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Ashani Gottlieb
Ashani Gottlieb
Height: 6-1
Year: Sr.-3L
Hometown: Boulder, Colo.
High School: Fairview
Position: Swimming
Events: Backstroke, Freestyle

Academic Notes: Majoring in hotel and restaurant management...Four-time WAC All-Academic selection...Four-time Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

2013-14 (Senior): Swam in 100 and 200 backstroke and 50 freestyle at the WAC Championships...Swam in the C final in 100 Back with a season-best prelim time of 58.40...Swam in the C final in 200 Back after a season-best prelim time of 2:04.43...Also recorded a time of 26.92 in the 50 Free...Recorded a season-best time of 26.71 in 50 Free at UNLV Invitational.

2012-13 (Junior): Swam in 100 and 200 backstroke and 50 freestyle at the WAC Championships...Advanced to the B final and finished 14th in 200 Back with a time of 2:02.32...Advanced to the C final and finished 24th in 100 Back with time of 58.99...Recorded a career-best time of 25.52 in the 50 Free...Placed fourth in 200 Back versus Northern Colorado, Idaho and New Mexico State.

2011-12 (Sophomore): Swam in the 100 and 200 backstroke and 50 freestyle at the WAC Championship...Won the B final and placed ninth overall in the 200 Back with a career best time of 2:02.17, the fifth fastest time in program history...Advanced to the C final in the 100 Back with a career best prelim time of 57.90...Recorded a career best time of 25.55 in the 50 Free...Also swam a time trial in the 50 Back in 27.57...Totaled three individual and two relay third place finishes during the regular season.

2010-11 (Freshman): Swam in the 100 and 200 backstroke and 50 freestyle at the WAC Championship...Advanced to the C Final and finished 19th with a best time of 58.50 in the 100 back, advanced to the C Final and finished 19th with a best time of 2:06.18 in the 200 back (both times season bests)...Swam season best time of 26.96 in the 50 free...Also swam on the 400 medley relay (season best time of 4:03.95 vs. Boise State), 200 medley relay (season best time of 1:53.51 vs New Mexico State) and 400 freestyle relay (season best time of 4:19.24 vs New Mexico State).

High School: Graduated from Fairview High School in 2010 … Swam four years for head coach Bob Smartt … Part of four teams to place in top three at Colorado 5A state championships.

Personal: Ashani Lin Gottlieb was born July 17, 1992 in Boulder, Colo....Daughter of Madhuri Martin and Jia Gottlieb…Two sisters, Jhana and Satya...Hobbies include singing and sailing.