Women's Swimming


Alyssa Petruzzello
Alyssa Petruzzello

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Champaign, Ill.

High School:
Centennial

Event:
Fly

07/10/2013

43 Illini Honored as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Student-Athletes with GPAs of 3.7 or Higher Earn Special Recognition

03/27/2013

Illinois Collects 52 Academic All-Big Ten Selections

52 Illini Honored By Conference for Second Time This Year

03/27/2013

Illinois Collects 52 Academic All-Big Ten Selections

52 Illini Honored By Conference for Second Time This Year

02/23/2013

Illini Conclude Big Ten Championships

Orange and Blue tie Michigan State for 11th

02/22/2013

Illini Wrap Up Day Three of Big Ten Championships

Meng sets school record in 100 back

Junior 2011-12 - Recorded a career-best time in the 50 fly (25.97) at the TYR Invite ... Captured a career-best time in the 100 free (54.76) against Illinois State ... Earned a season-best time in the 100 fly (56.79) at the Big Ten Championships ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Sophomore 2010-11 - Posted personal bests in the 50 free (24.65) at the Hawkeye Invite, 100 fly (56.23) and 200 fly (2:07.69) at the Big Ten Championships and 200 free (1:57.96) at the Last Chance Meet ... Secured a season best in the 100 back (59.98) at the Big Ten Championships ... Climbed to eighth on the all-time fastest individuals list in the 100 fly ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient.

Freshman 2009-10 - Swam in 11 meets for the Illini during her freshman season ... Achieved career-best times in the 100 back (59.24), 200 fly (2:07.97) and 100 fly (56.45) at the Big Ten Championships, becoming the 10th-fastest individual to swim the 100 fly in Illini history.

High School - Four-year letterwinner at Centennial High School ... Named Big 12 Scholar Athlete (2006-08) ... Voted Most Valuable Swimmer by her team 2007-08 ... IHSA state finals qualifier 2005-08 ... Swam to 10th place in the 100 fly at the 2006 IHSA state finals ... Placed 16th in the 100 fly at the 2007 YMCA Nationals ... At the 2009 YMCA Nationals in the 100 fly ... High school team was conference and sectional champions 2005-06.

Personal - Born May 29, 1991 ... Parents are Steve and Wendy Petruzzello ... Has an older brother, Tony, who was a member of the 2007-08 Rose Bowl team ... Father swam at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1979-1983) ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Lists her biggest thrill in sports as qualifying for nationals for the first time in eighth grade ... Enjoys working out, sports, listening to music, reading and spending time with friends and family.

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