Annie Killian
Annie Killian
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
High School: Harpeth Hall School
Position: Distance Freestyle

2010-2011 (Senior): Team captain... Received the Eleanor "Bobbie" Dawson Award for her contribution to the Yale Swimming tradition by her dedication and personal achievements… Awarded Academic All-Ivy honors… 1,650-yard freestyle: Finished 17th at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 17:12.59… 1,000-yard freestyle: Finished 26th at the Ivy League Championships with a time of 10:18.64… Fastest time prior to Ivy’s was 10:33.07 at HYP… Best finish in the event was against UConn, third with a time of 10:37.11… 500-yard freestyle: Fastest time in the event was a 5:02.53 in the prelims of the Ivy League Championships… Fastest time prior to Ivy’s was 5:07.17 in a fourth-place finish against Brown… Won the event against Cornell with a time of 5:09.28.

2009-2010 (Junior): 1,650-yard freestyle: Finished eighth at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 17:01.29… 1,000-yard freestyle: Finished 12th at the Ivy League Championships with a time of 10:17.99… Fastest time prior to Ivy League Championships was 10:22.20 at HYP… Best finish was second place against Cornell with a time of 10:24.90… Also finished third against Vermont, third against Navy and fourth against Columbia, Penn/Dartmouth and UConn… 500-yard freestyle: Finished 24th at the Ivy League Championships with a time of 5:05.84… Best time prior to Ivy League Championships was 5:11.78 against Harvard and Princeton…  Best finish was third against Cornell with a time of 5:08.48… Also finished fourth against Penn/Dartmouth.

2008-2009 (Sophomore): 1,650-yard freestyle: Finished eighth at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 16:52.05… 1,000-yard freestyle: Finished 11th at the Ivy League Championships with a time of 10:13.36… 500-yard freestyle: Finished 15th at the Ivy League Championships with a time of 4:59.47.

2007-2008 (Freshman): 200-yard freestyle: Finished in 14th place at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 1:53.69… 800-yard freestyle relay: Finished 14th at the Ivy League Championships with a time of 7:34.30.

Before Yale: Swam for the Nashville Aquatic Club under Coach John Morse for 10 years… Member of the travel team that competed at both spring and summer sectional meets as well as the American Short Course Championship in Austin, TX… All-American in the 200-yard freestyle her senior year… Member of All-American 200 and 400-freestyle relays all four years… Led team to a seven-peat state championship her senior year…Salutatorian of her class and president of her school's Cum Laude chapter… Played violin in her school orchestra and was an editor of the newspaper… Academic All-American.

Personal: English major in Pierson College… Daughter of Drs. Thomas and Sally J. Killian… Three younger siblings, all of whom swim… Brother Patrick joins her as a freshman for 2010-2011 season… Will pursue an M.Phil in English, Medieval Studies as a Henry Fellow at the University of Oxford after graduation.

Why I Chose Yale: “I chose Yale because of its diverse student body, vibrant intellectual atmosphere and excellent swimming program.”

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