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Alisa Penkala
Alisa Penkala

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Neuqua Valley

Position:
Sprints/Mid-Distance


07/14/2014

Women's Swimming & Diving Earns CCSCAA Scholar All-America Team Award

Team earns award for overall academic success

06/12/2014

UIC Student-Athletes Go Through Commencement Services

35 student-athletes received a bachelor's degree in the spring and summer sessions

06/03/2014

Sixty-Three UIC Student-Athletes Named to HL 2013-14 Honor Roll

Student-athletes were honored in both the fall and spring semesters

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 & Field and Cross Country led UIC with nine selections

CAREER BEST
100 free: 59.13 (01/18/2014)
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: 2:14.23 (02/26/2014)
400 IM: 4:47.28 (02/26/2014)
100 back: 1:10.52 (11/08/2013)

AS A SENIOR (2013-14): Came in third place in both the 100 breast (1:11.33) and the 200 breast (2:31.4) and also took fifth in the 200 IM (2:21.34) against Wright State... Participated in the 100 breast (1:10.09), the 200 breast (2:30.24) and the 200 IM (2:21.70) against Milwaukee... Competed in the 200 fly (2:22.61), the 200 breast (2:31.53) and the 200 IM (2:23.53) against Green Bay... Placed second in the 400 IM (4:56.66) and fourth in the 100 free (59.13) versus Valparaiso... Earned fifth place in the 200 breast (2:30.50) against Oakland... Captured fifth place in the 100 breast (1:11.39) and seventh place in the 400 IM (4:58.82) against Eastern Illinois and IUPUI... Collected seventh place in the 100 breast (1:10.39) against Kansas and Wyoming... Finished ninth in the 200 breast (2:29.90) against Northwestern and Wyoming... Took home third place in both the 100 breast (1:10.81) and the 200 breast (2:32.41) against Olivet Nazarene and Western Illinois... Earned fifth place in the 200 breast (2:32.15) against Cleveland State... Competed in the 200 IM (2:14.23), the 400 IM (4:47.28), the 100 breast (1:08.73) and the 200 breast (2:25.51) at the Horizon League Championships.

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.

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