2003: Turned in a impressive initial year in Tempe...earned four All-American honors, including first-team acclaim for the 400 free relay...put her name in the ASU record books in five individual events and three relays...set the school record in the 200 free with a 1:47.59 in the NCAA preliminaries...placed 12th at the NCAAs in the 200 free...placed second at the Pac-10 Championships in the 200 free...finished seventh at the Pac-10s in the 500 free and ninth in the 100 free...her leadoff split in the 400 free relay at the Texas Invitational in December (50.59) is the sixth-fastest time in school history...swam the fifth-fastest 200 IM in Sun Devil history (2:02.16) in an exhibition at the Pac-10s...her 2:01.28 in the 200 back at the Texas Invitational is the seventh-fastest in school history...prelim time in the 200 fly at the NCAAs (2:00.04) is the third-fastest in school history...member of school record-setting 200 and 400 free relays and the 800 free relay with the second-fastest time in the ASU annals.
San Jose State University: Attended from January 2000 to May 2001...holds records in the 200, 400, 1000 and 1650 freestyle.
International/High School: A 1999 graduate of Birotehnika in Zagreb, Croatia...earned 3rd-place finishes in the World Cup, World Military Games and Mediterranean Games...Olympic Qualifier for Croatia...27-time National Champion of Croatia...10-time National Record holder...member of Croatian National team for 10 years.
Personal: Majoring in marketing at ASU...born November 10, 1979, in Zagreb, Croatia...parents are Josip and Snjezana Banovic...has one brother, Ivan (24)...says participating at Olympic Games was her most exciting experience in sports.
ASU Best Times:
200 IM 2:02.16
400 IM 4:21.97
100 free 50.59
200 free 1:47.59
200 back 2:01.28
200 fly 2:00.04
Times are prior to 2003-04 season