Abbey Cornell
Hometown:
Aptos, Calif.

High School:
Aptos HS '02

Height:
5-

Event:
Back/Fly

Major:
Genetics

2004-05: Placed 12th in both 200 back (2:08.99) and 200 fly (2:09.10 in prelim) at Big West Conference championships... Also advanced in 100 fly, finishing 15th at 59.11... All three marks were season bests... Part of Aggie contingent at American Short Course Championships, competing in both backstroke and butterfly events... Narrowly missed 100 fly best in Austin, posting 59.14 in second swim.

2003-04: Advanced to PCSC final in 200 fly, finishing 8th (2:10.16 in prelim)... Swam conference consolations in 100 fly (9th, 58.48) and 200 back (10th, 2:08.53)... Also competed in 500 free, 200 IM, 100 back and 200 medley relay at PCSCs... Qualified for American Short Course Championships, racing in both butterfly and backstroke events, plus all four relays... Best individual finish in Austin, Texas meet was 22nd in 200 back, posting season-best 2:08.46.

2002-03: ALL-AMERICAN in 200 fly, placing 8th (2:05.99 prelim)... Mark ranks 4th in school records... Also placed 13th in 200 back (2:07.58), 14th in 100 fly (57.88 prelim), 16th in 100 back (59.71 prelim) at national meet... Just missed second All-America award as part of 9th-place 800 free relay... Reached PCSC Championships final in both butterfly events plus 200 back... Finished 5th in each of 100 (57.76) and 200 fly (2:07.92), and 6th in 200 back (2:07.53).

APTOS HS '02: Earned swim team MVP and Scholar-Athlete honors as a senior... Voted most improved as a junior... Placed 7th in 100 fly, 11th in 200 free at the Central Coast Section meet in 2002... Team captured back-to-back Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League honors... Won league titles in 200 free (1:56.9) and as anchor of 400 free relay... Named SCCAL Scholar-Athlete... Also selected as team captain and Scholar-Athlete of the water polo team.

PERSONAL: Born in Santa Cruz, Calif.... Majoring in genetics... Daughter of Robert & Sandra Cornell... Lists 2003 NCAA meet as her career highlight... Would amend her sport by removing the breaststroke from the IM... Non-sports hero is her grandmother, Ellen.