Career Highlights:Edit

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:Edit

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

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Finished fourth in the 200m Back in 2006

NCAA NCAA logo ChampionshipsEdit

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: Edit

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 Edit

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 Edit


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 MedalsEdit

2007 World University Games 2007: Gold, 200m BK

Top TimesEdit

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

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