2011-2012: Swam in two events at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials... Registered a 2:16.94 in the morning preliminary round of the 200-meter butterfly (June 28) to finish 70th out 135 of the top women's swimmers in the country... Logged a 4:21.99 in the 400-meter freestyle prelims (June 26) to place 85th out of the top 113 entries (did not advance to the event finals of either event)... Shared the team's Rookie of the Year award (with Casey Clark) as the Owls' top new swimmer; Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Posted some the fastest individual times in Rice history in six different events, including the 200-butterfly (2:00.90), 200-individual medley (2:02.61), 200-free (1:48..34), 500 (4:49.19), 1,000 (10:04.58) and the mile (16:40.79)... Won three individual silver medals in the 200-free, 500 and the mile, and swam on the Owls' school-record-setting 800-free relay that won the silver medal at the C-USA Championships... Scored a total of 59.9 points at the conference meet, the second-highest total by any of the Rice freshmen... Part of a 1-2 Rice finish in the C-USA mile, where her 10:04.58 split at 1,000 yards is the fifth-best mark in school history... Best 200-fly was at the Last Chance meet in Rockwall, Tex... Tallied the fastest 500-free (4:58.93) and 200-fly (2:04.86) ever recorded by an Owl at home at the Rice Aquatics Center.
High School - A 2011 graduate of Bowie High School in Austin... Multiple prep All-America and four-time state qualifier... Finished second in the state for the Bulldogs in both the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events... Coached by Aaron Vohl... Outstanding student... Member of the National Honor Society... National Spanish Honor Society.
Club - Qualified for the 2012, and participated in the 2008, U.S. Olympic Trials while competing for Longhorn Aquatics... Coached by Doug Rusk... USA Swimming Scholastic All-America.
Personal - Full name: Erin Rachel Flanigan. Born: October 17, 1992, in Austin. Parents: Ed and Sally Flanigan of Austin (two brothers). Chose to attend Rice over Texas A&M, Duke, Indiana and Florida State. Rice College: Hanszen