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Elena Witham
Elena  Witham


Buena Vista, Colo.

High School:
Houston County HS





Waves Celebrate Senior Day at PCSC Time Trials

Pepperdine will compete at the conference championships Feb. 12-15.


Waves Reap Academic Awards

Pepperdine makes the grade again, and recognized by the CSCAA for its 3.20 team GPA.


Mosbaugh Repeats as PCSC 200 Breaststroke Champion

Pepperdine places seventh at 2015 PCSC Championships.


Waves Celebrate Senior Day on Saturday

Pepperdine honors Codie Cox, Katie Giacobbe, Blair Kacynski and Cailey Stuebner as they compete for the final time at home on Saturday.


Waves Open 2015 at Chris Knorr Invitational

Pepperdine competes for the first time in 2015 this weekend at Cal Lutheran.

SENIOR/2015-16: Competed in each meet for the Waves during her senior season … Swam three personal bests … Earned PCSC All-Academic honorable mention and was named a Pepperdine Scholar Athlete.

JUNIOR/2014-15: Lowered personal record in the 100 freestyle to 58.64 at the A3 Performance Meet ... Season-best 200 freestyle mark set at 2:17.32 at the Malibu Invitational ... Clocked a 5:55.19 in the 500 freestyle at the Malibu Invitational ... Swam the 200 backstroke at the PCSC Championships in a time of 2:19.68 ... Other season-best times include 12:28.67 (1000 free), 31.01 (50 back), 1:04.56 (100 back), 39.85 (50 breast), 29.08 (50 fly), 1:06.58 (100 fly), 2:33.95 (200 fly) and 2:27.36 (200 IM) ... PCSC All-Academic ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

SOPHOMORE/2013-14: Scored 19 individual points at the conference championship, helping the Waves to a fifth place finish ... Swam a season-best 200 backstroke time of 2:18.08 to place 20th at the PCSC Championship ... Took 13th in the 1000 freestyle at conference, clocking a personal record time of 11:55.41 ... Lowered personal-record time in the 200 IM to 2:21.85 at the PCSC Championship ... Other season-best flat times include 28.52 (50 free), 1:00.30 (100 free), 2:12.59 (200 free), 5:47.56 (500 free), 32.07 (50 back), 1:07.19 (100 back), 29.65 (50 fly) and 1:07.33 (100 fly) ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

FRESHMAN/2012-13: Placed 15th in the 200 backstroke at the PCSC Championship with a time of 2:15.68 ... Clocked a personal-best time of 2:15.52 in the prelims ... Placed 20th in the 400 IM at the league championship behind a personal-record time of 4:54.08 ... ... Finished 37th in the 100 backstroke behind a personal-best time of 1:03.83 ... Clocked a personal-record 26.38 in the 50 free to place 72nd at the PCSC Championship ... Other personal-records set during freshman campaign include 58.96 (100 free), 2:07.13 (200 free), 5:46.67 (500 free), 30.49 (50 back), 1:22.67 (100 breast), 28.85 (50 fly), 1:06.40 (100 fly), 2:31.14 (200 fly), 1:07.50 (100 IM) and 2:25.71 (100 IM) ... Other season-best times include 12:06.13 (1000 free), 20:09.36 (1650 free) and 39.17 (50 breast) ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Houston County High School, located in Warner Robins, Ga., in 2012 ... Swam on the varsity squad all four years ... Three-time team MVP ... Two-year captain ... As a senior, was the 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle county and region champion ... Prep school-best times include 26.90 (50 free), 1:08.10 (100 fly), 5:46.43 (500 free), 2:27.00 (200 IM), 1:05.23 (100 back) and 31.88 (50 back) ... Was the county champion in the 100 backstroke and 200 IM as a junior ... Qualified for the state meet in the 100 backstroke during her sophomore campaign ... Also was county and region champion in the 100 backstroke that year, as well as 200 IM region champion ... As a freshman, won the 100 backstroke county champion title, and was a state qualifier in the 200 freestyle relay ... Team placed 12 at the 2009 GHSA Swimming and Diving State Championships ... Graduated fourth in her class with a 3.98 GPA.

CLUB: Member of the Warner Robins Aquanauts from 2008-12 ... Named Swimmer of the Year in 2011 ... Team won the Division III Georgia Senior SC State Championship in 2008 and 2009 ... Set several long and short course records for the 13-14 age group, as well as 15+ 1,500 freestyle long course record.

PERSONAL: Born in Moreno Valley, Calif. ... Resides in Buena Vista, Colo. ... Daughter of Randy and Dee ... Father is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel ... Has moved 10 times in 17 years and has visited all 48 of the contiguous states as a result of her father's career ... Has one younger brother, Christian ... Mother swam for the U.S. Air Force Academy ... Grandfather, George F. Witham, played football for Chico State ... Majoring in biology with a minor in sustainability ... Aspires to become a veterinarian ... Chose Pepperdine because "it is a prestigious west coast school with excellent acceptance rates to postgraduate medical schools" ... Traveled to Kenya as part of a biology research program concerning global health and infectious disease ... Taught and served with Made in the Streets (MITS), a school for street children in Nairobi.

FAVORITES: Natalie Coughlin (pro athlete) ... Gone Girl Gatsby (book) ... Game of Thrones (TV show) ... Banana bread French toast (food) ... Denver Broncos (pro sports team) ... A Few Good Men (movie) ... Hoodie Allen (musical artist) ... Football (sport other than swimming) ... Enjoys snowboarding, water skiing, baking, chick flicks and reading classics ... Lists Tim Tebow as an inspirational sports hero because "he acknowledges God as his creator and benefactor."

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