Villanova scores team point at national meet for first time in nine years
Villanova seniors swam in the 200 free and 100 breast, respectively
Both swimmers competed in preliminary events on Thursday morning
Only three schools from BIG EAST represented.
Villanova finishes fourth place in the conference.
200 Freestyle - 1:50.03
500 Freestyle - 4:43.51 (BIG EAST Championships, 2011)
200 Butterfly - 1:58.14 (BIG EAST Championships, 2012)
1000 Freestyle - 10:10.13 (Connecticut/Georgetown/Rutgers, 2011)
1650 Freestyle - 16:15.92 (BIG EAST Championships, 2011)
400 Individual Medley - 4:25.38 (USA Short Course Nationals, 2009)
2011-12: Swam Villanova's fastest times of the season in six events: 200 free, 500 free, 1650 free, 50 fly, 100 fly and 200 fly ... Competed in three individual races at the BIG EAST Championships finishing second in the 1650 freestyle, third in the 200 butterfly and third in the 500 freestyle ... Her third place finish in the 200 fly was a top time (1:58.14) ... Earned first place victories in both of her events, the 200 and 500 frees, against La Salle ... Earned second place in the 100 fly and first place in the 200 fly at the Connecticut/Georgetown/Rutgers quadrangle meet ... Swam to two third place finishes in the 1650 free and the 400 individual medley and finished 5th in the 500 free at the Princeton Invitational ... Notched eight first-place finishes this season in individual and relay events ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships where she placed 36th in the 200 fly, 500 free and 1650 free ... RELAYS: 400 freestyle relay teams took first place at the Connecticut/Georgetown/Rutgers quad-meet and 4th place in the BIG EAST Championships ... Swam a leg of the 2nd place 800 freestyle relay team in the conference meet ... 200 medley relays finished 5th at the Princeton Invitational and 6th (tie) in the conference meet ... Member of the 400 medley relay who finished 4th in the BIG EAST Championships ... One of only five swimmers from the BIG EAST to CSCAA 2012 Scholar All American Team (All atheletes with a 3.5 GPA who qualified for the NCAA Championships) ... NCAA All-Academic Team ... Qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 200 fly.
2010-11: Competed in seven events at the BIG EAST Championships finishing first in the 1650 yard freestyle with a season and personal best time of 16:15.92 ... Also finished in third place but led the team in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:59.27 on Feb. 19 ... Earned her personal best time in the 500 freestyle receiving 4:45.58 at the BIG EAST Championships ... Winner in both of her events, 200 butterfly and 1000 freestyle, against La Salle in the home and season opener ... At the quad-meet with Connecticut, Georgetown, and Rutgers, also finished at the top in each of the same events with times of 2:04.32 and 10:18.91, respectively ... Was a triple-winner against Seton Hall and Boston University ... Notched 13 first-place finishes; RELAYS: Anchored the 400 freestyle relay against La Salle to a victory ... Swam the leadoff leg in the BIG EAST Championships in the 800 freestyle relay and received a third place finish.
2009-10: Qualified for the national championships as a freshman after being named the ECAC Swimmer of the Meet and garnering All-BIG EAST honors in four events ... Competed in three events at the NCAA Championships, with her best finish being 29th in the 1650 yard freestyle ... Also swam in the 200 free and the 500 free ... Her time of 1:50.03 in the 200 free was a personal best ... At the ECAC meet, set a meet record and a pool record with a personal best time of 16:18.88 in the 1650 free ... The ECAC meet was held at Trees Pool in Pittsburgh where she actually set the pool record in the 1650 free twice ... A week prior to the meet she set the record with a time of 16:20.39 in the BIG EAST Championships ... Captured ECAC titles in the 1650 free and the 200 butterfly at the ECAC meet ... BIG EAST champion in the 1650 free and was runner-up in the 200 fly and 500 free ... Her time of 1:59.08 in the finals of the conference meet was a new personal best ... Competed at least once in nine different individual events during the season ... Notched 15 first-place finishes ... Was a triple-winner against Seton Hall and Providence ... Picked up two wins in the season opener against La Salle and Richmond, as well as in a tri-meet versus Connecticut and Rutgers ... Also was a double-winner against West Virginia ... Part of the Villanova contingent that competed at the USA Short Course Nationals ... Finished 12th in the 1650 free at the event; RELAYS: Swam the leadoff leg of the 800 freestyle relay at the BIG EAST Championships and helped Villanova earn a second place finish ... Also competed on the third leg of the 200 free relay and the second leg of the 400 free relay ... At the USA Short Course Nationals, swam the second leg of the 800 free relay as the Wildcats placed 13th out of 31 entries.
Woodstown High School: Lettered all four years in swimming ... New Jersey state champion in the 200 free and runner up in the 500 free in 2009 ... Earned all-state honors ... Three-time Swimmer of the Year by Today's Sunbeam ... Junior National finalist and US Open finalist ... Scholastic All-American ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born 5/1/91 in Pilesgrove, N.J. ... Youngest of three daughters of Mark and Eileen Edwards ... Has two older sisters, Jordan (27) and Samantha (24) ... Mother played softball at Villanova and was a pitcher ... Uncle, John McEvoy, played lacrosse at Villanova and currently stands in the Hall of Fame ... Chose to attend Villanova for its great academics and athletics programs ... Majoring in Sociology.