Women's Swimming


Cara Chuang
Cara Chuang

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clarksburg, Md.

High School:
Poolesville

Position:
Back

11/01/2013

Illini Sweep All 14 Swimming Events in Rout of ISU

Illinois avenges last year's loss with a 206-94 trouncing

10/25/2013

Illini Claim Double Dual Meet Victories

Defeat Michigan State and Liberty on the Road

10/18/2013

Illini Split Season Opener

Defeat Eastern Michigan, Lose To Northwestern

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

Junior 2012-13 - Recorded personal best in the 50 free (25.05) at the Minnesota Challenge ... Recorded personal best in the 100 free (54.91) at the Minnesota Challenge ... Posted a third-place finish in the 100 back (59.73) against Illinois State ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Sophomore 2011-12 - Recorded season-best times in the 50 free (25.57) at the Minnesota Challenge, 200 back (2:13.97) against Kansas and 100 back (59.32) against Northwestern ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Freshman 2010-11 - Posted six first-place finishes on the season, including four in the 100 back and two in the 200 back ... Won two events in her Illini debut, capturing both the 100 back (57.33 - personal best) and 200 back (2:05.30) titles against Nebraska ... Secured personal bests in the 200 back (2:05.19) and 200 IM (2:11.66) at Toledo, 200 free (1:58.98) at Akron, 100 free (55.63) at the Hawkeye Invite and 50 free (25.17) at the Big Ten Championships.

High School - Four-year letterwinner at Poolesville High School ... Four-time champion in the 100 back and four-time finalist in the 200 back at the Metropolitan Swimming and Diving Championships, finishing first in 2008, second in 2007 and 2009 and third in 2010 ... Four-time All-Metro selectee by the Washington Post ... Four-time All-Gazette selectee ... Broke the Montgomery County, Md., record in the 100 back ... Swam with the Rockville Montgomery Swim Club ... Represented RMSC at the 2008 Olympic trials in Omaha, Neb.

Personal - Born Jan. 6, 1992 ... Parents are Paul and Julie Chuang ... Majoring in bioengineering ... Her sister, Christine, swims for the Georgia Institute of Technology ... Maryland Distinguished Scholar (2010) ... Worked as assistant coach and swam for the Rockville Rays in 2010 ... Enjoys watching television, reading, writing, drawing, playing guitar and spending time with family and friends ... Hopes to pursue a career in the medical field.

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