Amanda  Carner

Amanda Carner


Newport News, Va.

High School:
Menchville High School



2016 - 2
2015 - 4

Gold: 1

2015: 400 MR

2016 All-American
2016 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
2016 CSCAA Scholar All-American
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll 2015 All-American
2015 All-SEC (1st team)
2015 CSCAA Scholar All-American
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 CSCAA Scholar All-American
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013 CSCAA Scholar All-American
2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2015-16 - SENIOR


  • Placed fourth in the 200 IM, breaking the school record in 1:56.12
  • Took fifth in the 400 IM in 4:08.59 after swimming 4:07.68 in the prelims.
  • Also broke the school record in the 200 backstroke, finishing 10th overall and second in the B final in 1:53.93.

2014-15 - JUNIOR


  • Opened up her junior year with a victory in the 200 backstroke, clocking in first place with a time of 2:00.63 at UNCW
  • Earned her first solo victory of the season by clocking in at 4:59.98 in the 500-yard freestyle at Queens
  • Swam the opening leg (26.30) of the 200-yard medley relay to spark UT's B relay team to win the event against IU and UK...UT also earned second place in the event
  • Won the 200 IM in 1:58.74 at Nike Cup, which placed her fourth in Tennessee history in the event
  • Finished in second in the 400 IM (4:14.53) at Nike Cup behind teammate Lauren Driscoll
  • Swam a 51.00 in her 100 Free split to help UT's relay team win the 400 Free Relay at Texas A&M
  • In 1:58.32, Carner finished second in the 200 Backstroke at LSU, matching her time set against Auburn and Louisville


  • Won the gold medal in the 400 medley relay with Molly Hannis, Harper Bruens and Faith Johnson
  • Finished the 800 freestyle relay in ninth place with Mary Griffith, Caroline Finkbeiner and Lauren Driscoll
  • Finished fourth in the 400 IM championship final (4:07.27)
  • Finished sixth in the 200 IM championship final (1:57.65)
  • Placed tenth in the 200 Back--2nd in consolation final--in 1:54.98
  • Set a career-best 53.28 time in a 100 Back time trial


  • Finished third in the 200 medley relay with Molly Hannis, Harper Bruens and Faith Johnson
  • Finished fifth in the 400 medley relay with the same teammates
  • Finished the 400 freestyle relay in 16th place with Johnson, Micah Bohon and Bruens
  • Earned seventh place in the 400 IM championship final in a career-best 4:05.97
  • Tied for 21st in the 200 IM prelims (career-best 1:57.31)
  • Finished 30th in the 200 Back prelims in a career-best 1:54.16
  • Ended her junior season No. 1 in UT history in the 400 IM, tied for No. 1 in the 200 Back No. 2 in the 200 IM and No. 3 in the 100 Back

2013-14 - SOPHOMORE


  • Competed in six different events during the fall semester and participated in all five of UT's meets
  • Recorded a pair of career bests during the fall season, in the 100 back (57.49, Georgia Tech Invite) and the 100 fly (1:00.35, UNC Wilmington)
  • Swam both fall bests in her individual medley races to wrap up the semester at the Georgia Tech Invitational. She went 2:05.21 in the 200 IM and 4:23.02 in the 400 IM.
  • Clocked first NCAA B-cut times of the season at the AT&T Winter National Championships in Knoxville. Swam 2:01.09 in the 200 IM (16th in finals) and 4:15.66 in the 400 IM (8th)
  • Posted career best times in 100 backstroke (56.86), 100 breast (1:09.46), and 200 breast (2:27.95) in meet with Virginia Tech and Missouri, where she also placed 3rd in 200 IM (2:05.16)
  • Placed 5th in 200 backstroke (1:59.36) and 1st in 400 IM, posting an NCAA B-Cut time of 4:19.04


  • Swam a career high and NCAA B-cut time in the preliminaries of the 200-yard IM and finished in fifth place in the B final with a time of 1:59.34
  • Placed second in the B final for the 400-yard IM with a 4:11.52 time, just half a second off her career time


  • Swam the 200 IM in 1:58.81
  • Swam the 400 IM in 4:12.39
  • Finished 20th in the 200 backstroke.

2012-13 - FRESHMAN


  • Won a race in her first collegiate meet, taking the 200 backstroke (2:02.93) in the meet at UNC Wilmington
  • Recorded three top-four finishes in the Lady Vols' win over Louisville, taking second in the 1650 free in 17:00.43
  • Swam a career best in the 1000 freestyle (10:11.31)
  • Finished out her first semester as a Lady Vol by setting four personal bests in the Tennessee Invitational. Meet was highlighted by a third-place finish in the 400 IM (4:21.59) and fourth place in the 500 freestyle (4:57.89)
  • Set personal best in the 1000 freestyle in the Florida meet (10:07.65)
  • Helped improve her NCAA standing in the 200 backstroke, touching the wall in 1:55.88 at the Last Chance Meet


  • The Lady Vols' IM leader placed in all three of her individual events: the 200 IM, the 400 IM and the 200 backstroke
  • Her best finish came in the 400, where she ended in 11th place
  • Created two new career best times in the 200 IM (1:59.52) and the 400 IM (4:11.10)
  • Took 12th in the 200 backstroke in 1:55.94, an NCAA B cut time


  • Improved her previous best time in the 200 back to 1:55.57, good for 33rd place
  • Swam the 200 IM in 2:01.20 and the 400 IM in 4:17.24


  • Carner was a three-time Peninsula District champion at Menchville High School in Newport News, Va., in addition to picking up Eastern Region championships the past two seasons
  • Carner also qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 200m back and the 400 IM
  • In 2009, she led Menchville to a perfect 9-0 record and a Peninsula District championship
  • A Swimming World Magazine five-star recruit, Carner finished runner-up at the 2011 National Club Swimming Association (NCSA) in the 400y IM
  • The Virginia state record holder in the 200y back (1:56.72), she also competes for the Coast Guard Blue Dolphins Swim Team.


  • Birthday: October 18, 1993



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