SAN DIEGO STATE 2009-10
Primarily a distance freestyle specialist, competed in the 50, 100 and 200 free ... Was a member of the 200 free relay team at the Toshiba Classic (Nov. 19) that swam a time of 1:36.43, a mark that ranks as the fourth-best time in the SDSU record book ... Also swam the 400 free relay on eight occasions and was part of the 200 medley relay in six dual meets ... Was on the 200 free relay squad that captured first place in the dual meet vs. Cal State Bakersfield ... Was a member of the Mountain West Conference All-Academic team and was also honored as an MWC Scholar Athlete.
Won four varsity letters as a swimmer at Chatfield High School in Littleton, Colo. ... Coached there by Ron Johns ... A Junior National qualifier and one of the top prep sprinters in the state of Colorado ... A four-year high school All-American ... Named all-Jeffco League four years ... As a senior, was named the Jeffco League Swimmer of the Year ... Finished third in the 50 free (23.90) and fourth in the 100 free (51.82) at the 2009 Colorado state championship meet ... Her time in the 100 free was the third-fastest of the meet ... During her junior year she won the 50 free at the state meet (24.17) ... Has turned in personal best times of 23.74 in the 50 free, 51.39 in the 100 free and 58.91 in the 100 fly ... Honor roll student her final two years at Chatfield HS.
Shelley Christine Perkins was born June 29, 1991, in Fairfax, Va. ... Daughter of John and Lee Perkins ... Favorite athlete is San Diego charger running back LaDainian Tomlinson ... Was also recruited by Arizona, Colorado, Arizona State, Colorado State and Cal Poly ... Majoring in communications with a minor in sociology