Marissa Yontz
Marissa Yontz

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Canton, Ill.

High School:
Canton

Last College:
University of Illinois in Chicago

Height:
5-8

Event:
Sprint Freestyle

Birthdate:
08/15/1993

04/08/2014

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.

02/27/2014

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.

10/26/2013

Redbird Swimmers and Divers Pick Up Wins At UNO

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

10/05/2013

White Team is Victorious at Intrasquad Meet

Illinois State Red and White Intrasquad Meet

04/10/2013

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.