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     Monica Pinkus
    Monica Pinkus

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Northside College Prep

    Height / Weight:
    5-7 / 130

    Event:
    Sprints


    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

    03/02/2014

    Swimming & Diving Finishes Third, Fifth At Championships

    Kei Ishimaru claimed the Flames only first-place finish on final day

    03/02/2014

    Swimming & Diving Finishes Third, Fifth At Championships

    Kei Ishimaru claimed the Flames only first-place finish on final day

    02/28/2014

    Swimming & Diving Concludes Day Three of Horizon League Championships

    Final day of competition begins tomorrow at 9 a.m. (CT)

    02/28/2014

    Swimming & Diving Concludes Day Three of Horizon League Championships

    Final day of competition begins tomorrow at 9 a.m. (CT)

    CAREER BEST
    50 Free: 23.41* (02/28/2013)
    100 Free: 51.73 (11/22/2013)
    50 Breast: 29.35 (11/16/2012)
    100 Breast: 1:01.38* (03/01/2013)
    200 Breast: 2:15.40* (03/02/2013)
    200 IM: 2:17.51 (11/10/2012)
    * UIC RECORD

    AS A SENIOR (2013-14): Had a total of 13 victories on the 2013-14 season... Captured first place in both the 100 breast (1:05.40) and the 50 free (24.29) against Wright State... Took home second place in the 100 breast (1:04.57) as well as the 200 breast (2:24.92) against Milwaukee... Won both the 100 breast (1:06.36) and the 200 breast (2:24.60) versus Green Bay... Came in first place in the 50 free against Valparaiso with a time of 24.77... Placed first in the 100 breast (1:03.97) and in the 200 breast (2:21.21) against Oakland... Won the 100 free (53.35) against Youngstown State... Earned first place in the 50 free (24.33) as well as the 100 breast (1:04.46) versus Eastern Illinois and IUPUI... Claimed second place in the 50 free against Kansas and Wyoming with a mark of 24.31... Finished first in both the 100 breast (1:04.47) and the 200 breast (2:20.37) against Northwestern and Wyoming... Collected fourth in the 50 breast (29.57) and third in the 100 breast (1:02.92) at the Northwestern TYR Invitational... Came in first place in the 50 free (24.72), second in the 100 free (54.09) and fifth in the 200 IM (2:20.70) against Olivet Nazarene and Western Illinois... Captured first place in both the 100 breast (1:05.64) and the 200 breast (2:22.28) versus Cleveland State... Placed seventh in the 50 free (23.71) and also placed fourth in the 100 breast (1:02.97), as well as in the 200 breast (2:19.04) at the Horizon League Championships.

    AS A JUNIOR (2012-13): Won the 50 free (24.90) and 100 free (54.37) at Wright State (10/13) ... was the runner up in the 100 free (55.65) against Eastern Illinois (10/27) ... broke away with a first-place finish in the 100 breast (1:05.51) at Northwestern (11/02) ... captured second at Milwaukee (11/03) in the 100 breast (1:04.40) and 200 breast (2:23.84) ... finished first in the 100 free (54.40) and third in the 200 IM (2:17.51) versus IIT and Butler (11/10) ... came in first in the finals of the 50 breast (29.35) and 200 breast (2:16.89) and second in the 100 breast (1:03.30), while also competing in the finals of the 50 free (24.42) at the TYR Invitational (11/16-18) ... took first in the 200 breast (2:24.76) and second in the 50 free (25.31) at Western Illinois (12/15) ... against Green Bay (01/12), claimed first in the 200 breast (2:23.28) and 50 free (25.00) ... collected first place in the 50 free (24.31) and second place in the 100 free (53.89) versus Youngstown State (01/25) ... produced a first-place finish in the 50 free (24.61) at Valparaiso (01/26) ... placed second in the 200 breast (2:22.27) and third in the 50 free (24.97) against Cleveland State (02/02) ... set three UIC records with second place in the 100 breast (1:02.28, 1:01.38) and 200 breast (2:16.24, 2:15.40) and third place in the 50 free (23.46, 23.41) at the Horizon League Championships (02/27-03/02), with her prelim and final times in the 100 breast and final in the 200 breast reaching NCAA B standards ... a member of the UIC and Flames Natatorium record-holding 200 medley relay (1:42.16) and 400 medley relay (3:41.63) teams, as well as the school-record 400 free relay (3:23.71) team

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-12):
    Finished second in the 50 free with 24.87 and fourth in the 100 free with 55.28 against Wright State (10/15) ... won the 50 free at Eastern Illinois (10/29) in 25.48 ... took first in the 100 breast with a time of 1:06.24 versus Northwestern and North Dakota (11/12) ... came in third in the finals of the 100 breast at the TYR Invitational with a time of 1:03.43 ... placed second in the 50 free with 24.73 and fourth in the 200 breast with 2:27.09 against Western Illinois and Saint Louis (12/17) ... claimed fourth at Green Bay (01/14) in the 50 free with 25.13 ... won the 100 breast with 1:05.88 and finished fourth in the 200 breast with 2:28.31 at Youngstown State (02/03) ... set a school record in the 100 breast at the Horizon League Championships (02/22-25) in the 100 breast with 1:02.61 ... part of the school-record 200 free relay (1:33.33), 400 free relay (3:25.98), 200 medley relay (1:43.48) and 400 medley relay (3:44.59) teams ... had eight top-3 performances throughout the season, with three coming in first place

    PREP AND PERSONAL:
    Member of Northside College Prep's swimming, softball and water polo teams and the Northside Aquatic Swim Club ... placed seventh at State in 100 breast with fourth fastest time her senior year ... placed second in the 100 breast and sixth in the 200 breast at Conference in 2011 ... among the top 110 fastest times nationwide in 100 breast in 2011 ... Conference and Sectional Champion during junior and senior seasons ... received national ranking as a junior and senior ... swim team captain as a senior ... named MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior in swimming and water polo ... All-City in all four seasons in swimming and as a junior and senior in water polo ... All-State during sophomore, junior and senior seasons in swimming and junior and senior seasons in water polo ... awarded All-American as a junior and senior in swimming ... born June 11, 1992 in Chicago, Ill. ... daughter of Alfons and Mary Pinkus ... has one sister, Erica ... currently enrolled as a Mathematics major.