Owls Win 11 of 14 Swim Events; Erin Flanigan Sweeps Both Distance Races
2013-2014: Bounced-back to be named the program's Most Improved Swimmer... Recorded some of the fastest times on the team and in Conference USA with new career-bests in both the 200-backstroke (2:00.46) and 100-back (56.56) while at the C-USA Championships... Swam a steady 5:05.77 in first attempt at the 500-freestyle while at the C-USA meet... Contributed to a host of relays over the course of the year.
2012-2013: Contributor in early dual meets before being sidelined the second half of the season... Swam both backstroke events and the 400-individual medley in the season-opening meet against Kansas.
2011- 2012: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Scored in both backstroke events at the C-USA Championships in her first season of Division I swimming... Placed third in the consolation finals of the 200-backstroke with a career-best 2:02.88, the second-fastest time by an Owl all season... Finished 13th in the conference in the 100-backstroke with a personal-best 57.75, the Owls' fourth-best mark of the year... Also swam the 400-individual medley at conference, posting a season-best 4:35.53... Competed on different Owl relays during the course of the year... Swam the 200-free in a home dual meet against the Miami Hurricanes and the 500-free at the Incarnate Word Invitational.
High School - A 2011 graduate of Loretto Academy in El Paso... Named the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame Private School Female Athlete of the Year as a senior in 2011... Four-year varsity letterwinner for Loretto under head coach Wright Stanton IV... Helped lead the Angels to a fifth-place finish at the Association of Private & Parochial Schools (TAPPS) state meet... Earned TAPPS first team All-State in 2010 and honorable mention all-state accolades in 2009 and 2008... Four-time first team all-state honoree by the Texas Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (TISCA)-Private Schools... Three-time first team all-city selection by the El Paso Times... Outstanding student who maintained a 3.73 grade point average... USA Swimming Scholastic All America in 2010... Two-time TAPPS Academic All State as a junior and senior... Member of the National Honor Society... Wrote for the school newspaper (The Prax).
Club - Veteran competitor for the West Texas Typhoon Swim Club... NSCA Junior National Qualifier... Coached by Jack Lin.
Personal - Full name: Faith Elizabeth Hirschi. Born: August 12, 1993, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Parents: Nathan and Janice Hirschi of El Paso, Tex. Volunteers time in a number of community service outreach programs. Rice College: Hanszen