Talented and versatile swimmer has the ability to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... will be a key factor in Notre Dame's fortunes in BIG EAST and NCAA meets ... extremely versatile swimmer excels in the 200-yard distance ... claims good range, as she can swim middle distance free and 400 IM ... should challenge for spots on Irish relays ... swam 200 back in 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials (finishing 44th) ... also made trials cut in 100 fly ... earned two all BIG EAST honors in 2006 to bring her career total to three ... is a three-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star .... has earned three monograms in her career.
AS A JUNIOR
Earned two all-BIG East honors as she placed in the top three in both the 200 backstroke and 100 butterfly ... took home third place in the 200 backstroke with her time of 2:01.29 ... swam a career best time in the time trails of the 200 backstroke at the BIG EAST Championship (2:00.80), which was also the team's best time in the event last season ... also an all-BIG EAST performer in the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.44, which is just out of the career top-10 at Notre Dame ... set several season bests at the Minnesota Invite as she swam a 28.15 in the 50 backstroke and 57.93 in the 100 backstroke ... her 200 individual medley time of 2:04.08 was the third best time by an individual swimmer in that event last season ... in the 1,000 free, set a personal best with a time of 10:17.45, which was the third best individual time in the event in `06
AS A SOPHOMORE
One of the team's top performers during the 2004-05 season ... ranked first on the team in the 200 backstroke (2:02.14) and second in the 400 individual medley (4:23.64) ... one of the most versatile swimmers on the team, as she qualified for seven different events at the BIG EAST Championship ... finished in the top five of all three events in which she competed at the BIG EAST meet ... placed fourth in both the 200 IM (2:05.45) and 200 backstroke (2:02.14) ... also placed fifth in the 400 IM (4:24.83) ... scored 44 points toward the team's championship-winning total at the BIG EAST meet ... claimed four individual victories during the dual meet season (one in the 100 back, two in the 200 back, one in the 400 IM) ... was also part of two victorious relays during the dual meet season ... a key member to the record setting (7:32.87) 800 freestyle relay team from the Dennis Stark Relays.
AS A FRESHMAN
Registered three NCAA "B" cuts - 1:50.41 in 200 free, 2:01.72 in 200 back, and 2:03.70 in 200 IM - and was one of Notre Dame's most versatile and successful swimmers ... anchored 800 free relay that broke Irish record in finishing second at BIG EAST Championships (7:20.12) ... that was an NCAA "B" cut and ranked 27th in Division I ... ranked second on team in 200 free, third in 200 back and 200 IM, and fifth in 200 fly (2:04.98) ... moved up considerably from seeding in freestyle and IM (seeded 17th in both) ... posted three top-10 finishes in BIG EAST meet, ending fifth in 200 IM, seventh in 200 back, and ninth in 200 free en route to scoring 43.5 points ... swam on 800 free relay that set Irish meters record against Illinois (8:20.92) ... finished first in 200 back in Notre Dame Invitational ... helped set meet record in 500 crescendo freestyle relay in Dennis Stark Relays (4:34.10) ... qualified for BIG EAST Championships in seven events ... other season bests included 4:27.31 in 400 IM, 57.97 in 100 fly, 58.45 in 100 back, and 2:04.98 in 200 fly.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA
Holds all but one swimming record at Desert Mountain High School ... named Female Athlete of the Year and Student Athlete of the Year at her high school ... state champion her senior season in the 200 individual medley ... four-time All-American ... placed second in six different races at the Arizona state meet ... participated in senior nationals four times ... Scottsdale Swimmer of the Year in 2002 ... Regional Swimmer of the Year in 1999, 2001 and 2002 ... member of winning 800 free relay team at senior nationals in 2001 ... qualified for U.S. Open in five events ... sister Kelli is a 2005 Notre Dame graduate and four-year monogram winner for the women's swimming team ... mother Kari was a swimmer at Saint Mary's and father Fred played basketball at Kansas State ... member of the National Honor Society and the Physics Club in high school ... born Feb. 1, 1985, in Denver, Colo. ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... enrolled in the College of Engineering as an aerospace engineering major.
|BARTON'S CAREER BESTS|
|'04 BE||'05 BE||`06 BE|
|200 Free||1:50.41 `04 BIG EAST||9th||--||--|
|1,000 Free||10:17.45 `06 vs.Mich. St.||--||--||--|
|100 Back||57.93 '06 vs.Minn.Invite||--||--||--|
|200 Back||2:00.80* '06 BIG EAST||7th||4th||3rd|
|100 Fly||55.44 '06 BIG EAST||--||--||3rd|
|200 Fly||2:04.71 '04 vs.ASU||--||--||--|
|200 IM||2:03.70 '04 BIG EAST||5th||4th||5th|
|400 IM||4:23.64 `05 BIG EAST||--||5th||--|