Women's Swimming


Nikki Spillone
Nikki Spillone

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mundelein, Ill.

High School:
Mundelein

Event:
Diving

01/11/2007

Winter Training Trip

Illinois visited Boca Raton, Fla., for this year's winter training trip.

2009-10 - Dove in 10 meets for the Illini during her senior season ... Earned a career-best score of 254.10 on the three-meter board at Michigan State, placing fifth ... Achieved a career-high score of 245.80 on the one-meter board at the Minnesota Challenge, placing third ... Received the Allen B. Klingel Award for academic achievement ... Earned the team's Fighting Illini Spirit Award ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award Recipient.

2008-09 - Competed in every meet during her junior season ... Dove to 230.33 in the one-meter against Michigan State ... Achieved a career-best in the one-meter against Illinois State with a score of 240.07 ... Also at Illinois State, she dove to a career-best in the three-meter (250.80) ... Participated in the one-meter and three-meter competitions at the Big Ten Championships ... Received Academic All-Big Ten honors.

2007-08 - Competed in five meets for the Illini during her sophomore season ... Took 18th place in the one-meter with a season-high score of 192.15 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Scored a season-best time of 206.40 in the one-meter against Iowa ... Dove to a season-best of 214.90 in the three-meter at the Notre Dame Invitational.

2006-07 - Competed in every meet for Illinois during her freshman year ... One of two divers to compete in the platform event for the Illini, including events at the Michigan Invitational and Big Ten Championships ... Finished third in the three-meter for the Illini at Iowa.

High School - Recognized as an All-American ... Two-time state finalist ... Four-time letterwinner in swimming and one-time recipient gymnastics letterwinner.

Personal - Born April 15, 1988 ... Parents are Skip and Jill Spillone ... Has two younger brothers, Michael and Danny ... Majoring in elementary education ... Enjoys spending time with friends and family, baking and taking trips ... Lists her biggest thrill in sports as trying to attain her goals and pushing her body to its limits.

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