Wildcats on pace to again break school record for total Academic All-Big Ten honors
2011-12: Northwestern's top breaststroker, smashed Amy Balcerzak's school records in both distances held for more than a decade ... Lowered the 100 breast mark, which had stood since 2000, to 59.61 during the prelims of the NCAA Championships, qualifying for the 'A' final and eventually taking eighth place overall to earn All-America first-team honors ... Also competed in the 200 breast at the NCAA meet, placing 26th overall ... Broke a 13-year-old school record in the 200 breast at the Big Ten Championships ... First broke Balcerzak's 1999 mark with an NCAA `B' provisional qualifying time of 2:11.84 to make the championship heat ... Further lowered that mark with a fifth-place effort of 2:09.89 in the finals ... In the 100 breast, carded a then-career-best `B' cut of 1:00.14 to qualify for the championship heat and place herself second on NU's all-time top times list in the race ... Ended up sixth overall after a 1:00.98 in the evening swim ... Nearly broke another school record with the 200 medley relay at the Big Ten meet, earning an NCAA `B' time of 1:40.08, just six-hundredths of a second from the mark and the second-fastest time in school history ... Also earned a `B' time at the Big Ten meet with the 400 medley relay, ranking fifth on NU's all-time top times list with that group ... CSCAA Scholar All-America ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Northwestern N Club Performance Award winner ... Had five total individual breaststroke NCAA `B' cuts during the regular season ... Swam NCAA `B' provisional qualifying times of 1:02.42 in the 100 and 2:15.18 in the 200 to win both events at Northwestern's own eight-team TYR Invitational (11/18-11/20) ... Also was second in the 50 breast at the TYR ... Finished in the top-three in every dual meet race of the season, earning three wins in the 100 breast and three more in the 200 breast ... Swam dual-meet breaststroke `B' cuts in both distances against Michigan and Notre Dame (1/14) and in the 100 against Iowa and Harvard (1/21) ... At the AT&T Winter Nationals in Atlanta in December, qualified for the `B' final in both the 100 and 200 breast, picking up 2012 Olympic Trial cuts in both races at the long course meters meet.
2010-11: Ranked first in both breaststroke distances on Northwestern's top times list after recording career-best times and qualifying for the championship finals in both races at the Big Ten Championships ... Took eighth overall in the 100 breast after a career-best and NCAA `B' provisional qualifying time of 1:01.31 during her preliminary swim ... Also was eighth in the 200 breast with a career-best and `B' cut of 2:13.14 in the `A' final, a time which cut more than three full seconds off her previous career best entering the conference championships ... Now ranks second in both breaststroke events on NU's all-time top times list ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Swam with the Wildcats' medley relays at the Big Ten Championships, earning NCAA `B' times with both ... The 400 medley relay ranks second and the 200 medley relay ranks fifth on NU's all-time top times list ... Won both the 100 breast and 200 breast at NU's own six-team TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21) ... Also earned a championship final appearance in the 50 breast at the TYR, coming in fifth overall ... Won both breaststroke distances in a dual meet at Iowa (01/22) ... Also won the 100 breast at NU's quad dual (11/6) ... Took third in both breast events at the five-team Shamrock Invitational (01/29) ... Compiled eight total top-three dual meet even finishes on the year.
2009-10: Northwestern's top breaststroker in both the 100- and 200-yard events ... Member of both of NU's top 200 and 400 medley relays for the year, picking up NCAA `B' consideration times in both at the Big Ten Championships ... Qualified for the consolation finals of both the 100 breast and 200 breast at the Big Ten Championships, swimming a career-best and NCAA `B' provisional qualifying time of 2:16.24 in the 200 prelims and a season-best and NCAA `B' time of 1:02.63 in the 100 prelims ... Ranks fourth all-time at NU in the 200 breast with her 2:16.24 ... Finished 11th overall in the 100 breast (`B' cut of 1:02.66) and 15th in the 200 breast (2:17.37) in the Big Ten ... Also competed in the 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships (57th) ... Swam the breast legs of the Wildcats' 200 and 400 medley relays at the TYR Invitational, earning an NCAA `B' cut with the 200 ... Won the 100 and 200 breaststroke races at the six-team TYR Invitational, swimming an NCAA `B' provisional qualifying and then-career-best time of 2:16.29 ... Finished second in the 50 breast and made the bonus final in the 200 IM at the TYR ... Finished first or second in every breaststroke race of the season, winning four times in the 100 and six times in the 200.
2008-09: Had a breakout season as a member of the breaststroke group ... Recorded Northwestern's best times of the season in both the 100 and 200 breast ... Qualified for the consolation final in the 100 breast at the Big Ten Championships with a season-best and NCAA `B' provisional qualifying time of 1:01.96, which also was the second-fastest time in school history ... Won the consolation final with a second `B' cut in the event ... Made the consolation final in the 200 breast at the conference meet with a 2:16.55, good for fourth on NU's all-time top performers list in the event ... Also swam in the 200 IM at the Big Ten meet ... Earned a first-place finish in the 100 breast at they TYR Invitational (11/21) ... Finished 10th in the 200 IM at the Invite ... Recorded five other first-place finishes in the 100 breast ... Swam to three top finishes in the 200 breast as well.
High School: Automatic All-American and U.S. Open qualifier in the 100 breast ... Junior Nationals qualifier in both the 100 and 200 breast ... Washington PostAll-Metro honorable mention selection ... D.C. area Swimmer of the Year ... Sidwell Friends MVP ... Finished second in the 100 breast at the Washington-Metropolitan High School Metros, and 24th at NCSA Junior Nationals in the 100 breast ... Swam four years of club with the Curl-Burke Swim Club ... Club team finished first at NCSA Junior Nationals in 2006 and second in 2007 ... AP Scholar.
Personal: Born Jennifer Diane Wilson ... Daughter of Lisa Westfall and Bruce Wilson ... Chose Northwestern over Pennsylvania and Virginia ... Majoring in journalism.