Lookout Mountain, Tenn.
Raced primarily in the 100- and 200 butterfly for the `Canes… Took part in one 1000 freestyle race, taking fifth place against Central Connecticut State in a time of 11:01.06… Collected three top 10 finishes in the 100 fly… Turned in her best time of 58.56 in the prelims of the Ohio State Invitational… Had her second-fastest time of the year in the finals of that same meet, finishing at 58.77… Posted the team’s third-fastest time for the season in the 200 fly in the finals of the Ohio State Invite with a mark of 2:07.45… Her second-fastest performance came during the prelims of that event with a time of 2:07.92… Turned in a second place finish against Florida Atlantic… Overall, had three top five finishes in head-to-head races in the 200 fly on the year… Participated in three 100 backstroke events, including her fastest time of 1:00.00 at the OSU Invite… Swam the second leg of the team’s second-fastest 400 medley relay squad with a time of 3:53.81, and accounting for a split time of 57.46…Freshman (2008-09)
Picked up four individual top five performances for UM on the season, while being a part of four relay top five times… Had the third-fastest time on the year for the `Canes in the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.54 at the Ohio State Invitational as part of the 400 medley relay… Finished second in the 100 back against FIU with a time of 1:02.60… Picked up her best time in the 200 back at the Georgia Tech Invite, finishing with a time of 2:12.54… Went 2:12.60 in a tri-meet with Maryland and Richmond… Picked up her best time in the 100 butterfly at the Ohio State Invite, touching at 56.97… Turned in a time of 57.03 in the prelims… Finished second against FIU (59.64)… Collected a personal-best time of 2:02.69 at the Ohio State Invite for the 200 fly… Registered her second-best performance at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships with a mark of 2:02.73 in the preliminary round… Turned in a second place time (2:06.20) against Florida Atlantic… Also finished second against Central Connecticut State (2:07.69)… Posted her best time in the 200 individual medley at the Ohio State invite, recording a time of 2:09.28… Had her second-fastest mark in that event at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships with a time of 2:09.67… Swam leadoff for the 200 medley relay team at the Ohio State Invite–the third-fastest time on the year for UM in the event… Collected a leadoff split of 27.87 in the race… Helped post the third-fastest time for UM on the year in the 400 MR at the Ohio State Invite, grabbing a time of 3:52.14, including a leadoff split of 58.54… Also helped the 400 MR squad to a win over CCSU (3:56.66) with a split of 1:01.24 from the leadoff position…High School/Prep
Swam for coach Dan Flack at Baylor High School… Mainly competed in the 100 butterfly and backstroke, as well as the 200 fly and backstroke… Tabbed an All-American in the 100 fly during her junior and senior season… Held the state and national record in the 200 medley relay as a senior… Team Captain… Helped her team to a state champion title in 2005, ’07 and `08… Named as an Academic All-American… Took home best times in the 200 fly (2:05.3) and 200 backstroke (2:08.9) at Junior National Championships in March 2008… Also collected a career-best in the 100 fly as a junior with a time of 57 seconds flat… Had a time of 5:17.3 as a sophomore in the 500 free…Personal
Parents are Tammye and Rick Simpson… Born in her hometown of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee… Majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Theatre… Career objective is to work at ESPN after graduation… Says she attended Miami because of the atmosphere, coaches and the team…Around the Pool with Simpson
Enjoys sleeping, eating and watching Sports Center in her spare time… Favorite sports memory is her relay team in high school winning the state and national medley relay… Favorite Sports Team is Atlanta Braves… Favorite actress is Cameron Diaz… Favorite music artist is Trey Songz… Lists her favorite meal as fries and brownies… Says her most enjoyable movie is Miss Congeniality… If she were not swimming at UM, she would try to be an intern at ESPN…