At Rice --
2006-2007: Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll; Rice Scholar Athlete; Looked to be on her way to another dominating year after swimming a strong pair of backstroke events in the team's opening meet at the University of Denver, but was sidelined for the rest of the season with an injury... Continued to inspire the team and set an example in the classroom.
2005-2006: Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll; Competed at the US Senior Nationals this past summer... Followed-up impressive rookie season with dynamic improvements in backstroke events and big point totals at the Conference USA championships... Finished second in the 100-yard backstroke at the C-USA meet across town at the University of Houston... Notched a 55.98 in prelims, the second-best mark in school history... Raced to a third in the 200-back (2:02.62)... Returned with an NCAA provisional-qualifying 2:00.44 in a C-USA 200-backstroke timed trial, the second-fastest mark in school history... Placed sixth in the conference in the 400-IM... Swam the lead leg of Rice's third-fastest 200-medley relay, the first Owl athlete to compete in the school's first C-USA championship appearance.
2004-2005: Rice Honor Athlete; Terrific inaugural season of Division I swimming... Won the team's Katie Scholl True Blue Spirit Award for her enthusiasm and positive attitude at meets and during daily practice... Best Owl in the backstroke, finishing fourth in the 200 at the Western Athletic Conference championships in San Antonio... Posted the third-fastest 200-backstroke in school history with a time of 2:03.08 at the conference meet... Finished sixth in the 100-back with a 57.21, one of the fastest marks at Rice... Swam the backstroke leg of both medley relays, including the school-record setting 200 (1:44.12) and the record-tying 400 (3:47.37)... Made the WAC consolation finals of the 200-IM with a 2:06.94 in the prelims.
High School -- 2004 graduate of Cinco Ranch High School in Katy... Four-time all-America honoree in the backstroke... Two-time academic all-America honoree, and two-time scholastic all-America honoree... State finalist and five-time school record holder... Helped lead the Cougars to a district championship and a 7th place finish at the state meet under coach Christie Patterson... National Merit Commended Student... Received the Katy Independent School District Best All-Around Student Award... Maintained a 4.35 GPA.
Club -- Experienced competitor for Katy Aquatics... Coached by Travis Sandafer.
Personal -- Full Name: Amy Elizabeth Halsey. Born: Feb. 27, 1986, in Indianapolis, Ind. Parents: Philip and Cynthia Halsey, Katy (one sister, Shelby). Sings the national anthem at home meets and is an accomplished musician. College: Baker.
100 Backstroke 55.98
200 Backstroke 2:00.44
100 Breaststroke 1:09.52
50 Freestyle 25.26
100 Butterfly 1:00.60
200 IM 2:06.94
400 IM 4:27.95