General: Will serve as a tri-captain during the 2005-06 season ... named Most Improved following sophomore season ... ranks 10th on the school's all-time list for the 1,650-yard free (18:01.33) and third for the 400-yard IM (4:35.67).
2005-06 Update (Senior): At Army (11/18), finished fifth in the 400 Yard Medley Relay along with Jackie Porter, Leighanne Kevil, and Vanessa Fleugel... Posted her quickest time of the season (11:27.39) in the 1,000-yard free for a sixth place finish against Boston University (11/12) ... Earned a fourth place finish (2:21.59) in the 200-Yard Butterfly against Stony Brook (10/29) ... Finished 14th (1:05.66) at the UConn Invitational (10/15) in the 100-Yard Butterfly... at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/14) finished eighth (11:20.49) in the 1,000-yard free and 10th (2:24.27) in the 200-yard butterfly... In the 1,000-yard free finished seventh (11:42.60) against Boston College (1/21)... Against Fordham (1/28) came in fourth (2:20.83) in the 200-yard butterfly and fifth (11:31.71) in the 1,000-yard free...
2004-05 (Junior): At the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19), took 13th in the 400-yard individual medley (4:40.78) for her season-best time ... also at the A-10 meet, swam her season-best in the 1,650-yard free (18:35.11) ... at the Nutmeg Invitational (12/5), completed the 400-yard IM in 4:49.08, the 1,650-yard free in 18:52.78, and the 200-yard fly in 2:20.69.
2003-04 (Sophomore): At the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/21), finished third in the 1,000-yard free (11:07.15), fifth in the 500-yard free (5:26.77), 10th in the 400-yard IM (4:35.67), and 13th in the 1,650-yard free (18:01.33) ... led UMass in the 1,650 free ... ranked second in the 400-yard IM, third in the 500 free, third in the 1,000 free ... finished fourth in the 500-yard free (5:38.90) against Southern Connecticut (1/18) and sixth in the 200-yard free (2:07.20) ... at Boston College (1/24) took third in the 1,000-yard free (11:23.60), and fourth in the 500-yard free (5:36.26) ... at the Nutmeg Invitational (12/5) took fourth in the 400-yard IM (4:40.03) ... against St. John's (11/22), finished fourth in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:17.31) and sixth in the 500-yard free (5:37.05) ... also finished fourth in the 1,000 free (11:24.83) versus Boston University (11/5) ... at New Hampshire (10/25), finished fifth in both the 1,000-yard free (11:28.38) and the 500-yard free (5:36.60) ... opened the season with a fifth-place showing in the 1,000 free (11:26.32) at the UConn Invitational (10/18).
2002-03 (Freshman): Ranked sixth on the team in both the 200-yard fly (2:18.27, Yale Invitational) and the 400-yard IM (4:56.11, Yale Invitational), and seventh in the 100-yard fly (1:04.24 at St. John's).
Before UMass: A member of the YMCA and Weymouth Waves swim teams ... qualified for the YMCA National Team in both the winter and summer meets ... set Weymouth Waves team records in the 100-yard fly, 200-yard free and 400-yard IM ... team captain of the Weymouth Waves as a sophomore and a senior.
Personal: Born June 19, 1984, in Dorchester, Mass. ... daughter of Richard and Denise McDonough ... her two sisters, Kristen and Kara, also attended UMass ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.