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    Kristin Lyons
    Kristin Lyons
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Maumelle, Ark.

    High School:
    Bloomington (Ill.) H.S.

    Event:
    Free

    Birthdate:
    01/17/1981

    2000-01 - Placed second in the 100 free in a dual against Michigan State ... Competed in the 50, 100 and 200 free at the Indiana Invite, clocking personal bests in all three events while helping Illinois place fourth in the 400 free relay and sixth in the 200 medley relay ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors and received a George Huff Academic Award.

    1999-00 - Had her best meet of the season at the Big Ten Championships where she swam her fastest times of the year in the 50 free (24.91), 100 free (53.95) and 100 fly (1:01.50) ... Swam short distance free, back, fly, breast and IM during the season.

    High School - Earned four varsity letters in swimming ... Four-time state qualifier ... Earned team MVP honors three times ... YMCA Nationals qualifier three years ... Two-time team captain ... Holds two school records.

    Personal - Parents are David and Karen Lyons ... Major is kinesiology with an emphasis in pre-med ... Father swam at Ball State University ... Lists her father as the person who most influenced her athletic career because he coached her for eight years ... Favorite athlete is Olympic swimmer Jenny Thompson.

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