Women's Swimming



    Laura Head  
    Laura Head

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Evansville, Ind.

    High School:
    North

    Event:
    Free


    JUNIOR YEAR (2010-11)

    Academic All-Big Ten ... swam the 500 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 5:01.85 (48th) ... posted a career-best time of 1:54.06 in the 200 freestyle (71st) ... her career time of 17:02.97 in the 1,650 freestyle was good for 24th ... went a career-best 5:01.74 in the 500 free at the Hoosierland Open, good for the victory ... finished ninth in the 500 free in a dual meet with Michigan ... placed ninth in the 1,000 freestyle in a double dual with Louisville and Virginia Tech ... fifth in the 1,000 freestyle in a season opening dual meet win over Northwestern ... 11th in the 1,650 freestyle vs. Texas/Michigan.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2009-10)

    Went 5:06.27 in the 500 free at the Big Ten Championships ... clocked a season best of 1:58.32 in the 200 free in a dual meet with Texas and Michigan ... personal best of 10:25.61 in the 1,000 free came during her 1,650 free swim at Big Tens ... finished 29th in the mile at the meet ... took eighth in the 1,000 free in a dual meet at Northwestern and sixth at Kentucky ... eighth in the mile at Texas and in a dual meet victory at Michigan.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2008-09)

    Swam season-best times of 58.94 in the 100 butterfly, 2:08.68 in the 200 butterfly, and 5:06.52 in the 500 freestyle at IU's Last Chance Meet ... sixth in the 1,000 free with a season-best time of 10:37.33 in a dual meet win over Purdue ... also took seventh in the 500 free (5:12.49) ... top-15 finisher in the 1,650 free (17:48.56) in a meet with Illinois, Tennessee and Michigan ... eighth in the 1,000 free in a dual meet win over Northwestern (10:45.39).

    PREP/PERSONAL

    Top times of 17:29 in the 1,650 free, 10:33 in the 1,000 free, 5:09 in the 500 free and 2:08 in the 200 butterfly ... won the mile at states at age 14 ... member of Indiana Quads and Zones teams ... club team captain ... ranked in the top 10 percent of her class for all four years ... did not compete with her high school swim team ... parents are Michael and Susan Head ... older brother, Christopher is a member of the IU men's swim team ... born Nov. 6, 1989.

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