AS A SENIOR: Swam primarily in the butterfly and individual medley events for the Irish ... competed individually in the BIG EAST Championships, swimming the 100 fly (57.31), 200 fly (2:03.94), and 200 IM (2:04.31) ... swam to a personal best time in the 100 fly (57.26) at the Ohio State Invitational ... recorded a season-best time in the 200 free (1:55.13) in the same meet ... stopped the clock at 2:27.51 in the 200 breast against Auburn ... placed fourth against Michigan State in the 200 fly ... posted a season-best time in the 100 breast (1:09.53) against Pittsburgh ... was a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant ... earned a Monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Specialized in the fly and individual medley ... turned in best 200 IM (2:05.03), 400 IM (4:27.54) and 200 fly (2:05.66) times at the BIG EAST Championships ... competed in the finals of the 200 and 400 IM at the BIG EAST Championships ... earned a Monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Swam to three season-best times at the BIG EAST Championships ... performances included swims in the final session of the 400 IM (10th - 4:22.87) and 100 fly (10th-2:02.50) and a preliminary session time of 2:02.88 in the 200 IM for eighth place ... set additional season-best times at the Shamrock Invitational, touching the pad in a time of 58.31 in the 100 fly and 1:07.73 in the 100 breast ... top 200 back time came at the Hoosierland Invitational with a finals time of 2:09.29, matching her preliminary time ... collected one top three finish on the dual meet season with a third place finish in the 200 IM against Purdue ... earned a Monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Versatile swimmer who competed in nine different events throughout the season ... closed out her first campaign with the Irish by advancing to the finals in the 200 IM (2:01.25), 400 IM (4:18.95) and 200 fly (2:01.51) at the BIG EAST Championships ... went 2:01.49 in the finals of the 200 IM for a third-place finish ... placed fifth in the 400 IM after a 4:19.63 in the finals while recording the program's fifth- fastest time in the event ... improved her 400 IM performance by more than 15 seconds over the course of the season ... won the team's Beeler-Hipp award ... earned a Monogram.
THE BARTON FILE: Earned All-America honors in each of her four years as a high school student ... four-time state champion, regional champion and all-city performer ... part of the 2005 Junior National Champion squad that set the national record in the 200 free relay ... nine-time Junior National Qualifier and was Arizona's high school state champion in the 100 breast, 200 IM, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay ... holds the Arizona high school record in the 400 free relay ... attended high school at Desert Mountain (Ariz.) where she was the program's record holder in the 100 breast and 200 IM ... team captain as a senior ... three-time team MVP ... member of the National Honor Society ... each of her two older sisters - Ann (`07) and Kelli (`05) - swam at Notre Dame ... born in Phoenix, Ariz. ... daughter of Kari and Fred Barton ... graduated in the spring of 2012 from the College of Arts and Letters with an English degree and supplementary major in Spanish.
Barton's Career Bests
|100 Free||54.83||Northwestern/Toledo (2009)|
|200 Free||1:57.79||Shamrock Invite (2010)|
|200 Back||2:09.29||Hoosierland Invite (2009)|
|100 Breast||1:07.73||Shamrock Invite (2010)|
|100 Fly||57.26||Ohio State Invite (2011)|
|200 Fly||2:01.51||BIG EAST (2009)|
|200 IM||2:01.25||BIG EAST (2009)|
|400 IM||4:18.95||BIG EAST (2009)|