At Princeton — 2014-15: won her first Ivy League individual championship by winning the 50 free (22.72) to help Princeton reclaim the Ivy League title in comeback fashion … placed second in the 100 fly and sixth in the 100 free at Ivies … earned first-team All-Ivy League honors in the 200 and 400 free relays; 400 free relay clinched the Ivy League championship … moved to third on the Princeton all-time Top 10 in the 50 free; also moved to fourth in the 100 fly and 10th in the 200 fly … had Princeton's fastest 50 free and 100 fly of the season … took second in the 50 free and the 100 fly during H-Y-P weekend. 2013-14: earned first-team All-Ivy League honors as part of winning 200 and 400 free relays at the Ivy League Championships … reached ‘B’ final at Ivy Championships in 50, 100 and 200 free; won B final in the 200 in 1:48.75 … posted Top-5 Princeton times in the 50 (fourth, 23.34), 100 (third, 50.69) and 200 (first, 1:48.75), as well as the 100 (fourth, 54.91) and 200 fly (fifth, 2:04.62). 2012-13: earned first-team All-Ivy League honors while helping Princeton to the Ivy League championship … part of Princeton’s Ivy champion 200 free relay; followed with fourth-place finish in the 50 free in 22.86; time was second-fastest of the season and third-fastest all-time at Princeton … also part of Princeton’s winning 800 free relay … reached ‘A’ final in 200 free and took seventh in 1:48.28; time was second-fastest of the season and seventh-fastest all-time at Princeton … followed with sixth-place finish in the 100 free in 50.02; prelim time of 49.98 was second-fastest of the season and fifth-fastest all-time at Princeton … helped Princeton to second-place finish in the 400 free relay.
Before Princeton — four-time Connecticut State Open champion (two times in the 50 free, two in the 100 free) ... 2010 YMCA national champion (200 medley relay) ... won the 2010 and 2011 Connecticut Class L championships in both the 50 and 100 free ... two-time conference champion in the 100 fly and 200 IM ... two-time qualifier for Summer Junior Nationals ... five-time participant at YMCA Nationals ... holds 10 high school records, including seven individual ... also holds multiple club records ... served as Pomperaug High captain as a senior ... four-time NISCA All-America ... 2011 Betty Philcox Swimmer of the Year ... two-time CIAC Class L MVP and one-time State Open MVP ... 10-time all-state honoree ... 2011 Connecticut High School Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete honoree ... USA Swimming Scholastic All-America ... 2012 CIAC Scholar-Athlete ... 2011 recipient of the Society of Women's Engineers Award ... America Physics Teacher Award and Alliance Francaise of Greater Waterbury Award recipient ... class valedictorian ... National Honor Society and French Honor Society member ... Tri-M Music Honor Society member ... lettered one year in lacrosse.
Personal — born Jan. 22, 1994 ... daughter of Robert and Sharon McDonald ... father is a physician; mother is an accountant ... mother swam at University of Buffalo, while father ran track at University of Rochester ... has an older brother Matthew ... may study engineering or biology ... has played violin since she was three years old ... enjoys cooking.