Women's Swimming


Darragh McDermott
Darragh McDermott

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mokena, Ill.

High School:
Lincoln-Way East

Event:
Diving

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

03/15/2013

Illini End Season at Zone Diving Championships

Eberhardt, McDermott finish Illinois diving careers

03/14/2013

Three Illini to Compete in NCAA Zone Diving Championships

D. McDermott, Eberhardt, Murphy to represent Orange and Blue

02/22/2013

Illinois Completes Day Two of Big Ten Championships

Pope becomes third-fastest Illini all-time in 50 free

07/19/2012

Serve-A-Thon Photos

Photos from the Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon

Senior 2012-13 - Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Qualified for the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships ... Posted the top-four Illini scores on the one-meter dive ... Scored a 273.66 on the one-meter dive at Iowa State, the highest one-meter score of the year for the Illini ... Won the one-meter dive at Minnesota.

Junior 2011-12 - Set career-best scores in the one-meter dive (266.45) against UIC/UWM and the three-meter dive (274.35) against Illinois State ... Qualified for the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Honorable Mention Scholar-All American by CSCAA.

Sophomore 2010-11 - Earned personal-best scores in both the one-meter (240.10) and three-meter (231.70) dives at the Big Ten Quad meet ... Recognized as Most Improved at the team awards banquet ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient.

Freshman 2009-10 - Dove in seven meets for the Illini during her debut season ... Posted career-high scores on both boards at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational, scoring 213.60 on the one-meter board and 203.50 on the three-meter board ... Finished 17th in the one-meter dive and 15th in the three-meter dive at the Minnesota Challenge.

High School - Three-year varsity letterwinner in diving ... Also lettered in track and gymnastics ... Conference champion, all-conference selection and state qualifier in 2008 ... Coaches Award recipient ... Member of Pi Sigma Pi and National Honor Society ... Received the Community Extra Effort Recognition Award ... Named the Physical Education Student of the Year.

Personal - Born April 20, 1991 ... Parents are John and Laurie McDermott ... Has three younger siblings, Callan, Sloane and Fiona ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Lists her biggest thrill in sports as competing in the state meet in diving.

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