Jessica Plant  
Jessica Plant

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Winnipeg, Manitoba

High School:
Miles Macdonnel Collegiate HS

Position:
Freestyle/Backstroke


07/10/2013

Big Ten Conference Honors 49 Gophers as Distinguished Scholars

Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.

05/17/2013

Plant Voted Capital One Academic All-District First Team

The sophomore is the sixth Gopher swimmer to earn academic all-district honors.

03/27/2013

Minnesota Places 62 on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams

For the second year in a row, gymnast Nathan Fortunato posted an unblemished 4.0 GPA.

03/27/2013

Twenty Gophers Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be in their second academic year at an institution to earn the honor.

03/23/2013

Gophers Finish 10th at 2013 NCAA Championships

It marked the third time in program history that the Gophers finished in the top-10 nationally.

02/21/2014

Firday Finals

Women's Swimming Championships

2012-13 • Sophomore Season:Named to the Capital One Academic All-District 6 At-Large First Team • earned All-America First Team honors with the 800 free relay team, finishing eighth with a time of 7:02.77, at the 2013 NCAA Championships (3.23) • also finished 29th in the 200 free and 60th in the 100 free at the event • Second Team All-Big Ten • earned second-place honors in the 800 free relay and fifth-place honors in the 200 free at the Big Ten Championships (2/20) • also competed in the 100 free and the 200 IM • won the event title in the 800 free relay and placed second in the 400 free relay and the 200 free at the Big Ten Quad Duals (2/1) • finished first in the 100 back and second in the 200 back at Kansas (10/20) • won the 100 back and 200 back against Iowa State (10/12) • notched first-place finishes in the 200 free and as a member of the 400 free relay team, and also placed second in the 100 free, at Michigan (10/5) • Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (10/16) • Academic All-Big Ten • letterwinner.

2011-12 • Freshman Season: Made her debut as a freshman at the NCAA Championships • member of the fifth place 800 free relay and 10th place 400 free relay • earned a new top time while finishing 22nd in the 200 free (1:45.81) • performed strong at the Big Ten Championships • earned third place in the 200 free (1:46.07) • placed 11th in the 200 IM (2:00.26) and 12th in the 100 freewith a time of 49.77 (49.67 in prelims), both career bests • also member of the runner-up 800 free relay and third place 400 free relay at the Championships • earned a top time in the 500 free (4:56.00) at the Minnesota Challenge for second place • won the 200 free and took third in the 100 free at the Quad Duals • swam the 100 (56.75) and 200 back (2:01.49) against Missouri, earning new top times and placing third in both • won the 100 free, 200 free and 200 free relay vs Hawaii • CSCAA Scholar All-American • letterwinner.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Miles Macdonnell Collegiate • competed with Manta Swim Club, coached by Tom Hainey • won the 100 back at the 2010 Western Canadian Games • also finaled/medaled at the 2007 Western Canadian Games, 2009 Canada Games, and 2011 North American Challenge Cup • overall, a 15-time medalist at the North American Challenge Cup • medalist at 2011 Canadian Age Group Championships• member of Canadian prospects team at age 14 • earned a full IB diploma, including the highest possible mark in two subjects • recipient of River East Transcona Teacher's Association Award and Live Red Youth Award.

Personal: Born July 6, 1993 • undecided on a major • daughter of Janice Winiarz and David Plant • has a sister, Jocelyn • memorable sports thrills include medal-winning races, including her gold at the Western Canadian Games • enjoys curling, dancing, hanging out with friends, and music.

Plant's Top Times:

Year • Event • Time
2012 • 100 free • 49.67
2012 • 200 free • 1:45.81
2012 • 500 free • 4:56.00
2013 • 100 back • 56.68
2012 • 200 back • 2:01.49
2012 • 200 IM • 2:00.26