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    Paula Nosal
    Paula Nosal
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    St. Charles, Ill.

    High School:
    St. Charles

    Event:
    Breast/IM/Free

    Birthdate:
    01/02/1982

    2003-04 - Posted two top five times in the 200 fly and 200 IM ... Competed mainly in the 100, 200, 500 free, 100, 200 fly and 200 IM ... Participated in the 100 fly, 100 free and 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished ninth in the 100 fly against Iowa State and Southern Illinois ... Competed in the 100, 200 fly, 100 free and 200 IM at the Indiana Invitational ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

    2002-03 - Earned two top 5 times in the 100 and 200 breast ... Saw action in the 50, 100, 200 breast, 50, 100, 200, 500 free, 100 fly, and 200 and 400 IM ... Competed in the 200 IM, 100 breast, and 100 free at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed fifth in the 100 breast at Oakland ... Took third place in both the 100 free and 100 breast against Illinois State ... Finished sixth in the 100 breast at the Northwestern Invitational ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten Honors and received a George Huff Academic Award.

    2001-02 - Competed in the 200 IM, 100 breast and 100 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships ... Ranked among team's top five times in the 100 breast ... Placed fourth in the 200 IM at Illinois State ... Was fourth in the 100 breast at Ohio State ... Was 13th in the 100 breast and 23rd in the 100 free at the Terrapin Cup Invitational ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

    2000-01 - Freshman posted team's fifth-best time in both the 100 (1:08.06) and 200 (2:31.87) breaststroke ... Was team's third-highest point scorer at the Illinois Senior Championships with 37 points ... Placed seventh in the 200 IM and 10th in the 100 free and 200 free at the Senior Championships ... A regular member of Illinois' breaststroke corps.

    High School - Finished third in the state in the 100 breast and seventh in the 200 IM ... Was a four time state finalist in the breaststroke, individual medley and medley relay ... Earned team MVP honors in 1997 ... Team won four state championships ... Was team captain her junior and senior years ... Earned All-Conference and All-State honors all four years ... Three time Academic All-Conference award winner and two time Academic All-American ... Earned four varsity letters in swimming ... Member of the National Honor Society as well as the Key Club and the Athletic Council.

    Personal - Daughter of Robert and Carol Nosal ... Has two younger sisters ... One sister, Lauren, is a freshman on the team this year ... Father played basketball and baseball at Rensselaer College ... Lists her biggest thrill in sports as being a contributing member of her state champion high school team all four years ... Worked as a lifeguard and swim coach ... Enjoys volunteering with the Special Olympics and going to the beach ... Credits her family, friends and coaches for providing the most support for her athletic career because they have always been there to motivate and encourage her ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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