Illini Win Six Events in Loss
Defeat Michigan State and Liberty on the Road
Defeat Eastern Michigan, Lose To Northwestern
Illini Aim for 65 Lifetime Bests
Orange and Blue tie Michigan State for 11th
Sophomore 2012-13 - Recorded personal best in 50 free (24.13) at the Big Ten Championships ... Recorded personal best in 200 free (1:54.90) at the Big Ten Championships ... Recorded a personal best in the 100 free (53.78) at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted a fourth-place finish in the 50 free (25.56) against Illinois State.
Freshman 2011-12 - Set personal-best times in the 50 free (24.81), 100 free (54.67), 100 back (59.49) and 200 back (2:08.92) at the Minnesota Challenge.
High School -Won the Scott Smith Award for Most Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year in 2010 and 2011 ... Named Swimming MVP all four years of high school ... Earned the Track & Field Coaches Award in 2010 ... Broke individual school records in the 100 and 200 back, 50, 100 and 200 free ... Was a part of record-setting relay teams in the 4x100 medley, 4x100 free and 4x50 free ... Broke the International Association of South Asian Schools record in the 200 back ... Member of record-breaking track & field relay squads in the 4x400 and 4x100 ... Earned varsity letters in swimming four years and track & field three years ... Represented the Selangor State team from 2006-2011 at the National Age Group Championships ... Won first place in the 100 and 200 back and third place in the 50 back at the National Age Group Championships in 2011 ... Captain of the swim and track & field teams two years each ... Swam with the Piranhas Swim Club in Selangor, Malaysia for 12 years.
Personal - Born February 23, 1993 ... Parents are Barnie and Naszreen Gibson ... Born in Saudi Arabia, but is a U.S. citizen ... Majoring in biology ... Hobbies include reading, writing, listening to music and hanging out with friends and family ... Biggest thrill in sports is diving off blocks for the start of a race that you know will be amazing ... Plans to become a doctor specializing in sports injuries following graduation ... Her parents have most influenced her athletic career by always pushing her to achieve all the goals she has for herself and always supporting her.