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): Denny established herself as one of the Cowgirls' leaders in both individual and relay events in her second year with the program. She earned All-Mountain West honors in three events, as she finished fourth in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:56.67, she also was a key member of the 400 medley relay and 800 medley relay teams that earned All-MW honors, after third and fourth-place finishes respectively. Denny had an impressive time of 54.73 in the 100 backstroke at the Houston Invite, as her mark ranks second all-time in the Cowgirls' record book. In the 200 backstroke against New Mexico she took first-place with a time of 2:07.84.
Freshman: (2011-12): As a true freshman, Denny joined the Cowgirls and made a substantial impact. She recorded three top-five finishes at the Mountain West Championships including winning a conference championship in the 200 backstroke. Denny touched the wall in first place in the 200 back with a school-record time of 1:56.20. Her next highest finish came in the 200 freestyle finishing fourth with a time of 1:48.00. Her final top-five finish came in the 500 free when she finished fifth with a time of 4:50.09. For her efforts at the conference championships, she earned All-MW honors in all three events. Denny broke onto the Cowgirl scene during winter training at the Citrus Classic winning two individual events and helping a relay to a victory. She won both the 200 back (2:08.79) and the 500 free (5:06.99) at the Classic. She also helped the 400 medley relay to a victory with a time of 3:53.79. In the final home dual of the season against Colorado State she earned victories in the 100 backstroke (57.71) and the 200 back (2:06.00).
High School: Denny is from Billings, Mont., and swam for Billings Aquatic Club and Billings West High School. She was a four-year swimming letterwinner. She was a Montana Coaches Association All-State selection 2008 to 2011. She still holds the Montana state record in the 100 backstroke. She was also crowned a Montana state champion seven times. She excelled in the classroom as well as in the pool being named Academic All-State all four years. In 2011, she earned the Principal's Academic Award.
Personal: Denny was born in Billings, Mont., on April 21, 1993. She is the daughter of Les and Jan. She has an older sibling, Morgan, who swam at Boise State. She is majoring in kinesiology and health promotion.