Women's Swimming


Amy Forsberg
Amy Forsberg

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Downers Grove, Ill.

High School:
Downers Grove South

Event:
Free

01/11/2007

Winter Training Trip

Illinois visited Boca Raton, Fla., for this year's winter training trip.

2009-10 - Swam in every dual meet for the Illini during her senior season ... Swam to a first-place finish in the 1000 free at Iowa State with a time of 10:34.00 ... Earned second-place finishes in the 1000 free at Nebraska (10:38.82), Michigan State (10:34.55) and Southern Illinois (10:33.45) ... Achieved season-best times at the Big Ten Championships in the 500 free (5:03.87), 200 free (1:53.68) and 1650 free (17:15.73) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2008-09 - Competed in every meet for the Illini during her junior season ... Runner-up in the 500 free against Michigan State (5:09.01) ... Swam to an event title in the 1000 free at Iowa State (10:26.46) ... Captured an event title in the 200 free with a time of 1:55.85 at Illinois State ... Placed 12th for the Illini against Indiana/Michigan/Tennessee in the 1650 free ... Shaved seconds off her time in the 500 free against Iowa, finishing in 5:07.89 ... At the Big Ten Championships, she swam to lifetime bests in four freestyle events ... 500 free (4:53.02) made her the fourth-fastest person in school history ... Received Academic All-Big Ten honors.

2007-08 - Won the 500 free with a career-best time of 5:01.68 at the Missouri Dual Challenge ... Captured an individual event title against Illinois State ... Swam a personal best in the 1000 free (10:21.35) against Iowa ... Member of the 800 freestyle relay squad that competed at the Big Ten Championships and swam the eighth-fastest time in Illinois history ... Named Academic All-Big Ten.

2006-07 - Competed in every meet for the Illini as a freshman ... Scored her first collegiate win in a dual meet with a pair of first-place finishes in the 1000 free and 500 free at Illinois State ... Was part of a 1-2-3-4 sweep in the 200 free at Oakland ... Placed second and third in the 1000 free and 500 free, respectively, against Michigan State and Iowa ... At the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational she was the top finisher for the Illini in the 500 free (22nd) and took home a 16th place finish in the 1650 free ... At the Big Ten Championships, she swam to a lifetime-best time in the 200 free (1:52.78) and earned a spot on the 800 free relay ... The seventh place 800 free relay was the sixth-fastest ever in Illinois history ... Recieved CSCAA 2006-07 Honorable Mention Academic All-American honors.

High School - 2006 YMCA National Qualifier in 200, 500, 1000, and 1650 free ... Led club team BR Ryall's 400 and 800 free relays that placed second and third, respectively, at the 2006 YMCA National Championships ... Four-year letterwinner at Downers Grove South where she was the MVP in each of her seasons ... As a freshman, became the first Downers Grove South girl to place (11th in 500) at state in 16 years ... Finished seventh in the 500 as a senior ... Also placed 12th in the 200 her senior season.

Personal - Born May 18, 1988 ... Parents are Wayne and Julie Forsberg ... Father played football at Monmouth College ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Hobbies include golf and running ... Lists her biggest thrill in sports as competing and working hard all year to accomplish a goal ... Plans to be a physician's assistant after graduation.

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