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Alyssa Anderson
Position: Freestyle
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Granite Bay, Calif.
High School: Granite Bay HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Qualified for the 2012 Olympics after finishing sixth in the 200m free at the Olympic Trials...16-time All-American...School-record holder in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:34.34...Pac-10 individual championship in '09...Second fastest 200 I.M. in school history...U.S. National team member for two seasons...Former U.S. National Junior Team member... Team Captain

2011-12: Named co-Senior Woman of the Year...Received Pac-12 All-American Honorable Mention Honors...Earned five All-American honors at the NCAA Championships after finishing fourth in the 200 free, seventh in the 200 fly, ninth in the 500 free, third in the 800 free relay and fourth in the 400 free relay.

2010-11: A five-time All-American at the NCAA Championships, Anderson had easily her best collegiate season since arriving in Tucson in 2008...Broke Emily Mason's 500 freestyle school record with her time of 4:34.34...Placed third nationally in both the 500 free and 200 fly, finished 10th overall in the 200 free...Swam on the 400 free and 800 free relays for the Wildcats at NCAA's which placed fourth and third, respectively...Named Arizona Athletics' Female Junior Athlete of the Year...Garnered the Counsilman-Hunsaker National Swimmer of the Week honor after claiming three event wins over Arizona State in February...Named women's team captain to begin the season...Won the 500 free, 200 fly and 400 I.M. at the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational in December.

2009-10: Earned All-American honors in 500 free and 800 free relay at the NCAA Championships...Was honorable mention in the 200 free with consolation heat win...Named the Counsilman Hunsaker National Swimmer of the Week in December after performances at Texas Invitational...Named to Pac-10 Conference All-Academic Honorable Mention list.

2008-09: Placed seventh at NCAA Championships in the 200 fly...Won consolation heat of 500 free at NCAA's for ninth place finish overall...Swam on UA's 800 free relay which finished seventh overall...Won Pac-10 Championship in the 500 free.

International: Swam at the World University Games for U.S. team under head coach Eric Hansen.... Named to U.S. 2009-10 National Team...Swam for Team USA in World Championships in Rome in 800 free relay...2007 U.S. Junior National Team Member

Personal: Daughter of Randy and Colette Anderson...Has a younger sister and a younger brother...Sister swims for the University of Southern California

Major: Marketing

Why Arizona: the beautiful campus, prestigious team and incredible coaches.

Personal Bests:

200 free: 1:42.91

500 free: 4:34.34

200 fly: 1:53.79

2012 Olympic Trials:

200m Free Finals: 6th - 1:58.40

400m Free Preliminaries: 22nd - 4:13.29