2008-09:Competed in dual-meets against Northern Iowa, St. Louis University, Western Illinois, Evansville, Missouri State and Illinois ... also competed in the Notre Dame Relays, Zippy Invitational, Ed Kennedy Invitational and Florida Atlantic Invitational ... achieved a personal-best time in the 100-yard backstroke at the Zippy Invitational ... ended the season by competing in the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle, 1000-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle events at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championships.
2007-08: Named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Honorable Mention and Scholar-Athlete teams ... placed second in the 1000-yard freestyle Lindenwood ... recorded a third-place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle against Evansville ... took second in the 1000-yard freestyle against Western Illinois ... placed third in the 1650-yard freestyle in a double-dual meet against Butler and Youngstown State ... placed seventh in the 1650-yard freestyle, 15th in the 500-yard freestyle and 22nd in the 200-yard freestyle at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championships.
2006-07: Finished third in the 1000-yard freestyle against Northern Iowa ... placed 11th at the Akron Invitational in the 1650-yard freestyle ... competed in the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championships.
Hinsdale Central: State qualifier in the 500-yard freestyle senior year ... received the Hinsdale Central Scholar-Athlete Award ... received the West Suburban Conference Academic Achievement Award senior year ... team placed 12th in state senior year ... team placed first in sectionals and conference senior season ... state qualifier in the 500-yard freestyle junior season ... fifth in sectionals and conference junior season ... team placed eighth at state junior year ... team placed first at sectionals and conference junior year ... state qualifier in the 500-yard freestyle and the 200-yard freestyle ... third in the 200-yard freestyle at sectionals sophomore year ... fifth in the 500-yard freestyle at sectionals sophomore year ... team placed second at sectionals sophomore season.
Personal: Born 4-22-88 ... daughter of Gordon Werkema and Barb Purcell ... four-time member of the AFNI Athletics Honor Roll ... majoring in elementary education.
Personal Bests:100-yard freestyle- 55.13,200-yard freestyle- 1:56.69, 500-yard freestyle- 5:12.89, 1000-yard freestyle- 10:47.99, 1650-yard freestyle- 17:54.28, 100-yard backstroke-1:05.67, 200-yard backstroke- 2:18.39