Student-Athletes Honored for Earning GPAs of 3.7 or Higher, Including Seven 4.0 GPAs at Illinois
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Junior 2013-14 - Broke own school records in the 50 back (25.02) and 100 back (53.94) at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished the 2013-14 season ranked sixth all-time in the 100 free (50.81), ninth in the 200 back (2:01.93) and second in the 100 fly (54.69) ... Set a personal best 50 free (23.84) at the Miami University Invitational ... Placed first in the 100 back at eight meets during the 2013-14 season ... Finished first in the 100 fly six times during the season ... Placed first in both the 50 free (24.00) and 100 fly (56.79) against Illinois State ... Finished first in the 100 back (56.95) and 100 fly (56.93) against Iowa State ... Finished first in the 100 back (55.02) and 100 fly (55.66) against Nebraska ... Placed first in the 200 back (2:01.93) and 50 free (24.05) at the Southern Illinois, Olivet Nazarene Dual Meet ... Swam a leg in the 200 free relay (1:32.66) at Big Ten Championships, which ranks eight all-time in school history ... Swam a leg in the 200 free relay (1:33.02) at the Miami University Invitational, which ranks ninth all-time in school history ... Swam first leg of 400 free relay (3:23.36) at the Big Ten Championships, which ranks seventh all-time in school history ... Swam first leg of 200 medley relay (1:41.90) at the Big Ten Championships, which ranks as the fastest time in school history ... Swam first leg of 200 medley relay (1:42.71) at the Miami University Invitational, which ranks fourth all-time in school history ... Swam first leg of 400 medley relay (3:42.21) at the Big Ten Championships, which ranks as the fastest time in school history ... Swam first leg of 400 medley relay (3:44.77) at the Miami University Invitational, which ranks fourth all-time in school history ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Scholar All-America honorable mention.
Sophomore 2012-13 - Set school records in both the 50-yard backstroke (25.57) and 100-yard backstroke (55.11) at the Big Ten Championships ... Also set a school record in the 50-yard butterfly at the TYR Invitational ... Posted nine of the 10 fastest times on the team in the 100-yard backstroke ... Set an ARC Pool record in the 100 back in the dual meet against Michigan State ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Freshman 2011-12 - Ranks first in the 50 back (25.88), third in the 100 back (55.71), eighth in the 200 back (2:02.71), second in the 50 fly (25.64) and sixth in the 100 fly (56.02) on Illinois' all-time fastest individuals list ... Earned Newcomer of the Year accolades at the team awards banquet ... Honorable Mention Scholar-All American by CSCAA.
High School - Four-year letterwinner in swimming and one-time letterwinner in soccer at Sauk Prairie High School ... Five-time state champion ... Broke state record in the 100 fly ... Academic All-State honoree in 2010 ... Garnered All-America honors in 400 free relay, 200 medley relay, 100 back and 100 fly (2008-2010) ... Helped her team finish fourth in the state championships (2008) ... Helped her 400 free relay team to a first-place finish in the state championships (2008) ... Swam for Waunakee Rural Aquatic Team ... Helped her club team to a state title in the long course (2010) ... Three-time individual state champion with her club team.
Personal - Born April 25, 1993 ... Parents are Denleigh and Karen Meng ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Plans to become a physical therapist ... Enjoys tubing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, water skiing, spending time with friends, watching movies, reading, playing soccer and spending time outdoors ... Lists swimmer Natalie Coughlin as her favorite athlete.