The Illinois State swimming and diving hosted their anual awards banquet Sunday, April 7.
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.
2012-13: Received 2012-13 Missouri Valley Honorable mention All-Conference honors ... named to the 2013 Scholar-Athlete team ... swan a personal best time during the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.73) at the MVC Championships ... member of the second-place school record breaking 200-yard freestyle relay (1:33.80) at the MVC Championships ... member of the first-place 400-yard medley relay (3:59.81) at a dual meet against Washington (Mo.) ... member of the first-place 200-yard medley relay (1:49.99) at a dual meet against Nebraska-Omaha ... part of the first-place 10x50 meter freestyle relay at the Copa Coqui Invitational ... 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) and took first in the 50-yard freestyle (24.22) and 100-yard freestyle (52.51) at a dual meet against Illinois ... part of the first-place 200-yard medley relay (1:49.64) team and earned first in the 50-yard freestyle (24.76) against conference opponent Northern Iowa ... member of the second-place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:37.11) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:33.87) at the Dennis Stark Relays.
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 ...holds a cumulative GPA of 3.70 ... earned a 4.0 during the 2011 fall semester.
Personal Best: 50-yard freestyle- 23.64, 100-yard freestyle- 51.66, 200-yard freestyle- 1:53.73