Team finishes in third place with 604 total points and now looks toward time trials on Sunday
Invitational will be the team's final competition before New Year
2010-11 (Junior): Continued to be one of the top swimmers for Kansas in the butterfly and backstroke events... She scored 77 points for the Jayhawks at the 2011 Big 12 Championships... was a part of the 200 medley relay team, which finished in third place, as well as the 200 freestyle and 400 medley relay teams who finished fourth. Compiled career best times in three individual events during Big 12's with her 53.47 performance and sixth place finish in the 100 butterfly. She also took eighth in the 100 backstroke (53.56) and tenth in the 200 back (1:57.52)... At the Georgia Invite, Anderson competed in the 50 freestyle for first the time in her collegiate career, where she finished with a time of 25.04.... Anderson had at least the fifth fastest time on her team in six different events during 2010-11, with her 53.47, being the best in the 100-yard butterfly.
2009-10 (Sophomore): Scored 30 total points for the team at the 2010 Big 12 Championships... Placed eighth in the 100-yard butterfly (55.19), eighth in the 100-yard backstroke (54.83) and 11th in the 200-yard backstroke (1:58.76)... Achieved her career-best times in those three events during the preliminary round of the Big 12 Championships... Took third in the 50-yard butterfly (26.08) against Iowa State... Was part of the third place 400-yard medley relay team (3:47.16) and the second place team in the 200-yard medley relay at the UVA Invitational... Placed third in the finals of the 200-yard butterfly (56.71) and fifth in the finals of the 100 backstroke (56.92) at the UVA Invite.
2008-09 (Freshman): One of Kansas' best and most versatile swimmers a season ago... A member of the two school-record medley relay teams... She swam the butterfly leg of the third-place finishing KU 200 and 400 yard medley relay teams at the 2009 Big 12 Championships, which broke the school-records with times of 1:38.45 and 3:38.45... Placed 6th in the 100 yard butterfly (54.31), 8th in the 100 yard backstroke (54.98), 10th in the 200 yard backstroke (1:58.51) at the 2009 Big 12 Championship... She was one of Kansas' best point earners at the Big 12 Championships, combining for 95 points including the relays... She had KU's season-best time in the 100 yard butterfly and its second best times in the 100 and 200 yard backstroke events... In addition, her 200 yard backstroke of 1:58.51 is the second-best in school history... Her 100 yard backstroke time of 54.98 ranks as third-best in school history and her 100 yard butterfly time is the fourth-best...
High School (Hendersonville): A four-year letterwinner in swimming... Named the school's "Swimmer of the Year" for four years... Placed second in the state 100 fly and earned an automatic All-American and a U.S. Open/National time... Placed in the top eight in all events she competed in at state... Holds the high school's record for the 100 fly, 100 free and 200 free... All-American in the 100 backstroke all four years, the 500 free for the freshman and sophomore seasons, and the 100 fly her senior year... Also won high school honors for journalism and drama.
Personal: Parents are Nita and Bud Anderson... A communications major.
Getting to know Abigail:
Favorite sport to watch other than swimming: Basketball
Favorite sport to compete in other than swimming: Competitive dance
Favorite Big 12 city to visit (other than Lawrence): Austin, Texas
Music at the top of my I-Pod: Anything that Lil' Wayne has ever sang
Website(s) you visit the most often: Twitter and Facebook
Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant
Favorite TV Show: Wilfred
Favorite Food: Fettuccine Alfredo
Favorite place on campus to study: Anschutz Library
Favorite Lawrence restaurant: El Mezcal
First concert you ever attended: N'Sync (I cried when Justin Timberlake looked at me)
Farthest you have ever traveled (by car or plane): Puerto Rico
Teammate most likely to make me laugh is: My roommate Kath Liggett
Teammate most likely to motivate me is: Brooke Brull
Favorite KU tradition: Waving the Wheat
Time your alarm clock is set for during the season: 5:35 a.m.
Describe yourself in one word: Bubbly