Milone, Simpson, Kicklighter among league's best
8 individuals score, including 2 school records, pair of NCAA Championships-qualifying times
Despite finish, several individuals shine in four-day event
CSU enters final day of Championships in 7th place
CSU sits in 7th after Day 2 of Championships, has top events still ahead
The Rams hosted their final meet of the 2014-15 season, beating the Bears and recognizing their five seniors. Photos by Dan Byers.
2013-14 (JUNIOR): Was one of the Rams' strongest freestylers of the season... Helped earn the team's fastest times of the season at the 2014 Mountain West Championships in the 400 Freestyle Relay, 800 Freestyle Relay and 200 Medley Relay... Also placed very well in individual events at the Championships, earning 10th in the 100 Breaststroke (1:03.36) and 19th in the 100 Butterfly (56.38)... Her time in the 100 Breaststroke was the team's fastest of the season... Ranked second on the team in the 100 Butterfly and third in both the 50 and 100 Freestyle events... Earned Mountain West Academic All-Conference honors for the third year in a row.
2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Was a stalwart in the pool, ranking second on the team in the 50 Freestyle (23.68) and third in the 100 Freestyle (52.15) and 100 Breaststroke (1:03.49)... Was the team's fastest swimmer in the 100 Butterfly, clocking a personal best of 55.67 at the Mountain West Championships, earning 16th place... Finished 12th at the Championships in the 100 Breaststroke... Was also part of several relay teams, including two which set school records at the Championships - 200 Medley Relay (1:41.17) and 400 Medley Relay (3:42.27)... Earned Mountain West Academic All-Conference honors for the second time.
2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Made an immediate impact in the pool, competing in several events... Held CSU's second-fastest time of the season in the 50 Freestyle (23.68) and 100 Freestyle (51.62)... Had a personal-best score in the 200 Breaststroke of 2:25.61, which was the third-best on the team... Also competed in the 100 Breaststroke and the CSU's fastest 200 Freestyle Relay, 400 Freestyle Relay, 800 Freestyle Relay and 200 Medley Relay teams... Earned Mountain West Academic All-Conference honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Is a 2011 graduate of Centennial High School... Won the 2009 state championship in the 50 Freestyle, and all-region honors and regional titles as a freshman and sophomore in 2007 and 2008... Set school records in the 200 IM, 100 Freestyle, 150 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke... Earned her team's MVP award three times... Was a captain as a senior... Earned four varsity letters... Earned her school's Academic Scholar Award... Also swam for the Westside Silver Fins.
PERSONAL: Raised in Peoria, Ariz. ... Daughter of William and Katherine Simpson... Has an older sister, Maggie, and a younger sister, Celia... Majoring in psychology.
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