Cecilia Holmes
Cecilia Holmes

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Bloomington, Ill.

High School:
Normal Community West High School

Height:
5-6

Event:
IM, Breaststroke, Freestyle

Birthdate:
05/16/1993

04/08/2014

Redbird Swimmers and Divers Honored At Annual Team Banquet

All-American diver Wenting Zhang and four-time Missouri Valley Conference champion Marissa Yontz took home top honors.

10/26/2013

Redbird Swimmers and Divers Pick Up Wins At UNO

Holmes, Yontz and Zhang among several strong performers for the Redbirds against the Mavs.

10/05/2013

White Team is Victorious at Intrasquad Meet

Illinois State Red and White Intrasquad Meet

02/27/2013

Holmes Given MVC Leadership & Service Award

Sophomore swimmer Cecilia Holmes recipient of MVC Leadership & Service Award for the Redbirds.

02/16/2013

Redbirds Finish 2nd, Breaking Fifteen School Records

Illinois State swimming and diving finish in second-place at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships

Cumulative GPA; 3.23

2012-13: Received 2012-13 Missouri Valley First-Team All-Conference honors ... received the 2013 winter season MVC Leadership & Service Award ... earned a personal best time in the 1650-yard freestyle (17:19.23) and 500-yard freestyle (4:58.84) at the MVC Championships ... member of the first-place MVC and ISU record breaking 800-yard freestyle relay (7:28.04) at the MVC Championships ... finished first in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:40.21) and 500-yard freestyle (5:11.44) at a dual meet against Ball State ... touched the wall first during the 400-yard IM (4:35.64) and 500-yard freestyle (5:10.73) at a dual meet against Washington (Mo.) ... had three first-place finishes against Nebraska-Omaha in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:34.34), the 500-yard freestyle (5:10.52) and the 200-yard IM (2:12.01) ... finished first in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:25.53) and 500-yard freestyle (5:05.53) in a dual meet against Illinois ... received first-place in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:28.35) in a dual meet against conference opponent Northern Iowa ... took first-place in the1000-yard freestyle (10:35.14), 500-yard freestyle (5:09.40) and 400-yard IM (4:37.06) against conference opponent Evansville ... touched the wall first in the 500-yard freestyle (5:05.20),earned a personal best in the 200-yard freestyle (1:54.91) and a member of the first-place Horton Pool record breaking 800-yard freestyle relay (7:46.83) in a dual meet against Truman State ... member of the second-place 400-yard freestyle relay (3:33.87) at the Dennis Stark Relays ... took second in the 1650-yard freestyle (17:45.29) and first in the 400-yard IM (4:37.43) at the Saluki.

2011-12: Received 2011-12 Missouri Valley Conference First-Team All-Conference honors ... broke the ISU school record in the 400-yard IM at the MVC Championships to earn a personal-best time (4:26.45) ... member of the MVC and ISU record-breaking 800-yard freestyle relay team (7:30.10) ... earned a personal-best time in the 200-yard IM at the MVC Championships (2:08.04) ... named Most Valuable Swimmer and Newcomer-of-the-Year at the 2012 awards banquet ... competed in the Notre Dame Relays ... earned personal-best times at the Zippy Invite in the 500-yard freestyle (5:06.16) and 1650-yard freestyle (17:28.08) ... received first-place in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:35.89) at a conference meet against Evansville ... first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:57.60) against Nebraska-Omaha ... earned a personal-best time in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:25.89) at a dual meet against Illinois ... earned a first-place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:32.91), 400-yard IM (4:36.23) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:07.32) at a meet against UIC and Valparasio ... first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.17) against UNI ... competed at the Copa Coqui Invite in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Normal Community West HS: Competed varsity for both swimming and track & field senior year...holds the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard IM, and 500-yard freestyle...member of the record-holding 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard freestyle relay, and the 200-yard freestyle relay...competed at Zones and earned a top-ten spot for 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard IM, and 200 & 500-yard freestyle... named WBNQ's Athlete of the Week...swimming All-Conference in the 500-yard freestyle and the 200-yard IM

Personal: Born 5-16-93...daughter of Kevin and Tammy Holmes...sister Samantha Holmes swims at Western Kentucky...undecided major.

Personal Best: 200-yard freestyle- 1:54.91, 500-yard freestyle- 4:58.84, 1000-yard freestyle- 10:25.24, 1650-yard freestyle- 17:19.23, 100-yard breaststroke- 1:06.75, 200-yard breaststroke- 2:27.76, 200-yard IM- 2:07.34, 400-yard IM- 4:26.45