Cassie Hamilton
Cassie Hamilton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kennewick, Wa.

High School:
Southridge

Position:
Back/Breast

Birthdate:
02/05/1988


Junior Season: Swam in all but one meet ... Placed first in the 200 back vs. Ball State (12/11) with a 2:08.11 ... Swam the team's second-fastest time of the year in the 200 IM with a 2:05.66 at the Big Ten Championships (2/18) ... Took fourth in the 100 back with a 1:00.27 vs. Minnesota (10/11) in the first meet of the year ... Swam a 2:10.18 to take fourth place in the 200 back vs. Houston (10/31) ... Took third in the 200 IM (2:10.25) and placed fourth in the 200 back with a 2:11.82 vs. Purdue (1/17).

Sophomore Season: Took third place with a time of 2:10.97 in the 200 back vs. Oakland (1/25)...Posted the team's second-best time in the 100 back (58.30)...Swam the preliminaries of the 200 IM, 100 back and 200 back at the Big Ten Championships.

Freshman Season: Scored in five different dual meets, posting seven top-three placings in the 100 and 200 backstroke events ... Opened season by finishing third in the 200 back (2:10.65) versus Akron (10/20) ... Posted third-place performances in the 100 and 200 back against Iowa (10/28) ... placed second in the 200 back (2:09.67) and third in the 200 breast (2:33.29) at Notre Dame (11/10) ... Placed second in the 100 back (1:00.35) and third in the 200 back (2:09.40) versus Ball State (12/9) ... Capped the season with a season-best time of 2:08.90 in the 200 back against Oakland ... Competed in the 100 and 200 back and the 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships.

High School: Earned four varsity letters in swimming at Southridge High School ... Three-time All-American ... Named Big 9 Swimmer of the Year twice ... Won the district championship all four years and the state championship her senior year for Coach Jason Hart... Named team captain her senior year ... Swam for the Tri-City Channel Cats USS team for nine years ... Also earned varsity letters in basketball and tennis.

Personal: Born Feb. 5, 1988 in Kennewick, Wash. ... Daughter of Bob and Kellie Hamilton ... Kinesiology major.