Senior (2006-07): Took second in 200 backstroke in win against Northern Arizona...finished 39th overall in 200 backstroke at Texas Invitational...first place finish in 100 butterfly (1:00.66) against Boise State and Idaho... awarded the team Academic Award for her 3.89 grade point average in Food Sciences...named to the Pac-10 All-Academic first team for the third consecutive year.
Junior (2005-06): Stands at eighth and tenth place on the WSU All-Time Top 10 list in the 100 butterfly and 200 backstroke, respectively...member of "B" 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays at Pac-10 Championships...placed 34th in the 100 butterfly and 36th in the 100 backstroke at the Pac-10 Championships...finished second in the 200 backstroke (2:06.57) and was part of winning 400 medley relay team against Idaho at Moscow in the final meet of the regular season...placed second individually in the 200 backstroke at the Florida International Invitational and took second place in both the 300 butterfly relay and the 300 backstroke relay at the Golden Panther Invitational...member of team that placed second in the 400 freestyle relay at the UBC Colleges Cup...placed third in the 200 backstroke (2:08.54) against California...earned Pacific-10 All-Academic first team honors for the second consecutive year.
Sophomore (2004-05): Holds 8th place positions on the All-Time Top 10 list in the 100 butterfly and the 200 backstroke...swam season best times in the 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, and 100 backstroke at the Princeton Invitational...swam a lifetime best time in the 200 butterfly during the dual meet at Reno...member of the "B" 200 medley, 400 medley, and 400 freestyle relays at the Pac-10 Championships...USAA All-American Top 50 Scholar Athlete...WSU All-Academic team...named to the 2005 Pac-10 All-Academic First Team.
Freshman (2003-04): Placed 20th at the Pac-10 Championships in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 2:05.26...finished 24th at the Pac-10 Championships in the 100 backstroke (59.32)...recorded career best times at the Pac-10 Championships in the 50 backstroke, 100 butterfly, and 50 and 100 freestyles...earned the team's academic award, earning a 4.0 GPA in her first year at WSU.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Attended St. John's D.S.G. in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa...participated in field hockey and basketball...school swim champion 1998-2002...member of South African Junior team 2000-2001.
Born October 3, 1984 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa...parents Mark and Cindy Backhouse...brother Kevin...enjoys singing the South African national anthem...Food Science and Human Nutrition major.
WSU BEST TIMES
100 backstroke 59.22 Washington 11/10/06 100 butterfly 57.34 Pac-10 Championships 02/27/04 200 backstroke 2:05.26 Pac-10 Championships 02/28/04