THIS SEASON: Allie Wooden, a versatile 2017 sophomore freestyler, looks to build on a strong freshman campaign in which she earned a spot as valuable dual meet threat and postseason scorer.
2016: Wooden competed in three races at the 2016 NCAA Championships as a 2016 freshman, taking 23rd in the 1650y free (16:12.91), and 36th in the 500y free (4:44.18) and 45th in the 200y free (1:47.06) ... At the 2016 Pac-12 Championships, Wooden posted a pair of top 8 finishes and anchored the Trojans' 800y free relay title that set a then-school record (6:55.17). She was third in the timed final of the 1650y free (16:08.42) and was eighth in the 500y free (4:46.02). She was 18th in the 200y free (1:47.63) ... She had seven dual meet wins as a freshman, ranging from the 100y to 1000y free ... Wooden posted top 6 finishes in the 200y and 1650y free at the Texas Invitational ... She earned 2016 College Swimming and Diving Coaches Associate of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America first team honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Wooden prepped at Cincinnati Country Day School, where she was a two-time Ohio state champion as a 2014-15 senior, winning the 100y (49.43) and 200y free (1:46.96). She was also a finalist in the 50y free (23.05) and earned the Cincinnati Enquirer Swimmer of the Year honor for Division II ... She was a finalist at the 2015 NCSA Junior Nationals in the 1650y free (16:24.64) ... She competed at the 2015 Irish Open Swimming Championships as part of a group of top NCSA swimmers.
CLUB : Cincinnati Marlins.
PERSONAL: She was born on Oct. 25, 1996, and is a chemical engineering major.
WRIGHT'S PERSONAL RECORDS:
Hansson (100 free), Scott (200 breast) also earn second swims.
USC's ninth straight top 9 finish.
Trojans, featuring Pac-12 winners Riley Scott and Louise Hansson, looking for eighth straight top 8 finish.
Trojans post 11 top 8 finishes on final night of meet.
Freshmen post pair of third-place finishes. USC fourth overall.