All three Wildcats in scoring finals finish in the top half of their respective heats
2014-15: Sophomore sprint freestyler enjoyed a breakout season while forming a formidable 1-2 punch with freshman Mary Warren … Academic All-Big Ten … Already had broken her career-best times in all three sprint freestyle races during fall competition, and further lowered them at the Big Ten Championships … Ranked first for NU in the 100 free and 200 free and third in the 50 free while swimming with the Wildcats’ top 200 free, 400 free, 800 free and 400 medley relays … The 200 free, 400 free and 400 medley relays all broke NU Norris Aquatics Center pool records this year, with the 400 free and medleys accomplishing the feat in the fall and the 200 free squad doing the deed on Senior Night versus Milwaukee (1/16) ... Anchored the 200 free relay at the Big Ten Championships that finished with the second fastest time in school history (1:30.11) … Finished 10th in the Big Ten in the 200 free after qualifying for the consolation final with a career-best NCAA ‘B’ cut of 1:46.53 that ranked her fourth in program history in that race … Placed 13th in the Big Ten in the 100 free, swimming a career-best and ‘B’ time of 49.39 in the prelims that ranked her fourth in NU history in the event … Also competed in the 50 free at the B1G meet, placing 33rd … 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 … Scored points in 19 of her dual-meet swims this season including sweeping the 50 and 100 freestyle races against UIC and Oakland (10/25), and sweeping the 100 and 200 frees in a win at No. 21 Iowa (1/24) … Also won the 100 free versus Illinois (10/17) and against Milwaukee (1/16).
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.