Tara Gidaszewski
Tara Gidaszewski

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Sycamore, Ill.

High School:
Sycamore High School

Height:
5-8

Event:
Backstroke

Birthdate:
07/01/1994

02/16/2013

Redbirds Finish 2nd, Breaking Fifteen School Records

Illinois State swimming and diving finish in second-place at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships

12/02/2012

Redbirds Finish Zippy Invitational in 3rd

Redbirds finish invite in third-place

12/01/2012

Redbirds Remain in Third, Zhang Breaks School Record

Redbird swimming and diving team finishes second day at Zippy in third place.

11/03/2012

Redbirds Swim Past Panthers, Zhang Breaks School Record

Redbirds defeat conference opponent Northern Iowa and Wenting Zhang breaks school record on the 3-meter board.

10/04/2012

Redbirds Prepare for Annual Red/White Meet

Redbirds first home meet of the 2012-13 season

Cumulative GPA 3.18

2012-13: Swam a season best time in the 200-yard backstroke (2:08.25) at the MVC Championships ... earned a season best time in the 500-yard freestyle (5:21.34) at the MVC Championships ... finished in sixth-place during the 5K open water race (1:11:51.00) at Southern Illinois ... finished in eighth-place in the 1650-yard freestyle (18:27.06) at the Saluki Miler .. participated in the Dennis Stark Relays, Butler Invitational and Zippy Invitational ... competed in dual meets against Evansville, Truman State, Northern Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska-Omaha, Washington (Mo.) and Ball State.

Sycamore High School: Illinois/Missouri State qualifier ... qualified for the Swimming and Diving National Championships ... All American National swimming finalist ... named team captain and most valuable senior year ... holds 100-yard backstroke record.

Personal: Born 7/01/94 ... daughter of Robert and Monika Gidaszewski ... majoring in Biology.

Personal Best: 100-yard backstroke-1:00.33, 200-yard backstroke 2:07.34, 500-yard freestyle- 5:17.15,1000-yard freestyle-11:09.81, 1650-yard freestyle-18:19.83