Women's Swimming

Jennifer Ochab
Jennifer Ochab


Mundelein, IL

High School:



2001-02 - Swam Illinois? second-fastest 400 IM of the season and also ranked among team leaders in the 200 IM ... Competed in the 200 and 400 IM and 200 backstroke at the Big Ten Championships ... Won the 100 back and was second in the 200 IM at Illinois State ... Placed fifth in the 200 back and sixth in the 100 back at the Fall Illini Classic ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors and received a George Huff Academic Award.

2000-01 - Member of Illinois' backstroke corps, posting the team's third-best time in the 200 back ... Also one of the top IM swimmers on the squad, ranking fifth in the team with a time of 4:34.77 ... Placed fifth in the 200 back at the Miami Invite ... Was the team's top point scorer at the Illinois Senior Championships with 53 points scored ... Placed fourth in the 200 free, fifth in the 100 back and seventh in both the 100 free and 100 fly at the Senior Championships ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors and received a George Huff Academic Award.

1999-00 - Swam the fifth-fastest 200 back in school history (2:04.38) at the Big Ten Championships ... Moved into seventh on the all-time list in the 400 IM by swimming it in 4:28.72 ... Swam the ninth-fastest 200 IM in Illinois history (2:07.50) ... Won the 400 IM at the Illini Invite.

High School - Was a varsity letterwinner all four years ... Earned three varsity letters in water polo ... Went to state all four years, garnering all-state honorable mention and all-state second team her junior and senior years, respectively, in the 100 back ... Also was an honorable mention all-stater in the 200 IM ... Earned All-American honors in the 100 back as a senior ... School recordholder in eight events ... Tabbed a Scholastic All-American her junior and senior years ... In water polo, went to state all four year and won the first two years ... In 1998, was a Southeast Junior National champion in the 100 back ... Qualified for the USA Swimming Nationals in the 100 and 200 back.

Personal - Parents are Jerome and Mary Ochab ... Biggest thrill in sports is competing and having fun ... Her dad most influenced her athletic career because he always gave her realistic goals to achieve ... Finance major.