Senior 2010-11 - Captured first-place finishes in the 100 breast against Nebraska (1:06.24) and in the tri-meet against Michigan State and Southern Illinois (1:06.19) ... Posted personal bests in the 200 breast (2:23.45) and 100 breast (1:04.14) at the Big Ten Championships ... Became the seventh-fastest individual to swim the 100 breast in Illini history ... Set season bests in the 50 free (24.40) at the Big Ten Championships and the 100 free (54.75) at the Hawkeye Invite ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient.
Junior 2009-10 - Swam in every dual meet for the Illini during her junior season ... Claimed a first-place finish in the 100 breast against Illinois State, clocking a time of 1:07.01 ... Swam career-best times in the 100 breast (1:05.09) and 100 free (53.39) at the Big Ten Championships, becoming the ninth-fastest Illini to ever swim the 100 breast ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient.
Sophomore 2008-09 - Swam in every meet for the Illini during her sophomore season ... Part of the 200 medley relay team that finished first against Nebraska ... Finished fifth in the 100 breast at Iowa State (1:07.73) ... Swam to fourth place at Illinois State (24.94) ... Claimed fourth place against Iowa in the 100 breast (1:07.66) ... Swam the 50 free in 25.13 to get third place against Illinois State ... At the Big Ten Championships, she swam to three career-best times in the 50 free (24.22), 100 free (53.68) and 100 breast (1:05.17) ... 100 breast made her the 10th all-time fastest individual in school history ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Freshman 2007-08 - Participated in eight meets for the Illini during her freshman year ... Competed in the 50 free and 100 free against Nebraska ... Competed in four events -- the 50 free, 100 free, 100 breast and 200 breast -- at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Achieved three career-best times at the Big Ten Championships in the 50 free (24.54), 100 free (53.71) and 100 breast (1:06.77).
High School - Earned four varsity letters in swimming and three in soccer ... Named captain of the swimming team her senior year ... 2006 IHSA state meet qualifier in the 100 breast (22nd place) ... YMCA national qualifier in the Long Course (2003-07) and Short Course (2005-07) ... Twice named YMCA Female Swimmer of the Year (2006-07) ... Three-time recipient of the Northside College Prep Outstanding Athletic Achievment Award (2004-06).
Personal - Born Dec. 1, 1988 ... Parents are David and Lisa Kasten ... Has a younger brother, Patrick ... Majoring in elementary education ... Enjoys eating, laughing, triathlons and traveling ... Plans to become a teacher after graduate school.