|Career Best Times|
In season opener against UNC Wilmington, placed second in 200 free (1:55.75) and third in 200 back (2:06.25)...Made two career best times at UT Invite in 100 free (50.98) and 200 IM (2:05.85)...SEC Meet:Finished 100 back in thirteenth (53.49b)... placed in 200 back (1:55.79b)
2011-12: Picked up two more All-America accolades at the NCAA Championships, including a first-team honor in the 200y free relay...The 200y FR broke a school record in the event after a prelim time of 1:28.37, finishing sixth in the finals after a mark of 1:28.55...Competed on the tenth-place 800y free relay quartet that touched in at 7:04.60, while also individually swimming in the 100y (53.88) and 200y (1:56.99) back events at the national championships...Set a Tennessee record in the 200y back with a time of 1:54.26 at the SEC Championships...She finished fourth in the event, while also placing third on the 200y free relay (1:28.86) and seventh in the 100y back (53.99) at the league championships...Holds B-cut readouts in the 100y fly, both back events and on four relays...Also swam a leg of the third-place 800y free relay and notched 16th in the 100y fly...Placed third in three events against Florida...Had top five finishes in the 100y fly, 100y back and 400y FR at No. 1 Georgia...Notched eighth in the 100y free, 200y free, 100y back and 200y back at the Tennessee Invite...Won a pair of relays at South Carolina...Swam a leg of the first-place 400y free relays at Louisville and the double dual meet against Kentucky and Indiana...In the season opener, won the 100y back and placed second in the 100y fly.
2010-11: Earned All-America honors as a member of the 14th-place 200y free relay and 200y medley relay squads at the NCAA Championships...Also competed at the NCAAs in the 100y back and 200y back...Grabbed a pair of bronze medals in relay events at the SEC Championships...Added a fourth-place finish in the 200y free relay, was a member of the UT record-setting 800y free relay squad and grabbed 11th in the 100y back and 14th in the 200y back with career-best times at the league championships...Swept four events versus Louisville...Notched two wins against Arkansas along with a runner-up and third-place finish...Took the top spot in the 100y back at Kentucky...Swam a leg of the victorious 400y FR squad and added four runner-up finishes at the UT Invitational...Was on two winning relay squads against Virginia...Also a member of the 400y free relay squad that grabbed first at Florida and runner-up against Georgia...Named to the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Won the 100y back at the Ohio State High School championship (54.53) back-to-back years in 2009 and 2010...Also is the 2010 state champion in the 200y free...Her 100y back time of 53.55 at the 2009 state championships is a state record...Rated a five-star recruit by SwimmingWorld Magazine... Held the third-fastest time in the 100y back (53.55) in the prep ranks in 2009...Earned six NISCA high school All-America awards...As a Westerville Aquatic Club team member, competed at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, placing 36th in the 100m back...Finished 13th in the 100m back and 16th in the 200m back at the 2009 World Championship Trials.
PERSONAL: Pursuing a degree in exercise science...Career objective is to become a member of the U.S. Olympic team and win an NCAA Championship...Has two sisters, Jessica, 26, and Ashley, 25, and one brother, Kyle, 21, who is a swimmer at Texas...Mary Kate McNeilis, daughter of Jim and Cindy McNeilis, was born May 22, 1992, in Columbus, Ohio.