Veronika Jedryka
Veronika Jedryka
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Arlington Heights, Ill.
High School: Buffalo Grove
Position: Back, Free
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Collegiate Personal Bests
50 Free - 23.26
100 Free - 51.04
200 Free - 1:51.00
500 Free - 5:14.43
100 Back - 55.42
200 Back - 1:58.97

2016-17: All-American (200 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay) … Honorable Mention All-American (50 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back, 400 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay) … NEWMAC Champion (200 Back, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay) … NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference (50 Free, 100 Back) … CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large First Team … CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large … CSCAA Scholar All-American … NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … NEWMAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week (11/7) … NEWMAC Women’s Relay Team of the Week (11/21, 12/5, 1/17) … CollegeSwimming.com NEWMAC Swimmer of the Week (12/6, 1/17) … CollegeSwimming.com Division III Preseason All-American … aided the Engineers to their best finish in program history at the NCAA Division III Championship as MIT placed fifth with a team score of 165 points … broke the MIT program and NEWMAC open record with the 400 free relay team at the NCAA Championship with a time of 3:24.64 when the quartet placed ninth for Honorable Mention All-America honors … at the NCAA Division III Championship, earned All-America accolades with the 200 free relay team as they placed fifth (1:33.83) and 800 free relay team as they touched the wall seventh (7:29.95) in the championship finals … also earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in the 50 free (11th – 23.35), 100 back (15th – 56.97), 200 back (11th – 2:00.59), 400 free relay (ninth – 3:24.64) and the 400 medley relay (tenth – 3:47.30) to become the most decorated student-athlete in program history … at her final NEWMAC Championship, claimed the league title in the 200 back (2:01.89), 200 free relay (1:34.36), 400 free relay (3:27.42), 800 free relay (7:34.77) and the 400 medley relay (3:47.38) … also finished as the runner-up in the 50 free (23.83) and the 100 back (56.84) for Second Team All-Conference honors … at the MIT Winter Invitational, came in first place in the 50 free (23.87), the 100 back (56.19), the 200 back (2:01.36), the 200 free relay (1:34.40), the 800 free relay (7:31.09) and finished as the runner-up in the 200 medley relay (1:43.94), the 400 free relay (3:28.79) and the 100 free (52.19) … during regular season dual meets, registered a first place finish 16 times in her respective events including multiple times against Springfield & Wellesley, WPI & Bowdoin, Coast Guard and Tufts … individually swam 20 NCAA “B” cut times as a senior.

2015-16: All-American (200 Back, 400 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay) ... Honorable Mention All-American (50 Free, 100 Back, 200 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay) ... NEWMAC Champion (800 Free Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 100 Back, 200 Back, 400 Free Relay) ... NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference (50 Free) .... MIT Record Holder in the 200-back (1:58.97) ... NEWMAC Relay Team of the Week (11/23, 12/7, 1/11, 1/19) ... NEWMAC Swimmer of the Week (12/7) ... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference ... CSCAA Scholar All-American … at the NCAA Division III Championship (3/16-19), individually placed seventh in the 200-back in 2:00.71, ninth in the 50-free (23.26) and 12th in the 100-back in 55.82 … with her four relay teams at nationals, placed fourth in the 400 Medley Relay in 3:46.35, eighth in the 400 Free Relay in 3:28.00, 11th in the 200 Free Relay in 1:35.10, and 12th in the 800 Free Relay in 7:34.34 … at the NEWMAC Championship (2/18-21), notched first place finishes in six different events including the 800 Free Relay (7:37.07), the 200 Free Relay (1:34.39), the 400 Medley Relay (3:45.83 – a NEWMAC record), the 100-back (55.77), the 200-back (1:58.97 – a NEWMAC meet and open record) and the 400 Free Relay (3:25.89 – a NEWMAC meet record) … earned second place at the conference meet in the 50-free in a time of 23.71 … at the MIT Winter Invitational (12/4-6), won the 200-back in 2:02.15 and placed second in the 100-back in 56.60 individually … teamed up for fourth with the 800 Free Relay team (7:40.56) as well as third with the 200 Free Relay team (1:34.43), the 400 Medley Relay team (3:49.87), the 200 Medley Relay team (1:44.82) and the 400 Free Relay team (3:29.00) ... earned 25 NCAA "B" cut times as a junior.

2014-15: All-American (200 Free Relay, 200 Back, 400 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay, 100 Back, 800 Free Relay) ... Honorable Mention All-American (200 Medley Relay) ... NEWMAC Champion (800 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 100 back, 200 Back, 400 Free Relay) ... NEWMAC second team All-Conference (50 Free) ... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference ... CSCAA Scholar All-American … at the NCAA Division III Championship (3/18-21), placed fifth in the 200 Free Relay (1:33.36), sixth in the 200-back in 2:00.60, seventh in the 400 Medley Relay (3:48.79) and the 400 Free Relay (3:25.63) as well as eighth in the 100-back in 56.10 and in the 800 Free Relay in 7:29.01 for All-America honors … in the consolation final of the 200 Medley Relay, finished second (10th overall) in the event in 1:44.35 for Honorable Mention All-America honors … at the NEWMAC Championship (2/19-22), earned First Team All-Conference honors in the 800 Free Relay (7:32.30 – a meet record), the 400 Medley Relay (3:51.13), 100-back in 56.32, the 200 Medley Relay (1:45.18), the 200-back (2:04.04) and the 400 Free Relay (3:26.51 – a NEWMAC record) … also took second in the 50-free (23.79) at the conference meet … at the MIT Winter Invitational (12/5-7), came in first place in the 800 Free Relay (7:28.88), the 200 Free Relay (1:34.31), the 100-back in 55.73, the 400 Medley Relay (3:50.53), the 200 Medley Relay (1:45.66), the 200-back (1:59.17) and the 400 Free Relay (3:29.37) ... earned 29 NCAA "B" cut times as a sophomore.

2013-14
: All-American (200 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay) … Honorable Mention All-American (200 Back, 800 Free Relay) … NEWMAC Relay of the Week (200 Free Relay, 12/9) … NEWMAC Swimmer of the Week (12/9) … ECAC Swimmer of the Week (12/9) … NEWMAC first team All-Conference (200 Free Relay) … NEWMAC second team All-Conference (200 Back, 800 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay) … at the MIT Winter Invitational (12/6-7), she tied for first in the 50 free (23.74), won the 200 free (1:52.42), 100 back (56.35) and 200 back (2:00.15), breaking the MIT record in the last event … at the NEWMAC Championships (2/20-23), she was part of the winning 200 medley relay in 1:35.95, was third in the 50 free with a 24.12 and second in the 100 back in 57.37, and led of the 400 medley relay that came in second in 3:51.82 … she was part of the 400 free relay that came in second with a 3:28.67, placed second in the 100 free in 52.89 and swam the 200 back time trial, touching in 2:03.36 … at the NCAA Championships (3/19-22), she was part of the 200 free relay that was sixth in 1:33.67 and that 400 medley relay that came in seventh in 3:49.59 … she placed 18th in the 100 back with a 56.79, was 16th in the 200 back with a time of 2:04.45 and was the second leg of the 800 free relay that was ninth in 7:31.92 … in a 100 back swim off, she swam a 56.29.

Out of the Pool at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering specializing in biomedical engineering with a concentration in Spanish … interned at Dexcom, Inc. in 2016 and with Sport Biomechanics at the Polytechnic University in Madrid, Spain in 2015 … completed research at the Langer Lab … Phillip A Trussel Prize … Varsity Club Award … Recognition in Achievement of Athletics from the MIT Undergraduate Office … two-time MVP … Mentor and Treasurer of dynaMIT … Teen Program Coordinator for MIT Camp Kesem Chapter … Co-President of SAAC … Founder of Tech Twinkles … member of Alpha Phi Sorority.

High School: A 2013 graduate of Buffalo Grove High School … MVP … holds five school and four pool records … four-time participant in the IHSA state championships … four-time varsity letterwinner … National Honor Society … National Spanish Honor Society … captain … class of 2013 board member … advertising committee head … decorating committee head … all-semester Honor Roll … Highest Honors … AP Scholar … Honorable Mention for the Daily Herald Northwest Suburbs Academic Team … Scholastic All-America … Illinois State Scholar Award.