The list includes six repeat honorees and three newcomers
USD is in sixth place after day two
The Toreros celebrated six seniors in their final home meet
Freshman Mackenna Briggs swims two career best times
Freshman Mackenna Briggs takes first place in 500 free and 400 IM
USD vs. UCLA, Oct. 19, 2013 | Photos courtesy of Brock Scott, scottphoto.net.
Junior (2014-15): MPSF All-Academic selection after posting team's highest GPA (3.91)... Swam career bests in the 50 (23.91), 100 (51.96), and 200 Free (1:55.02)... Had the team's second best time in the 50 and 100 Free.
Sophomore (2013-14): MPSF All-Academic selection after posting team's highest GPA (3.91)... Swam career bests in the 50 (24.36), 100 (52.49), and 200 Free (1:55.17) at the 2014 MSPF Championships... Participated in the 200 Free, 400 Free, and 200 Medley at the 2014 MPSF Championships.
Freshman (2012-13): Clocked most of her best times of the season at the Husky Invitational on Nov. 30, 2102... Swam season-bests in the 50 Free (24.75), 100 Free (53.57) and 200 Free (2:02.43) at that meet.
High School: Attended New Albany High School where she earned four varsity letters in swimming... Three-time All-Ohio selection and team MVP... Holds school records in the 50 and 100 Free... Swam a 24.69 in the 50 Free and a 53.40 100 Free, both at the Ohio Central District Championships... Competed with the Gahanna YMCA Gators and the New Albany Aquatic Clulb... Qualified for the YMCA National Championships.
Personal: Parents are Kim and Brian Jones... Chose USD for the weather, to swim outdoors, and for the school's academic reputation... Was also recruited by Trinity University, Denison University and Loyola Marymount... Her father Brad swam at UCLA... She was co-valedictorian of her high school class... Lived in Germany for over two years as a kid... Enjoys creative writing, baking and traveling and loves animals and would like to work with them in the future.
What is your most memorable swimming/diving moment? Why? My most memorable swimming and diving moment is sophomore year at our taper meet in November, when I dropped time in all my events when I wasn’t expecting to. It made me feel proud of all the hard work I had been doing.
What piece of coaching and/or personal advice has stuck with you over the years?
Attitude is truly important. When things aren't going well, it can be hard to stay positive, but perserverence is mental as well as physical. If you really want to see improvement, keep your head up, don't worry about what other people say, and believe in yourself and your dreams.
Describe yourself as an athlete and as a student.
Just like any student athlete, I work hard on balancing athletics and schoolwork, looking for the perfect combination. First and foremost, I am a student, because my education is what will carry me to success later in life, but swimming is also a very important part of my identity; I do my best to give it my full effort in both the classroom and the pool.
What do you see yourself doing in 10 years? I plan to go to medical school, so I see myself working as a physician in 10 years.
Favorite TV show: House MD
Favorite movie: Finding Nemo
Favorite food: Oreos
Favorite place to spend time: The beach
Most listened to song on your iPod: In the End by Linkin Park
Career Top Times
|50 Free||23.91||2015 MPSF Championships|
|100 Free||51.96||2015 MPSF Championships|
|200 Free||1:55.02||2014 A3 Performance Invite|
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