Wildcats rack up four total pool records and 11 NCAA 'B' cut times during three-day meet
Fall 2014: Sophomore sprint freestyler is enjoying a breakout season while forming a formidable 1-2 punch with freshman Mary Warren ... Also has broken her career-best times in all three sprint freestyle races this fall ... Ranks first for NU in the 100 free and 200 free and second in the 50 free while swimming with the Wildcats' top 200 free, 400 free, 800 free and 400 medley relays ... The 400 free and 400 medley relays both broke NU Norris Aquatics Center pool records in the fall ... Won both the 100 free and 200 free events at Northwestern's home TYR Invitational (11/21-11/23) while placing second behind Warren in the 50 free ... Set a Norris Aquatics Center pool record in the 100 free with an NCAA `B' cut 49.48 leadoff split during NU's pool record 400 free relay at the TYR ... Her career-best 50 free time of 23.29 came during the prelims at the TYR while her 200 free career-best of 1:48.36 was achieved in the finals ... Has scored points in all 11 of her dual-meet swims this season including sweeping the 50 and 100 freestyle races against UIC and Oakland (10/25) and winning the 100 free versus Illinois (10/17).
2013-14: Part of Northwestern's solid freshman class ... Led NU with the `Cats top time in the 50 free (23.48) and 100 free (50.77), both set at Big Ten Championships ... Swam last led in NU's top relay times in the 200 free, 400 free and 200 medley relay ... Swam 1:51.93 in 200 free at B1G Championships to finish No. 54 ... Posted No. 41 finish in 100 free with NU's top time in the 100 free of 23.48 ... Competed for NU in 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free at B1G Championships ... 200 medley and 200 free were top times for NU relays on the year at B1G Championships ... Swam on the season-best 400 free relay team for `Cats posting a 3:23.69 at TYR Invite ... Finished No. 1 in 50 free in UIC/Wyoming Meet (11/9) ... Posted No. 1 finish in 100 free vs. Western Kentucky (10/25) ... Swam in 50 free and 100 free at Shamrock Invite ... Swam in 50 free, 100 fly and 100 free at TYR Invite (11/22-11/23) ... Reached finals of TYR Invite in 50 free and 100 free.
High School: Ranked as the No. 57 overall recruit in the current class by Collegeswimming.com and as a five-start recruit by Swimming World Magazine ... As a junior in 2012, was Malaysia's Selangor State Champion for the 15-17 year old age group ... Won gold in the 50-meter freestyle and butterfly, silver in the 100-meter freestyle and bronze in the 50-meter backstroke in Singapore National age group competition, beating the 50 fly meet record ... Earned gold with meet records in the 50-meter free and fly, and the 100-meter free at Malaysia's National age group competition ... Swam to 50-meter freestyle and butterfly bronze at the 2012 Malaysian Open ... Earned silver in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle races at Norway's National age group competition in 2012 ... As a sophomore in 2011, took gold in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle events and the 50-meter butterfly at the Malaysia National age group competition ... Malaysia's Selangor State Champion in the 13-14 year old age group as a freshman in 2010 ... In high school competition with United World College, was a two-time Seasac girls 15 and over champion ... Named 2012 UWC Female Swimmer of the Year ... Two-time team MVP ... Also lettered two years as a middle blocker in volleyball ... National Honor Society and Gold Honor Roll member.
Personal: Born Annika Gerda Winsnes ... Daughter of Hans and Margot Winsnes ... Is of half Dutch and half Norwegian ancestry, but was born in Jakarta, Indonesian, before moving to Malaysia and ultimately Singapore in 2011 ... Chose Northwestern over Princeton, UCLA, USC and Florida ... Though major is undeclared, already is pursuing a global health studies minor.