Orange and Blue tie Michigan State for 11th
Meng sets school record in 100 back
Pope becomes third-fastest Illini all-time in 50 free
Break two school records
Will compete for four days in Minneapolis
Sophomore 2011-12 - Posted career bests in the 50 free (23.52) and 100 free (50.75) at the Big Ten Championships and 200 free, (1:49.78) 500 free, (4:58.89) and 50 fly (26.14) at the TYR Invite ... Ranks fifth in the 100 free (50.75) and tied for ninth in the 50 free (23.53) on Illinois' all-time fastest individuals list ... Earned Performance of the Year accolades at the team awards banquet for her part in the school record-breaking performance in the 400 free relay at the Big Ten Championships ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Freshman 2010-11 - Led the Illini in the 100 free (51.39) and 200 free (1:50.68) with her personal-best swims at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted first-place finishes in the 500 free against Nebraska (5:05.61) and against Iowa (5:07.96) and in the 1000 free (10:30.72) at Illinois State ... Posted career bests in the 1000 free (10:27.52) against Nebraska, 100 fly (59.67) at Illinois State, 1650 free (17:12.44) at the Hawkeye Invite, 500 free (4:59.54) at the Big Ten Championships and 50 free (23.93) and 200 IM (2:06.98) at the Last Chance Meet ... Earned Newcomer of the Year accolades at the team awards banquet ... Newcomer of the Year finalist among all female athletes at Illinois ... Honorable Mention Scholar-All American by CSCAA.
High School - Four-year letterwinner at Lockport Township High School ... Placed third in the 200 free and fourth in the 500 free at the Illinois state championships in 2009 ... Qualified for the state championships in the 500 free in 2007 and 2008 ... Earned All-America honors in 2009 and All-State honors in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... Received all-conference and all-sectional recognition each year in high school ... Swam with the Academy Bullets Swim Club ... Was the National Club Swimming Association Junior National Champion in the 200 and 400 free relays.
Personal - Born June 24, 1992 ... Parents are John and Kelli Pope ... Majoring in accountancy ... Coached the White Eagle Country Club swim team ... Plans to become a certified public accountant ... Enjoys playing sand volleyball, going out to eat, bonfires, going to the beach and being outdoors.