics and attended basketball, volleyball and swimming competitions ... Majoring in interpersonal communication with a minor in creative writing ... Studied abroad in Lausanne, Switzerland in the summer of 2014 ... Co-led the Project Serve mission trip to Wahiawa, Hawaii in the spring of 2015 ... Also served the Boys & Girls Club of the San Carlos Apache Nation during the previous spring break's Project Serve trip.
FAVORITES: Ryan Howard (pro athlete) ... The Perks of Being a Wallflower (book) ... Gossip Girl (tv show) ... Nachos (food) ... Philadelphia Phillies (pro team) ... The Princess Diaries (movie) ... Jonas Brothers (musical artist) ... Baseball (sport other than swimming) ... Cites Michael Phelps as biggest sports hero because "his passion for the sport of swimming helped it gain recognition."