The junior became the third American woman to swim 100-yard breaststroke in under 58 seconds.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Qualified for the ?98 NCAA Championships where she finished eighth in the 100 breaststroke and 11th in the 200 breaststroke ... broke her own school record in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:13.47 at the NCAA Championships ... earned double All-America honors in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. .. broke the 100 breaststroke school record with a time of 1:01.82 in the NCAA preliminaries ... posted team?s top times in both breaststroke and individual medley events ... part of two NCAA qualifying relays in the 200 freestyle and 200 medley ... had six top-two finishes in the 100 breaststroke including a win at the 1998 BIG EAST championships ... won 1998 Notre Dame Most Improved Award ... never placed below third in the 200 breaststroke in 1997-98 with four wins, including one in the BIG EAST meet ... placed third in the BIG EAST championships in the 200 individual medley.
AS A FRESHMAN: Earned All-America honors as a freshman by placing 13th in the 200 breaststroke at ?97 NCAA Championships in school-record time of 2:15.41 ... also swam the 100 breaststroke at NCAA Championships, placing 22nd in preliminaries with another school record of 1:03.37 ... took second and third at both BIG EAST championship and Notre Dame Invitational in 200 and 100 breaststroke ... also swam 200 individual medley at BIG EAST ... won six dual-meet events during the season ... suffered from mononucleosis much of the year.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Six-time state champion in Kansas and state record-holder in the 100 breaststroke ... placed sixth at the senior nationals in the 200 breaststroke in 1995 ... participated in the 1996 Olympic Trials in the 100 and 200 breaststroke ... two-time YMCA national champion ... Hayden High School Most Valuable Athlete in 1996 ... earned 11 letters in high school, four in swimming and cross country and three in track ... runner-up in state cross country meet in 1996 ... all-city cross country team for three years ... team won state cross country title from 1992-94 ... member of the state champion track and field team in 1995 ... two-time state champion in the 4x800 relay ... also an avid singer as she has sung the national anthem at a number of Notre Dame events ... three-time champion of the Notre Dame Annual Biathlon ... involved in Athletes in Action and Notre Dame Athletes Against Drugs ... grandfather Orville is 21-time national champion in miniature horse showing ... born June 9, 1978, in Topeka, Kan. ... enrolled in the College of Business Administration with a major in marketing ... hopes to teach either elementary or high school children.