Hartigan and Kalms earned Athlete of the Year honors
Sophomore (2014-15): As a sophomore, Badger had a productive season for UW. During the season's opening dual against MW rival New Mexico, Badger was a part of the 200 freestyle team that won the event with a time of 1:35.80. She also finished fourth in the 50 free against UNM with a time of 24.43 and fifth in the 100 freestyle. She brought home a victory for the Cowgirls against Cal Poly as she won the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.40. She closed out the dual with Air Force as part of the 400 freestyle relay that won with a mark of 3:27.45 and also earned a second place finish in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.25, as well as a fourth-place finish in the 100 freestyle with a mark of 53.42. Her season-best time of 52.91 came with a fifth-place finish in the dual with Denver. At the MW Championships, Badger was a part of the 400 freestyle relay team that finished sixth.
Freshman (2013-14): Badger saw limited action in her first season with the Cowgirls appearing in five meets. She swam a season-best time of 24.72 in the 50 freestyle in duals against UIC and Northwestern. She also competed in the 100 freestyle in the same dual setting a season-best with a time of 53.37. Badger scored big points for the Cowgirls in their win over Border War rival Colorado State finishing third in the 50 freestyle with a mark of 24.76.
High School: Badger joins the Cowgirls from Verrado High School. She was a four-year letterwinner and three-time team captain under the direction of head coach Denise Stewart. During her senior season at state, she took second in the 50 and 100 freestyle and was a part 200 and 400 freestyle relays championship teams. At state during her junior season, Badger also was a part of the 200 and 400 championship relay team. Badger also competed in track and field all four years of high school. She was a member of the National Honor Society, while also participating in the SkillsUSA Volunteer Program.
Personal: She was born Oct. 4, 1994 in Newport Beach, Calif., and is the daughter of Dean and Debra Badger. She has an older brother, David. She plans to major in Electrical Engineering while at UW. Badger was also recruited by Houston and Western Kentucky.