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Career Highlights:[]

Won Gold in the 200m back at the 2007 World University Games ... earned bronze in the 200y back at the 2006 NCAA Championships

World University Games:[]

2007: Gold, 200m BK; Gold, 800m FR-R(pr)

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States Nationals[]

Finished fourth in the 200m Back in 2006

NCAA NCAA logo Championships[]

Finished third in the 200y Back in 2006 NCAA NCAA logo Championships

Won 20 Big East titles and set six Big East records ... two-time Big East MVP ... Aeropostale Big East Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Eight-time All-American

2007 World Rankings:[]

92nd, 100m back; 15th, 200m back


Collegiate: Eight-time All-American ... four-time Academic All-American ... 20-time Big East Champion ... 2006 Aeropostale Big East Scholar Athlete of the Year ... two-time Big East MVP ... graduated with high honors High School: Two-time Connecticut High School State MVP


High School: Bristol Central HS '02

College: Rutgers '06

College Major: Animal Science/Veterinarian Medicine

Graduate Studies: Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine '10

Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Gary and Susan ... father is an engineer and mother is an analyst

Sibling(s): Younger sister (Casey) swims for Eastern Connecticut State

Started Swimming: Age 6 ... "My swim instructor indicated that I had a strong kick and that if he could teach me good technique, I could be a good swimmer."

Sports Played Before Swimming: Basketball, soccer

Nickname(s): Hammer, Swimmer ... "Hammer comes from my teammates due to negative splits in my events was like dropping a hammer. My non-swimming friends call me Swimmer."

Pet(s): Two kittens and four sugar gliders

Hobbies Outside the Pool: Biking, solving Rubik's cubes, eating at new places in Philly ... helping at the Philadelphia Animal Shelter and taking care of her animals

Ultimate Way to Relax: Taking a nap

Most Influential Person: Parents ... "They support me no matter what I do and I couldn't have done it without them."

Charities: Philadelphia Animal Shelter

Training Notes[]


Swims 8-13,000 yards per day, 2-4 hours a day, 6 days a week More: Can solve a Rubiks Cube in under 1:30 Favorites: Movie: Transformers ... tv: House

International Medals[]

2007 World University Games 2007: Gold, 200m BK

Top Times[]

Event Best Year 50m BK 30.66 Jul 06 100m BK 1:03.18 Jan 08 200m BK 2:11.48 Aug 07


Swimvitational - 22 Final, 100m BK; 3 Final, 200m BK; 9 Final, 400m FR-R; 2 Final, 400m MED-R


WUGS - 1 Final, 200m BK 07 ULTRA GP - 18 Final, 200m FR; 3 Final, 100m BK; 2 Final, 200m BK; 12 Final, 100m FL


SUM NATS - 18 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 200m BK; 10 Final, 100m FL NCAA - 8 Final, 100y BK; 3 Final, 200y BK 2005 SUM NATS - 12 Final, 200m BK; 23 Final, 100m FL WC TRIALS - 21 Final, 100m FL 2003 SUM NATS - 5 Final, 200m BK 2002 SPG NATS - 12 Final, 200m BK