2006-07 (Junior): Added depth in the breaststroke and IM events for Kansas... Finished 22nd in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.00), 23rd in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:25.28) and 24th in the 200 IM (2:11.53) at the Big 12 Conference Championships... Recorded the third best 100 breast team time for the 2006-07 season at Big 12s (1:08.00) and the fourth best team time in the 200 breast, also at Big 12s (2:25.28)... Swam the 100 and 200 breast and 200 IM against Missouri and Nebraska, as well as at the Terrapin Cup Invitational... At the Terrapin Cup Invite, swam to a 1:08.46 in the 100 breast, 2:27.31 in the 200 breast and 2:12.36 in the 200 IM in prelims of the events... Was the second-place high point finisher in the breaststroke events against Northern Iowa, finishing second in the 50 breast (32.96), the 100 breast (1:11.03) and the 200 breast (2:33.77)... Switched up events to swim the 100 back (1:03.53) and 100 butterfly (1:02.47) ,as well as the 200 IM (2:18.81) against Iowa State.
2005-06 (Sophomore): Achieved a personal best time in the 100 breast and the 200 IM at the Big 12 Championships meet.
2004-05 (Freshman): Finished 20th at the Big 12 Championships in the 200 breast (2:25.11) and 21st in the 100 breast (1:08.67)... Earned a 16th place finish at the Nike Cup in the 400 medley (3:59.85) and 23rd in the 200 breast (2:27.76)... Placed fourth in the 200 breast against Arkansas and Texas A&M.
High School (St. Charles North): A 2000 and 2002-03 All-American... 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley record holder... Sectional and conference champion in the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM... Member of three-time sectional champion team.
Personal: Born August 5, 1985 in Nacadochas, Texas... Parents are Drake and Patience Maples... Communications and leadership major.
Spotlight on Maples Favorite Musical Group: Sublime and Rascall Flatts. Funniest Teammate: Lauren Bonfe. Favorite TV Show: Rock of Love, American Idol, The Hills. Favorite Restaurant In Lawrence: Quintons. Favorite Sport Other Than Swimming: Basketball. Dream Vacation: Lake Tahoe- I go every year.