14 individuals earn Scholar All-American
200 free and 400 medley relays honored as well
Tenth-straight year UW places top-four
Cowgirls in fourth going into final day
UW places third in 200 free relay to highlight Thursday evening
Junior (2015-16): Badger had another impressive season for the Cowgirls. During the MW Championships, she finished ninth overall in the 50 free with a time of 22.85, 21st in the 200 free (1:51.63) and was also a member of the third-place 200 free relay team. At the beginning of the season, Badger placed third in the 50 free (24.74) against New Mexico, just before taking second (24.50) against Border War rival Colorado State. She posted two seventh-place finishes at the Purdue Invite, and had recorded times of 23.48 and 51.30 in the 50 and 100 free, respectively. Against Pac-12 member Arizona State, Badger placed third (24.05) in the 50 free and sixth (52.98) in the 100 free.
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.