Wildcats bevy of young talent ready to prove themselves on the conference stage
2014-15: A strong member of Northwestern’s breaststroke and butterfly groups who excels at the 200-yard distance … Academic All-Big Ten ... Ranked second in the 200 breast, third in the 100 breast and fifth in the 200 fly on the Wildcats’ top times list … Had a season-long trend of career-best breaking, culminating in two great swims at the Big Ten Championships in the breaststroke events … Finished one spot outside of a second-swim in the 200 breast at the conference meet with a career-best 2:16.83 to place 25th in the B1G while also moving up to eighth on NU’s all-time top times list in the event … Dropped significant time in the 100 breast to touch in a career-best 1:03.70, finishing 35th in the conference … Also competed in the 200 fly (46th ) at the B1G meet … Smashed her career-best times in the 200 breast and 200 fly races by over two seconds during a breakout TYR Invitational (11/21-11/23) … Her most notable swim came in the 200 breast championship final at Northwestern’s home TYR Invite where she touched in a fourth-place and then-career-best time of 2:17.44 that ranked her 10th on NU’s all-time top times list in the event … Her career-best 2:04.65 in the 200 fly was good for 10th at the TYR while she also competed in the 400 IM (14th), 100 breast (15th) and 200 IM (31st) at that meet … Had five point-scoring swims in dual meets … Her best finish was a second-place in the 200 fly on Senior Night against Milwaukee (1/16).
2013-14: Ranked among NU's top times in 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 fly ... Swam top times at Big Ten Championships ... Finished No. 41 in 100 breast at Big Tens (2/21), ranking No. 4 on the `Cats top times (1:05.71). .. Finished No. 28 in 200 breast at Big Tens (2/22), ranking No. 3 on the `Cats top times (2:19.76) ... Finished No. 42 at Big Tens (2/22) in 200 fly (2:07.05), which ranked No. 4 for NU on the year ... Reached finals at TYR in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 fly ... Made college debut vs. Illinois/E. Mich (10/18) swimming in 200 fly.
High School: Competed for La Salle Academy in Providence, R.I., for three seasons before moving to Santa Rosa, Calif., and swimming at Analy High School as a senior ... Four-time Rhode Island individual state champion (three times in the 100 breast and once in the 200 IM) while also winning 200 medley and 200 free relay state titles in both 2011 and 2012 ... Ranked as the No. 2 recruit from that state by Collegeswimming.com ... Three-time Providence JournalAll-State and All-Division honoree ... Led La Salle to three-straight Rhode Island state team titles ... Holds LSA school records in the 100 fly, 100 breast, 200 IM and 200 medley relay ... Competed with Bluefish Swim Club in Rhode Island and Neptune Swim Club in California ... Member of Bluefish's national team and Neptune's elite team ... National Honor Society and Honor Roll member.
Personal: Born Georgia Clement Pettibone ... Daughter of Chip and Margie Pettibone ... Chose Northwestern over UC Davis, University of San Diego and Emory ... Major is undeclared.