Jessica Plant  
Jessica Plant

Class:
Senior

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

Friday Finals

Women's Swimming Championships

Photo Gallery

2013-14 • Junior Season: Three time All- American • At the 2014 NCAA Championships scored two individual points and placed 15th in the 200 freestyle with a 1:45.08, sixth in the 800 Freestyle Relay with 7:02.43, and 12th in the 400 freestyle relay with 3:15.31• Earned the 2014 First Team All-Big Ten title • At the Big Ten Championships she placed 12th in the 500 freestyle with a 4:45.98, second in the 200 freestyle with 1:45.22, and 15th in the 100 freestyle with 49.80, also earned a first place finish and a new school record in the 800 freestyle relay with 7:00.04 • At Purdue Triple Dual she placed second in the 200 free, first in the 800 free relay, and eighth in the 200 backstroke • Swam to second place in the 400 IM and the 100 backstroke at Minnesota Challenge • At Hawaii Dual she finished fourth in 200 free • Against NC State she placed fourth in 200 free, seventh in 100 free, and second in the 500 free • Placed fifth in the 200 free relay, second in the 200 back, and third in the 200 medley relay at the Jean Freeman Invite • At the Minneapolis Arena Grand Prix she finished fifth in the 200 freestyle with a 1:46.71, ninth in the 500 free with 4:48.95, first in the 800 freestyle relay with 7:06.59, and 11th in the 100 freestyle with 50.55 • At Iowa Dual, placed second in the 200 free, second in the 200 back and second in the 400 free relay • Finished sixth in the 200 IM, fifth in the 200 free, third in the 800 free relay, sixth in the 100 back, and third in the 400 free relay at Wisconsin Dual in October • Notched a fifth place finish in 200 free at the ASU dual

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 • majoring in Classical Civilizations and Art History • daughter of Janice Winiarz and David Plant • has an older sister, Jocelyn

Plant's Top Times:

Year • Event • Time

2012 • 100 free • 49.59

2014 • 200 free • 1:44.86

2014 • 500 free • 4:45.98

2014 • 100 back • 56.51

2012 • 200 back • 2:01.49

2012 • 200 IM • 2:00.26

2011 • 100 free LCM • 56.94

2013 • 200 free LCM • 2:01.91