AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011-12
Redshirted the season.
Competed for Golden West in Huntington Beach (2010-11) and Seal Beach Swim Club in Los Alamitos (Kindergarten-2010).
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.
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 ... Winning the 200 fly at the Junior Olympics in the summer of 2011 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.