All-American diver Wenting Zhang and four-time Missouri Valley Conference champion Marissa Yontz took home top honors.
Danville HS: Four-year letter winner ... holds the school record in the 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard IM, 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle ... member of the school record 200-yard medley relay, 200-yard freestyle relay and 400-yard freestyle relay teams ... sectional champion both junior and senior year ... ISHA state qualifier three years ... member of the National Honor Society all four years ... represented her high school at the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Conference.
Personal: Personal: Born on August 24, 1995, in Danville, Ill. ... Daughter of Robert Verkler and Jean Land...has a sister named Meghan...majoring in special education...Graduated in the top 10% of high school class...High school National Honor Society member.
Personal Best: 100-yard butterfly- 57.04, 200-yard butterfly- 2:08.24, 200-yard freestyle- 1:56.22, 200-yard IM- 2:09.05, 100-yard freestyle- 53.27 400- yard IM- 4:42.50.