Green Wave to host LSU, West Florida and North Texas in first season in American Athletic Conference
Green Wave claim academic honor for spring semester after posting a cumulative 3.53 GPA
Green Wave finish sixth after posting 35 season-best and 22 career-best marks to go with four school marks
Schachter sets school mark and posts NCAA B cut in 100 breast, helps 400 medley relay post school-record time
Green Wave swimming & diving team post four career-best times among six season-best performances
100 back: 58.71 at C-USA Championship (2/17/12)
100 fly: 56.89 at C-USA Championship (2/17/12)
200 fly: 2:08.26 at C-USA Championship (2/18/12)
50 free: 25.24 at UH Cougar Classic (11/17/11)
100 free: 54.99 at UH Cougar Classic (11/19/11)
2011-12: Swam in all nine meets as a true freshman...posted top times of 25.24 in the 50 free with a leadoff split at the UH Cougar Classic (Nov. 17), 54.99 in the 100 free in the preliminaries at the UH Cougar Classic (Nov. 19), and 56.89 in the 100 fly (Feb. 17), 58.71 in the 100 back (Feb. 17) and 2:08.26 in the 200 fly (Feb. 18) in the preliminaries at C-USA Championship...top individual finishes were fourth-place showings in the 50 free vs Vanderbilt and in the 100 fly vs North Texas...in relay action, helped finish third in the 200 medley vs Vanderbilt...also swam the third leg of the 400 medley at the Houston Tri-Meet, leadoff in the 400 free at LSU and the second leg of the 400 free at the Houston Tri-Meet, third leg of the 400 medley at the Houston Tri-Meet, and various legs of the 200 free throughout the season...away from the pool, claimed C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane 3.0 Club recognition.
High School: Attended Manchester Essex High but did not compete as a prep athlete... was a member of the National Honor Society and Honor Roll, and was named an AP and Manchester-Essex Scholar.
Club: Swam for the YMCA North Shore Club where she twice earned YMCA All-America honros and was a YMCA Nationa, Speedo Section and New England age-group qualifier...member of the New England Top 10 and helped her teams win the YMCA New England Championship and YMCA District titles
Personal: Born Amy Louise Needham on Feb. 26, 1993, in Beverly, Mass...daughter of Gary and Joanne Needham...has one sister, Emily, who is currently a senior on the Green Wave swim team...uncles Mark Needham and Eddie field played football at Tennessee and baseball and Northeastern, respectively...grandfather, Edward, played football at South Carolina...proposed major is biology.