2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Notched a fourth-place finish in the 100 back (58.81) against Kansas ... Came in sixth in the 100 back (59.37) and seventh in the 200 back (1:09.46) against Kentucky and SIU ... Placed 14th in the 150 back at the Show-Me Showdown ... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team.
2010-11 (FRESHMAN): Posted finishes of fourth in the 50 fly and 50 back and fifth in the 100 fly and 100 back in the Show-Me Showdown ... Swam a 59.14 in the 100 fly to place eighth against Kentucky and SIU ... Came in eighth in the 100 back (57.82) at the Mizzou Invite ... Earned a third-place finish in the 100 back (57.39) against Drury ... Against Nebraska, finished second in the 100 back and fourth in the 200 back.
HIGH SCHOOL: Swam for Greensburg Central Catholic under Coach Al Rose ... Two-time State Champion and seven time District Champion in the 100 fly ... Holds the district record in 100 back and 100 fly, as well as the state record in 100 fly ... An outstanding scholar-athlete who received numerous accolades for her accomplishments in the classroom and pool, including the Judge John Driscoll Scholar-Athlete State Champion Award (two years), the Bishop Connare Scholar-Athlete Award, YWCA Westmoreland Teen of the Year, and Allegheny Mountain Outstanding Swimmer Award ... Four-year letter winner who was also named a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and an Allegheny Mountain Swimming Scholastic All-American ... Member of the Jewish Community Center Sailfish (USA Silver medalist club).
PERSONAL: Daughter of Ron and Donna Marko ... Majoring in biological sciences.
Why did you choose Missouri?
I chose the University of Missouri because of the outstanding academics, the strong swimming and diving program, and the close connection the team had with each other.
How has the program at Mizzou made you a better swimmer?
The program at Mizzou has made me a better swimmer by opening my eyes and showing me a new perspective on how to train. Also being able to train with such talented swimmers, I'm even more motivated to push myself in the practices.
What is your best memory with the team?
My best memory is being able to hang out with the team during the long bus rides to and from away meets.
Favorite food:Apples and cereal What's on your iPod:"I Made It" by Kevin Rudolf, "Good Life" by One Republic, and "I Get Carried Away" by George Strait Favorite sports star: Sidney Crosby Favorite movie:The Lion King Quote to live by:"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt