Abby Max
Abby Max
Year: Jr.
Hometown: New Hartford, N.Y.
High School: New Hartford
Event(s): Free/Back

2013-14: A triple-winner with first place finishes in 200 free (1:58.28), 500 free (5:18.37), and swimming a leg in 400 free relay (3:41.18) in win over Cortland (11/16) ... swam the day's fastest time in the 200 free (1:58.07) and was part of winning 400 free relay (3:44.02) in quad meet at Hamilton (11/23)... joined Holloway, Powell and Boyce to finish third in both the 4x200 freestyle (7:51.42) and 4x100 freestyle (3:36.20) relays at the Ithaca Winter Invitational (12/8) ... took fourth in the 4x100 medley relay (4:01.78) with Smith, Powell, and Jaworski at the Ithaca Winter Invitational (12/8) ... five-time winner including first-place finishes in 100 (54.75) and 200 (1:57.29) freestyle events in victory over RIT  (1/11) ... a triple winner, touching first in the 100 butterfly (1:00.07) while also swimming legs on the winning 400 medley (4:14.68) and 400 free (3:46.61) relays in sweep of Monroe C.C. (1/15) ... won four events to lead the women: she logged the top swims in the 100 (54.27), 200 (1:56.49) and 500 (5:15.43) freestyle events, while swimming a leg to win the 200 free relay (1:38.72) with a pool record time in the final race of the day that decided the winner of the meet (1/18) ... swam a leg of the winning 200 medley relay (1:52.18) and also picked up a pair of individual wins in the 200 fly (2:11.47) and the 400 individual medley (4:42.12) to sweep visiting Oswego (1/25) ... set three pool records in winning the 100 backstroke (59.11), the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay (1:38.67), while also winning the 500 free (5:13.30) at the Buffalo State meet (2/1) ... won the 50 free (24.88) and the 200 back (2:13.01) while also adding legs to both the 400 medley relay (4:02.17) and the 400 free relay (3:40.51) at the Geneseo Invitational (2/8) ... named the Most Outstanding Swimmer after leading the Knights to their seventh-straight and 22nd-overall team title at the SUNYAC Championships (2/22) ... finished first in the 100 freestyle (51.55) to earn her third individual title (2/22) ...  set meet records in the 200 (1:50.36) and 500 (4:57.07) freestyles (2/22) ... finished 10th with SUNYAC and school records in the 500 freestyle (4:54.32) in the NCAA Championship (3/19) ... took ninth in the 200 freestyle (1:51.54) in the NCAA Championship (3/20) ... finished 14th in the 200 free relay (1:36.29) in the NCAA Championship (3/20) ... placed 15th in the 800 free relay (7:39.05) in the NCAA Championship (3/21) ... placed 15th in the 100 free style (51.74) for her final individual All-American nod (3/22) ... placed 15th in the 400 free relay (3:29.92) for final team All-American nod (3/22) ... won three individual All-America certificates and swam on three All-America relays to lead the Knights to 22nd place out of 51 scoring teams at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships(3/15) ... voted the Paychex Female College Athlete of the Year by the Rochester Press-Radio Club (4/14).

Prior to Geneseo:  Swam for the New Hartford Spartans and the Clinton Cudas … was a member of the 2009-10 New York State Championship team … was the Sectional Swimmer of the year from 2006-2010 … recorded the fastest 200 freestyle in 2010 … was the 2010 100 backstroke sectional champ.

Personal:  Abilgail M. Max was born in New Hartford, N.Y. … parents are Christopher and Kari … enjoys traveling and photography … favorite athletic moment was making the top 16 in 2013 NCAA’s … believes it easier to swim when you are relaxed and confident … started swimming at age 8…influenced by her sister Elyssa Max who was an All-American swimmer at Geneseo and recently graduated.