Orange Team wins in exhibition
Illini in Second After Day Two
Illini Break Three Pool Records In Victory Over Kansas
Look to Improve on 4-2 Start
Illinois avenges last year's loss with a 206-94 trouncing
Sophomore 2013-14 - Finished the 2013-14 season ranked third in the 200 fly after recording a personal best 2:01.94 at the Miami University Invitational ... Posted the Illini's fastest 400 IM time of the season, finishing in a personal best 4:27.58 at the Miami University Invitational ... Set personal best 200 free (1:56.85) against Oakland ... Posted personal best 100 back (59.48) at the Southern Illinois, Olivet Nazarene Dual Meet ... Recorded her season best 100 fly (56.25) and 200 IM (2:05.28) at the Miami University Invitational ... Finished first in the 200 fly (2:05.90) and 400 IM (4:31.65) against Illinois State ... Finished first in the 200 fly (2:04.70) at the Michigan State, Liberty Dual Meet ... Placed first in the 100 fly (58.10)at the Southern Illinois, Olivet Nazarene Dual Meet ... Swam leg of 400 medley relay (3:44.77) at the Miami University Invitational, which ranks fourth all-time in school history ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Freshman 2012-13 - Posted the fastest times on the team in both the 200-yard butterfly and 200-yard individual medley ... Became the sixth-fastest individual in the 200 fly (2:02.52) and fifth-fastest in the 200 IM (2:03.80) at the Big Ten Championships ... Also became the 10-th fastest individual in school history in the 100 fly at the Big Ten Championships.
High School - Four-year varsity letterwinner at Rosary High School ... Earned All-State and all-conference honors for three straight seasons ... Finished first in the 200 free relay and second in the 400 free relay in the 2009 IHSA state meet ... Finished first in the 200 free relay at the IHSA state meet in 2010.
Personal - Born on April 10, 1994 ... Parents are William and Christine Sykstus ... Has two sisters, Erin and Jennifer ... Majoring in business ... Hobbies include reading and hanging out with friends ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Her favorite athlete is swimmer Natalie Coughlin.