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    Brittany McGowan
    Brittany McGowan
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Beverly Hills, Mich.

    High School:
    Groves

    Event:
    Fly/Free/IM

    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

    03/28/2012

    Forty-Seven Illini Named Academic All-Big Ten

    Winter Sports Earn Academic Honors

    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 in the 50 fly (25.49) at the TYR Invite ... Posted career-best times in the 50 free (23.52) and 100 free (50.64) at the Big Ten Championships ... Ranks 1st in the 50 fly (25.49) and 100 fly (54.48) on the all-time fastest individuals list ... 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 ... Earned Allen B. Klingel Awards in both academics and athletics at the team awards banquet ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient ... Honorable Mention Scholar-All American by CSCAA.

    Junior 2010-11 - Captured first-place finishes in the 200 fly at Toledo (2:05.90) and Iowa (2:03.92) ... Led the team in the 100 fly (54.58) and 200 fly (2:02.04) with Illini history-making performances at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted fastest 100 fly and 50 fly (25.61 - split) and fifth-fastest 200 fly in school history ... Became the third-fastest individual to swim the 200 fly in school history ... Finished 13th in the 100 fly at the Big Ten Championships ... Also earned a second swim in the 200 fly ... Secured personal-best times in the 50 free (23.94) at the Hawkeye Invite and in the 200 IM (2:11.09) at Akron ... Earned Performance of the Year accolades at the team awards banquet for her school record-breaking performance in the 100 fly ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Honorable Mention Scholar-All American by CSCAA.

    Sophomore 2009-10 - Competed in every dual meet for the Illini during her sophomore season ... Claimed a first-place finish at Miami (Fla.) in the 100 fly, clocking a time of 57.78 ... Earned second-place finishes at Iowa in the 100 fly with a time of 56.95 and 200 fly with a season-best time of 2:05.90 ... Swam three career-best times at the Big Ten Championships in the 100 fly (56.17), 50 free (24.02) and 100 free (51.34) and became the sixth-fastest individual to swim the 100 fly in Illini history ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient.

    Freshman 2008-09 - Swam in every meet for the Illini during her freshman season ... Placed third in the 50 free and secured a career best in the 200 IM against Nebraska ... Achieved a career best at Iowa State in the 100 free ... At Illinois State, she set a pool record in the 200 fly (2:04.88) ... Also claimed an event title in the 100 fly at Illinois State ... At the Big Ten Championships, she swam to career bests in the 50 free (24.05) and 100 fly (56.95).

    High School - Four-year letterwinner at Wylie E. Groves High School ... 2007 state champion in the 200 individual medley ... Helped her team win state championships in 2004, 2005, and 2006 ... Recipient of 11 All-American honors.

    Personal - Born Feb. 21, 1990 ... Parents are John and Sue McGowan ... Has two younger brothers, Nick and Rob, and a younger sister, Kelly ... Uncle, Rob Mackle, swam four years at Indiana University ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Biggest thrill in sports is being the underdog ... Enjoys tubing and any sport activities with her friends.

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