Top Times 200-yard freestyle - 1:55.10 (Intrasquad Meet, 2011) 1,000-yard freestyle - 10:36.70 (11-19-11 vs UNO) 100-yard backstroke - 56.52 (2011 Mizzou Invite) 200-yard backstroke - 2:02.60 (2011 Mizzou Invite) 100-yard butterfly - 55:14 (2011 Mizzou Invite) 200-yard butterfly - 2:01.67 (2012 Big 12 Championships) 200-yard IM - 2:04.79 (2013 Big 12 Championships, 2/27-3/2)
2012-13 (Sophomore) Academic All-Big 12 First Team...Athletic Director's and Big 12 Commisioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2012)... Picked up a pair of top-two finishes, in a dual meet at Rice (10/6), finishing first in the 200-yard butterfly (2:04.40) and second in the 100-yard butterfly (56.55)... Grabbed a pair of third-place finishes in the 100-yard butterfly (57.37) and the 200-yard butterfly (2:04.86) in a dual meet against No. 15 Minnesota (10/20)... Finished second in the 100-yard backstroke, with a time of 58.94, in a dual meet at Nebraska-Omaha (10/25)... Picked up a first-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly (57.34) and a second-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (2:05.90) in a double-dual against TCU and North Dakota (11/2-3)... Finished second in the 200-yard butterfly (2:04.98) and set a season-best time in the 100-yard backstroke at the Kansas Classic (11/16-18)... Picked up a pair of second-place finishes in a dual at Hawaii (1/18), finishing the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 56.73 and the 200-yard butterfly in 2:04.98... Finished second in the 100-yard butterfly (57.01) in a dual against No. 18 Arkansas (2/2)... Picked up a pair of top-three finishes in a dual against Iowa State (2/8-9), finishing first in the 100-yard butterfly (57.09) and second in the 200-yard event (2:06.26)... Closed out the season with season-best times in the 200-yard butterfly (2:02.98, fifth), the 200-yard IM (2:04.79, ninth) and the 100-yard butterfly (55.44, 11th) at the Big 12 Championships (2/27-3/2).
2011-12 (Freshman) Specialized in the butterfly along with distance racing... Finished second in the 100-yard butterfly at a dual meet with Arizona (10/8), with a time of 57.86, and swam the second leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay team that placed second (1:38.68)... Placed second in the 100-yard fly in a dual meet against Minnesota (10/21), with a time of 57.26... Finished first in the 200-yard butterfly, with a time of 2:07.83, in a double-dual meet with host Northern Iowa and North Dakota (10/22)... Grabbed a first-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly (57.05) and picked up a pair of third-place finishes in the 200-yard backstroke (2:05.82) and the 100-yard backstroke (58.80) in a dual against Illinois (10/29)... Picked up a pair of second-place finishes in a dual with Missouri (11/11), in the 100-yard backstroke (58.28) and the 100-yard butterfly... Finished first in the 100-yard butterfly (57.79) and second in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:36.70) in a dual with Nebraska-Omaha (11/19)... Set season highs in the 100-yard backstroke (56.52), the 200-yard backstroke (2:02.60) and the 100-yard fly (55.14), at the Mizzou Invite (12/1-3)... Finished second in the 50-meter long course butterfly (29.55) and third in the 200-meter long course IM (2:31.11) at the Mayaguez Invite (1/7)... Placed second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.56, in a dual against Nebraska (1/14)... Grabbed two third-place finishes in the 200-yard butterfly (2:05.97) and the 100-yard butterfly (58.22), in a dual against Arkansas (1/21)... Picked up a second-place finish in the 150-yard butterfly (1:30.20) and a third-place finish in the 50-yard butterfly (26.10) in a dual against Iowa State (2/3-4)... Finished the year with a season-best time of 2:01.67 in the 200-yard butterfly and finished seventh at the Big 12 Championships (2/22-25)... Also finished 11th in the 100-yard butterfly (55.77), 17th in 100-yard butterfly (56.17) and 14th in the 100-yard breaststroke (57.37).
High School (Plano Senior) A member of the 2011 All-State team in five events (100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Free, 400 and 200 Freestyle relays)... Placed 10th in the 200-freestyle during the Texas 5A High School State Championships in Austin... Had breakout performance during 2010 Region II 5A Championships, where she took first place in the 100-yard butterfly and broke her own school record with 54.68 time. Also finished second in 200-yard freestyle and achieved All-American consideration with her 1:51.48 time... Also swam for the City of Plano club team under Coach Steve Mateer... Member of the National Honor Society... on honor roll all four years at Plano.
Personal Born in Houston, Texas... Parents are Walter and Mary... Mechanical engineering major. Getting to Know Deanna Reason you chose KU: When I walked around campus, it just felt like home.
Favorite sport to compete in other than swimming: Soccer
Favorite sport to watch other than swimming: Football
Favorite Big 12 City to visit other than Lawrence: College Station, Texas
Website you visit the most: Facebook (once or twice a week)
Song at the top of my I-Pod playlist: Why don't we just dance (Josh Turner)
Favorite TV show: Scrubs
Favorite Food: Pizza
Farthest place you have traveled to: Michigan (car)