Waves Host Beach Cup, Honor Seniors on Saturday

Senior Andrea Kacynski

Jan. 16, 2013

MALIBU, Calif. – The Pepperdine women’s swimming and diving team hosts the first of two final regular-season meets this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19, with the Beach Cup. The Waves host high-caliper competition from San Diego, Loyola-Marymount and Fresno State as it makes its final preparations for the Pacific Collegiate Swim & Dive Conference (PCSC) Championships.

In addition to the Beach Cup, Pepperdine hosts the annual PCSC Time Trials on Saturday, Jan. 26 before culminating the season at the league meet on Feb. 13-17 in Long Beach, Calif.

Admission to swim meets at the Raleigh-Runnels Memorial Pool is free for all spectators.

The Waves will celebrate Senior Day on Saturday. The eight-member senior class includes Shannon Adkins (Granite Bay, Calif./Granite Bay HS), Sarah Burris (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox HS), Klaire Korver (Redwood City, Calif./Pinewood School), Andrea Kacynski (Superior, Colo./Monarch HS), Gina Vrablik (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy), Natalia Barragan (Chowchilla, Calif./Chowchilla Union HS), Phyllis Reffo (Calgary, Alberta/Bishop Grandin HS/Santa Monica College) and Brooke Fugate (San Diego, Calif./Rancho Bernardo HS). Although Fugate is only a junior, she will be graduating a year early with a degree in computer science and math.

The two-day event kicks off at 11 a.m. on Friday with the 3-meter diving competition. Swim events that follow include the 200 medley relay, 500 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 freestyle and the 800 freestyle relay.

Action resumes on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the 200 freestyle relay. Individual races follow with the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 back stroke. Session 2 concludes with the 400 medley relay and finally the 1-meter dive.

Session 3 features the 1650 freestyle (aka the Malibu Mile), 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke and 200 butterfly. The Beach Cup comes to a conclusion with the 400 freestyle relay.

Team scoring will be in effect, meaning points are up for grabs in the Wells Fargo PCH Cup. Separated by 19.1 miles of scenic coastline, longtime crosstown adversaries Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine have come together in an effort to boost their decades-long rivalry with the creation of the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) Cup. The series serves as an annual scorecard for the NCAA-sponsored athletic contests between the Lions and Waves. LMU leads this year’s competition 5.5-3.0.

The Beach Cup will be streamed live on WaveCasts both days.

To see Pepperdine’s current season-best swim times and dive scores, click here.



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