2006-07: Member of Horizon League champion 200- and 400-freestyle relay team...200-freestyle relay team broke the league record with a time of 1:35.24, while the 400-freestyle relay team also set a new league mark at 3:28.10...recorded a trio of individual top 10 finishes at the league championships, taking eighth in the 50-free (24.51) and tenth in the 100-free (53.43) and 200-free (1:55.88) races, setting new career-best times in each event...recorded a pair of top finishes during the season in the 200-free - vs. Eastern Illinois (10/14) and Western Illinois (12/16).
2005-06: UIC's leading swimmer in the 200 free with a time of 1:56.40 at the Horizon League Championships...Took first in the 50 free with a 25.69 and swam a meet-best 5:28.68 in the 500 free against Butler...won both the 100 free (55.34) and the 200 free (2:00.80) against Eastern Illinois...won the 100 free in 55.54 against Valparaiso...came in second place in the 100 free (55.54) at UW-Milwaukee...swam a 55.19 in the 100 free versus Iowa.
2004-05: Part of two school relay records, breaking the 800-yard freestyle relay record she helped set last season and swimming the third leg of the record-setting 400-yard freestyle relay (3:32.08)...turned in team's third-best times of the season in the 100 free (53.83) and 200 free (1:57.47) at the Horizon League Championships...set new career mark in 50 free with a 24.88 at the league championships...won 200 free against Butler and Lindenwood with a 2:00.87...placed second in 200 free against Western Illinois with team-leading 2:02.90...runner-up in 100 free against Western Illinois with a 57.18...qualified for the U.S. Open.
2003-04: Helped set a then-school record in the 800-yard freestyle relay, swimming the third leg to help the team finish at 7:50.64...turned in career-best 25.26 at the Horizon league Championships...swam a 55.42 in the 100 free for event victory and career mark against Butler...posted a 1:59.76 in the 200 free, also a career time, at the Butler meet.
Prep/Personal: Four-year varsity swimming letterwinner at West Chicago...helped the Wildcats to four straight state appearances, including a ninth-place finish in 2002...Top 8 finisher at state...earned All-DuPage Valley, Academic All-DuPage Valley, all-state, and All-America recognition...was a two-year captain of the Wildcats...swam for the West Chicago Sharks club team...Junior Olympic and senior state qualifier with the Sharks...also lettered three seasons on the West Chicago track team...born February 6, 1985...daughter of Peter and Bianca Biancalana...major is bioengineering.
Career Best Times
Event Time Date 50-yard Freestyle 24.88 2-24-05 100-yard Freestyle 53.83 2-26-05 200-yard Freestyle 1:57.47 2-25-05