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    Courtney Spivak
    Courtney Spivak
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Darien, Ill.

    High School:
    Downers Grove South

    Event:
    Fly/Free

    2009-10 - Swam in six meets for the Illini during her senior season ... Swam career-best times in the 200 fly (2:14.32) and 200 free (2:00.30) at the Minnesota Challenge ... Earned a third-place finish in the 200 fly at the Minnesota Challenge, marking her highest career finish.

    2008-09 - Participated in seven meets for the Illini during her junior season ... Swam to a season-best time in the 200 free against Michigan State (2:06.94) ... At the Michigan/Tennessee/Indiana quad-duals, she achieved a season-best in the 500 free (5:39.77) ... At the season-ending Last Chance Meet, she swam to two season-bests in the 100 (1:03.40) and 200 (2:17.74) fly.

    2007-08 - Competed in eight meets for the Illini during her sophomore season ... Set a season-best time in the 100 free (58.87) at the Mizzou Dual Challenge ... Achieved a career-best time in the 200 free (2:05.01) at the Boiler-Make-It Invite ... Swam to two career-best times at the Big Ten Championships in the 500 free (5:25.92) and 200 fly (2:26.39).

    2006-07 - Competed in three meets for the Illini during her freshman year ... Took sixth place in the 200 fly against Illinois State ... At the Boiler-Make-It Invitational, swam to four career-best times in the 50 free (26.30), 500 free (5:33.06), 100 fly (1:02.12) and 200 fly (2:22.28).

    High School - Earned two letters and was an all-conference swimmer in 2004 and 2005 ... Conference champion in 2004 ... Won the all-academic and sportsmanship awards in 2005 ... Swam on Downers Grove South's conference championship teams from 2003-2005 and its sectional team in 2005.

    Personal - Born May 3, 1988 ... Parents are Joe and Shari Spivak ... Has three siblings, Alexis, Jordan, and Joey ... Majoring in speech communications ... Father played for the Chicago Bears and at Illinois State ... Cousin, Zac, played baseball at St. Joseph's University ... Enjoys cooking ... Plans to attend graduate school for public relations.

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