Swimming & Diving
Junior Season: Won the 100 free with a 51.90 in the TYR Invitational (11/21) ... Part of the 200 free relay team that also took first (1:33.69) at the TYR Invite ... Swam a 52.97 for first place in the 100 free vs. Houston (10/31) ... Turned in the team's second-fastest time of the year, 26.99, in the 50 back at the TYR Invite ... Also had the second-fastest team of the year in the 100 back with the 56.88 at the TYR ... Part of the school-record
Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten selection...Clocked a season best and varsity top-10 time of 51.72 in the 100 free at the Big Ten Championships (2/21)...Earned MSU's John Narcy Award for most improved...Took first in the 100 back at Valparaiso (1/11) with a time of 1:01.04...Part of the 200 free relay team that took first place at St. Bonaventure (11/8) and Ball State (12/8)...Won the 50 free (24.09) and 100 free (52.75) vs. Oakland (12/5)...400 free relay team took first place at Purdue (1/12) and Michigan (1/18)...Closed out the season competing in eight events at the Big Ten Championships.
Freshman Season: Registered fourth-place swims in the 200 free against Akron (10/20) and Illinois (10/21) ... Placed third in 100 free (54.36) versus Ohio State (11/11) ... Clocked a time of 1:03.13 en route to a fourth-place effort in the 100 back against Ball State (12/9) ... Competed in 50, 100 and 200 free in addition to swimming the second leg of the 400 free relay at the Big Ten Championships.
High School: Four-time letterwinner at Rockford for coach Tom Parks ... Earned all-conference and all-state honors all four years ... Named team captain twice ... Swam for the Rockford Riptide club team ... Earned all-regional (2004-06), all-district (2004-06), all-conference (2006), all-state (2005, '06) ... Earned four varsity letters in water polo, serving as team captain twice ... Captured All-America honors in water polo as a senior.
Personal: Born Nov. 4, 1987 in Zeeland, Mich. ... Daughter of Jim and Diane Wertz ... Father Jim played baseball at Grand Valley State ... Mother, Diane, swam at Central Michigan ... Brother, Andrew, plays baseball at Morehead State ... No-preference major.
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