At Princeton — 2010-11: improved on career best showing by making two championship finals in Princeton's 2011 Ivy League Championship victory; finished seventh at the 200 IM final and eighth in the 100 breast final … made consolation final of the 200 breast … placed second in the 100 breast during Princeton's sweep of the H-Y-P meet. 2009-10: competed on the conference team and helped Princeton to its ninth Ivy League title in 11 seasons … reached one championship final and placed seventh in the 200 IM … reached consolation final in the 200 breast and placed 11th overall … earned two fourth-place finishes in the HYP meet, the 100 breast and 200 IM. 2008-09: competed on the conference team in her freshman year … reached the C-level final in the 200 IM in her first Ivy League Championship event … reached the B-level final in the 100 breast and placed 13th in 1:05.48 … had season-best finish on the final night of the championship meet by placing 12th in the 200 breast in 2:21.59 … had a top-3 finish in Princeton's win in the H-Y-P meet.
Before Princeton — multiple-time All-America performer while swimming at Greenwich … strong sprint free, breast and IM competitor at the Badger Swim Club … qualified for the summer U.S. Open national competition in the 200 IM … spring nationals qualifier in the 100 breast … held the Greenwich school record in the 50 free … National Merit Scholar semifinalist … recipient of the History Award, Science Award and Math Award … member of the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society.
Personal — born Feb. 27, 1990 … daughter of Robert and Clare Gruendel … both parents are lawyers … has an older brother Stephen … plays the cello.