Women's Swimming



    Gia Dalesandro  
    Gia Dalesandro

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Naperville, Ill.

    High School:
    Neuqua Valley

    Height:
    5-6

    Event:
    Butterfly/IM


    FRESHMAN YEAR (2013-14)

    Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... Big Ten Champion in the 200 butterfly with a Big Ten record time of 1:53.95 ... took second in the 100 butterfly with a school record time of 51.75 ... won Big Ten titles as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:36.69-school record) and 400 medley relay (3:30.30-Big Ten record) ... also took ninth in the 200 individual medley (1:58.61-career best) ... earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 400 medley relay at the 2014 NCAA Championships with a ninth-place finish (3:30.56) ... also an honorable mention All-American in the 200 medley relay with a 10th-place finish (1:37.70) ... placed 21st in the 100 fly (52.41) and 27th in the 200 fly (1:56.99).

    PREP/PERSONAL

    IHSA state champion in the 200 butterfly and 200 individual medley ... four-time state qualifier ... 11-time All-American ... won four sectional titles during her career (100 backstroke, 100 butterfly [twice], 200 individual medley) ... 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier ... three-time MVP ... led team to a third-place finish at the state meet in 2012 ... holds school records in the 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly and the medley relay ... four-year letterwinner ... parents are Dean and Susan Dalesandro ... has one brother (Joey) ... born April 22, 1995.


       

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