Women's Swimming

Taylor Armstrong
Taylor  Armstrong


Tauranga, New Zealand

High School:
Otumoetai College




Greerton SC


Caldwell Wins 100-Backstroke Friday Night at Quad Meet

Meet Concludes Saturday Morning at UH


Swimmers Hold 1st Place After Day One At 10-Team U.H. Invitational

Parham Wins 200-IM, Anchors Winning Rice Relay


Swimmers Go The Distance In Meet Win Over North Texas

Owls Take 9-of-11 Events In C-USA Dual Meet Victory


Swimmers Host North Texas Friday, SMU Saturday in Dual Meets

Big Home Meets at the Owls' Competition Pool


Swinney Shines at Rice Invitational

Saturday's New Schedule Features Sessions 9 am & 12 Noon

Was named the 2015 Homecoming Queen for Rice University in November, 2015.

2014-2015: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Finished as the team's leading scorer at the National Collegiate Invitational postseason meet in Rockwall, Texas... Totaled 72.5 points while competing in the 100, 200 and 500-yard freestyle, as well as both the 200 and 400-free relays... Finished second overall in the 100-free with a career-best 51.35, and was third in the 200-free... Top 200-free was a career-best 1:48.86 for seventh place in the finals of C-USA Championships... Also scored at conference with a tenth in the mile (17:00.92) and 11th in the 500 (4:52.29) for a total of 25 points overall... Contributed in both backstroke events over the course of the season.

2013-2014: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Record-setting sophomore campaign also included scoring big for the Owls at both the C-USA championships (47 points) and the National Collegiate Classic (63 points)... Broke a five-year old school record in the 200-backstroke with a 1:59.31 to take fourth place at the C-USA meet... Finished ninth overall in the C-USA's 100-backstroke and scored for the team with a 19th in the 500-free... Swam the third leg of the conference-winning 800-free relay that posted the second fastest mark in school history (7:12.29)... Part of the Owl foursome that logged the program's fastest 800-relay at home in the Rice Competition Pool... Tallied three Top 5 individual finishes at the Collegiate Classic, including the 500-free (second), 200-back (fourth) and 100-back (fifth)... Tallied three new career-best marks at the Houston Invitational in the fall - the 100-back (55.48), 200-free (1:50.32) and 500-free (4:51.58)... Showed versatility with a 23.96 in the 50-free and a 53.58 in the 100-free as the lead leg of a 400-free relay.

2012-2013: C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Simultaneously made a smooth transition to life in the United States and collegiate swimming... Scored 26 points at the C-USA Championships to help the Owls win the second league title in the program's history... The 26 points tied for the second-most scored by an Owl freshman... Registered the fifth-fastest 200-yard backstroke in school history (2:00.41) with a fifth-place finish in the event at the C-USA championships... Won the consolation finals of the 100-backstroke with a season-best 55.98, the sixth-fastest mark in Rice history... Scored for the team at conference in the 500-freestyle after a steady season-best 4:56.39 in the morning prelims... Top time in the 200-free was a 1:52.87 at the Incarnate Word Invitational in December.

International - Swam on two New Zealand age-group national teams... Competed in the 2012 Olympic Trials.

High School - A 2012 graduate of Otumoetai College in Tauranga, New Zealand... Earned her school's top award for excellence in a single sport.

Club - Competes for the Greerton Swim Club... Set three national age group records and a host of school records... Coached by Tai Daniela... times (converted from short-course meters) 100 backstroke 55.45; 200 backstroke 2:00.18; 100 freestyle 50.87; 200 freestyle 1:48.55

Personal - Name: Taylor Danielle Armstrong. Born: Dec. 4, 1993, in Auckland, New Zealand. Parents: Garry Armstrong and Sue Walsh of Tauranga, New Zealand (one brother and two sisters). Chose to attend Rice because, "I talked to a few of my American friends and all of them raved about Rice - academic reputation and the #1 happiest students in the U.S. - My perfect school." Rice College: Martel

100 Backstroke 54.55 2014 C-USA Championships
200 Backstroke 1:59.31 2014 C-USA Championships
200 Freestyle 1:48.86 2015 C-USA Championships
500 Freestyle 4:51.58 2013 UH Invitational

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