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Yolana Du Plessis
Yolana  Du Plessis


Boksburg, South Africa

High School:
Tuks Sport




Wildcats Finish Fifth at BIG EAST Championships

Edwards and Tammadge combine for three more all-conference performances on Saturday night


Du Plessis Breaks School Record in 100 Backstroke at BIG EAST Championships

Wildcats jump two spots up to sixth entering final day of conference meet


Women's Swimming Breaks School Record in 800 Freestyle Relay

Villanova started out BIG EAST Championships with a flourish on Wednesday evening


Nine Different Wildcats Win Individual Races in 190-104 Triumph at Seton Hall

Hagens, McLaughlin and Tammadge each double winners in Villanova victory


Women's Swimming Sweeps Providence, Wins 165-72

Villanova won all 13 events in Senior Day meet

Top Times
100 Breaststroke - 1:10.60
200 Breaststroke - 2:29.73 (Seton Hall, 2011)
50 Backstroke - 28.30
100 Backstroke - 53.67 (Connecticut, Georgetown, and Rutgers, 2010)

2010-11: Specialized in the breaststroke and backstroke events for the season ... Recorded a career best time of 53.67 in the 100 backstroke at a quad-meet against Connecticut, Georgetown, and Rutgers ... Placed third in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:11.16 against LaSalle in the home opener ... Finished best on the team in the 100 backstroke at a time of 56.01 on Nov. 19 at the Terrapin Cup Invitational; RELAYS: Led off in the 200 medley relay and finished second in the Terrapin Cup Invitational, against Boston University, and against Connecticut, Georgetown, and Rutgers ... Registered a leadoff win in the 400 medley relay at the quad-meet against Connecticut, Georgetown, and Rutgers ... Led off the 200 medley relay to a second place finish against Seton Hall ... Competed in BIG EAST Championships and swam on the 400 medley relay team that finished 4th at a time of 3:42.85.

2009-10: Saw limited action.

Tuks Sport High School: Competed for the swimming and track & field teams ... Honors included being named to the Junior National Colours and was a Head Girl.

Personal: Born 8/25/89 in Johannesburg, South Africa ... Older of two daughters of Mary Du Plessis ... Has a younger sister, Yolize (21) who has represented South Africa for life saving over the past four years ... Enjoys reading, running, dancing, adventure sports and travel ... Chose to attend Villanova for the beautiful campus and great academic programs ... Majoring in Global Interdisciplinary Studies.