All-American diver Wenting Zhang and four-time Missouri Valley Conference champion Marissa Yontz took home top honors.
Holmes, Yontz and Zhang among several strong performers for the Redbirds against the Mavs.
Illinois State Red and White Intrasquad Meet
Sophomore swimmer Cecilia Holmes recipient of MVC Leadership & Service Award for the Redbirds.
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