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    Taylor Reynolds
    Taylor Reynolds

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    St. Louis, Mo.

    High School:
    Webster Groves

    Height:
    5-10

    Position:
    Freestyle



    07/19/2013

    NU Men, Women Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Awards

    Both Wildcats squads named Scholar All-America Teams while eight individuals also honored

    07/10/2013

    Big Ten Announces Distinguished Scholar Awards

    NU represented by 48 student-athletes from 14 different programs

    07/10/2013

    Big Ten Announces Distinguished Scholar Awards

    NU represented by 48 student-athletes from 14 different programs

    06/20/2013

    NU Honors Student-Athletes at Annual N Club Banquet

    Wildcats seniors formally inducted at recognition event

    03/27/2013

    Northwestern Announces Winter Academic All-B1G Honors

    All-Big Ten winners, NCAA Championships qualifiers among this quarter's honorees

    2012-13: Senior member and leader of Northwestern's sprint freestyle group ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... CSCAA Scholar All-America ... NU's Lisa Ishikawa Award Winner at the N Club Senior Induction Banquet ... Broke All-American Andrea Hupman's 2008 school record in the 50 free with an NCAA `B' consideration time of 22.14 in the prelims of the event at the Big Ten Championships before touching fifth in 22.44 in the `A' final ... Finished in a dead-heat for second place in the conference in the 100 free with a career-best NCAA `B' cut of 48.81 to earn All-Big Ten honors ... That time moved her into second on NU's all-time top times list in the event ... Also broke a school record with the 200 free relay at the Big Ten meet, earning an NCAA `B' time of 1:30.55 ... Swam with NU's top 200 free, 400 free, 200 medley and 400 medley relays on the year ... Qualified for the 2013 NCAA Championships in the 50 and 100 freestyles to mark the second national meet of her career ... Finished 22nd overall in the 50 free with a 22.47, just eight one-hundredths of a second away from the `B' final ... Finished in a three-way dead heat for 47th nationally in the 100 free with a 49.71 ... Registered the best fall of her career, nearly taking down her collegiate best times in both the 50 free and the 100 free before the winter training trip ... Undefeated in the 50 freestyle on the year with five dual and two Invitational wins, with the exception of one third-place finish at Wisconsin (11/8) ... Also finished no worse than third in the 100 free on the year, compiling one dual-meet and two Invitational wins, three dual-meet runner-up and two third-place finishes in the event ... Won both the 50 and 100 freestyle races at Northwestern's own six-team TYR Invitational (11/16-11/18) ... Had an incredible meet against tougher foes at the seven-team Iowa Invitational (11/30-12/2) ... First won the 50 freestyle, swimming a meet record and NCAA `B' cut of 22.48 in the prelims before capturing first despite being .45 of a second slower with another `B' time of 22.93 at night ... Her 22.48 in the prelims was just six one-hundredths of a second shy of her then-career-best 22.42 that put her into the 2012 NCAA Championships field ... In the 100 free at Iowa, established a meet record with a `B' cut of 49.71 in the prelims before lowering that to another meet mark with a first-place 49.32 in the finals ... That time was just two one-hundredths shy of her then-career best in the event ... Also in Iowa, dropped 3.61 seconds from her seed time in the 200 free to swim a 1:52.69 in the prelims before scratching from her lane in the finals ... Scored points in every 50- and 100- free swim of the season (16 total) ... Also scored in the 200 free with a fifth-place finish against UIC (11/2).

    2011-12: CSCAA Scholar All-America ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Limited by injury during the fall season ... Competed only in the preliminary heats of the 50 breast at Northwestern's own eight-team TYR Invitational ... After her full return in the winter, finished the season ranked first in the 50 and 100 freestyle races on NU's top times list for 2011-12 ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships, competing in the 50 free (36th) and the 100 free (48th) ... Despite the short training season, had the best Big Ten Championships of her career ... Qualified for the championship final of the 100 free, placing sixth after a career-best and NCAA `B' provisional qualifying time of 49.30 in the prelims and a 49.33 in the finals ... The 49.30 ranks her third in the event in Northwestern history ... In the 50 free, first qualified for the consolation final with a `B' time of 22.99 before crushing the field to win that heat in a then-career-best 22.68 ... Later lowered that 50 free time with a 22.46 in a time trial ... Further lowered her 50 free time to a career-best 22.42 at the Boiler-Make-It meet (2/25) ... Swam with Northwestern's 200 free, 400 free, 200 medley and 400 medley relays at the Big Ten Championships, earning NCAA `B' cuts with all four ... The 200 medley relay ranks second in NU history while the 200 free is fourth, the 400 medley is fifth and the 400 free is sixth ... Out of six total dual meet races on the year, Reynolds earned three first places, a second and a third, sweeping the 50 and 100 freestyle races against Iowa and Harvard.

    2010-11: Ranked as Northwestern's top swimmer in the 50 free, second-fastest in the 100 free and fourth-quickest in the 200 free during the year ... CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Swam career-best times in all three of her Big Ten Championships events ... Scored a point with a 16th-place overall finish in the 50 free after a career-best and NCAA `B' provisional qualifying time of 23.00 during the preliminary heats ... That time placed her seventh on NU's all-time top times list in the event ... Qualified for the bonus final of the 100 free with a career-best 50.43 in her morning swim, eventually coming in 19th overall ... Her preliminary 100 free time was good for eighth on NU's all-time top times list in that event ... Also swam a career-best 1:50.79 while taking 34th in the 200 free at the conference meet ... Swam with NU's 200 free, 400 free, 200 medley and 400 medley relays at the Big Ten Championships, earning NCAA `B' cuts with all four of them ... The 2011 400 medley relay squad ranks second on NU's all-time top times list while the 200 medley is fifth and the 200 free is sixth ... Won the 50 free and finished second in the 100 free at Northwestern's own six-team TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21) ... Also qualified for a pair of consolation finals at the TYR, placing 11th overall in the 50 fly and 15th in the 100 fly ... Earned a first-place tie in a dual meet with Indiana to open the year (10/22) ... Won the 50 free outright at Iowa (01/22) and was third in the event at the five-team Shamrock Invitational (01/28) ... Had eight total top-three dual meet finishes during the regular season.

    2009-10: Ranks second in the 50 free and is tied for third in the 100 free on Northwestern's top times list for the year ... Competed with Northwestern's top 200 and 400 free relays, earning NCAA `B' times in both at the Big Ten Championships ... Swam career-best times in all of her events at the Big Ten Championships ... Qualified for the bonus final in the 50 free and 100 free at the conference meet ... Swam a career-best 23.12 to take 18th overall in the 50 free and also earn the No. 9 spot on NU's all-time top performers list in the event ... Had a career-best 50.71 in the 100 free prelims before coming in 20th overall with a 51.14 ... Also competed in the 200 free at the Big Ten meet ... Anchored NU's 200 free relay that earned an NCAA `B' cut at the TYR Invitational ... Finished fourth in the 50 free and sixth in the 100 free at the six-team TYR Invite ... Made the consolation finals in the 200 free and 50 back at the TYR ... Won the 50 free at the FAU Quad dual (12/18) ... Had three other top-3 dual-meet finishes on the year.

    High School: Has spent her swimming career competing with the Clayton Shaw Park Tideriders club since 2000 ... Junior National Qualifier every year since 2005 ... Ranked as a two star recruit by Swimmingworldmagazine.com... Did not swim for her high school team, played basketball instead ... All-Suburban South honorable mention as a freshman, second-team as a sophomore and first-team as a junior for her basketball prowess ... Team won the Suburban South conference championship the past three seasons ... Statesmen Award winner ... USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... Webster Grove scholar athlete, Renaissance Award winner, honor roll and National Honor Society member.

    Personal: Born Taylor Nichol Reynolds ... Daughter of Chuck and Laura Reynolds ... Earned a 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials cut in the 50-meter freestyle ... Major is english.

    REYNOLDS' CAREER BESTS

    Event Career Best
    50 freestyle 22.14
    100 freestyle 48.81
    200 freestyle 1:50.79