Sophomore: Abigail Chin qualified for her first NCAA's in her sophomore year from her breakout swims at the Purdue Invite where she swam the 500-freestyle in 4:46.02 winning the event and setting a new team record, and the 400-IM where she swam a prelim time of 4:11.92 where she placed 2nd. At NCAAs, Chin placed 29th in the 400-IM in 4:13.46, the 500-freestyle for 55th in 4:50.51, and the 200-IM for 64th in 2:04.15. She also anchored the 800-freestyle relay that placed 23rd. At BIG EAST, Chin was the fastest Cardinal in the 500-freestyle placing 4th in 4:48.45. Chin's best finish at BIG EAST was 2nd in the 400-IM earning her All- BIG EAST kudos. Chin chose to swim the 1650 where she placed 7th in a time of 16:46.43. Chin's season best in the 200-IM was at Purdue in 2:00.39 finishing 2nd, and the 200-butterfly with a prelim time of 2:00.99. She also swam at the Mesa Grand Prix and the Charlotte UltraSwim. Mesa proved to be a great starter to the long course season, Abby placed 17th in the 200-meter IM in 2:20.82, 19th in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:22.75 and raced the 400-meter freestyle in 4:20.27. At Charlotte, Abby placed 12th in the 800-meter freestyle in 9:02.21, 16th in the 200- and 400-meter IM in 2:24.39 and 5:00.23, and 26th in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:22.07. Chin represented the Cardinals at the SMU classic, and is also named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
Freshman: Abby had a big impact for the Cardinals with her versatility in the distance events... At the BIG EAST Championships she was named an All-BIG EAST Performer... In her first BIG EAST final, she finished second in the 400-IM in 4:15.31 as a part of the Cardinals 1-2-3 sweep in the event... Abby doubled the last day of the championships by swimming the 200-fly and 1650-free... she posted a 16:52.35 in the grueling mile and finished in ninth place and bounced back to finish sixth in the 200-fly with a 2:01.18... During the dual meet season, she was a constant in the distance events finishing first in the 1000-free and second in the 500-free against UK... She also swam to three third place finishes in the dual meet against Tennessee.
Prep: Abigail Chin, an Olympic Trial qualifier, comes to Louisville from Todd Saltus and the Upper Arlington Swim Club. As captain of the Upper Arlington High School swim team, Chin helped lead the team to three state championship titles and is a 10-time All-American. Her best times include: 1:59.21 in the 200-yard butterfly, 4:20.55 in the 400-yard individual medley and 16:48.92 in the mile. Abigail is a Senior National semi-finalist and a Junior National finalist.
Personal: She is the daughter of Chong Chin and Elizabeth Walz. Born Aug. 14, 1993. Major is pre-law.