Kansas Jayhawks

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
25.25 50 Y Back 11/22/2019 Kansas Classic
53.53 100 Y Back 11/22/2019 Kansas Classic
1:55.49 200 Y Back 03/02/2019 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship
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

2019-20 (Senior)

  • Placed inside the top three in 18 individual events
  • Finished fourth in the 200-yard backstroke at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 26)
  • Placed fifth in the 100-yard backstroke at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 26)
  • Recorded a personal-best time in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 53.89 at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 26)
  • Was a member of the 200-yard medley relay team that broke the KU school record with a 1:37.70 final time at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 26)
  • Was a member of the 400-yard medley relay team that broke the KU school record with a 3:35.96 final time at the Big 12 Championships (Feb. 26)
  • Finished with the fastest team time in the 100-yard butterfly (53.89)

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