Women's Swimming


Jessica Holz
Jessica Holz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ellisville, Mo.

High School:
Lafayette

Position:
Free/Back

07/09/2014

45 Illini Recognized as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Student-Athletes Honored for Earning GPAs of 3.7 or Higher, Including Seven 4.0 GPAs at Illinois

11/09/2013

Record Breaking Day For Illini Swimming

Illini Break Three Pool Records In Victory Over Kansas

11/08/2013

Illini Host Kansas Saturday at ARC Pool

Look to Improve on 4-2 Start

11/01/2013

Illini Sweep All 14 Swimming Events in Rout of ISU

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

10/26/2013

Illini Come Up Just Short Against Oakland

Illini Win Six Events in Loss

Junior 2012-13 - Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Member of the 400 free relay team that clocked a season-best time of 3:22.01, the third-fastest time in school history, at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted a season best in the 100 back (56.61) and 200 back (2:02.14) at the Big Ten Championships. Posted second-place finishes in the 200 back against Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois State.

Sophomore 2011-12 - Posted career bests in the 200 back (2:00.14) and 100 back (56.39) at the Big Ten Championships ... Set a career-best time in the 50 back (27.70) at the TYR Invite ... Ranks fourth in the 100 back (56.39) and fifth in the 200 back (2:00.14) on Illinois' all-time fastest individuals list ... Earned Athlete of the Year and 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.

Freshman 2010-11 - Led the Illini in the 200 back (2:02.58), securing her personal best at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted additional career bests at the Big Ten Championships in the 100 back (57.38) and 100 free (52.39) ... Captured a personal best in the 200 free (1:55.48) at Akron, finishing second.

High School - Four-year letterwinner at Lafayette High School ... Helped propel her team to first-place finishes in the Missouri state championships in 2007 and 2010 and third-place finishes in 2008 and 2009 ... Placed first in the 100 free at the state championships in 2010 ... Placed first in the 400 free relay and second in the 100 back at the state championships in 2009 and 2010 ... Swam with the Rockwood Swim Club ... Swam on the United States National Team in 2010 and the Junior National Team in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... Was a national qualifier in the 100 free and 200 breast.

Personal - Born Feb. 3, 1992 ... Parents are Dale and Carol Holz ... Majoring in biology ... Hopes to pursue a career in the medical field ... Has coached swimming, taught swim lessons and worked as a lifeguard ... Enjoys reading and spending time with friends.

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