Women's Swimming


April McKee
April McKee

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Buffalo Grove, Ill.

High School:
Stevenson

Event:
Free/IM/Fly/Breast

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

Senior 2011-12 - Captured a career-best time in the 50 fly (25.67) at the TYR Invite while ranking 3rd on the all-time fastest individuals list ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient ... Earned the team's Student-Athlete award for maintaining the highest grade point average among senior swimmers and divers ... Honorable Mention Scholar-All American by CSCAA.

Junior 2010-11 - Posted the second-most first-place finishes on the season for the Illini with seven ... Earned personal-best times in the 200 breast (2:19.04) and 200 IM (2:05.79) at the Big Ten Championships, 200 free (1:51.93) at the Hawkeye Invite and 100 breast (1:07.23) at Toledo ... Became the eighth-fastest Illini to ever swim the 200 breast ... Captured a season best in the 100 fly (56.92) at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted the highest GPA among female junior athletes at Illinois to earn the Outstanding Scholar-Athlete award and the team Student-Athlete award ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient.

Sophomore 2009-10 - Competed in every dual meet for the Illini during her sophomore season ... Swam a season-best time of 5:06.97 in the 500 free at Iowa State ... Posted season-best times at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational in the 200 free (1:54.40) and 100 breast (1:06.75) ... Swam career-best times in the 200 breast (2:21.33), 200 IM (2:06.16) and 100 fly (56.46) at the Big Ten Championships and became the 10th-fastest individual to swim the 200 breast in school history ... Was awarded the team's Student-Athlete award for holding the highest grade point average among sophomore swimmers and divers ... Earned the Outstanding Scholar-Athlete award for maintaining the highest GPA among sophomore female athletes at Illinois ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient.

Freshman 2008-09 - Competed in every meet for the Illini during her freshman season ... Against Michigan State, she swam a career best in the 200 IM, placing fifth ... At Illinois State, she achieved a career best in the 200 fly (2:09.60) ... Her 400 IM at the Miami Invitational was another career best ... Captured her first collegiate event title against Illinois State in the 200 breast ... At the Big Ten Championships, she swam to three career bests in the 200 free, 500 free and 200 breast ... Honored with the team's Student-Athlete award for the freshman class.

High School - Four-year letterwinner at Stevenson High School ... Helped lead her team to the runner-up at the state championships in 2007 ... Recipient of multiple All-American awards ... Swam for the Patriot Aquatic Club.

Personal - Born April 4, 1990 ... Parents are Edward and Marjorie McKee ... Has an older brother, Edward and two younger siblings, Kristen and Steven ... Majoring in education ... Lists her biggest thrill in sports as competitions ... Enjoys sleeping, listening to music, and talking with friends.

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