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    Jill Forster
    Jill Forster

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Centerville, Ohio

    High School:
    Centerville

    Height:
    5-8

    Event:
    Breast

    Birthdate:
    03/09/1987



    2008-09: Senior member of Northwestern's breaststroke group ... Team captain ... Participated in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships ... Swam a career-best time in the 200 IM at the conference meet ... Earned second swims in the consolation finals of the 50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast and 400 IM at the TYR Invitational ... Finished 10th in the 400 IM and 11th in the three breaststroke races at the TYR meet ... Best dual-meet finish were a trio of fourth-place efforts in the 200 breast against Purdue (11/7), Illinois-Chicago (11/15) and Michigan (4th) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007-08: Ranked as Northwestern's third-quickest swimmer in both breaststroke events ... Swam season-best times of 1:08.83 in the 100 breast, 2:27.34 in the 200 breast and 2:15.63 in the 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships ... Top finishes of the year came in fourth-place efforts in the 100 breast and 400 IM against Illinois-Chicago on Oct. 27 ... Earned second swims in the consolation finals of both breaststroke events at the Georgia Invitational from Nov. 30-Dec. 2 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2006-07: Tied her best time of the season in the 100 breast at the TYR Invitational, where she swam a time of 1:08.32 to finish eighth ... Previously swam 100 breast in 1:08.32 against Indiana ... Best finish of the season was a third-place finish in the 100 breast against Hawaii ... Also a regular in the 200 breast, with her best time a 2:24.65 at home against Purdue ... Swam in the 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships, recording a time of 2:16.70 ... Also competed in the 100 breast (1:09.76) and the 200 breast (2:28.60) at the Big Ten meet ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2005-06: NU's third-fastest breaststroker ... Swam season-best times of 1:07.04 in the 100 breast and 2:23.69 in the 200 breast at the Big Ten Championships ... Her time in the 200 breast cut nearly three seconds off her previous season-best ... Also competed in the 200 IM at the Big Ten meet, swimming a season-quickest 2:13.26

    High School: Named to Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) first team for her performance as a senior ... Athletic All-American ... Captain of the swim team as a senior ... Member of Centerville High School's state championship team in 2004 ... Participated in 12 years of club swimming with the WTRC Sharks ... Member of the National Honor Society and French Honor Society ... Honored as her school's Scholar Athlete of the Year.

    Personal: Born Jill Lauren Forster in Montreal, Quebec ... Daughter of Patricia and Richard Forster ... Chose Northwestern over Miami (Fla.) ... Majoring in history with a minor in legal studies.

    FORSTER'S PERSONAL BESTS

    200 IM 2:13.21
    100 Breast 1:07.04
    200 Breast 2:23.69