Gruber Places 22nd at World Championship Trials

April 6, 2005

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Senior swimmer Amy Gruber finished 22nd overall in the 100-meter freestyle event at the World Championship Trials in Indianapolis, Ind. The Bigelow, Ark., native’s time of 57.09 in the preliminary race qualified her to compete in the 2008 Olympic Trials. She swam a 57.25 in the finals to finish 22nd overall.

“We’re really pleased how Amy finished her career as a Jayhawk,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “Her preliminary finish was the first time she has made an Olympic Trial cut. The door is now open for her to pursue her Olympic dream as a postgraduate in 2008.”

With the conclusion of the 2005 World Championship trials, Gruber wraps up an impressive career at the University of Kansas. Some of the highlights of her career include being named the Big 12 Swimmer of the Month twice and being named the’s National Swimmer of the Week during her senior season. She is the KU record holder in the 200 freestyle and a member of the KU record-holding 800 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams. She also qualified to compete in the NCAA Championships in four consecutive seasons.

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