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Dari Watkins
Position: Butterfly/Individual Medley
Height: 5'9"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Seal Beach, CA
High School: Los Alamitos HS
College: Sixth
Major: Psychology
Experience: Redshirt
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TRITON NOTES
Two-time All-American.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012-13
Competed in six events at the PCSC Championships … Finishing first in the 800 free relay (7:26.45) and a third place finish in the 200 fly (2:04.23) … Competed at NCAA Championships, with top finishes in the 800 free relay (7:27.37) at No.3 and individually the 200 fly (2:02.52) at No.6 … Is a member of the 800 free relay that holds a Canyonview pool record (7:47.88).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011-12
Redshirted the season.

CLUB
Competed for Golden West in Huntington Beach (2010-11) and Seal Beach Swim Club in Los Alamitos (Kindergarten-2010).

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2011 graduate of Los Alamitos (Calif.) High School ... Named the 2011 Long Beach Press Telegram Female Swimmer of the Year ... The LAHS Swimmer of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2011 ... Holds school records in the 100 fly, 200 and 400 free relays and the 200 medley relay ... A five-time CIF finalist ... Posted best times of 24.78 in the 50 free, 53.28 in the 100 free, 1:53.92 in the 200 free, 58.23 in the 100 back, 57.00 in the 100 fly and 2:06.87 in the 200 IM ... A Second Team All-Sunset League pick in water polo in 2009 ... Griffins were 2009 CIF Southern Section Master champions ... Was a five-time CIF finalist ... Also played water polo during her first three years of high school.

PERSONAL
Born July 14, 1993 in Laguna Hills ... Parents are Rand Watkins and Irena Hill-Watkins ... Father played baseball at Clarkson and mother danced at Long Beach State ... Has an older brother named Forrest that plays water polo at Stanford ... Majoring in psychology at Sixth College ... Interested in becoming a psychologist, focusing on athletes as well as their nutrition ... Cheers for the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Yankees ... The Dark Knight Rises and 21 Jump Street are her favorite movies ... Olympic men's water polo player Peter Varellas is her most admired athlete ... Loves Mexican food ... Hobbies include surfing, dancing and spending time with friends ... Placing sixth at NCAA finals last season in the 200 fly is her most memorable swimming moment ... Favorite UC San Diego moment was taking second place at the NCAA Division II National Championships ... Her brother is her greatest influence.


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