Shelley Harper News:
Cal Tabs Liv Jensen MVP at Annual Banquet - April 26, 2011
Cal Claims 13 Pac-10 All-Academic Spots - March 30, 2011
Reached her first NCAA Championships in 2011, swimming in the 400-yard individual medley (4:11.51) and 200 butterfly (1:58.42).
At 2011 Pac-10s, claimed fifth place in the 500 free with a time of 4:41.86, 10th place in the 200 fly (1:57.95) and 10th in the 400 IM (4:12.72).
Earned 2011 Pac-10 All-Academic second-team honors.
Posted her 200-yard freestyle personal-record time of 1:49.04 at the 2010 Pac-10 Championships...placed 16th in the 400-yard IM at the conference meet...earlier in the season, won the 1000 free with a PR of 9:58.65 against Fresno State.
Earned a spot on the 2010 Pac-10 All-Academic second team.
At the 2009 Pac-10 Championships, posted a Cal personal record of 4:43.61 (7th, NCAA B) in the 500-yard freestyle...swam a PR in the 200-yard butterfly (1:58.48, 14th NCAA B)...clocked a PR in the 400 IM (4:16.01, 18th, NCAA B).
2008 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS
Competed in the 400-meter individual medley and 800-meter freestyle in Omaha, Neb.
Integrative biology major.
Parents are Dean Harper and Mary Ann Wickes...Dean Harper was a pro triathlete and still competes in Ironman races today.
WHY I CHOSE CAL
"I chose Cal because I was looking for the perfect balance between swimming and academics. After visiting Cal I knew I had found that balance and I bonded perfectly with the girls and coaches."
BEST CAL TIMES (IN YARDS)
200 free .............1:46.99 (12/3/11 Georgia Fall Inv.)
500 free .............4:38.50 (12/2/11 Georgia Fall Inv.)
1000 free ............9:58.65 (11/5/09 vs. Fresno State)
1650 free ...........16:35.29 (11/19/11 Arena Invitational)
400 IM................4:10.12 (12/3/11 Georgia Fall Inv.)