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    Erin Reilly
    Erin Reilly

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Frankfort, Ill.

    High School:
    Lincoln-Way East

    Height:
    5-8

    Event:
    Sprint Free



    REILLY'S PERSONAL BESTS
    Event Personal Best
    50 freestyle 23.39
    100 freestyle 51.32
    100 backstroke 58.07

    2010-11: Ranked third on NU's top times list in the 100 back for the year after swimming a career-best 58.07 at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed 37th in that race while also competing in the 50 free (42nd) and 100 free (46th) at the conference meet ... Also ranked fifth on NU's top times list in the 100 free ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Qualified for a pair of championship finals at Northwestern's own six-team TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21), taking fourth in the 50 back and eighth in the 50 free ... Won the consolation final of the 100 back at the TYR ... Best dual-meet finishes were a fourth-place result in the 50 free at Iowa (01/22) along with a fifth-place effort in the 100 back against Wisconsin (11/11).

    2009-10: Ranked fourth on Northwestern's top times list for the season in the 100 back ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Competed in the 100 back, 100 free and 50 free at the Big Ten Championships ... Qualified for the consolation finals in the 50 free, 100 free, 50 back and 100 back at the six-team TYR Invitational ... Recorded her best dual-meet finishes of the year with third-place efforts in the 100 free and 50 back against UIC (11/14).

    2008-09: Member of the `Cats freestyle squad ... Swam season-best times in all three of her individual efforts at the Big Ten Championships ... Competed in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back at the conference meet, with her time of 58.11 in the 100 back good for a career-best swim in the race ... Swam in five events at the TYR Invitational (11/21), earning ninth-place finishes in the 50 back and 100 free ... Top finish came in against Iowa (1/24) in the form of a third place finish in the 100 free ... Recorded five other top-six finishes on the year ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007-08: Member of NU's strong sprint free group ... Competed in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back at the Big Ten Championships ... Earned a second swim in the 50 free after a 23.47 in the prelims before winning the bonus final with a season-best 23.39 ... Also participated in the bonus final of the 100 free after turning in a season-best 51.32 during the prelims ... Had three third-place efforts in dual meets, her best finishes in the dual-meet season ... Two of those swims came in the 50 free in the final two meets of the year against No. 13 Michigan (1/19) and Ohio State (1/26) ... Also had a third-place finish in the 100 free against UIC (10/27).

    High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner in swimming and water polo ... Four-year 50 free Sectional champion ... All-conference and all-sectional selection all four years ... Two-time all-state honoree ... Placed ninth (2005) and sixth (2006) in the 50 free at the state championships ... Broke two school records as a senior at the state championships ... Voted school's Female Athlete of the Year ... Swam club for Lincoln-Way Swim Association (LWSA) ... Two-time Illinois senior state champion in the 50 free ... Central Zone/Speedo Sectional qualifier ... U.S. Open qualifier ... Illinois Mid-State All-Star Team selection ... LWSA High School Swimmer of the Year ... High Honor Roll ... National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member ... Illinois State Scholar ... PSAE All-Star.

    Personal: Born Erin Kathleen Reilly ... Daughter of John and Diane Reilly ... Chose Northwestern over Boston College, Indiana, Illinois and Emory ... Majoring in human communication sciences.