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Shelley Harper
Position: Freestyle/Butterfly/IM
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Walnut Creek, Calif.
High School: Las Lomas
Experience: 3 Letters
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

CAL SUCCESS
• 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.

PERSONAL
• 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.)
Cal Bears Women's Swimming & Diving