Pepperdine honored by coaches' association for excelling in the classroom.
Waves' see countless season and personal-best times lowered during day three of the conference championships.
Pepperdine concludes 2012-13 season at the conference championships, held in La Mirada, Calif.
Waves honor eight student-athletes who will soon be finishing their swim and dive careers at Pepperdine.
Waves conclude 2012 today in Long Beach and resume season in January.
FRESHMAN/2012-13: Reached the finals of the 100 breaststroke at the PCSC Championship with a time of 1:10.75 ... Lowered time in finals to 1:10.08 to place 22nd overall ... That time was a season-best and ranked second on the team ... Also placed 27th in the 200 breaststroke (2:34.30) and 36th in the 200 IM (2:17.56) at the league championship ... Lowered personal record in the 100 fly to 1:04.50 at the Arena Classic ... Clocked a PR time of 5:00.22 in the 400 IM at the Mustang Invitational ... Other season-best times include 26.80 (50 free), 31.23 (50 back), 1:06.07 (100 back), 32.18 (50 breast), 28.68 (50 fly) and 1:06.39 (100 IM) ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
CLUB: Swam for the Aces from 2006-09, and then the Denver Swim Academy from 2009-12 ... Qualified for sectionals every season since 2010.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Highlands Ranch High School in 2012 ... Specialized in the breaststroke and IM as a prep school student-athlete ... Three-year MVP ... Best times include 1:08.62 (100 breaststroke), 2:31.94 (200 breaststroke) and 2:15.32 (200 IM) ... Best times in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke were clocked at 56.90 and 1:04.03, respectively ... Earned high honor roll all four years, and graduated as the Salutatorian ... Named an AP scholar with distinction ... Competed against Olympic Champion Missy Franklin, who attends the neighboring Regis Jesuit High School.
PERSONAL: Born in Littleton, Colo. ... Daughter of Tom and Chris Hayes ... Has a younger sister, Shannon ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the great academic reputation, the swim team, the Christian environment and the location."
FAVORITES: Tim Tebow (pro athlete) ... Colorado Rockies (pro sports team) ... One Direction (musical artist) ... Harry Potter (book) ... The Vampire Diaries and Grey's Anatomy (tv shows) ... Baseball (sport other than swimming) ... Pizza (food) ... Princess Bride (movie) ... Enjoys reading, spending time with friends, drawing and painting.