2011-12 Highlights: Swam the team's third-fast time in four events, the 50 and 100 free and 100 and 200 back events ... top time in 50 free was 24.16 and 100 free was 52.38 ... top time in 100 back ws 57.36, which is the third-fastest in school history ... top time in the 200 back was 2:06.74, which is the eighth-fastest in school history...earned Coaches Award at postseason banquet.
2010-11: Took sophomore season off to focus on academics.
2008-09 Highlights: Recorded the Falcons' second-fastest time of the season in the 500 freestyle (5:25.21) ... turned in the fourth-fastest times in both the 100 back and 200 back ... also competed in the 200 freestyle.
HIGH SCHOOL (Coronado): Lettered four years in swimming for coach Randall Burgess ... team captain as a senior ... three-time CIF finalist ... Texas high school champion in the 200 freestyle relay in 2005 ... swam for the North Coast Aquatics swim club, coached by Jeff Pease.
PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 36 ... daughter of Ken and Patti Ireland ... has a younger brother, Andrew, who is a junior at the University of North Carolina and who also swims the back and free events for their men's swim team ... majoring in humanities ... plans a career in cyber warfare ... hobbies include cooking and reading ... favorite food is a California burrito ... favorite movie is Breakfast at Tiffany's ... person in history she'd like to meet is Ronald Reagan ... biggest influence on her sports career has been her parents ... noteworthy thing about her hometown is the Hotel Del Coronado ... favorite athlete is Missy Franklin because she was so genuine during her Olympic interviews and such a talented competitor.
Getting to Know Heather...
Something most people don't know abot me: I like to create ceramics.
Enjoys listening to: Anything from Jimmy Buffett to Mumford and Sons to Katy Perry!