Bahamian freshman Joanna Evans continued her fantastic debut season at her home pool at the University of Texas at their invitational which started on Wednesday December 4. Before the Invitational started Evans had a season and personal best in the 500 yard freestyle of 4:48.84. After the preliminaries she crushed that time to post a time of 4:44.15. She put herself well under the NCAA B standard of 4:47.79. In the finals she would lower her personal standard even further to register of 4:43.07 and place 5th overall in the Championship final.
On the opening day of the Invitational Evans clocked 1:48.33 on anchor leg duties to help the Longhorns B to a total time of 7:06.71 .That performance placed the team 4th overall and under the NCAA automatic qualifying time of 7:06.77.