A Record 13 UW Swimmers Competed in the U.S. Open Last Week
Women's track and field leads way with 16 honorees
Six Cowgirls Earn Two Or More Honors
Hartigan And Kalms Win Conference Championships In The 100-Yard Freestyle
The Cowgirls Move Up Four Places At MW Championships
Freshman: (2012-13): Hlavacek made an instant impact for the Cowgirls in her first season with UW. She earned All-Mountain West Conference honors in the 500 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle. In the 500 freestyle, she finished eighth with a time of 4:54.39, a personal-best time. In the 1,650 freestyle, She finished fourth with a school record and personal-best time of 16:37.16. At the MW Championships, she also broke a school record in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 9:59.40. She finished the season with eight event titles. Hlavacek participated in the 2013 USA Swimming National Open Water Select Camp over the summer as she was one of 12 swimmers to be selected and the first ever Wyoming swimmer selected to the camp.
High School: Hlavacek is a four-time letterwinner at Thompson Valley High School in Loveland, Colo., and joins the Cowgirls to swim distance freestyle. She was a four-time All-Conference and All-State honoree. She helped lead Thompson Valley to three-consecutive state championships. At the 2012 State Championship meet she became the first-ever Loveland native to break five minutes in the 500 freestyle finishing second with a time of 4:59.89. She also finished third in the 200 freestyle at the 2012 state meet. She held the Thompson Valley and Loveland 500 freestyle record after that meet. She is a two-time Northern Conference champion in the 500 freestyle. Her final two seasons she was named swimmer of the year and earned All-Area honors. She is also a Junior National Qualifier in the 800 and 1500 freestyles. At the 2012 Speedo Sectional Championships she placed second in the 1500 free. She was a four-year member of her school's honor roll and graduated with an Honors Diploma.
Personal: Hlavacek was born on May 28, 1994 in Loveland, Colo. She is the daughter of Jerry and Tawny and has two brothers, Alan and Eric. She is majoring in pre-pharmacy at UW.