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Talor Whitaker
Position: Freestyle, Butterfly, IM
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chesterton, Ind.
High School: Chesterton
Experience: 4 Letters
WSU CAREER
Senior (2010-11):
Broke her own school record in the 200 IM...fourth in the 200 free, sixth in the 200 fly, seventh in the 100 breast...recorded three top-five finishes at the Pacific Invitational...won the 100 fly and 200 IM at the Debbie Pipher Memorial Invitational...also part of the 400 medley relay team that broke the Gibb Pool record...led the team in scoring in dual meets against New Mexico State, Fresno State, UCLA, Boise State, Oregon State and Idaho...part of the 200 free relay team that set a Gibb Pool Record against Idaho...finished 18th in the 100 fly and 200 IM as well as 22nd in the 100 free...also helped set a school record in the 400 freestyle relay...named to Pac-10 All-Academic first team.
 

Junior (2009-10): Finished 23rd in the 100 fly with a career best time (54.52) at the Pac-10 Championships (54.52), moving up to third on the WSU all-time list...moved into 10th in the 200 breast (2:22.38)...took 23rd in the 100 free, 27th in the 200 IM and was part of the 800 free relay that set a school record (7:20.31)...winner of the 200 IM and 400 IM at the Debbie Pipher Invitational...member of the 400 freestyle relay team that broke the meet record at Minnesota Grand Prix...won the 200 IM in school-record and NCAA "B" Consideration time of 2:00.89...also finished third in the 100 fly and fourth in the 100 freestyle...won the 100 free and 200 free against Idaho...named to Pac-10 All-Academic second team.

Sophomore (2008-09): Scored at the Pacific-10 Championships with an eighth-place finish in the C Final (24th overall) in the 200 IM (2:01.88) and as a member of the eighth-place 200 free relay team (1:31.96)...moved into fourth place on the Cougar all-time top-10 list in the 200 free (1:49.86), fourth in the 100 free (50.65) and eighth in the 50 free (23.56)...set meet records at the USA Swimming Southern California Grand Prix as a member of the 400 free relay (3:24.27) and 800 free relay (7:25.63)...placed first in the A Consolation (ninth overall) in the 200 IM (2:04.15) and second in the Consolation Final (10th overall) in the 100 free (51.11)...placed first in the "B" Consolation (17th overall) in the 100 fly (56.17), 200 free (1:49.86) and 50 free (23.83)...placed sixth in the "C" Final (22nd overall) in the 100 fly (55.33) at the Texas Invitational...also placed sixth in the "D" Final (30th overall) in the 100 free (51.00)...named Pacific-10 All-Academic second team.

Freshman (2007-08): Scored three times at the Pac-10 Championships as a member of the 200, 400 and 800 free relays...earned NCAA "B" Consideration times in the 100 freestyle (50.83) and the 200 IM (2:03.80), finishing just outside of the scoring in both events at the Pac-10 Championships...had NCAA "B" Consideration times...is a member of the 800 free relay that set the WSU school record (7:23.26).

PERSONAL

Named to Duneland Athletic Conference All-Conference team for three straight years...member of state champion 200 freestyle relay as a Sophomore...high school squad finished sixth in the team race...100 freestyle state champion as a Junior...placed eighth in 200 IM...member of 200 and 400 freestyle relay state champion teams...Junior National qualifier as well as U.S. Open qualifier...set four school records...born in Indianapolis...father Steve swam competitively at Wabash College, and mother Lisa competed for Ball State's swim team...dad is executive vice president of graphics company...mom is a swim club coach and homemaker...brother Kyle swam for University of Michigan, youngest brothers Aaron and Ethan swam competitively as well...earned 3.6 prep GPA...major in communication with an emphasis in broadcast media/news.

WSU BEST TIMES

EVENT TIME MEET DATE 50 Freestyle 23.56 Pac-10 Championships 2/28/08 100 Freestyle 50.65 Pac-10 Championships 2/28/09 200 Freestyle 1:49.17 Pac-10 Championships 2/23/11 100 Butterfly 54.08 Pac-10 Championships 2/25/11 200 IM 2:00.42 Pac-10 Championships 2/24/11