Taylor Pearl
Taylor Pearl
Height: 5-2
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Solon, Ohio
High School: Hawken School
Position: IM, Free, Breast
Major: Biological Engineering

2013-14: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … finished second in the 1000 free against Springfield (11/9) with a time of 11:18.64 …took second in the 400 IM in 4:49.98 at the meet against Bowdoin and Babson (11/23) … at the MIT Winter Invitational (12/6-7), she was sixth in the 500 free with a 5:14.34, 10th in the 200 IM in 2:14.02 and second in the 400 IM with a 4:40.52 … improved her time in the 1000 free from earlier in the season to an 11:08.64 to take third against Amherst (1/25) … at the NEWMAC Championships (2/20-23), she was sixth in the 200 IM in 2:11.01, came in third in the 400 IM with a time of 4:37.83, finished ninth in the 200 back in 2:13.07 after swimming a 2:10.55 at prelims, led off the 200 medley relay that took 11th in 1:51.90 and was part of the 400 free relay that was 11th with a time of 3:44.65.

2012-13: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … College Swim Coaches Association Honorable Mention Academic All-American … against Springfield (11/10), she came fourth in the 500 free with a time of 5:21.56 … improved her time in the event to 5:19.96 when MIT faced Wellesley (11/16) … time trialed the 400 Individual Medley against Bowdoin Babson (11/17), finishing in second place with her time of 4:32.22 … bettered her time in the 400 IM to an NCAA B cut time of 4:35.76 at the MIT Invitational (11/30-12/03) … at the NEWMAC Championships (2/15-17), she was part of the 400 medley that came first in prelims with a time of 4:00.42 … came eighth in the 500 free in 5:19.92 … swam a 4:35.13 in the 400 IM to take fourth in a B cut … in the 200 breast, she swam a 2:33.77 to finish in 16th place after going 2:31.78 at prelims … time trialed the 200 to earn a personal best time of 2:11.43.

2011-12: Finished second in the 1,000 free at Springfield (1/15) … third in that event in three other races … won the 200 back at the Wheaton Invitational (2/4) … finished fifth at the NEWMAC championships in the 400 IM, hitting the wall in 4:41.71 … eighth in the 200 breast in 2:32.05.

Out of the Pool at MIT: Majoring in biological engineering with a concentration in psychology … held a research internship at Case Comprehensive Cancer Center under Jill Barnholtz-Sloan during the summer of 2013 … Associate Adviser for freshmen … women’s club water polo.

High School: A 2011 graduate of the Hawken School … four-time letterwinner … state finalist … two-time All-Chagrin Valley Conference … two-time team captain … helped swim team to a state championship … also ran cross country … two-time all-conference in that sport … Chagrin Valley Conference All-Academic Team in cross country … Cum Laude Society … layout editor for school paper … Valedictorian … Michelson-Morley Award Recipient as outstanding junior in math and science … Princeton Book Award … first year physics Student of the Year.