Cougars swim two season-best relays to sit in third place
2010 Conference USA Champion (200-yard breaststroke)
2010 Scholar All-America Honorable Mention
2010-11 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Swam the fastest 100 (1:03.71) and 200 (2:15.41 B) breast for Houston ... Opened season with pair of victories in the 100 and 200 breast at SMU (Oct. 22) and helped 400 medley relay team to runner-up finish ... Placed second in the 100 breast and third in the 200 IM at Texas A&M (Oct. 26) ... Took first in the 200 breast and runner up in the 400 IM against Miami (Nov. 6) with season best time (4:25.04) in the event ... Earned first place in 200 breast at Arkansas (Jan. 21) ... Swam breaststroke on the Cougars winning 400 medley relay team at UALR (Jan. 22) and picked up third place finish in 100 breast ... Took first in the 200 breast, third in the 100 breast and swam the stroke on UH's runner up 400 medley relay in the UH duals (Jan. 28) ... Competed at the C-USA Championships (Feb. 23-26) , runner up in 200 breast (2:15.41 B), took third in 100 breast (1:03.71), seventh place in the 400 IM.
Kicked off the season with four wins at the Phill Hansel Weekend Duals, including the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.45), the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:50.20), the 400-yard medley relay (4:07.74), the 200-yard backstroke relay (1:51.44)...Won the 100-yard breaststroke her next time out at the Duke and Georgia Tech Duals (1:04.13)...Won the 200-yard breaststroke in the same meet (2:16.80) to qualify for the NCAA preliminaries...Claimed the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke at the UNC-Wilmington and Emory Dual with times of 1:05.88 and 2:21.70...Moved into the second-fastest 100- and 200-yard breaststroke time in program history when she swam the events in 1:03.33 and 2:15.68, respectively, at the Cougar Classic Fall Invitational...Won the 100-yard breaststroke against North Texas (1:04.91) to give her five of UH's top-10 times in the event...Chalked up another victory in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:18.65) against SMU...Kept her 200-yard breaststroke winning streak alive at the UH/Rice/LSU/Tulsa Duals (2:17.34)...Claimed another 100-yard breaststroke race against Texas A&M (1:05.23)...Came in second in the 50-yard breaststroke (30.41) against Texas...Set her season-best time in the 200-yard IM at Conference USA Championships (2:04.79)...Took seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke at the C-USA Championships with the fourth-fastest event time in school history (1:03.80)...Earned her first C-USA title in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:14.99), touching the wall faster than all but one UH swimmer in program history.
Made her debut against North Texas where she won two individual events and the 200-yard medley relay... Won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.76 and the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:18.28 versus North Texas... Took second place in the 400-yard IM against Oakland with a time of 4:35.35... Won the 200-yard breaststroke against Michigan State in 2:18.35... Finished second and set a personal record against Michigan State in the 200-yard IM with a 2:09.28 time... Finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke against Rice and New Mexico State by clocking a 2:18.28... Finished in first place in the 100-yard breaststroke in the Phil Hansel Invitational by a time of 1:05.36... Earned another first place finish as a member of 400-yard Medley Relay at the Phill Hansel Dual Meet... Took home a first place finish against LSU in the 200-yard breaststroke in a time of 2:17.98... Had a very good showing in the C-USA Championships where she set three personal records... Earned a third place finish in the 400-yard IM with a 4:22.56 time... Placed fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke in a time of 2:14.78... Finished fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.44.
Graduated from Bellahauston in 2007...Glasgow Young Sportsperson (June 2007)...was the Scottish junior Swimmer of the Year in 2006...four-time Scottish Champion (2004-08...four-time British Champion (2002-06)...won gold and silver in the Commonwealth Youth Games.
Born Jan. 7, 1990 in Glasgow, Scotland ...full name is Rebecca Helen Rose Hillis...daughter of May and Matthew Hillis... majoring in kinesiology with a double minor in biology and psychology.