Pepperdine closed the 2017 season at the PCSC Championshps on Saturday.
Newman is the second Waves' diver to win the weekly award.
Allison Naasz and Jessica Mosbaugh both ink their names in the Pepperdine record book after impressive performances today at the conference championships.
Pepperdine sits in fourth place after day one with 181 points.
Pepperdine placed fifth at the 2014 PCSC Championships.
Photos from the PCSC Championships, Photos Courtesy of Priyanka Shah, Erin Himes and Kathrine Kuhlmann.
JUNIOR/2015-16: Scored 46 individual points at the PCSC Championships to help lead the Waves to a fourth-place finish … Earned All-PCSC distinction in the 3 meter diving event, placing fourth at the PCSC Championships … Also earned All-PCSC honorable mention in the 1 meter diving event … Named PCSC Athlete of the Week (1/20/16) … Earned PCSC All-Academic honors … Was named a Pepperdine Scholar Athlete.
SOPHOMORE/2014-15: All-PCSC performer in both the 1-meter and 3-meter for the second-straight season ... Scored 55 individual points at the conference championship, helping the Waves to a seventh place finish ... Placed third in the 3-meter at the PCSC Championships behind of score of 237.05 ... Took second in the 1-meter at conference after scoring a personal-best 245.70 ... Charted a personal-best 243.65 in the 3-meter at the PCSC Time Trials to place second overall ... Topped the podium in both the 1-meter and 3-meter at Cal Poly ... Placed in the top-four in both the 1-meter and 3-meter in every outing of the season ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
FRESHMAN/2013-14: PCSC Division I Swimmer of the Year ... Earned All-PCSC status in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events ... Ranked second on the squad with 53 individual points at the conference championship, helping the Waves to a fifth place finish ... Runner-up champion in the 3-meter at the PCSC Championship after posting a personal-record score of 216.15 in the finals ... Sat in fifth place after posting a 213.30 in the prelims ... Placed fifth at conference in the 1-meter behind a score of 212.65 ... Tallied a season-best score of 229.20 in the preliminary round ... Won the 1-meter at the PCSC Time Trials, while taking top-five honors at the Mustang Invitational, Malibu Invitational and Chris Knorr Invitational ... Won the 3-meter at the PCSC Time Trials and Chris Knorr Invitational ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
CLUB: Competed for the Dos Rios Divers and The Wolverines.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 2013 ... Two-year team captain ... Placed second at the Delta River League Trials as a senior after placing fifth as a junior and third as a sophomore ... Holds two school records with a 6-dives score of 250.0 and an 11-dives score of 374.0 ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Also a four-year varsity letterwinner in tennis.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Robyn and Rick Newman ... Has one younger sister, Samantha, who is also a diver at Pepperdine ... Majoring in pre-business administration ... Born in Truckee, Calif. ... Chose Pepperdine because "I wanted to attend a small, Christian school with great academics, an excellent athletic program, and gave me a feeling of comfort and acceptance. Pepperdine exceeded my expectations" ... Also has competed internationally on the trampoline ... Junior Olympic Qualifier in both freestyle skiing and trampoline.
FAVORITES: The Giver (book) ... Twister (movie) ... One Tree Hill (tv show) ... Colbie Caillat, Demi Levato, Taylor Swift and Christina Perri (musical artists) ... Mexican and sushi (food) ... Tennis and skiing (sports other than swimming).