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Mackenna Briggs
Mackenna  Briggs


Issaquah, WA

High School:
Liberty HS





Toreros Earn Team Academic Honor

San Diego registered a 3.38 GPA during spring semester


Toreros Earn MPSF All-Academic Honors

Ten San Diego swimmers recognized for academic success


Season Concludes With Program Records

Toreros, Hubel set school records


Hubel Breaks Own School Record

Toreros continue strong showing at CSCAA National Invitational


Strong Showing to Open CSCAA National Invitational

Toreros earn pair of top-10 finishes


USD Swim and Dive vs Fresno State

USD Swim and Dive vs Fresno State 1-13-17


2016 MPSF Championships

2016 MPSF Championships


2016 Beach Cup

USD Swim & Dive team at the 2016 Beach Cup


  • 200 Free - 2017 (1:48.13)
  • 500 Free - 2017 (4:51.08)
  • 400 Medley Relay - 2016 (3:43.56, with Reierson, Jurries, & J. Taylor)
  • 800 Freestyle Relay - 2017 (7:18.58, with Deiparine, D. Taylor, & Hubel)


  • 1st Team All-MPSF - 200 Freestyle (2016 & 2017)
  • 1st Team All-MPSF - 500 Freestyle (2017)
  • 2nd Team All-MPSF - 200 Butterfly (2016 & 2017)
  • 2nd Team All-MPSF - 800 Freestyle Relay - (2017 with 7:18.58, with Deiparine, D. Taylor, & Hubel)
  • 2nd Team All-MPSF - 400 Freestyle Relay (2016 with Jurries, D. Taylor, & J. Taylor)
  • MPSF Scholar-Athlete (2017)

SOPHOMORE (2016-17) 

  • Set three school records in the 2016-17 season: 200 free (1:48.13), 500 free (4:51.08) and the 800 free relay (7:18.58, with Deiparine, D. Taylor, & Hubel)
  • A 1st Team All-MPSF selection in the 200 free and 500 free
  • A 2nd Team All-MPSF selection in the 200 fly and 800 free relay
  • Had career best times in six events: 50 free (23.66), 100 free (51.56), 200 free (1:48.13), 500 free (4:51.08), 100 fly (55.30) and 400 IM (4:34.14)
  • Had a top-two time amongst Toreros in seven events
  • Named MPSF Scholar-Athlete

FRESHMAN (2015-16) 

  • Was part of two record breaking relay teams and earned All-League honors in three events her freshman year
  • Part of 400 medley relay team that set new school record with time of 3:43.56
  • Part of 800 freestyle relay team that set program record of 7:21.92
  • Named First Team All-MPSF in the 200 freestyle (1:49.16)
  • Named Second Team All-MPSF in the 200 butterfly (2:01.99) and 400 free relay (3:23.52)
  • Had team's fastest time in the 200 free (1:49.16), 500 free (4:56.50), and 200 fly (2:01.99)
  • Was second fastest on the team in the 1000 free (10:34.25)


  • Attended Liberty High School where she earned four varsity letters
  • Won state in the 100 Fly (54.93) and 50 Free (23.75) her senior year and was named Swimmer of the Meet
  • Helped her team win the 2A state championship her senior year
  • Won state in the 100 Fly (55.04) in her junior year
  • Won state in the 100 back her freshman year


  • Born May 24, 1997 in Issaquah, Washington to Melanie and Mike Briggs
  • Chose USD to swim in the sun, the beautiful campus, and small class sizes
  • Was also recruited by Nevada, UC Davis, and UCLA

What is your most memorable swimming/diving moment? Why? Probably breaking a 55 in the 100 fly. It was a swim off between me - an 18 year old - and another girl - a 14 year old - for top eight at a high-level meet. I had been trying and failing for awhile to break it and because a girl four years younger than me had done it, the competition was real for me and my team knew it. They cheered for me behind the block and when I broke the 55 (and beat the girl) they were just as excited for me as I was.

Describe yourself as an athlete and as a student: Swimming and school are both top priorities in my life. I want to do my best in both, which means I'm ready to put the time into perfecting my strokes and building my education. But beyond just getting the hours in, I want to enjoy what I do when I do it, so I try to maintain a positive attitude in both my swimming and college carreer.

What piece of coaching and/or personal advice has stuck with you over the years? A piece of personal advice that I continue to value more and more as the years go by is to view failures in a positive light. Failure is what you learn from, what shapes you and helps you grow as a person; it teaches you humility and gives you ambition and so many other priceless principles. So, instead of being discouraged by a failure or hurting yourself trying to avoid it, embrace the failures in your life and learn from them.    

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?  Enjoying the adventures life has to offer.    

Favorite TV show: Friends
Favorite movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite food: Cheeseburger
Favorite place to spend time: My backyard
Favorite Song: Depends on my mood
Major: Math


Event Time Meet
50 Free 23.66 2017 MPSF Championships
100 Free 51.56 Husky Invite (12/4/16)
200 Free 1:48.13 2017 MPSF Championships
500 Free 4:51.08 2017 MPSF Championships
1000 Free 10:34.25 USD-UCSD Dual (1/30/16)
100 Fly 55.30 Husky Invite (12/2/16)
200 Fly 2:01.99 2016 MPSF Championships
200 IM 2:08.70 Purdue Invite (11/20/15)
400 IM 4:34.14 USD-North Texas Dual (1/8/16)
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A day to give to Torero Athletics
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Toreros prep for game day
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USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
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Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
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Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
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39 years in review by former players and coaches
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Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
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Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
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Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
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Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
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Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
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Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
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USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
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USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
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