Cougars earn award with cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher from 16 sports programs
Julia Lonnegren (Diver of the Meet) and Jane Figueiredo (Diving Coach of the Year) take top honors for UH
Natasha Burgess leads UH sweep in 1-meter diving
Divers sweep the 3M and two more school records fall
New marks set in the 200 Medley and 800 Free Relay
2011-12 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
JUNIOR 2011-12Recorded Houston's second fastest time in the 100-back (56.92) and 200-back (2:02.67) on the year ... Competed at the Conference USA Championships for the third straight year ... Swam on the Cougars 800-free relay squad that placed third at the C-USA Championships (7:21.66) and finished 0.06 off the school record ... Placed eighth in the 100-back and 200-back at the C-USA Championships, the Cougars top finish in both events.
SOPHOMORE 2010-11Swam the second fastest 200-back (2:03.02) and third fastest 100-back (57.89) of the year for Houston ... Also recorded the fifth fastest 200-free (1:53.94) and 500-free times (1:53.94) ... Recorded those top-times at the Conference USA Championships ... Placed second in the consolation finals in the 200-back and took 14th in the 100-back and 16th in the 200 free at the Championships.
FRESHMAN 2009-10Won the 500-yard freestyle relay (4:49.12) and the 200-yard backstroke relay (1:51.44), at the Phill Hansel Duals Weekend to start her collegiate career...Set her personal record in the 100-yard backstroke (57.96) at the Conference USA Championship prelims...Also recorded her personal best 200-yard backstroke at the C-USA Championship prelims with a time of 2:03.29 to rank eighth-best in school history.
HIGH SCHOOLDistrict medalist and regional finalist from 2005-2007... 2008-2009 district finalist, regional finalist and state finalist... Team record in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard medley relay... Lettered in six events.
PERSONALBorn on January 3, 1991 in Walnut Creek, Calif... Daughter of Thomas and Linda Ballo... Majoring in psychology... Enjoys sleeping and hanging out with friends... Volunteer for food and clothing drives for the homeless.