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Whitney Myers Biography
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 10/17/2006
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2005-06 Season: Is a two-time NCAA individual champion in the 200 (1:54.88) and 400 (4:06.32) IM... Tallied six first team All-American honors... Swam the third leg in two national championship relays... Holds three of the top-spots on Arizona’s All-Time Top Performances list... Honored as the 2006 Pac-10 Women’s Swimmer of the Year...  Was First Team Academic All-Pac-10... Was a Swimming and Diving Honda Sports Award Finalist... Made the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII At-Large First- Team ... At the 2006 Pac-10 Championships, took the title in the 400 IM (4:14.18), finished second in the 200 IM (1:58.80) and finished second in the 200 fly (1:56.77)... Also swam the first leg of the second-place 800 free relay and swam the third leg of the third-place 400 medley relay... Finished first in two events against Arizona State including the 200 back (2:01.18) and the 1000 free (10:12.43)... Against Texas, finished first in three individual events beginning with the 400 IM (4:20.62), the 200 IM (2:03.43) and the 200 fly (2:02.73)... Was also second in the 500 free (4:56.43) and the 200 free (1:51.24), while swimming the third leg of the 400 medley relay 400 medley relay... Against Cal, won three individual events including the 100 and 200 fly and the 200 IM... Won the 200 IM (2:00.62) against Stanford, while finishing second in the 200 fly (2:00.74) and swam the third leg of the first-place 400 medley relay... Against Northern Arizona, Oregon State and Washington, finished first in two events including the 500 free (4:59.29) and the 200 IM (2:04.39)... Won three individual events at the 2005 Texas Invitational including the 200 fly (1:55.98), 100 fly (52.79) and the 200 IM (1:57.01)... Also placed third in the 200 free (1:46.08) and contributed to two of the first-place relays... Against UCLA, won the 400 IM and finished second in the 200 fly (2:01.97), while swimming the third leg of the first-place 400 medley relay... Won the 200 IM (2:01.94) and the 200 fly (2:01.01) against USC... Opened the dual meet season against Wisconsin and Penn State with a second-place finish in the 200 free and a third-place finish in the 400 IM.

 

 

2004-05 Season: Is responsible for one individual school record in the 200 IM (1:56.43) ... Is a first team All-Pac-10 Academic recipient... At the NCAA Championships, finished second in the 200 IM, second in the 100 fly (52.74), fourth in the 200 fly (1:55.60). Also, swam the third leg of the sixth-place 400 medley relay, swam the third leg of the third-place 200 medley relay, swam the second leg of the school record-breaking 800 free relay... At the 2005 Pac-10 Championships, finished third in the 200 IM (1:59.90), fourth in the 200 fly (1:57.70) and sixth in the 100 fly (54.32)... Also, swam the third leg of the 200 medley relay and the 400 medley relay which both finished second at the meet... Against ASU, finished second in the 200 fly (2:03.19)... Took second place in the 100 fly (50.02) against Texas and SMU and finished third in three events including the 200 fly (2:02.32) and the 200 and 400 IM... Finished second in the 200 IM (2:04.93) against Stanford and third in the 200 fly (2:02.46)...Won the 200 fly (2:02.56) against California and finished second in the 200 IM (2:04.46)... Against Northwestern and Washington, won the 400 IM (4:25.57) and placed third in the1000 free (10:29.37) against Oregon State... At the 2004 Texas Invitational, won the 100 fly (52.89) as well as the 200 IM(1:59.35) tallying two automatic qualifying times on the first day of competition... Also placed second in the 200 fly (1:56.11)... Against UCLA, finished third in the 200 fly (2:02.51) and won the 200 IM (2:03.03) and placed second in the 100 fly (56.11)... In the 400 individual medley against USC, finished first (4:18.89) and took second-place in the 200 fly (2:00.57)... Tallied two first-place finishes against Wisconsin in the 200 fly (2:01.79) and the 100 fly (55.99).

 

2003-04 Season: First team All-American in seven events including the 200 IM, 200 and 400 medley relay, 100 fly, 800 free relay, 200 fly and 400 free relay... Responsible for two Arizona top-time performances in the 200 fly and the 200 IM...At the 2004 NCAA Championships, finished third in both the 200-meter IM (2:10.23) and the 200-meter fly (2:06.33)... Also placed fourth in the 100-meter fly (58.06)... Finished fourth in the 200 fly (1:56.37) at the 2004 Pac-10 Championships... Won the 100-meter fly (1:02.61) against Arizona State...Won the 200 IM (2:05.73) and swam the third leg of the first-place 400 medley relay (3:44.60) against Texas. Also placed second in the 400 IM and the 100 fly (55.9)... Received second place in three events against Stanford, including the 200 fly (1:59.33), the 100 fly (55.49) and the 200 IM (2:02.69)... Was first in the 200 IM (2:15.76) against California. Also placed second in the 200 and 100 fly...Set four NCAA automatic qualifying times at the Texas Invitational as well as three consideration times...Was the runner-up in the 200 fly (2:01.12) and the 100 fly (55.96) against UCLA... Placed first in the 100 and 200 fly, and took second in the 100 free against Wisconsin.

 

National & International Competition:  2006 ?- Represented team U.S.A at the Pan-Pacific games in Victoria, British Colombia where she won the 200-meter IM (2:10.11)... Also finished second in the ?'B’ final of the 100-meter fly (59.35)... 2002- Finished first in the 100-meter fly at the Senior National Championships... Also placed third in the 200-meter fly, fourth in the 220-meter IM and fifth in the 200-meter free... Achieved time standards for 2004 Olympic Trials in all four events. 2001-  Member of USA Junior National Team... Participated in the Sydney (Australia) Youth Olympic Festival.

 

Prep: Four-year letterwinner in swimming at Cincinnati’s Ursuline Academy under coach Tim Beerman... NISCA All-American in six different events as a senior... Ohio High School Swimmer of the Year as a freshman and a junior... Four-time All-Southwest Ohio, All-Cincinnati and All-Girls Greater Cincinnati League selection... Set an Ursuline record by tallying eight individual state championships and three relay championships during her career there... Set school records in the 100 fly, 200 free and 500 free... Team was district champions and state runners-up her senior year... Was individual state champion in the 100 fly and 200 free the same season... 2003 Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Sports Association Outstanding High School Sportswoman of the Year... 2002 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky March of Dimes Association High School Athlete of the Year... 2002 LaRosa’s Female High School Athlete of the Year for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky... Four-year USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team honoree... National Honor Society member... All-GGCL Scholar-Athlete... Wendy’s High School Heisman Award nominee... Won three first-place medals, set three meet records and broke three pool records at the Speedo Central Zone Sectional in Bloomington, Ind., during July of 2003... Competed for Miami Valley Aquatics Club out of Oxford, Ohio.

 

Personal:  Born Whitney Barrett Myers on Sept. 8, 1985, in Oxford, Ohio... Daughter of Tim and Sally Myers... Has two older brothers, Lindsey and Travis... Her grandfather, Clay Cooper, was a three-sport athlete at the University of Missouri... Has competed for 10 years both regionally and nationally on a dance team in jazz, ballet, tap and tumbling... Majors are biology and pre-pharmacy.

Personal Bests:

100 fly ?- 52.74

200 fly ?- 1:55.60

200 IM ?- 1:54.88

400 IM ?- 4:06.32

200 free ?- 1:45.49

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