Six Wildcats chosen to Academic Team
Kollanus, Jurek each earned seven top-3 finishes at conference championships
Hardie named Most Outstanding Swimmer while head coach Rick Simpson named Women's Coach of the Year
Women continue to build first-place lead
Jurek earns third and fourth gold medals of championship
2012-13: Competed in seven events at the BIG EAST Championship, including 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay, 400 freestyle relay and 800 freestyle relay ... Finished second in the 200 freestyle and first in the 400 freestyle against Richmond ... Earned first in the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay against Pitt ... Placed first in the 200 freestyle relay, 400 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay and third in the 100 freestyle at the Frank Elm Invite ... Placed first in the 200 freestyle relay and third in the 500 freestyle against Penn State ... Finished second in the 200 freestyle against James Madison and West Virginia.
2011-12: Competed at the BIG EAST Championships in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free ... Registered a fourth-place finish in the 200 free and touched the wall at a personal-best time of 1:48.06 ... Secured 12th place in the 100 and 50 free and also notched personal-best times at the conference meet... Swam at least once in five different individual races ... Excelled at the Connecticut/Georgetown/Rutgers quad-meet where she had two first-place finishes in the 100 free and 200 free, a second-place finish in the 50 free and a fourth-place finish in the 100 fly ... Earned fourth place in the 200 free at the Princeton Invitational ... Finished 3rd in the 100 free at the Maryland/Pittsburgh/Richmond quad-meet ... RELAYS: Anchored Villanova's fifth place 200 freestyle relay team in the BIG EAST Championships ... Competed on the 4th place 400 freestyle relay team in the conference meet ... Anchored the Wildcats' second place 800 freestyle relay team at the Championships ... Also swam a leg of both the 6th place (tie) 200 medley relay and 4th place medley relay teams in the BIG EAST Championships.
Herkenrath High School: Member of the Club of German Mathematics in her senior year ... Coached by Stefan Koch.
Personal: Born 1/27/92 ... Oldest of two children of Wolfgang and Ute Heider ... Brother is Felix (18) ... Brother is part of the TPSK Swim Club ... Chose to attend Villanova for the University's outstanding reputation in academics ... Enjoys meeting new friends ... Majoring in Biology ... Aspirations to work in cancer research.