Four Arizona women swimmers qualified for the finals of the 50 free on Sunday night, making up half of the field for Monday night's finals at Olympic trials.
Matt Grevers, Adam Small and Giles Smith all placed in the top eight in their respective events to qualify for finals at the Olympic trials on Saturday night.
Kevin Cordes, a 6-5 rising sophomore swimmer at Arizona, was highly-recruited out of high school. But no one expected Cordes to have the kind of freshman year that he did for the Wildcats.
Arizona swimming had another exciting night at the Olympic trials as the Ford/Zona teams added Alyssa Anderson to an Olympic relay team
Finished seventh in the 50m Free finals at 2012 Olympic Trials...Arizona's school record-holder in the 50 freestyle with a time of 19.03, breaking Roland Schoeman's nine-year-old record...Won a national title and broke an American record on the 200 medley relay team...12-time All-American...A part of Arizona's 200 freestyle relay school record time in 2009.
2011-12: Won a national title and broke an American record on the 200 medley relay team at the NCAA Championships...Earned three additional All-American honors with his third-place finish in the 200 free relay, sixth-place finish in the 400 free relay and 10th-place finish in the 50 free at NCAAs.
2010-11: Five-time All-American for Arizona in his junior season at the
2009-10: Battled through a gastrointestinal illness at the
2008-09: Earned First Team All-America honors as a freshman at the
High School: Had a standout-prep career swimming for Tempe's Corona del Sol high school...Was named the 2007 Swimmer of the Year by both the East Valley Tribune and
Personal: Son of Gordon Small and Janice Ashely...Has two older sisters Leah and Alison.
Career Ambition: Sports marketing
Spends free time: Playing video games and the guitar
Why Arizona: The coaching staff and team atmosphere.
2012 Olympic Trials
100m Free Preliminaries: 161st - 52.61
50m Free Finals: 7th - 22.38
2007-2008 National Junior Team
50 free - 19.03
100 free - 42.74
50 free - 4th
100 free - 11th
200 free relay - 4th
400 free relay - 5th
200 medley relay - 4th
50 free - 19th
100 free - 44th
200 free relay - 6th
200 medley - 7th
200 free relay - 6th