A recent graduate of Northwestern University, 2012 first-team All-America breaststroker Jenny Wilson ’08 headlined a five-member Wildcats contingent at this week’s U.S. Olympic swimming team trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Jenny, a journalism major, excelled as Northwestern's top swimmer in the breaststroke during her entire time in Evanston, but she capped her career with a record-shattering senior season to become the best Wildcat ever in the breast events. Wilson earned first-team All-America honors in the 100 breaststroke this year after she broke a 12-year-old school record in the event at the NCAA Championships, becoming just the second woman in school history to break the one-minute barrier in the race.
This spring, Jenny won Northwestern’s N Club Performance Award, which is presented to one male and one female student-athlete in recognition of "spectacular and outstanding" athletic performance by a graduating senior and letter award winner.
While at Sidwell, Jenny was an automatic All-American and U.S. Open qualifier in the 100 breast, a Junior Nationals qualifier in both the 100 and 200 breast, a Washington Post All-Metro honorable mention selection, and D.C. area Swimmer of the Year. She finished second in the 100 breast at the Washington-Metropolitan High School Metros, and 24th at NCSA Junior Nationals in the 100 breast.