AS A SENIOR (2010-11): Swam to a 14th-place finish in the 50 free at the BIG EAST Championships with a 23.85 … that performance was a season best time and was also exactly the same as her preliminary swim … top season time in the 100 free, a 52.36 showing, came at the league championships in the preliminary session … swam to a 1:53.89 in the 200 free against Purdue … was a four-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
AS A JUNIOR (2009-10): Continued primarily as a sprint freestyler for the Irish in her junior season … picked up all-BIG EAST honors in the 200 and 400 free relays at the BIG EAST Championships with second and third-place finishes, respectively … recorded two personal-best times at the league meet in the 50 (23.42) and 100 free (50.67) … touched the pad in a time of 1:52.34 at the Hoosierland Invitational … her 200 free performance at the invitational was over four seconds faster than her time swam against Michigan to open the year … swam the 50 free in every dual meet she competed in for the Irish … swam in 15 freestyle events over the course of the dual meet season … collected one top three finish on the dual meet season with a third-place finish against Michigan.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Shaved over one second off her 50 free time from the start of the season with a 23.68 during the BIG EAST Championships … top 100 free (51.67) performance also came at the league meet after previously going 52.28 at Louisville … locked in at 1:52.69 in the 200 free at the BIG EAST meet and finished the course in 1:54.47 in the same event during the Shamrock Invitational … took a shot at the 100 breast (1:07.80) at the Ohio State Invitational.
AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08): Swam a time of 24.42 in the 50 free at the BIG EAST Championships … it was an event in which she took part in 11 times throughout the season, also finishing the race in 24.53 (Minnesota), 24.61 and 24.93 (Pittsburgh), 24.65 (USC), 24.90 (Husky Invitational), 24.05 and 24.23 (LSU), 25.07 (Irish Invitational), 25.35 (Shamrock Invitational) and 25.49 (Toledo) … ran through the 100 free in 53.48 at the BIG EAST meet, 53.98 in the tri-meet with Purdue and Texas A&M, and then in 54.00 versus Pittsburgh … turned in times of 1:56.64 (Irish Invitational) and 1:56.83 (Shamrock Invitational) in the 200 free … swam the 100 breast (1:06.97) in the prelim heat of the BIG EAST Championships … clocked a 2:16.63 in the 200 IM against Miami.
THE CRONIN FILE: Set the National Private School 200 medley relay record in 2005 … earned All-America honors her sophomore through senior seasons in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 200 medley relay, and 200 free relay … earned all-state honors her sophomore through senior seasons … Arizona state champion in each of her final three prep seasons … voted team captain her senior year … voted Regional Swimmer of the Year in 2005 … member of the National Honor Society … born Jan. 23, 1989, in Phoenix, Ariz. … daughter of Debbie and Michael Cronin … her father and grandfather, George Cronin, both attended Notre Dame … youngest of five children … three of her siblings attended Notre Dame … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters honors track with a degree in American studies.
Cronin[apos]s Career Bests
|50 Free||23.42||BIG EAST (2010)|
|100 Free||50.67||BIG EAST (2010)|
|200 Free||1:52.34||Hoosierland Invite (2009)|
|100 Breast||1:06.97||BIG EAST (2008)|
|200 IM||2:16.63||Miami (2008)|