Freshman 2010-11 - Redshirted the season ... Posted the highest GPA (3.97) among first-year Fighting Illini swimmers and divers to earn the freshman Student-Athlete award.
High School - Four-year letterwinner at Waubonsie Valley High School ... Qualified for the Illinois state championships three years in the 50 free and 400 free relay and two years in the 100 free, 200 medley relay and 200 free relay ... Finished second in the 200 medley relay and fifth in the 200 free relay at the 2008 state championships ... Helped propel her team to a fourth-place finish in the 2008 state championships ... Earned All-America status twice in the 200 free relay and 400 free relay and once in the 200 medley relay ... Four-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-America honoree ... Was named Most Valuable Player on the Waubonsie Valley swim team in 2009 ... Swam with the Maverick Swim Club.
Personal - Born Dec. 31, 1991 ... Parents are Jim Baumgartner and Malora Carson ... Majoring in journalism ... Three-time Illinois Music Educators Association District IX selectee, earning a Division I ranking in each of the three years (2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10) ... Participated in the Allerton Music Festival (2009-10) ... Selected as an Indian Prairie Scholar ... Achieved the highest level in her high school chamber string orchestra as a violist ... Wrote for her high school newspaper ... Enjoys reading, spending time with friends, biking and going to downtown Chicago.