Marissa Yontz
Marissa Yontz


Canton, Ill.

High School:

Last College:
University of Illinois in Chicago


Sprint Freestyle



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.


Twelve Redbirds Named to MVC Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete Team

Illinois State's Kelly Sanks listed among three student-athletes averaging a perfect 4.0 GPA.


Redbird Swimmers and Divers Pick Up Wins At UNO

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


White Team is Victorious at Intrasquad Meet

Illinois State Red and White Intrasquad Meet


Redbird Swimmer and Divers Honored at Annual Awards Banquet

The Illinois State swimming and diving hosted their anual awards banquet Sunday, April 7.

2012-13: Received 2012-13 Missouri Valley First-Team All-Conference honors ... member of the first-place school record breaking 400-yard freestyle relay (3:25.15) at the MVC Championships ... broke the school record during the preliminaries (51.22) at the MVC Championships... member of the second-place school recording breaking 200-yard freestyle relay (1:33.80) at the MVC Championships ... named Newcomer-of-the-Year at the 2013 awards banquet ... finished in third-place during the 100-yard freestyle (51.31) ... touched the wall first in the 100-yard freestyle (53.10) at the Butler Invitational ... earned first-place in the 50-yard freestyle (25.03) at a dual meet against Washington (Mo.) ... member of fourth-place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:35.39) at the Zippy Invitational ... part of the first-place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:36.20) at a dual meet against Illinois ... received first-place in the 100-yard freestyle (53.14) and 100-yard butterfly (1:00.67) in a dual meet against conference opponent Northern Iowa ... won the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.26) in a dual meet against conference opponent Evansville ... placed first in the 50-yard (24.35), 100-yard freestyle (52.99) 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.

2011-12: Helped UIC to pair a second-place finish and two third-place finishes in the relay events at the Horizon League Championships ... third individually in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle ... named newcomer of the year during the 2011-12 season ... helped school break records in four relay events at the Horizon League Championship.

Canton HS: Four year varsity swimmer ... team captain senior year ... helped team win the Mid-Illini Conference all four years ... senior year earned 20th place at IHSA State in the 50- yard freestyle ... member of track team in high school.

Personal: Born 8/15/93 ... daughter of Brian and Susan Yontz ... twin sister Anna who swims at University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee ... majoring in graphic design ... holds a cumulative GPA of 3.67.

Personal Best: 50-yard freestyle-23.55, 100-yard freestyle-51.22, 200-yard freestyle-1:52.24.