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  Leslie Hovsepian
Leslie Hovsepian

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rancho Mirage, Calif.

High School:
Cathedral City

Height:
5-6

Event:
Breaststroke

Birthdate:
07/30/1982

Summer 2003 -- Qualfied for the U.S. Nationals in the 200m Breast, but was unable to compete due to mononucleosis.

2002-2003 -- Earned All-America honors as a member of the Bruins 400 and 200 Medley Relay teams which placed 12th and 16th, respectively, at the NCAA Championships ... Individually at the NCAA Championships, placed 26th in the 100 Breast and 36th in the 200 Breast ... At the Pac-10 Championships, placed ninth in the 100 Breast, 12th in the 200 Breast and 13th in the 200 IM ... Had nine top-five finishes on the season, including a pair of victories in the 100 Breast against San Diego and UC San Diego ... Swam career bests of 1:02.28 (100 Breast), 2:16.94 (200 Breast) and 2:03.41 (200 IM).

Summer 2002 -- Competed in the 100 and 200 Breast at the U.S. Nationals.

2001-2002 -- At the NCAA Championships, competed in the 100 and 200 Breast and 200 IM ... Swam a lifetime best 1:02.82 in the 100 Breast at the NCAA Championships ... At the Pac-10 Championships, placed 11th in the 100 Breast, 12th in the 200 Breast and 21st in the 200 IM ... Swam a lifetime best 2:04.36 in the 200 IM at the Pac-10 Championships ... Voted Most Improved.

2000-2001 -- Swam lifetime bests in the 200 IM (2:05.13), 100 Breast (1:04.53) and 200 Breast (2:19.62) at the Pac-10 Championships...At Pac-10s, placed 14th in the 100 Breast, 15th in the 200 Breast and 18th in the 200 IM...Recorded a pair of first place finishes in the 100 and 200 Breast against Washington State and UCSD...Had nine top-10 finishes during the season.

High School -- Lettered four years under the tutelage of Brad Fleener ... Also earned one letter in cross country ... Won league titles in the 100 Breast and 500 Free during senior season ... Swam leg on 200 Free relay team that recorded CIF record in 1997 with an All-American time ... Received All-American consideration in the 100 Breast and 200 IM as a senior ... Swam for the Palm Springs Piranhas club team ... Competed in Junior Nationals four consecutive years.

Personal -- Born July 30, 1982 in Bishop, CA ... Daughter of Tom and Kandi Hovsepian... Has three sisters, Laina, Lyndee and Lorelle ... Winning an unexpected CIF title in 1999 is her biggest athletic thrill to date ... Lists snowboarding as one of her hobbies ... History major.

Hovsepian's Career Bests
100 Breast - 1:02.28
200 Breast - 2:16.94
200 IM - 2:03.41


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