Mary Beth Howard
Illini Break Three Pool Records In Victory Over Kansas
Illinois avenges last year's loss with a 206-94 trouncing
Illini Win Six Events in Loss
Defeat Michigan State and Liberty on the Road
Defeat Eastern Michigan, Lose To Northwestern
Sophomore 2012-13 - Posted a personal best in the 100 free (52.85) and the 200 IM (2:06.56) at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted a second-place finish in the 200 back (2:07.16) against Northwestern ... Posted a season best in the 200 free (1:52.86) and 200 back (2:05.56) at the Big Ten Championships.
Freshman 2011-12 - Set personal-best times in the 50 free (24.54), 200 back (2:05.06) and 200 free (1:52.68) at the Big Ten Championships and the 100 free (53.24) and 500 free (5:05.67) at the TYR Invite ... Posted a personal-best time in the 200 IM (2:08.67) at the Last Chance Meet.
High School -Four-year letterwinner at Parkway West High School ... Earned first- and second-team all-metro honors in her first two years of high school ... Named team captain as a senior ... Co-winner of the Army Strong Award for outstanding athletes at her school ... Claimed state titles in the 200 free relay as a sophomore and 400 free relay as a senior ... Helped her team finish first in the state championships as a senior ... Placed second in the 200 free and fourth in the 100 back in the state championships as a senior ... Swam for the Clayton Park Tideriders ... Earned the Lois F. Glaser Merit Award for dedication and Tiderider Spirit Award with her club team.
Personal - Born Jan. 15, 1993 ... Parents are Richard and Becky Howard ... Majoring in general engineering ... Has two sisters, Katie and Emily ... Sister, Katie played soccer at Texas Christian University ... Majoring in general engineering ... National Honor Society member ... Member of Beta Chi Pi (science honor society) and Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society) ... Achieved honor roll status for achieving three outstanding citizenship grades each semester ... Achieved academic role status for posting a 3.5 or higher GPA (three years) and a 4.0 or higher (one year) ... Lists the people who have most influenced her athletic career as her sisters.