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    Meghan Mason
    Meghan Mason
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Naperville, Ill.

    High School:
    Neuqua Valley

    Event:
    Free

    Senior 2010-11 - Secured a first-place finish in the 100 free (52.54) against Iowa ... Posted season-best times in the 50 free (23.97), 100 free (51.93) and 200 free (1:52.72) at the Big Ten Championships and a personal-best time in the 500 free (5:05.82) 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 pair of first-place finishes at Michigan State in the 100 free (52.28) and 200 free (1:53.51) ... Earned two season-best times at the Big Ten Championships in the 50 free (24.02) and 100 free (51.91) ... Swam a career-best time of 58.69 in the 100 fly at the Last Chance meet ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient.

    Sophomore 2008-09 - Competed in every meet for the Illini during her sophomore season ... Placed second in the 50 free at Illinois State ... Runner-up against Iowa in the 50 (24.75) and I00 free (53.11) ... Swam the 200 free in 1:55.74 against Illinois State to finish second ... At the Big Ten Championships, she was a member of the second-fastest medley relay team in school history ... Swam to career bests in the 50 (23.77), 100 (51.42) and 200 free (1:52.40) ... Received Academic All-Big Ten honors.

    Freshman 2007-08 - Competed in nine meets for the Illini during her freshman year ... Set a career-best time in the 100 fly (1:00.76) at the Boiler-Make-It Invite ... Swam to three career-best times at the Big Ten Championships in the 50 free (24.20), 100 free (52.52) and 200 free (1:54.60) ... Recipient of the team's Newcomer of the Year Award.

    High School - Earned four varsity letters in swimming at Neuqua Valley High School ... Voted captain of the team her senior year ... Qualified for the state meet in multiple events all four years, including a 2006 IHSA state championship in the 400 free relay ... Won the 100 free Upstate Eight Conference championship three years in a row ... Was a member of the all-state and all-conference teams all four years ... Earned Upstate Eight Conference Sportsmanship Award.

    Personal - Born Jan. 26, 1989 ... Parents are Tom and Julie Mason ... Majoring in elementary education ... Enjoys playing cards, listening to music, pictures, movies and Facebook ... Lists her biggest thrill in sports as seeing your hard work and dedication pay off when it counts ... Involved with Epsilon Delta, an education group dedicated to creating a positive atmosphere for school children around the Champaign-Urbana community.

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