|Career Best Times|
2011-12: Swam the 200y fly, 200y IM and 400y IM as exhibitions at the Southeastern Conference Championships...Notched sixth in both the 200y fly and 200y IM versus #2 Florida...Swam a season-best time of 2:01.20 in the 200y fly at Georgia to claim third...Added another third-place finish in the 200y back against the top ranked Lady Bulldogs...Placed fourth in both back events at South Carolina...Opened the season with a runner-up finish in the 200y fly on the road versus UNC-Wilmington.
2010-11: Opened the season by grabbing third in the 100y back against Arkansas...Competed in the 200y fly, 200y IM and 400 IM at the SEC Championships....Grabbed sixth in both the 100y back and 200y back events against Louisville...Was a member of the third place 200y medley squad at Kentucky...Also finished sixth in the 100y back and 200y IM against the Wildcats...Had top-10 finishes in the 400y IM and 800y free relay at the Tennessee Invitational...Notched seventh in the 200y IM against Georgia and in the 200y fly against Florida...Closed out the season by earning fifth in the 100y fly and sixth in the 200y fly at the Last Chance Meet...Named to the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Helped lead Lassiter High School in Marietta, Ga. to AAAAA state titles in 2008, 2009 and 2010...Swam a leg for the victorious 400y free relay squad that won the 2010 state title...Also finished second in the 100y back at the state meet...Holds school records in the 100y back, 200y IM, 400y free relay and 200y medley relays...Also a member of the squad that holds the Cobb County 400y free relay record... Earned five National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association high school All-America certificates on relays and in the 100y back prior to her senior year...Tabbed a SwimmingWorld Magazine three-star recruit...Swam for the Stingrays Swimming club...Named a Scholastic All-American by USA Swimming.
PERSONAL: Majoring in journalism...Outside interests include reading, writing and biking...Lists her club coach Ian Goss as her biggest influence...Chose UT because of the team chemistry, coaches and tradition of excellence...Former teammates swimming at the collegiate level include Erin Reisinger of Auburn, Kristine Polley of Florida State and Shelby Hixon of Alabama...Has one brother, Jeff, 16, and one sister, Jenni, 14...Courtney Leigh Ciesielski, daughter of David and Mary Ciesielski, was born Aug. 4, 1992, in Atlanta, Ga.