As a Junior: Posted personal-best time in the 50-yard free (26.59 at UConn) ... had the following season-best times: 100-yard free (57.83 at UConn), 200-yard free (2:04.98 vs. Northeastern), 500-yard free (5:36.36 vs. Syracuse) ... named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
As a Sophomore: Had season personal-best times in the 200-yard free (2:02.40 at Fordham), 500-yard free (5:33.40 at URI Invite), 50-yard free (26.84 at Syracuse) and 100-yard free (56.94 at Syracuse).
Before UMass: Transferred from Bucknell (Pa.), where she earned scholar-athlete status ... three-time letterwinner in swimming at Deerfield (Mass.) Academy ... two-time first team All-America selection in the 200-yard free relay ... two-time honorable mention All-American in the 400-yard relay ... three-time Boston Globe All-Star selection ... member of a New England champion relay team ... member of the 200-yard free relay team which established pool records at Philips Andover, Hotchkiss and Loomis Chafee ... team won the 1996 New England championship ... also a two-year letterwinner in water polo.
Personal: Born December 3, 1979, in Northampton, Mass. ... daughter of William and Paula Bell, both UMass graduates ... majoring in Exercise Science.
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