Wildcats bring 11 newcomers to squad that scored at NCAA Championships last year
2012-13: Member of Northwestern's breast and backstroke groups who was limited in the fall by injury before returning to full competition following NU's winter training trip ... Ranked fifth on NU's top times list for the season in the 200 breast ... Competed in NU's first three dual meets of the year, scoring points with fourth-place finishes in both backstrokes against UIC (11/2) ... At her first-career Big Ten Championships, swam season-best times in all three of her events to finish 45th in the 200 breast (2:24.12), 60th in the 200 back (2:08.02) and 64th in the 100 back (59.85).
High School: Ranked as a four-star recruit by SwimmingWorldMagazine.com and as the No. 36 recruit in the state of California by Collegeswimming.com... Holds school records in all individual events and as a member of three different relays ... Holds the Academy League record in the 200 IM ... Finished in the top-eight in the CIF in every year of prep competition ... Was fourth in the CIF in the 500 free and 200 IM in 2009, second in the 100 breast and 200 IM in 2010 and second in the 200 IM and fourth in the 100 breast in 2011 ... Named 2011 Academy League Co-Swimmer of the Year ... High school's team MVP three times ... Three-time CIF Master's Qualifier and All-Academy League from 2009-12 ... USA Swimming National top 10 in the LCM 200 breast in 2010, taking sixth place ... OC Varsity Scholar-Athlete of the Week in 2012 ... Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... Southern California Swimming North American Challenge Cup team member in 2009 ... School won the Academy League title in 2009 ... Member of six first- or second-place Academy League relays during her career ... Swam five years of club with the Nellie Gail Gators, two years with the Irvine Aquazot and, most recently, transferred to the Golden West Swim Club in 2012 to train with coach Mark Schubert ... GWSC won the team trophy at the 62nd Huntington Beach Pier Swim, its 10th victory in the event ... 2010-11 Conoco Phillips National qualifier, Junior Nationals qualifier and Speedo Champions Series qualifier ... NCSA Short Course Junior Nationals qualifier in 2010 ... The Aquazot Swim Club finished sixth at the 2011 Junior Nationals and won both the 2010 LCM and SCY Speedo CA/NV sectionals ... 2012 Class Valedictorian ... AP Scholar in 2011 and AP Scholar with Honor in 2012 ... National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation member ... President's List member from 2008-12 for posting a GPA of 4.0 or better ... Student of the Year in English Honors I (2008-09), AP US History (2010-11) and Spanish 3 (2010-11) ... ACSI Distinguished Christian High School Student.
Personal: Born Brooke Christina Wanser ... Daughter of CJ and Keith Wanser ... Also competes in open water racing, taking second in the 2010 Naples Island 1-Mile Open Water Swim while winning her age category and gender ... Finished 25th overall and fourth in her age group at the 2012 Huntington Beach Pier Swim ... Brother, Blake, competes in cross country and track at UC Irvine ... Majoring in journalism.