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    Michelle Mehnert
    Michelle Mehnert

    Champaign, Ill.

    High School:



    Forty-Seven Illini Named Academic All-Big Ten

    Winter Sports Earn Academic Honors


    Forty-Seven Illini Named Academic All-Big Ten

    Winter Sports Earn Academic Honors


    Illini Conclude Two-Day Minnesota Challenge

    Post several personal bests


    Illini Return to Minneapolis for Minnesota Challenge

    Final meet before Big Ten Championships


    Illini Battle Illinois State Friday Night in Home Finale

    Will honor seniors prior to meet


    2012 Student-Athlete Graduation Photos

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

    Junior 2010-11 - Captured a first-place finish in the 1650 free with a personal-best time of 17:40.94 and a third-place finish in the 500 free with a personal-best time of 5:06.21 at the Minnesota Challenge ... Added personal-best times in the 200 free (1:56.70) and 400 IM (4:37.64) at the Minnesota Challenge and in the 100 free (54.42) and 200 IM (2:12.38) at the Last Chance Meet ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    Sophomore 2009-10 - Competed in 10 meets for the Illini during her sophomore season ... Recorded a career-best time of 4:41.81 in the 400 IM at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational ... Swam two career-best times at the Big Ten Championships in the 500 free (5:08.37) and 200 IM (2:13.13) ... Posted a career-best time in the 100 free with a time of 54.58 at the Last Chance Meet ... Earned the team's Most Improved award ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    Freshman 2008-09 - Participated in eight regular season meets and two postseason meets for the Illini during her freshman year ... At the Miami Invitational, she swam to a career-best time in the 400 IM (4:49.92) ... Finished seventh in the 200 free against Iowa ... Against Illinois State, she placed sixth in the 1000 free in a career-best time of 11:03.99 ... At the Big Ten Championships, she participated in the 200 and 500 free and the 200 IM.

    High School - Lettered in swimming, track and cross country at Centennial and University Laboratory High School ... USA Swimming Academic All-American 2006-08 ... Recognized as an All-American for the 400 free relay in 2004 ... Named to the IHSA All-State Team for cross country in 2006 and 2007 ... Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette "Runner of the Year" in 2006 ... University Laboratory High School Female Athlete of the Year 2007-08.

    Personal - Born Dec. 25, 1989 ... Parents are Edward and Brenda Mehnert ... Has a younger brother, Peter ... Majoring in civil engineering ... Enjoys triathlons and cooking ... Lists her biggest thrill in sports as competing in the Junior Elite National Triathlon Cup on the same course as the Olympic Trials.

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