Swimming & Diving



 Danielle Badger
Danielle  Badger

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Litchfield Park, Ariz.

High School:
Verrado HS

Height:
5-6

Event:
Freestyle

Experience:
1L


06/22/2016

Swimming and Diving Earns 2016 CSCAA Scholastic Honors

14 individuals earn Scholar All-American

02/22/2016

Cowgirls Place Eight Individuals on All-MW Team

200 free and 400 medley relays honored as well

02/20/2016

Wyoming Finishes Fourth at Mountain West Championships

Tenth-straight year UW places top-four

02/19/2016

Harutjunjan Claims 100 Breast, UW Wins 400 Medley Relay on Day Three

Cowgirls in fourth going into final day

02/18/2016

Cowgirls Sit Fifth after Second Day of MW Championships

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.

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.

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