Polly Hirt
Polly Hirt


Mundelein, Ill.

High School:




Redbird Swimmers and Divers Noted for GPA

Redbirds tie for 22nd on CSCAA annual list


ISU Student-Athletes Earn Valley Academic Honors

A total of 205 Redbird student-athletes were named to the MVC Honor Roll.


Hirt Named Academic All-American

She is the first member of the swimming and diving team to earn the award since Deborah Birrer in 2002.


68 ISU Student-Athletes Participate in Spring 2012 Commencement

The group represented 13 Redbird sports and 46 competed in the 2011-12 year.


Nine Redbirds Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

The Illinois State swimming and diving team concluded their 2011-12 season with the MVC announcing nine of its student-athletes to the Scholar-Athlete Team.

2010-11: Received 2010-11 honorable mention all-conference honors ...named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team ... participated in the Red/White Intrasquad meet, Notre Dame relays, Zippy Invitational ... dove in dual meets against Northern Iowa, Illinois, Ball State, Western Illinois, Wisconsin-Green Bay and Youngstown State ... recorded a personal-best score on the 1-meter board (224.10) against UNI ... earned a season-best score on the 3-meter board (234.75) against UNI ... awarded scholastic honors at the 2010-11 team awards banquet.

2009-10: Named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Team ... competed in the Zippy Invitational and MVC Championships ... competed in dual-meets against Western Illinois, Illinois, Ball State and Green Bay.

2008-09: Member of the All-Missouri Valley Conference Honorable Mention Team ... achieved a personal-best score on the 1-meter board in a double-dual meet against Northern Iowa and St. Louis University ... ended the season at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championships with a personal-best score on the 3-meter board ... achieved an eighth-place finish on the 1-meter board, and a sixth-place finish on the 3-meter board at championships.

Mundelein: All-conference and all-academic junior and senior year ... MVP senior year ... co-captain senior year ... AAU National Qualifier in 2007 ... sectional champion in 2007 ... placed 17th at the 2006 state championships and 20th at the 2007 state championships ... summa cum laude graduate ... National Honor Society member for two years. Holds a cumulative GPA of 4.0... Also earned the honor of being a Robert G. Bone Scholar for the 2011-2012 school year.

Personal: Born 11-3-89 ... daughter of Joe and Jamie Hirt ... sister, Emily, dove at Illinois State from 2002-06 ... sister, Lucy, dove at Notre Dame ... majoring in nursing.

Personal Best: 1-Meter 6 Dive- 224.61, 1-Meter 11 Dive- 427.58, 3-Meter 6 Dive- 234.75