Elizabeth Amato-Hanner

Position Back/IM/Fly
Class Senior
Hometown Omaha, Neb.
High School Westside HS
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Top Collegiate Times

Time Event Date Meet
23.61 50 Y Free 02/27/2019 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship
52.01 100 Y Free 11/18/2018 Kansas Classic
25.91 50 Y Back 11/17/2018 Kansas Classic
53.77 100 Y Back 03/01/2019 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship
1:55.49 200 Y Back 03/02/2019 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship
1:15.34 100 M Breast 01/16/2019 William Jewell
2:27.18 200 Y Breast 10/28/2018 Missouri State/South Dakota
54.28 100 Y Fly 03/01/2019 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship
2:02.90 200 Y Fly 03/02/2019 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship
2:00.08 200 Y IM 02/22/2018 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship

2018-19 (Junior)

All-Big 12 First Team member … Placed inside the top-three in all 11 200-yard backstroke events competed in … Finished top-two in nine 100-yard backstroke events competed in … Swam to six top-three finishes in the 200-yard individual medley … Earned personal-best finishes in the 100-yard backstroke (53.77) and the 200-yard backstroke (1:55.49) at the Big 12 Championship (3/1-2) … Recorded the fastest time on the team in the 200-yard backstroke and the 100-yard butterfly (54.28) … Finished with the second-fastest time in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard individual medley (2:00.57).

2017-18 (Sophomore)

Swam a personal-best and NCAA ‘B’ mark time in the 200-yard backstroke at the Big 12 Championship (2/21-24) ‘A’ finals with a third-place finish (1:56.27) to also earn an All-Big 12 First Team spot … Academic All-Big 12 First Team … 2017 Fall Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls … 2018 Spring Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls … Swam to four top-nine finishes at the Big 21 Championship (2/21-24) … A member of the fourth-place finishing and 2017-18 top-team time 200-yard medley relay squad at conference (1:40.40) … Recorded a personal best in the 200-yard individual medley and NCAA ‘B’ mark when finishing in fifth place at the Big 12 Championship with a 2:00.83 time … Personal-best time at conference in the 100-yard backstroke (54.51) and 100-yard butterfly (54.76) at the conference meet … Finished eighth in the 100-yard backstroke at the Big 12 Championship with an NCAA ‘B’ mark time (55.06) … Top three in the 100-yard (55.55) and 200-yard (1:59.36) backstroke as well as the 200-yard individual medley (2:03.48) at the Kansas Classic (11/17-19) … Third place in the 200-yard individual medley (2:08.08) against Iowa State … Took home gold in the 100-yard backstroke (57.58) against William Jewell (1/18).

2016-17 (Freshman)

Earned Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team honors … Recorded four top-nine finishes at the Big 12 Championship (2/22-25) … Recorded a season-best and KU top-five time of 1:58.46 in the 200-yard backstroke to finish third at conference … Recorded a lifetime- best swim in the 100-yard backstroke with a ninth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship with a time of 54.98, which placed her fifth on Kansas’ all-time performance list … Finished eighth in the 200-yard butterfly at the conference meet with a time of 2:02.90, which marked a lifetime-best swim … Recorded a lifetime-best swim in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:01.62 to finish ninth at the conference meet … Won her first collegiate 200-yard IM (2:07.56) in a double-dual against North Dakota and Missouri State (10/21-22) … Claimed a second 200-yard IM (2:05.66) victory against Iowa State (2/3-4) … Won the 100-meter backstroke (1:04.36) against William Jewell (1/19), setting a new Mabee Center pool record previously held by teammate Hannah Angell in 2015 … Participated in the pool record-setting 200-meter short-course medley relay at William Jewell (1:58.26).

High School

Five-time Nebraska high school state champion, three times in the 100-yard backstroke, once in the 200-yard freestyle and once in the 200-yard IM… Finished third at the 2016 Nebraska State meet in the 100-yard freestyle… Winter junior national qualifier in the 100 back, 200 back, and 200 IM… Multiple time finalist at the Speedo sectional meet… Competed for Tom Beck on Greater Omaha Aquatics.

Personal 

Born Elizabeth Amato-Hanner in Omaha, Nebraska… Daughter of Mark Hanner and Stephenie Amato-Hanner… Mother swam for West Virginia… Has one younger sibling, Stephen… A Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology major.