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Amy Gruber-Burgess

 

 

Amy (Gruber) Burgess

Athlete - Little Rock Arkansas Dolphins - University of Kansas

Coach and Administrator – University of Arkansas at Little Rock

 

Age Group/Preteen:

  • Zone Qualifier; and

  • State Qualifier.

Age Group/Teen/High School:

  • Junior National Qualifier;

  • Region 8 Sectional Qualifier;

  • Zone Qualifier; and

  • State Qualifier.

High School:

  • Set state records in 100 Back, 200 Free, 100 Free (record still stands); and

  • Undefeated though all high school competition.

Region 8/Sectional

  • 1st Place 50 Free & 100 Free;

  • Multiple top 8 finishes; 50/100/200/500 Free, 100/200 Back, 100 Fly, Relays

  • LSC & ASI State Record Holder 400 & 800 Free Relay, 200 & 400 Medley Relay

Junior Nationals:

  • Top 8 finish: 50/100/200 Free, 100 Fly

  • Member of 3rd place 800 Free Relay

Awards:

  • Heil Mile Award Recipient;

  • ASI Female Swimming of the Year 2000-2001;

  • LRAD Outstanding Swimming of the year; and

  • LRAD Team Records; 100 Fly, 200 Free, 400 Free & Med Relay, 800 Free Relay, 200 Med Relay

College – Kansas University:

  • 3 time NCAA Qualifier; 50/100/200 Free & 100 Fly, 2003, 2004, & 2005

  • Olympic Trials Qualifier 2008; 100 Free

  • USA Swimming National Qualifier-19th place 50 Free 2004, 11th 400 Med relay 2002; and

  • Central Sectional Champion 50 & 100 Free.

Awards:

  • KU Female Student-Athlete of the Year 2004-2005;

  • NCAA Academic All-American 2003 & 2004;

  • National Swimmer of the week by CollegeSwimming.com (Nov. 2004);

  • Big 12 Swimmer of the Month (Nov. 2002 & 2004);

  • MVP Award 2002, 2004, & 2005;

  • Set School Records in 200 Free, 200, 400, & 800 Free Relays, 200 & 400 Medley Relays; and

  • Still in Kansas All-Time Top Performance: 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free & 100 Fly.

College – University of Arkansas at Little Rock:

  • Named Head Coach 2008

    • Built program from 8 in 2008 to current 27 swimmers and divers;

    • Set 18 new school records; All swimming records

  • Named Senior Woman Administrator September 2015

    • Only NCAA Division I Swimming Coach to serve as SWA.