2005 ALL-HORIZON LEAGUE SECOND TEAM
2004-05: Established new career best in the 100 free (54.64) during the season...part of new school record in the 200 free relay (1:35.88)...earned All-Horizon League Second Team honors as part of second-place 200 free relay finish at the league finals...set a season-best time of 24.84 in 50 free win at Butler...placed third in 100 free against Saint Louis...placed second in 50 free against Wright State with a 25.89...team leader in 100 free against Raiders with 56.20, good for second place...placed third in 100 free against Saint Louis with a 54.64...finished off a 200 free relay win at the Bill Ritter Invitational, guiding the team to a 1:39.74...swam to an even 25-second finish at the Horizon League 50 free finals.
2003-04: Swam a career low 50-yard freestyle time of 24.82 at the Horizon League Championships...placed eighth overall in the 50 free finals...set then-career best 100-yard freestyle time of 55.61 at the Horizon League Championships...swam second leg of record-setting 200 free relay team at the league meet...also swam in the 100 backstroke at the league meet, setting a career time of 1:04.30...started career off with a bang by winning the 100 free in 55.97 during the season opener at Eastern Illinois.
Prep/Personal: Three-year sprint specialist on the St. Teresa swim team...three-time state qualifier...two-time sectional champion in the 50-yard freestyle...placed second at sectionals three years in a row in the 100 free...became the first female swimmer in St. Teresa history to swim at the state meet...swam for the Decatur Swim Club...also lettered two years on the cheer team...born August 13, 1985...daughter of Craig and Mary Gessford...major is biology/pre-med.
Career Best Times
Event Time Date 50-yard Freestyle 24.82 2-26-04 100-yard Freestyle 54.64 11-20-04 100-yard Backstroke 1:04.30 2-27-04