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     Alisa Penkala
    Alisa Penkala

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Naperville, Ill.

    High School:
    Neuqua Valley

    Position:
    Sprints/Mid-Distance


    04/09/2014

    Swimming & Diving Highlight Season At Awards Banquet

    Lord, Mordach, Ostrowski, Jacobsen, Millin and Hare will serve as captains for the 2014-15 season

    01/23/2014

    Sixty-Two UIC Student-Athletes Named to HL 2013 Fall Honor Roll

    Women's Track and Field / Cross Country led UIC with nine selections

    01/23/2014

    Sixty-Two UIC Student-Athletes Named to HL 2013 Fall Honor Roll

    Women's Track & Field and Cross Country led UIC with nine selections

    01/23/2014

    Sixty-Two UIC Student-Athletes Named to HL 2013 Fall Honor Roll

    Women's Track and Field / Cross Country led UIC with nine selections

    01/23/2014

    Sixty-Two UIC Student-Athletes Named to HL 2013 Fall Honor Roll

    Women's Track & Field and Cross Country led UIC with nine selections

    AS A JUNIOR (2012-13): Came in fourth in the 200 breast (2:33.54) and fifth in the 100 breast (1:11.93) and 200 IM (2:22.94) at Wright State (10/13) ... placed fourth in the 400 IM (4:53.31) against Eastern Illinois (10/27) ... set a career-best time in the 100 fly (1:05.09) versus IIT and Butler (11/10) ... swam in the finals of the 400 IM and 200 breast and the prelims of the 200 IM and 100 breast at the TYR Invitational (11/16-18) ... took third in the 100 breast (1:12.26) and fifth in the 100 fly (1:08.10) at Western Illinois (12/15) ... finished in fourth place against Green Bay (01/12) in the 200 breast (2:31.92) ... was the runner up in the 100 breast (1:09.25) and 200 breast (2:29.62) versus Youngstown State (01/25) ... at Valparaiso (01/26), claimed fifth in the 500 free (5:43.95) ... competed in the finals of the 100 breast (1:07.54) and 200 breast (2:24.72) and the prelims of the 200 IM (2:15.19) and 400 IM (4:48.31) at the Horizon League Championships (02/27-03/02)

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-12):
    Finished third in the 200 fly in 2:17.47 and second in the 200 breast in 2:25.96 against Wright State (10/15) ... placed third in the 400 IM (4:52.78) and fifth in the 500 free (5:42.06) at Eastern Illinois (10/29) ... qualified and competed in the 100 breast, 400 IM and 200 breast at the Phoenix Fall Classic (11/18-20) ... came in fifth in the 200 fly with 2:21.18, third in the 200 breast with 2:26.66 and an exhibition time of 2:20.25 in the 200 IM against Western Illinois and Saint Louis (12/17) ... took fourth in the 200 breast with 2:28.00 at Green Bay (01/14) ... placed third versus Valparaiso and Illinois State (01/20) in the 100 breast with 1:08.67 ... finished fifth in the 100 breast (1:08.67) and 500 free (5:40.71) at Youngstown State (02/03) ... captured third in the 200 breast with 2:29.03 at Cleveland State (02/04) ... had seven top-3 performances throughout the season

    AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11): Touched second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:08.65 at the Phoenix Fall Classic (11/19-11/21) ... came first in the 200 breaststroke against Youngstown (12/18) with 2:30.61.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time letterwinner in swimming and two-time letterwinner in softball at Neuqua Valley (Ill.) ... named All-Conference in 2009 in the 100 breaststroke ... earned Academic All-Conference honors in 2009 ... guided her team to a two-year run as conference champions ... garnered Senior State Championship with her Fox Valley Swim Team in 2009 ... named MVP during her freshman and sophomore campaign ... born March 10, 1992 in Aurora, Ill. ... daughter of Leslie and Leonard Penkala ... has one sibling, Lauren ... currently enrolled as an Architecture major.

    CAREER BEST
    500 Free: 5:40.71 (02/03/2012)
    1000 Free: 11:40.03 (02/04/2012)
    100 Fly: 1:05.09 (11/10/2012)
    200 Fly: 2:17.47 (10/15/2011)
    100 Breast: 1:07.54 (03/01/2013)
    200 Breast: 2:24.72 (03/02/2013)
    200 IM: 2:15.19 (02/28/2013)
    400 IM: 4:48.31 (03/01/2013)