University of Iowa Athletics
Fly/IM

Carly O'Brien

Class Sr.
Hometown Williams Bay, Wis.
High School Williams Bay

Hawk Item — Finished her career as the school record holder as part of the 800-free relay (7:08.06)… also had the fifth-best time in the 200 free (1:48.89), the seventh-fastest time in the 100 fly (54.54), and the eighth-fastest in the 100 free (50.48).

2017-18 Honors — Academic All Big Ten. 2017-18 — Swam collegiate-bests in 50 free (23.56), 100 free (50.48), 200 free (1:48.89), and 500 free (5:01.27)… scored in two events at the Big Ten Championships, placing eighth in 800-free relay (7:08.06) and 10th in 400-free relay (3:20.77)… posted two individual event wins.

2016-17 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2016-17 — Posted a collegiate-best performance in 200 free (1:50.46) and swam to season-best performances in 50 free (23.64), 100 free (50.99), and 100 fly (55.10)… ranked fourth on the team in 100 and 200 free… was a member of the 800-free relay (7:14.31) that finished 11th at the Big Ten Championships.

2015-16 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection… named to UI’s Dean’s List in fall semester. 2015-16 — Swam collegiate-bests in 50 free (23.54), 100 free (50.96), 200 free (1:53.55), 200 IM (2:04.68)… member of school-record-setting 400-free relay (3:20.58), set at the Hawkeye Invitational… swam a season-best in 100 fly (55.57)… member of the team’s fastest 400-free and 800-free relays… swam to pool record in 400-free relay (3:22.84) at Iowa State’s Beyer Pool… scored team points in three events at Big Ten Championships… was 10th in 200 and 400-free relays and 11th in 800-free relay… member of two winning relays on the year.

2014-15 — Posted collegiate-best times in the 50 free (23.83), 100 free (51.06), 200 free (1:55.72), 100 fly (54.54), and 200 IM (2:06.22)… member of Iowa’s record-setting 200-medley relay (1:39.18)… led the team in the 100 fly with a school-record time of 54.54 and posted Iowa’s second-fastest 100 free time… member of team’s second-fastest 400 free-relay (3:22.04) and third-fastest 200 free relay (1:34.28)… letterwinner.

High School — Twelve-time Wisconsin state qualifier, three-time NCSA Junior National qualifier, two-time YMCA National qualifier and was the Wisconsin USS 100-meter butterfly state champion in 2012… holds three school records, is a two-time all-state and four-time all-conference selection… twice was named team captain… finished sixth in the 100-yard fly (56.47) and seventh in the 200-IM (2:07.73) at the state meet as a senior.

Personal — Born July 24, 1996… daughter of Mat and Karen O’Brien… has two sisters, Katelyn and Lauren… majoring in accounting.

O’Brien’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 23.56 at Big Ten Championships 11/30/17
100 Free 50.48 at Big Ten Championships 2/17/18
200 Free 1:48.89 at Minnesota Invitational 12/1/17
500 Free 5:01.27 Western Illinois 2/2/18
100 Fly 54.54 at Big Ten Championships 2/18-21/15
200 IM 2:04.68 Hawkeye Invitational 12/4/15