AS A SENIOR: Wrapped up her Irish career with a number of personal and season- best times at the BIG EAST Championships … recorded a personal record in the 100 back at the league meet with a time of 56.46 which earned her a ninth-place finish … season-best times at the league meet came in the preliminary sessions of the 100 fly (56.25) and 200 back (2:02.92) … an additional season-best time came in the preliminary session of the 50 free at the Hoosierland Invitational with a time of 24.31 … touched the pad in a time of 55.75 to lead off a 400 free relay against Northwestern for a personal-best 100 free swim … competed in 10 backstroke events for the Irish in her final campaign.
AS A JUNIOR: Her fastest season to date as a member of the Irish squad … helped Notre Dame capture its 13th BIG EAST title … swam a career-best 24.06 in the 50 free at the league meet … achieved another career best in her 100 fly with a 56.08 … finished the meet with her third career-best time of the meet in the 100 back (57.98) … team[apos]s fifth-fastest performer in the 100 fly for the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Fastest time in the 50 free was clocked at 24.78 … also swam the 100 free in a season-best time of 53.72 … both of those top marks came during the BIG EAST Championships … took a shot at the 100 back (1:03.67) at Toledo … it was her lone race on the season in that event … went a couple of rounds at the Husky Invitational in the 100 fly, maxing out with a 58.19 in the preliminary heat.
AS A FRESHMAN: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in three different events … competed in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly at the conference level … posted two career-bests with the Irish at the conference meet in the 50 and 100 free … also found success versus Purdue in recording career bests in the 100 and 200 fly … the sixth-fastest for swimmer on the season in the 200 fly.
THE MASTERSON FILE: Swam four years at Sacred Heart (N.Y.) … state champion in the 100 fly … two-time CHSAA MVP … two-time All-American (400 free relay and 100 fly) … team MVP as a senior … served as team captain her senior season … CHSAA record holder in the 50 free, 100 fly, 400 free relay, 200 free relay and 200 medley relay … NISCA high school academic All-American … NISCA high school All- American … career-best marks through high school: 100 fly (55.26), 50 free (23.82), 100 free (52.11) … National Merit Student … swam for the Long Island Aquatic Club team … part of both the Mathematics and Science National Honor Societies … born Feb. 23, 1988, in Manhasset, N.Y. … daughter of Joanne and Tom Masterson … father, Tom, played football and lacrosse at Harvard … grandfather, Eugene McConnell, played basketball at St. Francis College … older brother, Chris, attended Notre Dame and played lacrosse … made the dean[apos]s list after a stellar spring 2008 semester … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.
Masterson[apos]s Career Bests
|25 Free||11.83||Husky Invite (2007)|
|50 Free||24.06||BIG EAST (2009)|
|100 Free||55.75||Northwestern (2010)|
|100 Back||56.46||BIG EAST (2010)|
|200 Back||2:02.92||BIG EAST (2010)|
|100 Fly||56.08||BIG EAST (2009)|
|200 Fly||2:09.83||Purdue (2006)|