Student-Athletes Honored for Earning GPAs of 3.7 or Higher, Including Seven 4.0 GPAs at Illinois
Defeat Michigan State and Liberty on the Road
Illini Aim for 65 Lifetime Bests
Meng sets school record in 100 back
Win 12 events in Friday's meet
Freshman 2012-13 - Posted a career best in the 100 back (57.83) at the Big Ten Championships ... Won the 200 back against Illinois State ... Posted a career best in the 200 back (2:04.06) at the TYR Invitational
High School - Three-time Illinois high school state qualifier ... NCSA junior national qualifier ... USA Swimming Speedo sectional qualifier ... At the 2011 Illinois high school state championship, finished seventh in the 100 back and 39th in the 200 IM ... At the 2010 state championship, finished 16th in the 100 back ... At the 2009 state championship, finished 47th in the 100 back ... Four-year varsity letterwinner at Lincoln-Way East High School ... Earned All-State honors in 2011.
Personal - Born May 23, 1994 ... Parents are John and Laurie McDermott ... Major is currently undecided ... Has three sisters, Darragh, Callan and Fiona ... Sister Darragh currently dives for the Fighting Illini ... Sister Callan currently swims for the Fighting Illini ... Lists her favorite athlete as swimmer Dara Torres.