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Natalie McGovern

Class Sr.
Hometown Naperville, Ill.
High School Neuqua Valley

2018-19 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection… named to the Dean’s List during the spring semester. 2018-19 — Ranked second on the team in the 100 back (56.87) and fourth in the 200 back (2:07.59), 200 breast (2:29.98), and 200 IM (2:12.17).

2017-18 Honors — Academic All Big Ten… named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester.  2017-18 — Swam season-best times of 56.15 (100 back), 2:05.52 (200 back), and 2:08.97 (200 IM).

2016-17 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten… named to the Dean’s List during the fall semesters. 2016-17 Posted collegiate-best performances in 100 back (55.82) and 200 IM (2:06.57) and a season- best performance in 200 back (2:02.64)… ranked second on the team in 200 back and third in 100 back.

2015-16 — Swam collegiate-bests in 100 back (55.85), 200 back (2:01.78), and 200 IM (2:07.64)… was third on the team in 200 back and fourth in 100 back.

High School — Speedo Junior National and Winter National qualifier as a senior… two-time All-American… three-time all-state selection… state champion in 100 back and 200-medley relay as a senior… was a conference champion in 100 fly, 100 back, and 200-medley relay as freshman… NCSA qualifer as a freshman… all-state in 200 medley relay as sophomore … team MVP as a junior… best times are 54.72 (100 back), 2:00.30 (200 back), 56.41 (100 fly), 2:07.77 (200 IM)… Scholastic All-American… National Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award recipient… three-time academic all-conference selection… high school coaches were Brandon King and Jason Niforatos.

Personal — Born Oct. 30, 1996… daughter of Jason and Katie McGovern… has two younger siblings, Adam and Andrew… majoring in business.

McGovern’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 25.51 Michigan State, Northern Iowa 10/5/17
100 Back 55.82 at Big Ten Championships 2/117/16
200 Back 2:01.78 at Big Ten Championships 2/20/16
200 IM 2:06.57 at Big Ten Championships 2/16/17
200 Breast 2:29.98 at Shamrock Invitational 1/26/19