A Record 13 UW Swimmers Competed in the U.S. Open Last Week
Six Cowgirls Earn Two Or More Honors
Hartigan And Kalms Win Conference Championships In The 100-Yard Freestyle
Both Teams Sit In Third Place Of Their Respective Conference Championships
The Cowgirls Move Up Four Places At MW Championships
Sophomore: (2012-13): Carlson continued to make an impact for the Cowgirls during her sophomore season. She earned All-Mountain West accolades after a strong performance at the Mountain West Championships, as she placed in the top-eight in three events. She swam a personal-best of 1:59.32 in the 200 butterfly to earn a second-place finish, as her mark was the second fastest in Cowgirl history. At the MW Championships, she also recorded personal-bests in the 100 butterfly (54.39) and placed eighth in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:01.84., a mark that ranks third in Cowgirl history. She opened her season with wins in the first three events of the season; against Air Force Academy (200 butterfly - 2:06.27), North Colorado (200 freestyle - 1:56.97) and Denver (100 butterfly - 57.73). Carlson was also part of the Cowgirls 400 freestyle relay team that finished second at both the UNLV and Boise State dual.
Redshirt Freshman (2011-12): After sitting out her freshman season due to injury, Carlson came in and made an immediate impact for the Cowgirls. At the Mountain West Championships she placed in the top 10 of three separate individual events. Her best finish came in the 200 butterfly placing fourth with a time of 2:00.36. In the 100 fly at the conference championships, she touched the wall in eighth place with a time of 55.30. Her third top-10 finish came in the 200 individual medley, finishing 10th with a time of 2:02.98. For her efforts at the MW Championships she earned her first two All-MW honors in the 100 and 200 butterfly. At the Houston Cougar Classic, Carlson had another excellent meet in the butterfly events. She finished the 200 fly in second place with a time of 2:08.32. Also in Houston, she took ninth in the 100 fly touching the wall with a time of 56.59. In the last home dual of the season against Colorado State, she took first place in the 100 fly (58.06) and second in the 200 fly (2:08.32).
Freshman: (2010-11): Redshirted due to injury.
High School: Carlson was an excellent swimmer, proving to be one of the fastest in her high school. She was selected 5A All-State in the state of Texas all four years of high school. She was a six-time All-America recipient. Carlson was team captain of her high school team her junior and senior years. She held almost every record at Claudia Taylor Johnson High School, and was the first member of her high school team to compete at a state event. In the classroom she was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated with honors.
Personal: She was born on Sept. 25, 1991 in San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of Birgit and David Carlson. Carlson has three siblings, Erik, Nikolas and her twin Christian. She is majoring in family and consumer sciences.