The Illinois State swimming and diving team were honored this weekend at the 2012-13 awards banquet.
The Illinois State swimming and diving team have fourteen student-athletes named to the 2012-13 Scholar-Athlete Team.
Illinois State swimming and diving finish in second-place at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships
Illinois State swimming and diving remain in second place during the Missouri Valley Conference Championships
Redbirds finish first day of competition at MVC Championships in second-place.
2011-2012: Received 2011-12 MVC first team all-conference honors ... earned first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (24.56) in a conference meet against Evansville ... first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle (53.17) against Evansville ... member of the first-place 200-yard medley relay team in dual meets against Evansville and Nebraska-Omaha ... first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (24.56) earned a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (24.43) at a dual meet against Illinois ... second-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle (51.66) participated in the Saluki Miler Open Water and the Notre Dame Relays ... first-place finish against UNI in the 50-yard freestyle (24.65) ... earned second-place in the 100-yard freestyle (51.15) during the MVC Championship ... named Most Valuable Swimmer and Newcomer-of-the-Year at the 2012 awards banquet.
Boylan Catholic HS: Four-year varsity swimmer...team captain senior year...YMCA club team record-holder in the 50 and 100-free... member of the YMCA record-holding 200-yard relay team... led Boylan Catholic team to the conference title all four years and sectional champions her sophomore, junior and senior years... also competed four-year varsity in track... state qualifier in track her last two years... conference champion in all events ran her last two years... National Honors society member... four-year honor roll student... four-year Scholarly Athlete Award winner.
Personal: Born 3/22/93... daughter of Jeff and Connie Nelson... majoring in nursing ... earned a 4.0 during the 2011 fall semester.
Personal Best: 50-yard freestyle- 23.89, 100-yard freestyle- 51.66, 200-yard freestyle- 1:56.99