- Opened career by swimming three individual races at UNC Wilmington, grabbing a second-place finish in the 500 freestyle (5:08.82)
- Took fourth in the 100 freestyle (10:28.54) in her second meet against Kentucky and Indiana
- Took fourth in a career-best time in the 500 freestyle (5:02.29) and fifth in the 200 butterfly (2:07.65) in first home meet vs. Louisville
- Swam a career best in the 200 freestyle against Ohio State (1:52.77)
- Competed in spring dual meets against Virginia Tech, Georgia and Florida.
- Against Georgia, lowered her 500 freestyle time under 5 minutes for the first time, placing seventh in 4:59.53.
- Against Florida, set a career-best time in the 200 freestyle (1:50.90).
- Placed in all three of her individual events at her first SEC meet, posting career best in all three
- Had career best time in 200 free prelim (1:48.17) and took 22nd place in the evening finals (1:48.22)
- Recorded best times in 500 free (4:49.70) on her way to taking 21st
- Had her best result in the 200 fly (2:00.44), good for 20th place in the C Final
- During her junior year at Trinity High School, Finkbeiner captured District 3 and PIAA Class AA silver medals in both the 200 and 500 free events
- This past summer she also competed at the U.S. Junior Nationals
- In 2010, she was the District 3-AA champion in the 200 free and 500 free. At the 2011 Mid-Penn Conference Girls' Swimming
- Championships, she swam a career-best time of 2:11.11 to win the 200 IM and also claimed runner-up in the 100y fly
- Named a Scholastic All-American and an NISCA All-American in 2010 and 2011.