Women's Swimming


Alyssa Toland
Alyssa Toland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mokena, Ill.

High School:
Lincoln-Way East

Position:
Free

07/09/2014

45 Illini Recognized as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Student-Athletes Honored for Earning GPAs of 3.7 or Higher, Including Seven 4.0 GPAs at Illinois

10/26/2013

Illini Come Up Just Short Against Oakland

Illini Win Six Events in Loss

10/16/2013

2013-14 Season Preview

Illini Aim for 65 Lifetime Bests

07/10/2013

43 Illini Honored as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Student-Athletes with GPAs of 3.7 or Higher Earn Special Recognition

03/27/2013

Illinois Collects 52 Academic All-Big Ten Selections

52 Illini Honored By Conference for Second Time This Year

Junior 2012-13 - Posted career-best times in the 500 free (5:00.17) at the Big Ten Championships and 1000 free (10:28.73) against Northwestern ... Posted a career best in the 200 free (1:53.26) at the Big Ten Championships ... Named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for earning a 3.7 GPA or greater in the 2012-13 school year ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Sophomore 2011-12 - Posted career-best times in the 500 free (5:04.87) at the Big Ten Championships and 1000 free (10:34.92) against Michigan State ... Set season-best times in the 200 free (1:55.40) against Northwestern and 50 back (30.30) at the TYR Invite ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient.

Freshman 2010-11 - Captured a third-place finish with a personal best in the 200 IM (2:07.36) at the Minnesota Challenge ... Finished third in the 1000 free (10:41.66) at Akron with another personal best ... Swam career-best times in the 500 free (5:12.34) against Nebraska, 200 back (2:12.64) at Toledo, 200 breast (2:36.71) at Akron, 100 breast (1:12.68) against Michigan St. and Southern Illinois, 100 free (53.86), 200 free (1:54.68) and 100 back (1:00.98) at the Minnesota Challenge and 100 fly (1:00.44) at the Last Chance Meet.

High School - Four-year letterwinner in swimming and water polo at Lincoln-Way East High School ... Four-year Illinois state qualifier, finishing fifth in the 200 IM as a senior ... Set the Lincoln-Way East records in the 200 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay, 200 IM and 200 free ... Four-year all-conference and all-sectional honoree ... Earned All-State honors as a freshman and a senior ... Was named Lincoln-Way East's Most Valuable Player for swimming (2009) and water polo (2010) ... Was named Senior Female Athlete of the Year at Lincoln-Way East in 2010 ... Earned all-conference and all-sectional honors in water polo as a senior ... Helped propel her water polo team to the 2009 state quarterfinals ... Swam with the North Aquatics Club.

Personal - Born Feb. 20, 1992 ... Parents are Frank and Robin Toland ... Grandfather, Bruce Green, was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1967 ... Cousin, Kristyn Gawin, plays soccer at Saint Louis University ... Uncle, Chuck Toland, played football at DePauw in 1984 ... National Honor Society member ... Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society) member ... 2010 Wendy's Heisman nominee for athletic, academic and leadership excellence ... Hopes to pursue a career in the medical field ... Enjoys spending time with family and friends ... Lists Lincoln-Way Central graduate and former Illini basketball player James Augustine as her Illini hero when she was younger.

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