Women's Swimming


Kristen Manias
Kristen Manias

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Burnsville

Event:
Free/Fly

07/18/2012

Illinois Earns Scholar All-America Team Award

Ten Illini garner individual honors

07/11/2012

Illinois athletes honored as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

A total of 30 Illini athletes honored

07/11/2012

Illinois athletes honored as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

A total of 30 Illini athletes honored

05/01/2012

Carosio, Guthrie Garner Top Honor at Scholar-Athlete Reception

Soccer, Golf Standouts Take Home Prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor

03/28/2012

Forty-Seven Illini Named Academic All-Big Ten

Winter Sports Earn Academic Honors

05/11/2012

2012 Student-Athlete Graduation Photos

Photos from 2012 student-athlete graduates from various sports. (photos by Mark Cowan, May 11, 2012).

Senior 2011-12 - Set a career-best time at the Big Ten Championships in the 50 free (23.39) to rank 5th on the all-time fastest individuals list ... Posted a career-best time in the 200 free (1:52.65) at the TYR Invite ... Earned 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 ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient ... Honorable Mention Scholar-All American by CSCAA.

Junior 2010-11 - Finished first in the 50 free (24.36) against Iowa ... Led the team in the 100 back with a personal-best performance (57.10) at the Big Ten Championships ... Captured season bests in the 50 free (23.67) and 100 free (51.42) at the Big Ten Championships and in the 100 fly (58.27) at the Hawkeye Invite ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient ... Honorable Mention Scholar-All American by CSCAA.

Sophomore 2009-10 - Swam in every dual meet for the Illini during her sophomore season ... Swam career-best times in the 50 free (23.44), 100 free (50.99) and100 fly (57.38) at the Big Ten Championships and became the sixth-fastest Illini in both the 50 free and 100 free ... Swam in the finals in the 100 free at the Big Ten Championships ... Was awarded the team's Athlete of the Year award ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Freshman 2008-09 - Competed in every meet for the Illini during her freshman season ... Placed seventh against Michigan State in the 50 free with a time of 25.30 ... Swam to her first collegiate event title at Illinois State in the 50 free ... Finished third in the 50 free against Iowa (24.83) ... At the Big Ten Championships, she swam to career bests in the 50 and 200 free with times of 23.67 and 1:53.86, respectively ... Concluded the season at the Last Chance Meet, setting two more career bests in the 100 free and 100 fly.

High School - Four-year letterwinner at Burnsville Senior High School ... Academic All-American ... Five-time All-American ... 18-time All-State winner ... Named to All-Conference team five times ... Swam for the Black Dog Swim Club.

Personal - Born May 3, 1990 ... Parents are Kevin and Dawn Manias ... Has an older sister, Stephanie ... Majoring in advertising ... Enjoys taking pictures, hanging out with friends, and swimming ... Lists her biggest thrill in sports as the competitions.

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