Kansas Jayhawks

Libby Walker

Position Fly/Free/IM
Class Senior
Hometown Columbia, Mo.
High School Hickman HS
bio

Top Collegiate Times

Time Event Date Meet
4:49.25 500 Y Free 11/16/2018 Kansas Classic
10:12.00 1000 Y Free 11/05/2016 Nebraska
16:32.71 1650 Y Free 02/24/2016 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship
58.67 100 Y Fly 01/03/2016 Nebraska
1:59.36 200 Y Fly 02/24/2016 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship

2019-20 (Senior)

  • Participated in the Sunflower Showdown (Oct. 4)
  • Placed seventh in the 500-yard freestyle at the Sunflower Showdown (Oct. 4)

2018-19 (Junior)

  • All-Big 12 First Team member
  • Claimed silver in three 1,000-yard freestyle events
  • Earned second-place in the 100-yard butterfly (59.60) against TCU (10/27)
  • Earned a personal-best in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of (4:49.25) at the Kansas Classic (11/16)
  • Swam to a personal-best time in the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:44.15) at the Big 12 Championship (3/2) which finished as the third-fastest time on the team in the event

2016-17 (Sophomore)

  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Co-champion with Haley Bishop of the inaugural CSCAA five-kilometer (1:05:48.32) Open Water Nationals (9/17)
  • Shared CollegeSwimming.com’s Big 12 Swimmer of the Week for 9/20 with Bishop
  • Earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors for her performance at the conference meet (2/22-25)
  • Recorded three top-seven individual finishes at Big 12s, placing fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:32.88), sixth in the 200-yard butterfly (1:59.67) and seventh in the 400-yard individual medley (4:20.29)
  • Won the 500-yard freestyle at the Kansas Classic (11/18-20) by swimming a lifetime-best 4:50.83
  • Gained another 500-yard freestyle (5:00.80) win against TCU on 10/27
  • Lifetime-best 10:12.00 in the 1,000-yard freestyle earned a victory at Nebraska (11/5)
  • Collected three additional 1,000-yard freestyle victories throughout the season, recording times of 10:20.55 in a double-dual against North Dakota and Missouri State (10/21-22), 10:15.03 against TCU and 10:23.12 at the San Diego Shootout (1/7)
  • Swam a lifetime-best 2:10.64 against Iowa State (2/3-4) in the 200-yard IM
  • Set two-lifetime bests at William Jewell (1/19) including a 1:19.17 in the 100-short course meter breaststroke and a Mabee Center record 4:55.97 in the 400-short course meter IM

2015-16 (Freshman)

  • Named to the Fall Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls
  • Recorded lifetime swims in four events at the Big 12 Championships, turning in top-five finishes and earning All-Big 12 First and Second Team honors in all but one race
  • Placed second in the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:32.71), fourth in the 200-yard butterfly (1:59.70) and fifth in the 400-yard individual medley (4:18.46) at the league meet
  • Won the 200 fly at Iowa State
  • Finished in the top-two of each of the 1,000-yard freestyle races she competed in throughout the season with a season-best swim against Nebraska (10:13.51)
  • Carved her name in the Kansas record books, registering the third-fastest time in school history in the 200 fly (1:59.70) and the fourth-fastest times in the mile (16:32.71) and the 400 IM (4:18.46)
  • Qualified for ‘A’ finals in three events at the Big Challenge
  • Competed at the AT&T USA Winter Nationals Meet
  • A regular scorer for the Jayhawks, placing in the top-eight in every individual race she competed in during her freshman campaign
  • Turned in NCAA B cut in the 400 IM
  • Clinched an Olympic Trials cut in the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 2:14.19

High School

  • Placed 10th in the 800 freestyle with a time of 8:57.12 at the NCSA Winter Junior Nationals
  • Two-time sectional champion in the 1,650-yard freestyle
  • Three-time distance high-point winner at sectionals
  • Competed for Gary Galbreath and the Columbia Swim Club

Personal

  • Born Elizabeth Walker
  • Parents are David and Brenda Walker
  • Has two older siblings, Brandon and Kate
  • Plans to study psychology