The Pepperdine women’s swimming and diving team placed fourth out of 14 teams competing at the Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference Championships in Long Beach. Freshman diver Lindsay Stephens finished second in the three-meter diving competition, earning a score that qualified her for the NCAA championships. She also placed second in the one-meter diving.

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Pepperdine Waves varsity swimmers Meghan Melton (left) and Jana Lineback take a breather at the Pacific Collegeiate Swim Conference Championships in Long Beach. Photo by Nicole Okuna

Several other Wave divers shined at the event. Junior Emily Andrews finished third in the three-meter and seventh in the one-meter, sophomore Emily Hevert placed seventh in the one-meter and ninth in the three-meter and sophomore Gina Warren placed sixth in the three-meter competition.

Graduate student Maura Bolger was the highest-finishing swimmer, placing second in the 200-yard butterfly. She also placed fifth in the 500-yard freestyle, swimming the fourth fastest race in that event in Pepperdine history. Sophomore Nicole Okuna finished fourth in the 100-yard butterfly, with a time of 56.5 seconds, the second fastest all-time for the Waves. She already holds the school record in that event, and all of the top-five times ever achieved. She also finished seventh in the 200-yard butterfly at the championships.

Also at the meet, sophomore Ketrina Lemmen finished third in the 100-yard backstroke and sixth in the 100-yard freestyle, senior Meghan Melton placed fifth in the 200-yard freestyle and senior Lindsey Krusen finished seventh in the 200-yard butterfly.